Tag: senegal

Aug 06 2022

Binance’s CZ Visits The Central African Republic, Meets President Touadéra

President Faustin-Archange Touadéra received Changpeng Zhao to discuss bitcoin and crypto. The meeting of the minds happened on Friday and there’s not much public information about what actually happened. The Binance CEO has been meeting African presidents recently, so it only makes sense that he visited the first nation to make bitcoin legal tender in the continent. 1/ Impressive meeting today and an...

Jun 30 2022

3 Lessons From The Oslo Freedom Forum: Why BTC? Nabourema, Likhachevskiy, Diop

The Oslo Freedom Forum offers another way to measure the bitcoin network’s worth. Price action is fine, but, what about real-life impact? The event is not about bitcoin per se. However, The Human Rights Foundation’s Chief Strategy Officer, Alex Gladstein, put together a series of one-minute clips that summarize exactly how deep bitcoin’s existence changes everything. Let’s read what...

Apr 09 2022

Bitcoin 2022 Recap, GA Day One. Morning: Mow, Saylor, Wood, Diop, & Ammous

Welcome to the Bitcoin 2022 conference’s best day recap. Audiovisually, the Bitcoin Magazine staff stepped up its game. The livestream transmission was much more professional and tv-like than the Industry Day one. The stand-out performance was Coin Stories’ Natalie Brunell...

Sep 15 2021

Senegalese Bitcoin Developer: Bitcoin Is A Weapon To Fight Oppression

Fodé Diop explains why Bitcoin and Lightning have the power to end monetary colonialism in the developing world.Fodé Diop, a Bitcoin and Lightning developer from Senegal, has recently shared his thoughts on why Bitcoin is so important to billions of people worldwide that are still victims of monetary colonialism. The developer highlighted the central role that Bitcoin's open- source technology could play in...

Sep 07 2021

Akon’s $6 billion ‘AkonCity’ is only a placard in a Senegalese greenland

Sep 07 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  akoin akon akoncity senegal uncategorized

A little over a year ago, Senegalese-born songwriter Akon proposed to build a new city worth around $6 billion that would be the “beacon of innovation and human development” in Senegal. At inception, the proposal was greeted with much glamor and enthusiasm, however, a year after and little to nothing has been done except laying of its foundation stone....

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