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Lagos to host Biannual Africa Fintech Summit for the first time in November

Africa’s premier fintech event, the Africa Fintech Summit, will be held for the first time in Lagos, Nigeria, on November 8-9, 2018. This event comes on the heels of the earlier edition in Washington D.C. which featured leading policy makers, c-suite business executives, start-ups, and investors. The Summit, organized by Dedalus Global, gathers innovators, investors, policy makers and other key stakeholders in the Fintech sector to discuss technologies transforming finance on the continent, debate regulatory policies, compare best practices, and forge new ventures. Speaking on the decision to bring the Summit to Lagos, the Chairman of the Summit, Leland...

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An Urgent Recommendation to Nigeria’s Policymakers on Cryptocurrency and Regulations.

By Timi Olagunju Whilst at a meeting, in the early hours of the day, last week, I read a report on Business Day that members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday called on Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Nigerian Deposit Insurance Commission (NDIC) to put in place a legal framework for the regulation of the blockchain technology. Hence, as a technology law and policy consultant, I decided to weigh in on the matter, as a matter of urgent national service and to provide some informed insights that will lead us into a proactive, rather than reactive decision...

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