AFRIKAS WEEKLY 📚
Web3 Afrika Dev Roundup April30th -28th innovators andpartnerships+investements 🤑+web3 in Africa +be on the know +developer of the week
Innovations and partnerships👇
➦Nigerian health tech platform Afrihealth has launched a new super app named Rigour+ to transform healthcare access for Africans.
The app is designed to revolutionize how healthcare services are delivered across the continent.
➦Nigerian FinTech Touch And Pay Launches New Booking Solution
Touch and Pay Technologies [TAP], a Nigerian fintech company and leading processor of micro-transactions in Africa, has announced the democratization of interstate travel from Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, to other parts of the country.
It is now possible for passengers to pay for their trips using the Cowry app, even if they are traveling through multiple states in the country. This service is now available for all formal and informal interstate travel operators within the city.
➦GreenHouse Capital, EMURGO Africa Sign Alliance Deal for Web3 Startup Investment
GreenHouse Capital and EMURGO Africa signed an alliance agreement to build an investment and advisory platform for fintech and cryptocurrency-focused startups on the continent and the Middle East.
EMURGO Africa is a unit of Cardano blockchain founding entity EMURGO, while GreenHouse Capital is a leading African fintech investment fund.Under the partnership deal, the two firms will co-invest in Web3 and blockchain and fintech startups.
Be On The Know📚
➦Flutterwave selects Nairobi as its regional headquarters for East Africa
“We recognize the invaluable role Kenya plays in the East African region and the country’s business-friendly environment and digital capability,” said Mr Falade.
➦ Fonbnk, Tanda to Allow Users to Buy and Sell Airtime on DeFi Platform
Web3 startup Fonbnk has partnered with merchandising firm Tanda to launch a digital airtime trading marketplace, targeting 40,000 agents on a decentralized platform.
The partnership will allow Tanda agents in east Africa boost their revenue streams by buying and selling prepaid airtime for profit on Fonbnk’s distributed exchange, an indicator of the rising stature of decentralized finance (DeFi) solutions in the region.
➦Treasury seeks to tax crypto exchanges serving over 4 million Kenyans
Kenya will start taxing cryptocurrency exchanges for commissions they receive from the over four million people dealing in digital currencies in the country if fresh regulations are adopted.
The new regulations guiding the payment of the digital service tax require platforms that facilitate the buying and selling of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets to pay a 1.5 percent duty.
➦Fastagger Connects Blockchain and AI to Offer Customer Insights to Africa’s SMEs:
Kenyan blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) startup, Fastagger is banking on Web3 and big data to drive small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs) growth across the country and Africa.
The startup, which focuses on improving customer intelligence, combines blockchain and machine learning to help SMEs gain customer insights and engagement data and in turn profitably scale up their businesses.
Fastagger’s target is to present a social commerce platform that provides discounted tokens, while analyzing predictive data to help SMEs make informed decisions to boost their businesses.
Did you know?🧠
Kenya was ranked top in digital currency ownership in Africa.
Below is a breakdown of African countries that mostly own digital currency.
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Breaking the Glass Ceiling🙌
Meet Sylvia Mutheu Pioneering Change in the Tech Industry, shattering stereotypes and revolutionizing the technology industry🔥
Sylvia Mutheu is a seasoned Web3 developer experience manager who currently spearheads the onboard process for Web3 projects at NGENI. In her role, she works closely with the development and engineering teams, UI/UX designers, and marketing personnel to ensure a seamless onboarding process that meets and exceeds industry standards🚀
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