Africa is leapfrogging traditional legacy banking and payments systems in use in much of the developed World through fast adoption of mobile and internet based technology. Disruptive blockchain technology such as Bitcoin has great potential in creating efficiency and disrupting traditional mechanisms for improved international trade, resource management, and governance.
Blockchain continues to evolve rapidly with hundreds perhaps thousands of crypto-currencies being created every day, most of which are either irrelevant or scams that offer little or no value to society.
BitHub.Africa a blockchain Accelerator based in Nairobi Kenya has spent a considerable amount of time researching and looking into different crypto-currencies and platforms to determine which ones offer either a unique value proposition or innovative solutions to common placed problems that exist in Africa.
This is because African countries like Kenya have been adopting mobile money platforms like M-Pesa, that enable digital transactions using fiat currencies, faster than any other region in the entire globe. In the book titled The blockchain Opportunity BitHub.Africa has comprehensively reviewed 16 crypto-currency and blockchain platforms that will disrupt existing Incumbents across key sectors like Finance, Technology, and Commerce.
The book targets blockchain entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and enthusiasts. It will be launched on August 31st at the Aitec