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June 30, 2022 00:32:46
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Hacking and frauds everywhere you go

Various reports suggest that cybersecurity attacks on companies have increased since the pandemic. Previously, organisations such as the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Salem University, and Mount Kenya University have been discovered to have weak cybersecurity. This week, a group, RansomHouse, announced that they were responsible for a data breach at the retail giant, Shoprite. While Shoprite has previously acknowledged these attacks, it raises concerns over the security of customers’ data. Timestamps 3:42 - ShopRite hack18:18 - MTN accuses Nigerian banks of fraud Useful links RansomHouse hackers threaten to sell Shoprite data A peek into a hacker’s mind: Why data breaches should bother you Nigerian companies record 2nd highest percentage of global cyberattacks MTN alleges N22bn fraud nn Mobile Money Banking Scaling with stellar communication technologies at the Termii Elevate 1.0 Conference ...

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June 28, 2022 00:32:24
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Abeg becomes Pocket

If you are a Big Brother Naija fan (BBN), then you should know one of the headline sponsors for last year’s edition, Abeg. Well, on today’s edition of the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we talk about its rebrand to Pocket and its approval in principle of a Mobile Money Operator (MMO)License. 2:09 - Abeg rebrands to Pocket 11:18 - Kune Food shutdown 25:01 - Kenyan president rejects ICT Bill Useful links Scaling with stellar communication technologies at the Termii Elevate 1.0 Conference Kune Food shuts down barely a year after starting Kenya operationsAnnie Njanja Kenya’s President rejects controversial ICT Practitioners Bill ...

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June 23, 2022 00:33:48
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Amazon's secret Nigerian weapon

If you're a constant listener of the Techpoint Africa Podcast, you've probably heard Chimgozirim talk about a drop in startup funding globally. However, it seems funding in the African startup ecosystem is about to become a daily affair again in Africa. 0:54 - African startups hit all-time funding record 10:03 - Elon Musk recommits to Dogecoin 20:40 - Amazon funding Nollywood Useful links Scaling with stellar communication technologies at the Termii Elevate 1.0 Conference “It’s tough but not undoable.” Ifeoluwa Dare-Johnson on Healthtracka’s $1.5m seed round ‘I Am’ Buying—Elon Musk Reveals Surprise Crypto Bet Amid $2 Trillion Bitcoin, Ethereum, BNB, XRP, Solana, Cardano And Dogecoin Price Crash Amazon Prime Video commissions Nollywood’s Nemsia Films for 3 films ...

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June 21, 2022 00:37:33
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"Project Fela"

We've got some big news for you; this is the 100th episode of the Techpoint Africa Podcast!!! And of course, we are celebrating. To find out more, listen to today's podcast. We loved reminiscing about all the iterations we've gone through in the last three years, including doing video. But that's not all we discussed. 0:05 - Celebrating 100 episodes of the Techpoint Africa Podcast 12:10 - Amazon bringing its eCommerce service to Nigeria and South Africa 23:17 - Uganda is going to space, finally Useful links Scaling with stellar communication technologies at the Termii Elevate 1.0 Conference Amazon plans to expand into 5 new countries early next year Konga acquisition: Could Kinnevik and Naspers have lost a combined 93% ROI? 18 months into a new strategy, how close is Jumia to profitability? Uganda to launch its first satellite in 2022 After 23 years, Nigeria’s space ambitions still look like a pipe dream ...

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June 16, 2022 00:34:23
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$34m to tackle crime in Kenya

This week has been an eventful one for the African tech ecosystem; from possible policies to CSI Miami-like moves, we had quite a bit to discuss on today's Techpoint Africa Podcast. 1:28 - Lagos government to adopt Startup Bill 13:11 - NITDA's code of practice for online platforms 23:08 - Kenya launches $34.1m forensic lab Useful links Lagos to adopt Nigeria Startup Bill at state level  Startup Acts: Can the decade’s sexiest law save Nigeria’s thriving but uncertain startup ecosystem? Everything you need to know about Nigeria’s Social Media Bill and what you can do about it Nigerian broadcasting agency seeks to regulate exclusive/original local content on Netflix, iROKOtv, PayTV Uhuru Kenyatta launches forensic lab, ends two decade wait for change This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and edited by Múyìwá Mátùlúkò Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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June 14, 2022 00:34:32
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Trading stocks on the blockchain

Hardly a day goes by without a story on cryptocurrencies or the blockchain. This time, the Nigerian Stock Exchange plans to adopt blockchain technology to settle transactions.  Temi Popoola, CEO of the Nigerian Exchange, believes that this development will encourage more young people who are major adopters of cryptocurrencies to use the NSE. However, Oluwanifemi and Chimgozirim argue that the technology used for settlement is not responsible for the low patronage among the younger audience.  Following that, we discussed Kenya’s plan to regulate “tech practitioners” in the country following a bill passed by the parliament. 5:32 - A blockchain-powered stock exchange 20:07 - Regulating tech practitioners in Kenya Useful links Why should Nigeria’s next president come from the South? Facts and figures Nigeria’s blockchain-powered stock exchange Kenya’s controversial “ICT Practitioners Bill” is closer to becoming law This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and edited by Múyìwá Mátùlúkò Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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