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CDCROP: Ray Youssef, CEO and co-founder of Paxful (Christie Harkin/CoinDesk)
'Hyperbitcoinization' Is Coming to an Emerging Market Near You, Paxful's Ray Youssef Says
The CEO and co-founder of the peer-to-peer bitcoin exchange that's popular in Africa explains why the Global South will lead the Bitcoin revolution.
CDCROP: Ray Youssef, CEO and co-founder of Paxful (Christie Harkin/CoinDesk)

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Weekend Story: Bitcoin Mining Is Cool Again; We Can Thank Africa, Prudence and Growing Hashrate for That
On today’s show, CoinDesk research analyst George Kaloudis takes a look at what's making bitcoin mining cool again.
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Clixpesa Is Bringing Traditional Kenyan Investing Techniques to Web3
This Web3athon project aims to simplify payments in Africa and bring a regional community investment tool, called a Chama, to crypto.
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CDCROP: Globe showing Africa, Middle East and Europe (Arek Socha/Pixabay)
Middle East/North Africa Was Fastest-Growing Crypto Market Over Past 12 Months: Chainalysis
MENA-based users received $566 billion in cryptocurrency from July 2021 to June 2022
CDCROP: Globe showing Africa, Middle East and Europe (Arek Socha/Pixabay)

Africa on a globe map (James Wiseman/Unsplash)
Crypto Is Quietly Thriving in Sub-Saharan Africa: Chainalysis Report
The report shows strong crypto usage and adoption rates in the region. With highly educated young people and low job prospects, crypto is “a way to feed their family," says Convexity founder Adedeji Owonibi.
Africa on a globe map (James Wiseman/Unsplash)

CDCROP: Africa on a globe map (James Wiseman/Unsplash)
African Crypto Exchange Yellow Card Closes $40M Series B
Polychain Capital led the funding round, which comes less than a year after the Series A.
CDCROP: Africa on a globe map (James Wiseman/Unsplash)

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Court Rejects Central African Republic’s Plan to Offer Citizenship for Crypto Investment: Report
The country wanted to offer citizenship and other benefits in exchange for investing $60,000 in its sango coin.
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Calle de Camerún, uno de los países en los que funciona el Banco de Estados de África Central. (Eduoard Tamba/Unsplash)
Piden al Banco de Estados de África Central desarrollar una moneda digital común, según informe
El banco regional criticó con dureza la decisión de la República Centroafricana de adoptar bitcoin como moneda de curso legal en abril.
Calle de Camerún, uno de los países en los que funciona el Banco de Estados de África Central. (Eduoard Tamba/Unsplash)

Map of Africa on digital pixelated display (da-kuk/E+/Getty Images)
Bitcoin Nonprofit ₿trust Launches Africa Open Source Cohort; Names First Developer
Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey-funded Bitcoin non-profit picked Vladimir Fomene, who will contribute to the Bitcoin Development Kit and the Swahili Wordlist.
Map of Africa on digital pixelated display (da-kuk/E+/Getty Images)

Charles Hoskinson (Modified by Yunha Lee/CoinDesk
Cardano’s Hoskinson: Luna Collapse Shows Need to Go Slow in Crypto
“If you move too quickly … everybody loses their money,” says Hoskinson, who will speak at Consensus 2022 next month.
Charles Hoskinson (Modified by Yunha Lee/CoinDesk