Erika Alexander On NFTs Giving Back Black Creative Ownership, Afrofuturism And More

Article by Njera Perkins on shadowandact.com. Photo credit: Maury Phillips.

“Actress Erika Alexander is on a mission to give Black creators their creative control back by way of the latest cryptocurrency innovation. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the newest form of cryptocurrency taking over the digital space, and Alexander is a true believer that they’re the game-changing tool that’s redefining art across literature, entertainment, music and more…”

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Growth of Online Gaming Sector in Africa

(Article by Leah Shepherd on devdiscourse.com.)

“The worldwide gaming market was worth over $203 billion in 2020. Industry experts unanimously agree that they can expect growth in the coming years, especially in the online sector. It seems that the African market has the biggest growth potential. The main question is – how to achieve it?”

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China’s digital currency: Next stop, Africa?

(Article by Cornelia Tremann on lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter. Photo credit: Getty Images)

“…earlier this year, Huawei introduced into the African market the Mate 40, a smartphone with a pre-installed e-CNY wallet that uses the DCEP network. It appears that China’s secondary focus may very well be Africa – with an eye towards disrupting the global financial system…”

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Bringing The African Story To The World By BTC Peers

(Article by Mike Robinson on streetregister.com.)

AfroDroids Non Fungible Tokens, (NFTs): Telling The African Story To the World

“Market for Non-fungible tokens has witnessed unprecedented growth since 2021. CNBC reported that NFT trading volumes jumped to $10 billion in the third quarter 2021. It is this reason that NFTs have been in high demand recently. NFT projects have increased in number, with some being sold for multi-millions of dollars. These NFTs are making headlines due to their great market acceptance and use cases. Owo Amietie created the AfroDroids NFTs. Anietie, a legendary Nigerian Afrofuturism 3D artist is one of the most prominent examples…”

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Creative Who Has Made Over $300K Selling Her Art Through NFTs

(Article by Bernadette Giacomazzo on afrotech.com. Photo credit: Lana Denina.)

“Lana Denina is a Black woman artist who has made over $300,000 just in selling NFTs, CNBC reports. And not just any NFTs — but NFTs of her original artwork. By now, everyone is familiar with the NFT, or Non-Fungible Token, and its growing popularity in the tech world. Their popularity has sparked a revolution, especially among celebrities and creatives, too. And for this Montreal, Canada-based creative, NFTs has made her quite a pretty penny. And she told CNBC that she hopes her success story inspires other creatives of color to follow in her footsteps…”

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Mayor Eric Adams Is Turning New York Into A Crypto Hub

(Article by Ngozi Nwanji on afrotech.com. Photo credit: Spencer Platt)

“Mayor-Elect Eric Adams can officially cross his goal for New York City to have its own cryptocurrency off his list of goals. On Nov. 10, NYCCoin mining will be activated by CityCoins, a non-profit and open-source protocol that allows investors to support their cities by expanding their crypto treasury while earning for themselves, according to the outlet. Anyone can compete to mine NYCCoin and when digital coins are purchased or mined, 30 percent of its reward goes to the city…”

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Why I’m Collecting Black Crypto Art

Article by Cuy Sheffield on medium.com. Art: Serwah Attafuah for Felt Zine)

“Crypto art as a new form factor and platform for Black artists, curators, and collectors, is one of the most exciting new avenues that could spur a Black Digital Renaissance that would create and capture billions of dollars of value for Black communities across the world over the next decade…”

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Chipper Cash Gets $2B Valuation After $150M Raised In Series C Extension

(Article by Bernadette Giacomazzo on afrotech.com. Photo Credit: Chipper Cash)

“Chipper Cash, an African cross-border payments company, has announced its new $2 billion valuation after its recent Series C extension. According to NairaMetrics, this new Series C extension raised an additional $150 million for the company. The funding was led by Sam Bankman-Fried’s cryptocurrency exchange platform FTX. SVB Capital, as well as other previous investors such as Deciens Capital, Ribbit Capital, Bezos Expeditions (owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos), One Way Ventures, and Tribe Capital, reinvested in this extension round…”

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Generating Mining Wealth for Universities and Low-Income Communities

(Article by Ian Gaines on blackbitcoinbillionaire.com. Photo credit: Ian Gaines)

“I am joined by someone who couldn’t be described by anything less than a visionary. Kim Booker is the Co-founder of BTC impact, a nonprofit dedicated to educating the disenfranchised on Bitcoin, sovereignty & self custody. However, in our conversation, you’ll see that Kim and her Co-Founders Marshall Long and Valton Eason are doing much more than that. Kim is a true Black Bitcoin Billionaire success story…”

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Nestcoin is a Yele Bademosi’s plan to make crypto in Africa mainstream

(Article by Alexander Onukwue on qz.com. Photo Credit: Binance/Yusuf)

“The adoption of cryptocurrencies has grown by 1,200% in Africa to $105 billion in market value in the last year alone, according to Chainalysis, a New York-based research firm. Rather than be another marketplace for people to trade crypto, Nestcoin is setting up as a parent company that builds and invests in products that will introduce crypto’s evolving uses to novices…”

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