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Episode 5: Crypto and Blockchain in Africa with Consensys

Episode 5: Crypto and Blockchain in Africa with Consensys

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In this episode, Editor of African Business Magazine, David Thomas, and podcast host, Desne Masie, discuss the first UK-Africa Summit in London, and the highlights of this month’s issue of African Business Magazine especially developments in Sudan and in Francophone West Africa  around the new eco currency. We also look ahead to the upcoming Mining Indaba in South Africa on 3-6 February. 
 
Our special guest this week is the Africa lead for Consensys, Monica Singer, who is also the former CEO of Strate. We discuss the Consensys paper on Central Bank Backed Digital Currencies of which she is a co-author, as well as the future of blockchain and crypto-assets in Africa and Worldwide. 
 
Links: 
 
Consensys: 
 
Consensys. CBDC paper:\
 
Bitcoin White Paper:
 
Credits:
 
Executive Producer and Host: Desné Masie 
Co-producer and audio editor: Peter Doerrie
Digital and social editor: Shoshana Kedem
Group Publisher: Omar Ben Yedder
Music: ‘Give Love’ by Nettson 

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