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June 09, 2022 00:32:38
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Preventing lengthy vote counts with blockchain

It has been an eventful week and we could not help but talk about it on the Techpoint Africa Podcast. From Apple's World Wide Developer Conference 2022 (WWDC22) to Nigeria's primary election drama, we did not leave anything out. 1:15 - Apple's Buy Now Pay Later option and other WWDC updates 6:18 - MFS Africa acquires GTP Learn how to gain more customers for your business without spending on Instagram ads 15:16 - Ethiopia places outright ban on crypto trading 24:04 - Preventing lengthy vote counts with blockchain Useful links From ballot paper to blockchain ledger, can blockchain, the tech behind Bitcoin, heal Nigeria’s democracy? Gain more customers on Instagram without spending on ads 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 07, 2022 00:31:13
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The silver lining that is Zipline

It's been a horrific few days for Nigerians. The attack at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State resulted in the death of over 50 persons. Gruesome videos flooded the Internet as calls for blood donations were made in the numbers. The last few years have seen an increase in saddening deaths, kidnappings, and terrorist attacks in Nigeria, and that is one reason US-based logistics company, Zipline launched in Kaduna State, Nigeria on Friday, Jun 3, 2022.   On this episode: 2:02 - Zipline expands drone service to Kaduna, Nigeria 16:12 - Yuga Labs hack Useful links Zipline is launching its drone delivery services under “difficult” conditions in Nigeria Google is creating ‘Plus Codes’ to track locations any where in Nigeria Nigeria’s Kifta Technologies produces smart glasses, other cutting edge defence tech, for companies and countries worldwide Yuga Labs confirms Discord server hack; 200 ETH worth of NFTs stolen 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 02, 2022 00:39:14
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An NFT marketplace for creatives

Startups are not the only ones going through changes. Techpoint Africa is too. We’re making changes on our editorial team, revamping some existing series and starting new ones in some cases. We discussed this in addition to Ayoken’s pre-seed funding and Swvl’s employee layoffs. 0:56 - (Re)Introducing our (new) series Equity Merchants The Experts People in Emerging Tech (coming soon) Everyday People (coming soon) East Africa Weekly (coming soon) How I Work 13:36 - Ayoken's $1.4m raise and its NFT marketplace for creatives 26:15 - SWVL layoffs Useful links Ayoken raises $1.4M to grow its NFT marketplace for creatives SWVL plans to lay off 32% of its team two months after going public Listen to the first episode of The Experts podcast Listen to the first episode of Equity Merchants podcast 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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May 31, 2022 00:35:04
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Elon Musk's Starlink in Nigeria

From Starlink's approval in Nigeria to ANC's proposed ban on DStv's exclusive sports broadcasting rights, today's episode of Techpoint Africa Podcast had us talking about money, the people that have it and those that don't. 2:11 - Starlink coming to Nigeria 19:20 - DStv's monopoly in Africa Useful links Starlink explained WATCH: Elon Musk discuss Starlink Internet at MWC 2021 ANC wants to ban DStv’s exclusive sports broadcasting rights 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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May 26, 2022 00:37:49
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Relooting African art with NFTs

What do you think about an NFT project that wants to reclaim Africa's lost artefacts? Well, the editorial team had some interesting thoughts, and you can listen to this and other stories on today's episode of #TechpointAfricaPodcast. 1:04 - Uber completes one billionth ride in Africa 3:26 - About the Africa Mobility Conference 7:01 - Kenyan govt. rolls out telemedicine programme  16:22 - CAR to launch official crypto hub ‘Sango’ 23:12 - Relooting African art with NFTs Useful links Attend the Africa Mobility Conference on June 2. Register free Kenyan govt. rolls out telemedicine programme across the country Panel: Reimagining public healthcare and personal medicine Central African Republic to launch official crypto hub ‘Sango’ 'Looty' project launches digital art heists to reclaim African artifacts 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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May 24, 2022 00:31:50
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Taxing calls to give you healthcare

If you’re a regular listener of the Techpoint Africa Podcast then you probably know that we discussed Autochek’s acquisition of the Moroccan cars marketplace KIFAL Autos, last week. We also brought up a report that shows that most car marketplaces in Nigeria made up to 150% profit from car sales. Autochek reached out to Chimgozirim to clear things up and we decided to kick off today’s episode of the Techpoint Africa Podcast with that. 0:00 - Intro 1:06 - Follow up on Autochek's Buy Now Pay Later plan for cars 9:38 - RE: SEC regulations. Nigeria Crypto exchange CEOs to retire after 10 years 16:21 - New phone call tax to fund mandatory health insurance in Nigeria Useful links SEC regulations: Nigeria Crypto exchange CEOs to retire after 10 years Panel session at Techpoint Africa Blockchain Summit - "Web3 and regulation: Finding the meeting point". Watch Nigeria to generate over ₦90 billion annually from new phone call tax NHS in the UK 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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