What did the planet learn from six hours without Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram? The glitch triggered by an update on servers went on long enough to remind us how much we put our lives in the hands of a single social media behemoth. It was a chance to realise that we depend on Facebook for everything from private messages to real-time business communications and even payments. Livelihoods depend on it.
New regulation requirements by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) could make it difficult for some fintech companies to operate. In a draft policy document, CBN recognized products by fintech companies are “gaining acceptance” but argued their emergence would heighten existing risks in the financial system.
26 Feb 2021
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has disagreed with the Central Bank of Nigeria to ban Crypto-Currencies transactions in the country. Osinbajo spoke at the CBN/Bankers Committee’s Initiative for Economic Growth in Lagos and called on the CBN and the Securities and Exchange Commission to put in place a robust framework for the regulation of Crypto-Currencies. The CBN had ban Crypto-Currencies usage in Nigeria a few weeks ago.
21 Feb 2021
There's been outrage from politicians and publishers, after Facebook decided to block news content for users in Australia. But will the standoff lead to more regulation? Also in the show - following a number of high-profile hacks, the French government has announced a major investment in cybersecurity.
#EndSARS: Hoodlums stole COVID-19 equipment - WHO, US blocking Okonjo-Iweala's appointment as WTO DG
29 Oct 2020
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Friday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Friday.
9 Dec 2018
Roger Ver, chief executive officer at Bitcoin.com, discusses if we've reached a floor on the recent selloff in bitcoin, his outlook for cryptocurrencies, regulation of the industry, Bitcoin cash and mainstream adoption.