We talk about:
Africa: high potential, but not enough opportunities
Pan-African Freelance network
Payments in cryptocurrencies
The use of smart contracts for releasing funds
Scams like MMM, Onecoin, bitclub
The Volatility of bitcoin being a huge problem for poor people
The impact of the Lightning Network in Africa
After the interview I answer these questions from my listeners:
What is preventing widespread usage of bitcoin? Tech? Awareness? Laws? Working, cheap alternatives (Ecocash)? Fees?
Are there bitcoin OGs in the community and if so are they still actively supporting the newcomers?
Not sure if M-Pesa is available in Zimbabwe/Botswana. But if so, why would anybody use Bitcoin instead of already available digital payment solutions such as M-Pesa?
Did you hear anything about http://beforward.jp and Bitcoin?
I am interested how well people understand, if their own governments money is good money for them (in terms of purchasing power, inflation etc). What share of people in your impression are asking themselves this question in these countries?
Are Zimbabweans living overseas using bitcoin for remittances? If so, how does this channel work? How do bitcoin remittances compare to alternatives like Western Union?