Browsing: decentralized finance (DeFi)


Africa’s fintech industry is, by far, one of the fastest-growing industries in this new industrial revolution. In two decades, that franchise has grown into a trillion-dollar opportunity, attracting multiple investors from all over. Ghana will host The Africa Money and DeFi Summit on October 3rd and 4th. According to the organizations, this event will set a new pace for the industry as it prepares to welcome the web3 ecosystem into Africa’s market.…


London-based fintech company, Unlimit has announced its entry into the Kenyan market, expanding its presence in Africa’s fintech industry. 

  • Initially launched in 2009, Unlimit focuses on providing easy-to-use and efficient payment processing companies to all its users.
  • According to McKinsey, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and decentralized technology are expected to redefine financial services within Africa completely. 
  • At the beginning of 2023, Disrupt Africa released a report stating that Africa’s fintech industry received $1.45 billion in funding for 2022.

Unlimit eyes Africa’s fintech industry potential

Within the past decade, Africa’s fintech industry has significantly improved in scale and potential. The rapid digital transformation of the continent has attracted numerous investors seeking to capitalize on potential markets and startups.

Unlimit is a London-based fintech organization that soon took wind of the numerous opportunities the country offers. Launched in 2009, Unlimit fintech focuses on providing easy-to-use and efficient payment processing services to all its users.

CBDCs in Africa

When CBDCs first came to the fore, many touted such a move as a game-changer in digital finance. Many had thought that the adoption of CBDCs in Africa would take the shape of the adoption of cryptocurrencies, where the region leads in many aspects. However, challenges remain. Lack of the requisite infrastructure, low levels of financial literacy, and operational and regulatory challenges have combined to contribute to low penetration and adoption rates for CBDCs.

The lack of adoption is a current failure point for many launched CBDCs. Nigeria’s eNaira had a million customers one year into its launch, a smattering of its 221 million population. The real challenge of CBDCs lies in developing a clear sense of purpose. African central banks must answer to the kind of role that CBDCs will play in the economy and financial systems.…

Warning to African crypto traders: Fraudsters exploit over US$1.6 billion worth of crypto in 2022.

CertiK, a blockchain security firm, reports that the amount exploited in the first four months of 2022 surpasses the total amount stolen in 2021 (US$1.3 billion) and 2020 (US$516 million) combined. The month of March alone beats 2020 by US$203.2 million.

The decentralized finance (DeFi) space has been stained with hackers, exploiters and scammers. Over US$1.6 billion worth of crypto has been stolen from users in the first quarter of 2022, the highest ever recorded.

CertiK revealed the statistics on May 2; the month of March recorded the highest stolen value of US$719.2 million.…