Facebook and its partners said their libra cryptocurrency project will now support multiple versions of the digital coins, the majority of which will be backed by individual fiat currencies.
The Shoprite Group, which owns Shoprite and Checkers retail stores, is introducing the ability for customers to make payments using QR codes in an effort to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Many members of the Libra Association – a Facebook-led effort to create a global cryptocurrency – are now also backing a rival effort.
Vodacom Group sees its African financial services business as a cornerstone of growth as the wireless carrier expands into products such as funeral insurance and loans of as little as $2.
JSE- and Nasdaq-listed technology company Net1 UEPS Technologies will sell its Korean payments processing business KSNet to Stonebridge Capital and Payletter for R3.5-billion.
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MTN South Africa will have a second go at a mobile money offering in South Africa when a redesigned platform goes live to the public next month after more than a year of development.
Nigeria’s central bank plans to license more payment providers in an effort to improve the country’s financial inclusion rate to 80% by the end of next year from about 60%.
Ghana’s central bank is considering the issue of a digital currency to complement the growth in electronic payment systems, such as mobile money, according to the governor, Ernest Addison.
A system upgrade by Zimbabwe’s biggest mobile money service has left cash-strapped consumers and businesses unable to transact, causing severe disruptions.