Category: <span>Opinion & Analysis</span>

International Investment firm, EXANTE's co-founder Anatoliy Knyazev says investors should be buying Bitcoin not Gold. Mr Knayzev said: "The Gold rally is an indication that investors are severely concerned about the financial incentives of the global central banks and the near future of the largest economies. People are scared of inflation, so stocks, gold, and cryptocurrencies are all being driven up." "However, personally, I'd buy Bitcoin over Gold any day. For me, Gold as lots of cons and no pros, whereas Bitcoin has so many pros. Demand for Bitcoin exceeds supply. Institutional investors and funds are buying more than is mined. The typically volatile asset class has also seen a steady performance since its halving earlier in the year. Miners aren't ready to sell at lower than $6,000-8,000 and there's a reasonably strong demand for the asset at this price."

Bitcoin over Gold says Global CEO

International Investment firm, EXANTE’s co-founder Anatoliy Knyazev says investors should be buying Bitcoin not Gold.  According to Mr Knayzev, the Gold rally is an indication that investors are severely concerned about the financial incentives of the global central banks and the near future of the largest economies. “People are scared of inflation, so stocks, gold, […]
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Owning the digital journey during Covid-19 period

Jouk Pleiter is the CEO and co-founder of Backbase, a software company helping banks with their digital transformation. The current pandemic has highlighted the importance of digital solutions and will only accelerate the adoption of technology globally. As Pleiter explains, digital transformation is not so much a destination but rather a journey of continuous self-improvement […]
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Transforming East Africa’s Digital Payment Ecosystem

Mobile Technology, Partnerships and Innovation are converging to transform the Digital Payment Ecosystem in Tanzania and East Africa Technological advancement and innovation are rapidly transforming the digital payment ecosystem in Tanzania. Today, an interplay of fintech, mobile network operators and traditional financial institutions are placing customized payment solutions in the hands of everyone through tools […]
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Melissa Jantjies: Making sense out of big data through visualisation

Melissa Jantjies: Making sense out of big data through visualisation

With a proliferation of data emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, data visualisation offers a fantastic opportunity to present all this information in an easy-to-digest format, and its applications are broad. In essence, data visualisation is a marriage between science and art. It’s the process of taking science, statistics and analytics and placing it in a […]
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Africa's most peaceful countries 2020

Africa’s Most Peaceful Countries 2020

Finding a peaceful country in Africa is daunting especially for tourists, safety is a top priority in every travel. According to a 2019 study by Global Peace Index (GPI) released by the Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace listed below countries as the most peaceful countries in Africa. 1. Mauritius 2. Botswana  3. Malawi  4. […]
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Georgie Midgley: Gig economy can bolster job creation in Africa

Artificial intelligence, blockchain architecture, robotics, cryptocurrencies, virtual reality – these concepts are all going to disrupt the way humans work, live and interact. It turns out the 4IR is also being driven by a redefined idea of the labour force. The gig economy – a model of freelance agents performing short-term, on-demand work – already […]
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Four strategic priorities for African telco operators in 2020

Four strategic priorities for African telco operators in 2020

African telco operators face a landmark five-year period as they strive to reimagine their business models and build new capabilities that will ensure their future success. Currently, non-traditional market entrants are putting pressure on telco operators’ profit margins, forcing them to look at ways of quickly delivering new services to meet customer demands. The introduction […]
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Cyber risks are becoming more complex and challenging

The rate at which digital technology is evolving and disrupting traditional business models, cyber risks seem to evolve even faster. Despite declining business confidence in the ability to manage cyber risk, business leaders are now clearly recognising the critical nature of cyber threats and are starting to identify and embrace best practices to mitigate risks. […]
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