Episode 48 • 🌍 Africa – Economy, Trends and Technology

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This episode, we continue with our series on geopolitics and dive head-first into the region of Africa. We start by looking at the massive undersea cable operation Facebook and Google are currently implementing and the West African nations’ new single currency. Then we dig down into a slew of trends, investment data and projects that are currently underway in Africa. There’s a lot of exciting things going on in one of the world’s largest emerging economies, so we think you’ll get a lot from this.

We also cover our usual selection of news, from the world’s first ‘zero fiat’ Bitcoin bond to SpaceX’s crazy plan to make long-haul plane flights obsolete. Finally, in our Privacy and Security segment, we cover a great new tool which is designed to make encryption as easy as possible for everyday users.

Enjoy!

Correction: Hyun Seo, creator of Magicpad is a current IBM employee, not an “Ex-IBM employee” as mentioned!

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Time Stamps:

00:01 Yes Minister Opens the Show

01:03 Intro

02:34 What We’ve Been Up To

11:09 News: Only 1 in 10 people ‘get’ crypto

15:30 World’s First Zero-Fiat ‘Bitcoin Bond’ Now Available on Bloomberg Terminal

17:44 Millions Can’t Sell Their Cryptocurrencies Due to Minimum Limits

21:59 News: Max Keiser Says Most of the Value will flow to Bitcoin

27:08 News: UK Regulators Approve First Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund

30:20 Nestle Announces New Blockchain Initiative Separate From Ongoing IBM Project

32:49 Video: When You Get Hacked

35:00 SpaceX Starship Will Carry 1000 People Anywhere on Earth – Cost $500-2000

40:16 Virgin Hyperloop One kicks off US road trip

43:26 New electric cars in Europe have to make artificial noises

45:43 Feature: Africa

1:13:57 Privacy and Security: Magicpad

1:18:03 Wrap Up

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