Posts Tagged ‘bitcoin’

Modern Wi-Fi Networks are Vulnerable, Risk on Bitcoin Wallet?

Earlier this week, Mathy Vanhoef of the Imec-DistriNet research group, discovered serious weaknesses and vulnerabilities in WPA2, a protocol which is used to secure all modern Wi-Fi networks. Vanhoef’s paper noted: “An attacker within range of a victim can exploit these weaknesses using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs). Concretely, attackers can use this novel attack technique to […]

App economy drives innovation in Africa

More than 80 percent of market-leading organisations globally already recognise that mobile is fundamentally changing the way they do business. By providing apps and services that directly support the devices and connectivity of their core businesses, Africa’s telcos can improve customer satisfaction, decrease the cost of customer service, and generate sizable efficiency dividends to their […]

Bitcoin: ‘Mobile money not the only other option in Sub Saharan Africa’

Mobile money platforms may have taken root in Sub Saharan Africa but they are not the only innovation disrupting the financial services sector in the region, with new technology based finance platforms also seeing rising uptake, experts say. Accounts held with mobile money platforms now outnumber accounts held with banks in countries such as Tanzania, […]

Bitcoin’s Big Opportunity In Africa

On a Tuesday night at a Nairobi tech incubator, Michael Kimani preaches the virtues of crypto currencies to a small gathering of tech-savvy Kenyans. The startups at the meeting are already busy building businesses—to disrupt Kenya’s large remittances market; or create Kenya’s first bitcoin exchange; or establish a crypto-wallet app as the on-campus currency of […]