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Looking beyond the hype!!

Top stories and best shows that provides a human and inside look at how Web3 is transforming lives, businesses, and the future of money across the frontier markets.

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Looking beyond the hype!!

Top stories and best shows that provides a human and inside look at how Web3 is transforming lives, businesses, and the future of money across the frontier markets.

    The Cast -EP 5| Banking African Diaspora: The Dollar Access Opportunity

    The Cast -EP 5| Banking African Diaspora: The Dollar Access Opportunity

    Join us for an engaging conversation with Martins Chidume, Co-founder and CEO of SFX, a neobank transforming banking for the African diaspora across Europe.

    In this episode, Martins and host Dennismary explore the complex dynamics of serving the African diaspora market. They shed light on how blockchain and stablecoins are making dollar accounts accessible to over 112,000 African students in Türkiye.

    Discover the tangible impact stablecoins are having on the daily lives of millions of Africans in Africa and the diaspora. We unravel stories of financial access and liberation enabled by SFX.



    Their conversation covered:

    👉 What motivated SFX to focus on serving the financial needs of African students studying abroad?

    👉 The concept of the “Dollar Access Opportunity” and its relevance to the African diaspora.

    👉 The unique challenges African students face when making payments and accessing funds while studying abroad.



    About the show:

    The Cast, hosted by Dennis, explores and chronicles the ideas and opportunities driving this new digital money movement. ⁠Dennis⁠ interviews leaders, engineers, and operators in blockchain, venture capital, decentralized finance (DeFi), and financial inclusion to get their insights on the future of money and how it will impact the global south.

    The Cast is brought to you by ⁠⁠Yuki⁠⁠, a technology company that aims to raise and optimize Africa's economic prosperity through enterprise-grade digital asset infrastructure and developer tools.

    • 48 min
    The Cast: Ep 4| The Realities of Frictionless Rails: Moving Stablecoins in Africa

    The Cast: Ep 4| The Realities of Frictionless Rails: Moving Stablecoins in Africa

    Join us in an enlightening conversation with Joshua Tepbina, the Co-founder and CEO of BingTeller, a remittance platform reshaping the landscape of the African financial value movement. In this compelling episode, Joshua and host Dennismary dive into the intricate dynamics of value exchange in Africa, shedding light on the transformative power of frictionless rails, Blockchain, and Stablecoins.

    Discover the tangible impact of Stablecoins on the daily lives of millions of Africans as we unravel the stories of empowerment and financial liberation facilitated by BingTeller. From sending and receiving money across the continent in mere minutes to breaking free from the conventional 14-day waiting period, BingTeller's innovative approach leverages the potential of Stablecoins, revolutionizing the traditional remittance process.

    Our conversation covered:

    👉 The relevance of Web3 in the African context of frictionless rails.

    👉 The practical challenges and opportunities facing Web3 developers in Africa.

    👉 Joshua's insights and experiences building a stablecoin solution for Africa.

    About the show:

    The Cast, hosted by Dennis, explores and chronicles the ideas and opportunities driving this new digital money movement. ⁠Dennis⁠ interviews leaders, engineers, and operators in blockchain, venture capital, decentralized finance (DeFi), and financial inclusion to get their insights on the future of money and how it will impact the global south.

    The Cast is brought to you by ⁠⁠Yuki⁠⁠, a technology company that aims to raise and optimize Africa's economic prosperity through enterprise-grade digital asset infrastructure and developer tools.

    • 45 min
    2023: How Web3 Changed Finance Across Africa and What's Next in 2024

    2023: How Web3 Changed Finance Across Africa and What's Next in 2024

    Join host Dennis and co-hosts Jeffery and Isaac for a look at the monumental impact of Web3 across Africa in 2023 and predictions for 2024. They’ll discuss how crypto, blockchain technology, NFTs, and decentralized finance created new financial opportunities for millions in Africa this past year.

    From facilitating cross-border payments to enabling crypto-collateralized lending, Web3 innovations provided greater access to financial services across the continent. The hosts will analyze Web3's expansion in nations like Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa in areas like microlending, investments, and more.
    Looking ahead, they’ll debate how Web3 could reshape entrepreneurship, banking, government policy, and wealth creation in Africa in 2024 and beyond.

    Will decentralized finance and blockchain technology become ubiquitous in the coming years?
    How can Web3 continue to positively impact African nations in 2024?

    Tune in for a broad look at how crypto-enabled financial innovation changed finance in Africa this past year, and where it may be headed next.

    • 54 min
    The Cast: Ep 3| Realities and Hope: How Farmers are driving Web3 Adoption in Africa

    The Cast: Ep 3| Realities and Hope: How Farmers are driving Web3 Adoption in Africa

    In this episode, I dive into the exciting intersection of Web3 and Agriculture in Africa. I chatted with Sunday Stephen, CEO of Gonana Farm, we shed light on how his platform is empowering farmers through Web3 technologies.

    How African farmers are accessing a secure and transparent marketplace for their commodities, eliminating unnecessary middlemen and maximizing profits.

    Our conversation covered:

    👉 The relevance of Web3 in the African context of agriculture.

    👉 How Gonana leverages blockchain technology to benefit farmers.

    👉 The practical challenges and opportunities facing Web3 adoption in Africa.

    👉 Sunday Stephen's insights and experiences building a Web3 solution for African farmers.

    👉 The future of Web3 in shaping a more equitable and prosperous African agricultural landscape.

    Tune in and learn how farmers are driving Web3 adoption in Africa, bringing hope and creating opportunities for a brighter future.

    About the show:

    The Cast, hosted by Dennis, explores and chronicles the ideas and opportunities that are driving this new movement of digital money. Dennis interviews leaders, engineers, and operators in blockchain, venture capital, decentralized finance (DeFi), and financial inclusion to get their insights on the future of money and how it will impact the global south.

    The Cast is brought to you by ⁠Yuki⁠, a technology company with a mission to raise and optimize Africa's economic prosperity through seamless digital asset custody and value exchange.

    Connect with Sunday @Linkedin

    • 57 min
    The Cast- 42 Currencies, Stablecoins: What's the Future of Money in Africa?

    The Cast- 42 Currencies, Stablecoins: What's the Future of Money in Africa?

    In this episode, Philip Mburu, CEO of Hurupay, joins Dennismary to discuss the rise of stablecoins adoption in Africa. Exploring the long-term implications of stablecoins on the future of money in Africa. Highlighting the challenges posed by hyperinflation and unstable currencies; they explored the potential for financial inclusion, economic growth, and stability in the region.

    Hurupay is a leading Web3 company focused on bringing stablecoins to Africa. With over $200,000 in transaction volume already, they are making major strides in enabling greater financial access and inclusion.

    Their conversation covered:

    👉 [07:38] The current state of African economies and Inflation

    👉 [12:01] What are stablecoins and how they differ from traditional cryptocurrencies

    👉 [24:21] About adoption and use of stablecoins in Africa.

    👉 [30:42] Betting the long-term implications of stablecoins on the future of money in Africa.

    If you’re interested in learning more about Philips's perspective and multifaceted look at the forces propelling stablecoin adoption across Africa and its impact on the daily lives of Africans and the broader economic development of the continent. Tune into this episode of The Cast.

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    About the show:

    The Cast, hosted by Dennis, explores and chronicles the ideas and opportunities that are driving this new movement of digital money. Dennis interviews leaders, engineers, and operators in blockchain, venture capital, decentralized finance (DeFi), and financial inclusion to get their insights on the future of money and how it will impact the global south.


    The Cast is brought to you by ⁠Yuki⁠, a technology company with a mission to raise and optimize Africa's economic prosperity through seamless digital asset custody and value exchange.

    • 32 min
    The Patrica hack Paradox - Why are Web3 startups shutting down amidst surging adoption?

    The Patrica hack Paradox - Why are Web3 startups shutting down amidst surging adoption?

    In this episode, we dive into the Patrica hack story and ask the question: Why are Web3 startups shutting down amidst surging adoption?

    Patrica was a Nigerian Web3 startup that was hacked in May 2023, resulting in the loss of over $2 million in customer assets.

    But Patrica is not alone. In recent months, there have been several other African Web3 startups that have shut down. This has raised the question of why these startups are struggling, even as the adoption of Web3 technologies is growing in Africa.

    In this episode, we discuss the following questions:


    What are the key challenges facing Web3 startups in Africa?
    Why are some Web3 startups shutting down, even as adoption is growing?
    What can be done to support Web3 startups in Africa and help them succeed?

    • 37 min

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