Vincent Matinde

Vincent Matinde is an international IT Journalist highlighting African innovations in the technology scene.

Kenyan tech funding gaps: Time to wrap up the lip service

Business Management

Kenyan tech funding gaps: Time to wrap up the lip service

Kenya has not been too kind in funding its startups. What can be done to grow local funding?

Cryptocurrency without the internet for emerging markets

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency without the internet for emerging markets

Innovators are now seriously courting ideas of having cryptocurrencies without the internet for emerging markets, due to slow connectivity rates.

Tech 2020: Hopes high Africa's first unicorn

Trends

Tech 2020: Hopes high Africa's first unicorn

Startups, incubation hubs, digital citizen registry and escalation of business intelligence will be tech factors that will dominate Africa's 2020.

Credit scoring: How the splinter is hurting Africa's financial system

Finance

Credit scoring: How the splinter is hurting Africa's financial system

With numerous mobile lenders flooding the market, lack of information sharing such as user credit score hurts more than helps the industry.

Regulating fintechs in Kenya

Finance

Regulating fintechs in Kenya

Fintechs are taking over the financial space, but without much legal oversight.

Why SMS hasn't died in the era of messaging apps

Mobile Communications

Why SMS hasn't died in the era of messaging apps

SMS is not dead yet even as the ubiquity of OTT services are cementing in Africa. Here's why.

How big data can fight disease in Africa

Data Mining

How big data can fight disease in Africa

Diseases and epidemics are still rife in Africa. But can big data beat their patterns?

Blockchain could unlock Africa's undeveloped derivative market

Blockchain

Blockchain could unlock Africa's undeveloped derivative market

Support for a decentralised derivative platform could open financial opportunities beyond stock exchanges

Data silos hurting digital transformation in Africa

Data management

Data silos hurting digital transformation in Africa

Government departments have been accused of poor handling of citizen data. Could a centralised, standard citizen database be the cure?

Tech trends: Africa expected to charge ahead with mobile banking, blockchain & IoT in 2019

Trends

Tech trends: Africa expected to charge ahead with mobile banking, blockchain & IoT in 2019

Mobile banking, Blockchain implementation, IT policies and a dawn for IoT systems will mark Africa's 2019 trends

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