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New crypto rules

New crypto rules

On #TechpointDigest, we discuss how you can pay bills with the eNaira, SEC’s new guidelines on cryptocurrency, Central African Bank’s warning to Central Africa Republic, and TopUp Mama’s $1.7m seed.

Interswitch raises $110m

Interswitch raises $110m

On #TechpointDigest, we discuss whether Nigeria has too many fintech startups, Interswitch’s $110m investment, and Safaricom’s plan to launch M-PESA Junior Accounts.

[PODCAST] Fintech bonanza

[PODCAST] Fintech bonanza

Fintechs dominate the African tech ecosystem; 62% (~$2.9 billion) of total startup funding went to fintech in 2021 but does this mean we have too many of them? On today’s edition of #TechpointAfricaPodcast, we decided to weigh in on the debate.

Kenya is nobody’s mate

Kenya is nobody’s mate

On #TechpointDigest, we discuss Saze Ibraheem’s marketing career, South Africa’s plan to link biometric data to SIM cards, and Kenya’s partnership with Netflix.

Meta hasn’t come to play

Meta hasn’t come to play

On #TechpointDigest, we discuss Instagram’s plan to test NFTs, Paymob’s $50 million Series B, Facebook’s plan to phase out some features, and Manara’s $3 million pre-seed.

Would you pay to use Twitter?

Would you pay to use Twitter?

The Federal Government of Nigeria barred several telco subscribers from making calls after they failed to link their National Identification Numbers (NIN) to their Subscriber Identification Module (SIM). The prolonged deadline for the linkage came to an end on Monday,...

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