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Saving in Bitcoin Versus Mshwari, See How Bitcoin Wins

Saving in Bitcoin has been lucrative for me compared to the alternative of Mshwari with 211% interest on Bitcoin versus 9.8% interest on Mshwari.
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This Clinic in Botswana Accepts Bitcoins as Payment

As the Kenyan government fights the use of Bitcoins in the country, there are other countries in Africa that are embracing the technology. One such country...
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Bitwala’s New Product Involves Sending Bitcoins To MPESA For Free

The mobile money revolution in Africa has made people send money across geographical borders. It is one of the best innovations we have had...

Bitcoin Price Rally Falters following a 20% Plunge in a Single Day

Over the last few weeks, the price of bitcoin has been on the rise.  There have been a few reasons for this, with the...
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IBM, Kenya Government to explore BlockChain in Management of Public Records

The mention of Blockchain automatically leads to thoughts on Bitcoin despite the two referring to different things.  Blockchain is indeed the technology that powers...
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Opinion: Why Kenya Should Embrace Virtual Currencies

It is rather regrettable, that the man we have at the helm of Kenya’s Central Bank, is of the opinion that Kenyans, and broadly...
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Central Bank of Kenya Governor warns on Virtual Currencies like Bitcoin

Last year, the Central Bank of Kenya released a statement warning Kenyans on virtual currencies like Bitcoin. The Central Bank called  Bitcoin a form of...

Satoshi Nakomoto stands up, Australian reveals himself as Bitcoin Creator

In December 2015, Wired Magazine and Gizmodo carried two separate stories stating they can now reveal the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. Satoshi Nakamoto is...
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Understanding BitPesa Vs Safaricom Suit

Last week, Wired Magazine and Gizmodo carried two separate stories stating they can now reveal the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. Satoshi Nakamoto is believed...

Bitcoin is a Commodity Not Currency according to US regulators

In 2014, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission issued a warning to individuals with regards to the negative qualities of a crpto-currency called...

Man Denied Compensation Over Lost Bitcoin as “They Cannot Be Owned”

In 2014, MtGox a popular site  for trading and storing bitcoin went under and with it, were thousands of bitcoins belonging to individual investors...
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Barclays Launches A Fin-Tech Innovation Challenge Centered On Blockchain

Barclays has today launched an innovation challenge called the Barclays Africa Challenge seeking ideas and innovations in Fin-tech. The challenge dubbed the Barclays Africa...
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Bitcoin’s Blockchain Inspiring New Startups

Despite the fact that Bitcoin prices have been surging of late as a result of the Greek financial crisis, there remains a great deal...

Bitcoin Rises Amidst The Greece Crisis In Europe

We have all heard about the financial problems facing Greece. These have led to sharp declines and weakening of the Euro currency used in...

US SEC Warns Investors Against Bitcoin

American investments watchdog, the SEC has taken note of the rise of Bitcoin and issued a warning concerning its negative qualities. This has to...
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Bitcoin Edging Closer to Mainstream

While a relatively new venture in the field of economics, Bitcoin is quickly growing in popularity around the world as an anonymous and simple...

Transaction Malleability Played Negligible Part in MtGox Bitcoin Loss – Researchers

Researchers have rubbished claims that the loss of bitcoins at MtGox was caused by transaction malleability. Christian Decker and Roger Wattenhofer from ETH Zurich...

Bitcoin-QT Rebrands to Bitcoin Core, Fixes Transaction Malleability

Security incidents surrounding the disapperance of bitcoins from online exchanges and individual computers has created a lot of buzz on the internet. This has...

Press Stakes Satoshi Nakamoto in California, Turns Out He Never Created Bitcoin

Over the breadth of 2 months, a reporter at Newsweek tried to connect the foundations of Bitcoin to one particular face. The original specifications...

Bitcoin loyalists destroy their iPhones in protest at Apple’s decision to pull Bitcoin apps from App Store

I am a big fan of Reddit and quite prominent there as well (pseudonyms my friends). There's something about Reddit, redditors and the whole...

Coinbase Receives $25 million Funding to Accelerate Bitcoin Adoption

Bitcoin wallet platform - Coinbase - has received a $25 million cash injection. The funding was led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz raising...
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Virgin to accept Bitcoins as payment method

Bitcons seem to be gaining momentum in terms of acceptance as a payment method. Just yesterday a college in Cyprus announced it would be...

You can pay college fees with Bitcoin too, changing times indeed

Perhaps you have been hearing alot about Bitcoin on the internet and the few papers that bother to chime in on emerging trends over...

Malta-based Bitcoin Hedge Fund Launched by Exante

Malta-based Exante Ltd has conceived a regulated investment vehicle with their Bitcoin Fund. Though announced in October last year, the fund has not received...
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