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Part 3: Using Bitcoin in Zimbabwe – Bitcoin in Africa: The Ubuntu Way

In the third part of the six-part series about Bitcoin in Africa you will hear from two early bitcoin adopters based in Harare. We speak about the different use-cases for bitcoin, how it can be exchanged to US Dollar and RTGS (local currency), what the obstacles and pros are, about regulation and what the two online entrepreneurs want to tell people outside of Africa.
After the two interviews I will answer a listener’s question about the possibilities for rural communities to use bitcoin.

Part 2 Zimbabwe: Living in a Multi-Currency World – Bitcoin in Africa: The Ubuntu Way

In the first episode you learned about the current living situation of Zimbabweans and the countrys political history, which paints a picture about why things are how they are as well as the state of human rights and free speech. In this episode you will get to know the multi-currency world, the different forms and usages of money as well as the price fluctuations that Zimbabweans are dealing with day by day. We also take a look at the current regulations of cryptocurrencies, the usage of mobile payments and internet connections and the prospects of Bitcoin.

Part 1 Zimbabwe: Ideal Conditions for Bitcoin? – Bitcoin in Africa: The Ubuntu Way

In this 1st part of the “Bitcoin in Africa” podcast documentary you get an insight about the current living situation of Zimbabweans and the countrys political history, which paints a picture about why things are how they are, as well as the state of human rights and free speech.

In February 2020 right before the quarantine and travel restrictions due to the Corona Virus pandemic started, I travelled Zimbabwe and Botswana to get a picture from the ground about the usage of Bitcoin in these countries. Zimbabwe and Venezuela are very ofted named as countries where Bitcoin could be making a difference, in supporting people’s economic situation. I wanted to see by myself, if this is true and in how far Bitcoin is known and used there.

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