Month: February 2017

Safaricom blocks KRA from accessing M-Pesa accounts – Business Today News

Tax authorities seeking unfettered access to mobile money records – that is what every government tax intake authority has been waiting for. The digital footprint of your money, which previously was unavailable in the cash-only economy. As more and more countries embrace electronic (mobile) money, one cannot help but look at the drooling faces of …

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Why check-cashing stores are a good deal, according to a UPenn professor – Business Insider

This is a superb article. Something very close to my heart – field research. There is nothing that can substitute a visit to the field to understand the subtle nuances that make a product &/or service what it is, but watching the interaction between the company and its customer. I’ve written about this in the past: The Migrant …

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The Philippines Has Decided to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges as Remittance Companies – Cryptonight

I’ve always maintained a stance that unregulated money days are never going to be months (read: Bitcoin Remittance Transfers: What Central Banks look for in Remittances?). They will be the short equivalent of weeks. Bitcoin is no exception. Recently one of the darling countries with regards to Bitcoin, Philippines, has decided to regulate bitcoins. Our good …

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