Where Next For PayPal After iZettle?

PayPal was, in many senses, the very first "fintech unicorn", upon whose back Elon Musk and Peter Thiel rode off to change the world in other ways. After spending over a decade as a subsidiary
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Will Mobile Money Drive Digital Media In Africa?

Traditionally, advertising has been the driving fuel for the production of the information we consume. But in emerging markets, particularly in Africa, advertising models have largely failed to match the scale of the demand for
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Global Findex 2017: West Africa Steps Into The Spotlight

When the World Bank's 2014 Global Findex numbers were published, the banner headline figures announced a 700 million person reduction in the number of people financially excluded in just three years. Scratching the surface, however,
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Bike Sharing & The Ecosystem Effect: China Versus The US

Last November, The Guardian made waves with photographs chronicling the “death” of an industry. Hanging above the pictures, the headline boldly claimed: “Chinese Bike Share Graveyard a Monument to Industry's ‘Arrogance’.” But just half a
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Do 'Cash Machines' Have A Future Without Cash?

If we ever, indeed, do arrive at a global cashless future, historians may some day trace its birth to Enfield, a suburb in north London, in the summer of 1967. It was here that Barclays
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Mondato Summit Africa 2018: Demystifying Data

This week Mondato reported live from Johannesburg, South Africa for the fifth annual Mondato Summit Africa, the region’s executive digital finance & commerce (DFC) two-day conference. The event brought more than 100 participants from
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The Ethical Boundaries Of "Digital Oil"

Like storm clouds on the horizon that blissful sunbathers choose to ignore, the data privacy crisis swirling around Facebook has been a long time coming, yet was still slightly shocking when it burst open. Nevertheless,
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Digital-Only Banks Go Global

A little less than a year ago, Mondato weighed the future of the bank branch. While North American and European banks have been accelerating the rate of branch closures (both in their home markets and
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