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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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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.
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.
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
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. Subscribe 👉 YouTube: ⁠rebrand.ly/ThecastShow ⁠ 👉 Apple: ⁠rebrand.ly/frontiers-apple⁠ 👉 Spotify: ⁠rebrand.ly/frontiers-Spotify ⁠👉 Website: ⁠frontiers.get-yuki.com/⁠ 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.
Venture capitalist and Builder; Chika Umeadi offers an insider's perspective on innovation and entrepreneurship across Africa. As a founding partner at Tiphub VC, a venture capital firm backing African and diaspora founders, Chika has unique insights into the continent's startup ecosystem. His experience as a product manager at Google also equips him to share best practices for building world-class products. In this unfiltered conversation, Chika unpacks his approach to venture capital, from evaluating founders to identifying high-potential ideas. He discusses emerging trends in African tech, spotlighting opportunities he finds most exciting. Chika also draws on lessons learned from the top startups and products he's worked with, advising how African companies can adopt proven strategies for growth and impact. Their conversation covered: 👉 [07:38] Overview of the current State of innovation in Africa👉 [12:01] Talking the Power of Courage 👉 [24:21] Talk about Innovation and Sustainability in Africa👉 [40:42] Betting on great technology and people If you’re interested in learning more about Chika Umeadi’s perspective and multifaceted look at the forces propelling innovation across Africa and the ups and downs of investing, tune in to this episode of The Cast. Subscribe 👉 YouTube: rebrand.ly/ThecastShow 👉 Apple: rebrand.ly/frontiers-apple👉 Spotify: rebrand.ly/frontiers-Spotify👉 Website: frontiers.get-yuki.com/ 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.
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.
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?
In this episode, we dive into the key findings from the Chainalysis 2023 Crypto Adoption report, with a focus on Africa and specifically Uganda's explosive growth. Key Topics Covered: Overview of the Chainalysis Crypto report. Factors driving Uganda's high adoption: young population, high mobile money usage, unstable national currency, and entrepreneurial culture. The rise of stablecoins in Africa and their potential. Over 50% of transfers were stablecoins. Deep dive into Uganda's cryptocurrency activity: Leading coins used, main uses cases, demographics of users. How cryptocurrencies are providing financial services to the underbanked Risks and need for regulation: Scams, understanding implications. Outlook for crypto in Africa and predictions for 2023. Continued growth is expected but there is a need for education. Join Dennismary, Isaac, and Jeffery as they explore the key findings from the Chainalysis report and discuss the current crypto landscape and future outlook across Africa.
The crypto market is currently in a bear market, with prices down significantly from their all-time highs. This has led to a decline in the number of new crypto startups, with the number of new monthly startups falling off a cliff by 98% since early 2022. However, there are still some builders who are continuing to build during the bear market. In this podcast episode, we talked about the current builder mentality and what it takes to build a successful crypto startup in a bear market. Key takeaways: The current bear market has led to a decline in the number of new crypto startups. However, there are still some builders who are continuing to build during the bear market. To build a successful crypto startup in a bear market, it is important to focus on the following: Building a product with real utility. Focusing on the long term. Building a strong community. We also talked about how strong long-term vision and products with real utility will be well-positioned to succeed when the market eventually turns around. Links to application data from Alliance DAO on the sectors builders are focused on currently: https://twitter.com/alliancedao/status/1696626569278636080?s=20 https://twitter.com/MilkRoadDaily/status/1677363785907019786?s=20 The Frontier is brought to you Yuki; Digital asset custody and core infrastructure built on MPC and Compliance for African financial companies to build direct custody wallets without counterparty or asset custody risk. ⁠⁠Request API access⁠⁠. Follow on social media ⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠ ⁠⁠Twitter
In this bonus episode, the Frontier team discussed the need for self-regulation for Web3 in Africa. We talked about unethical behaviors by some Web3 influencers and how toxic Web3 education is harming the potential of Web3 on the continent. The Frontier is brought to you Yuki; Digital asset custody and core infrastructure built on MPC and Compliance for African financial companies to build direct custody wallets without counterparty or asset custody risk.
In this episode, the Frontier team discussed the need for self-regulation for Web3 in Africa. We talked about unethical behaviors by some Web3 builders and how they are breaking trust in the potential of Web3 on the continent. The team also discussed the recent $2 million debacle with the cryptocurrency exchange Patricia. The Frontier is brought to you Yuki; Digital asset custody and core infrastructure built on MPC and Compliance for African financial companies to build direct custody wallets without counterparty or asset custody risk. ⁠Request API access⁠. *** Enjoying this content? Subscribe to this Podcast ⁠https://anchor.fm/frontier-africa Follow on social media ⁠LinkedIn⁠ ⁠Twitter
In this episode, we explore the intersection of mobile money and Web3 in East Africa. We discuss how mobile money has revolutionized financial inclusion in the region, and how Web3 technologies could further empower people and businesses. We also talk to experts about the challenges and opportunities of this emerging space. The Frontier is brought to you Yuki; Digital asset custody and core infrastructure built on MPC and Compliance for African financial companies to build direct custody wallets without counterparty or asset custody risk. ⁠Request API access⁠. *** Enjoying this content? Subscribe to this Podcast ⁠https://anchor.fm/frontier-africa⁠ *** Follow on Social media ⁠LinkedIn⁠ ⁠Twitter
In this episode, we explored crypto education in Africa. We discussed why the current narrative around education is not an important part of the Web3 adoption strategy in Africa, and how product designers are a critical part of the crypto adoption strategy in Africa. The Frontier is brought to you Yuki; Digital asset custody and core infrastructure built on MPC and Compliance for African financial companies to build direct custody wallets without counterparty or asset custody risk. Request API access. *** Enjoying this content? Subscribe to this Podcast https://anchor.fm/frontier-africa *** Follow on Social media LinkedIn Twitter
The current buzz surrounding Africa's Web3 movement is often summarized in one enticing phrase: 'Africa is the next big thing.' While this statement appears optimistic, it overlooks the intricate realities of the continent's digital landscape and inadvertently undermines the tireless efforts of the communities and individuals shaping Africa's Web3 future. In our very first episode We embarked on a compelling journey to uncover the untold story behind this oversimplified narrative. We delved deep into how this perspective has fallen short in recognizing the diversity and complexity of Africa's digital realm, consequently painting a skewed picture of Web3's true potential on the continent
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