Category archives: Finance

How can green fintech help save the planet?

Editor’s note: Today we’re featuring a guest post by Sofie Blakstad and Rob Allen of Hiveonline, the winner of the recent Ericsson Garage Start-Up Challenge.  You can read about the contest and the incubation process or check out the Ericsson Garage site for more information.
Sofie says that she is excited to tap into a global […]

Water for all? Take cash out of the equation

Equal access to clean water and sanitation is one of the many ways the mobile financial services help reach UN Sustainable Development Goals

More mobile phones than bank accounts in Uganda

The number of people in Uganda currently using mobile money services is about 38 percent, with 21 percent considering themselves satisfied users.

Awareness of mobile money is strong in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Eighty-two percent of the population of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) lives without access to financial services.

Why Nigeria Has the Most Banked People in Africa

The buoyant microfinance market has made significant headway towards making a more open money society in Nigeria.

Something in the water – Home-grown entrepreneurs turn to IoT and ICT for social impact

We were told “you cannot be lazy in Nairobi” – and the cities social entrepreneurs show just how busy they are using IoT & ICT to make a difference.

Trust or no trust – Block chain beyond Bitcoin

Securing data and an exponentially expanding number of devices is a major challenge. Could block chains be part of the answer?

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The best bank is the one that disappears

By embedding financial intelligence into simple everyday tasks, digital banks are cultivating vast new customer bases in one of the most challenging competitive environments in recent memory.

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Decentralized trust: How the Blockchain could help to revolutionize value transfer

Whatever their eventual impact, new networks of decentralized trust and exchange provide one of the first glimpses of what a radically disintermediated digital environment might look like. As new layers are built on this early backbone, we’ll soon find out just how systemic the shift to a new form of trust can be.