Looking for a quick rundown of what we discussed on today’s Techpoint Africa Podcast? Search no further.
First things first, in the words of Bolu Abiodun, it was definitely an NFT weekend. From the coffin guys to Baba Onilu, the non-fungible token market was on a spree. We — well, mostly Bolu — talked about how a “stale” meme was sold for over a million dollars and why we should probably dig up and mint some of our grandparents’ pictures.
Which, of course, nicely ties in with the buzz surrounding the Web3 and Blockchain. Curious about this? Then we would love to have you in the audience this May at the Techpoint Blockchain Summit. Register to attend here
It wasn’t all NFTs with telcos like MTN and Econet getting some talking time as well.
Second things second, MTN has announced that it has received the final approval for its MoMo Payment Service Bank (PSB) from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Will we see the telco’s current dominance translate into its fintech play?
While MTN was getting approval, Econet introduced Smart US Dollar Bundles to help Zimbabwean customers buy data, airtime, and SMS products in US dollars. Considering the country’s circular relationship with hyperinflation, this was probably a smart move.
Third things third, DiDi, one of the biggest ride-hailing companies, has pulled out of South Africa. Interestingly, this comes one year after its launching in the country. One thing we also found intriguing was the company’s Chinese roots and how it basically chased Uber out of China.
Zooming back in, though. Should you mint your grandparents’ pictures? Well, you can find out as you listen to today’s podcast.
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