Sovereign Frontier
Sovereign Frontier Podcast
Sats & Gwei | BTC now accepted in one of South Africa’s largest Supermarkets | Zimbabwe to launch a CBDC | and more

Sats & Gwei | BTC now accepted in one of South Africa’s largest Supermarkets | Zimbabwe to launch a CBDC | and more

Bankless Africa presents Sats & Gwei, a podcast for your weekly crypto news update from all around Africa!

Bitcoin adoption is picking pace in South Africa. The supermarket giant Pick n Pay has announced the rollout of lightning layer2 payment solutions, allowing customers to pay for their purchases using bitcoin. 

In the midst of all the glamor and excitement in the crypto space, Mara is again taking the spotlight due to the official launch of the Mara crypto wallet which will bring a whole range of exciting financial services to the 3 million users in its waiting list. This release will help users be more properly intune with the Maraverse. 

Speaking of metaverses, we set out sights on MTN, Africa’s largest telecoms provider which has announced the launch of altMTN, its own metaverse, and has also set the stage to host a virtual music concert. This involvement bodes much hope for the future of web3 in entertainment.

ZimbabAccording to a spokesperson from its Reserve Bank, Zimbabwe is set to launch its own e-currency on e-currencies, the Nigerian central bank has again debunked speculations that the launch of the e-naira has been a massive failure; instead, labeling it a major success. 

We sound off this episode with LBank which recently hosted the Fintech Nigeria 2022 event and also bagged the award for “Outstanding Contribution to Crypto Adoption in Africa” due to their unrelenting involvement in creating an enabling environment for the African blockchain space to thrive. Cheers!

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Sovereign Frontier
Sovereign Frontier Podcast
Sovereign Frontier podcast highlights projects, ecosystems and people making impact and driving crypto adoption across Africa. Get informed on all things bitcoin, Defi, NFTs, web3, and everything in-between.