These startups are locating in SF and Africa to win in global fintech

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To become a global fintech player, locate your company in San Francisco and Africa. That’s the approach of payments company Flutterwave, digital lending startup Mines, and mobile-money venture Chipper Cash—Africa-founded ventures that maintain headquarters in San Francisco and operations in … Continued

North Korea sanctions: UN investigating possible violations in about 20 countries

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Alleged activities range from nuclear procurement in China to arms brokering in Syria United Nations experts are investigating possible violations of UN sanctions on North Korea in about 20 countries, from alleged clandestine nuclear procurement in China to arms brokering … Continued

Musician Akon is creating a futuristic city and his own cryptocurrency in Senegal

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Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Rapper Akon is building a new futuristic ‘Crypto city,’ in Senegal, which will trade exclusively in his own digital cash currency called AKoin. The singer– real name Aliaume Thiam– unveiled plans for the city and his currency during … Continued

Kidnappers snatch a 13-year-old South African boy and demand his ransom be paid in bitcoins

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Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)A group of South African kidnappers who snatched a 13-year-old boy as he played with friends have demanded a $120,000 ransom in bitcoin cryptocurrency, police say. “His friends reported that these were full grown men who just went … Continued