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Crypto and Blockchain in Africa with ConsenSys

Season 1, Episode 5

Duration: 58.25m

In the fifth edition of the African Business Podcasts, the editor of African Business magazine, David Thomas, and podcast host, Desné 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 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. 

Further information

Mining Indaba


Consensys. CBDC paper

Bitcoin White Paper


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