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    Business World Blockchain Summit to hold in Nairobi in March –

    Apollo Eric CEO & Founder Point50Capital is bringing the World Blockchain Summit to Nairobi to bring together entrepreneurs, technology enthusiasts, and thought leaders in the blockchain ecosystem from around the world. According to Apollo, “The goal of this event is to explore and seize the...
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    Business Opera adds Bitcoin mining protection in its mobile browsers.

    Opera adds Bitcoin mining protection in its mobile browsers. Opera announced on 18 January 2018 that it is adding protection against cryptocurrency mining scripts to all its mobile browsers, which according to the company, will aid in protecting hundreds of millions of smartphone browser users...
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    Business Bitcoin is not really money and Visa wont touch it says CEO.

    Alfred Kelly, CEO of Visa. In an interview with CNBC, Alfred Kelly, the CEO of credit card giant Visa, revealed that he believes that Bitcoin – the world’s largest cryptocurrency – is not really money and Visa won’t touch it. During the interview, which was recorded at the National Retail …...
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    Business Here’s How Scammers Are Using Fake News To Screw With Bitcoin Investors.

    On Saturday, Jan. 14, a Twitter account purporting to be that of John McAfee, the outlandish founder of cybersecurity firm McAfee, shared a bit of investment advice. “Coin of the day,” the account tweeted, promoting GVT, a new digital coin that had started trading in the … via BuzzFeed –...
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    Business CryptoWatch: Bitcoin’s existence is ‘insurance’ against ‘Orwellian future,’ says ‘Black...

    ‘But its mere existence is an insurance policy that will remind governments that the last object establishment could control, namely, the currency, is no longer their monopoly. This gives us, the via MarketWatch.com – Top Stories – http://ift.tt/2F2egkD Get more: Nigeria Business News
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    Business Uber Eats acquires Ando, the food delivery startup from David Change that makes its own...

    As food delivery hopefuls like Deliveroo and Amazon get more involved in the making of food themselves, Uber’s food delivery branch Uber Eats has made an acquisition that could see the company also producing more of the product it’s bringing to its customers. Ando — the delivery-only...
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    Business Kim Dotcom sues New Zealand government for up to $6.8B – CNET – CNET

    Kim Dotcom is suing the government of New Zealand. Simon Watts / Getty Images Kim Dotcom is suing the government of New Zealand for billions of dollars in damages over his arrest in 2012. Dotcom, founder of file-sharing site Megaupload, is asking for up to $6.8 billion for the destruction of …...
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    Business CryptoWatch: Bitcoin under pressure but retains grip above $11,000.

    Bitcoin weakened slightly on Monday, but remained above $11,000 as the cryptocurrency and its rivals saw a continuation of the pressure that’s marked the early weeks of 2018. A single bitcoin … via MarketWatch.com – Top Stories – http://ift.tt/2mWjG9w Get more: Nigeria Business News
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    Business Facebook To Open Digital Training Hubs In Europe

    Facebook said on Monday it would open three new centres in Europe to train people in digital skills. The social media giant said it was committed to training one million people over the next two years as part of its drive to show its contribution to the bloc. The … via Leadership Nigeria...
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    Business YouTube denies it should be regulated –

    Image copyright Getty Images YouTube has denied its content should be regulated in a similar way to traditional broadcasters. Speaking to Newsbeat its chief business officer says the site is "different" and doesn’t have the same "editorial hand" broadcasters have. The Google-owned company is...
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    Business Beyond Crypto-Mania: Understanding The True Value of Blockchain .

    Given today’s blockchain bubble and stratospheric returns of many cyptocurrency ICOs, it is tempting to chase possible sky-high investments. Fear of missing out (FOMO) is real for most entrepreneurs. For many, it’s the late 1990s "dot com" boom all over again. There are scammers and charlatans...
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    Business Jeff Bezos’ First Big Charitable Gift Is Diabolically Clever.

    As the richest man in the world, and the world’s only $100 billionaire, Jeff Bezos’ philanthropy (or lack thereof) has come under a lot of scrutiny. This past summer, after The New York Times asked him if he had any philanthropic plans, Bezos responded with a tweet inviting suggestions for...
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    Business NIMASA Dumps Search and Rescue Helicopter with Navy .

    By Eromosele Abiodun There are strong indications that the Nigerian Navy may have suspended the repair of a search and rescue helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) owing to paucity of fund. This is despite growing concern about the security...
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    Business Visa Appoints President for CEMEA Region.

    Visa Incorporated has announced the appointment of Andrew Torre as the Regional President for its Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) region, based in Dubai. Torre, who previously led Visa’s Sub-Saharan Africa business, will now oversee all of Visa’s operations in more...
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    Business Lufthansa to hire 8,000 workers in 2018.

    German airline group, Lufthansa, has said it plans to hire more than 8,000 people in 2018, the latest step in a relentless push for growth at one of Europe’s largest carriers. Taking into account workers leaving the company, a Lufthansa spokesman told AFP that the net effect of the … via...
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    Business Go slow in introducing derivatives, expert caustions NSE –

    Chinenye Anuforo Regulators and operators in the Nigerian capital market have been advised to go slowly in the introduction in derivatives for better results. Former Chairman of the United States Commodities Futures Trading Commission (US CFTC), Mr. James Stone, gave the advice last week while...
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    Business United Airlines saves 170,000 gallons of fuel by using lighter paper on inflight magazine –...

    What difference can an ounce make on an airplane? If you are United Airlines, with 4,500 flights a day, an ounce can add up. The Chicago-based carrier said it recently began printing its inflight magazine, Hemisphere, on lighter paper, cutting 1 ounce from each magazine. It now weighs 6.85...
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    Business ‘World’s richest 1% get 82% of the wealth’ –

    Image copyright Getty Images The gap between the super rich and the rest of the world widened last year as wealth continued to be owned by a small minority, Oxfam has claimed. Some 82% of money generated last year went to the richest 1% of the global population while the … via BBC News –...
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    Business The supermarket with no checkouts –

    Image copyright Reuters Image caption Customers enter the store by scanning the Amazon Go app on their smartphone In a move that could revolutionise the way we buy groceries, Amazon opens its first supermarket without checkouts – human or self-service – to shoppers on Monday. Amazon Go, in...
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    Business This week’s Bitcoin Atom fork: A quick primer –

    Bitcoin Atom, an ambitious Bitcoin fork due to come into existence within the next few days, plans to solve a substantial problem in the cryptocurrency world. The project will use atomic swaps to allow users to exchange tokens at absolutely minimal costs without any intermediaries or centralized...
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