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El Salvador is likely to become the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. Momentum Fotograh/Shutterstock

Bitcoin: El Salvador’s grand experiment

El Salvador has become the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. This is a noble idea, but unworkable in the long term.
In happier days. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (centre) and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (left) pose as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg takes a selfie during his visit to the country in 2016. Sunday Aghaeze/AFP via Getty Images

Twitter ban will harm Nigeria as a technology investment destination

Nigeria risks losing its recent status as Africa’s most attractive tech hub following its decision to suspend Twitter’s operations.
Close-up on the circuitry of the Vesuvius quantum computer, announced in 2012 by the Canadian firm D-Wave Systems. Steve Jurvetson/Flickr

Quantum computing, the new frontier of finance

On October 23 Google announced that it built a quantum computer thousands of times faster than classic computers. This could have immense impacts on finance, cryptography and other fields.
Taking a loan has never been easier thanks to the proliferation of mobile lending platforms. Rosenfeld Media/Wikimedia Commons

Mobile-based lending is huge in Kenya: but there’s a downside too

Mobile loan platforms have given Kenyans access to easy loans, but they come at a high price.

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