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April 28, 2022 00:28:58
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Hacking web3 with web2

On Monday, April 25, 2022, news broke that Elon Musk would acquire social media platform, Twitter for $44 billion, ending speculations after he had first acquired a stake in the company. While the sale has not been finalised, some changes in the European Union could affect its business. On today's episode of the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we discuss: 0:33 - The EU's Digital Services Act Read more: Facebook doesn’t know what it does with your data, or where it goes Bonus: What Seun Osewa and Mark Zuckerberg have in common 11:00 - Bored Ape Instagram account hack and NFT scams Read more: Making sense of the Web3 buzz through the eyes of an African investor, founder, and designer 19:17 - Farmerline to use new funding to strengthen its infrastructure, help farmers create wealth Bonus: Blockchain-powered insurance — How Etherisc is insuring Kenyan farms against bad climate Register for the Techpoint Africa Blockchain Summit or register for the TABS Web3 Hackathon Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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April 26, 2022 00:26:14
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Why is Elon Musk buying Twitter?

Yesterday, April 25, 2022, Twitter’s board of directors announced that it had agreed to be acquired by an entity owned by Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, at approximately $44 billion. If you’ve been following this closely, then you also know that this means the microblogging platform is going private.  0:45 - But why does Elon Musk want Twitter? Context 5:31 - Google's motivation providing fibre optic internet for Africa. Context 16:19 - Blockchain to combat certification fraud in Africa? Context Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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April 21, 2022 00:43:13
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Ads coming to Netflix?

Tech platforms have often aided this growth, and on the podcast today, we discussed Netflix’s plan to include ads in a cheaper plan, Google’s first African product development centre, and the promise of Nigerian digital banks. Listen to Built in Africa epsiode about Enye: Upscaling budding engineers, connecting them to startup founders Read how Microsoft’s Adora Nwodo is living the software engineering dream she had as a 6-year-old Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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April 19, 2022 00:13:35
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Why attend Techpoint Africa Blockchain Summit?

Techpoint Africa Blockchain Summit — Engineering Tomorrow’s Internet. Register at blockchain.techpoint.africa. Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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April 14, 2022 00:30:58
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Insider trading or not?

In today's edition of the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we do some fact-checking, and reveal new information, around allegations raised by investigative Journalist, David Hundeyin against African fintech behemoth Flutterwave. But before our reporter, Ogheneruemu, shared some very interesting fact-checks about the whole Flutterwave issue, we kicked things off on a lighter and more positive note. 0:00 - Intro 1:07 - Bitcoin fans are psycopaths?  4:43 - Airtel Nigeria's first commercial data centre 11:59 - Flutterwave insider trading fact-check Bonus Inside MainOne’s top secret Data Centre in Lagos, Nigeria SEC v. Stiefel Laboratories, Inc., et al. Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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April 12, 2022 00:40:29
'Twas NFT weekend!

'Twas NFT weekend!

In the words of Bolu Abiodun, it was definitely an NFT weekend. From the coffin guys to Baba Onilu, the non-fungible token market was on a spree. We — well, mostly Bolu — talked about how a “stale” meme was sold for over a million dollars and why we should probably dig up and mint some of our grandparents’ pictures. Register for Techpoint Africa Blockchain Summit - https://blockchain.techpoint.africa/ Listen to Twitter Space on Web3 - https://bit.ly/3xjyBQO Read all articles and reports referenced in today's episode - https://linktr.ee/techpointafrica Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Listen every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 AM (WAT). You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, iHeart Radio or anywhere else you get your podcasts. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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