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Why I believe the US State Department is wrong about mobile money in Africa

Dare Okoudjou, MFS Africa

The US Department of State recently released a report that identified mobile money services as particularly susceptible to money laundering in Africa. It cites services like M-PESA and M-Shwari as “services [that] remain vulnerable to money laundering activities”.

R3 and ten member banks develop KYC service proof-of-concept

Trouble in R3 paradise?

The R3 consortium and ten of its member banks have developed a proof-of-concept (PoC) for a know your customer (KYC) registry “that addresses the challenges associated with satisfying KYC requirements and allows identities to be managed by their owners”.

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