DCA Digital Digest: In News – Cryptocurrency, Latest Tech Funding, FinTech, BioNTech 🌎

Top 10 Cryptocurrency prices on August.

Cryptocurrency have been on discussion for long. If you are looking to invest in the business you ought to know that, today, the top cryptocurrencies are not in a good place as the prices of Bitcoin and Ethereum are going down. Analytics Insight has listed the top 10 current cryptocurrency prices on August.

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Digital financial services are contributing to financial inclusion for Africans – almost 40% of the world’s population. The rapid spread of mobile money systems have helped reduce transaction costs and facilitate personal transactions, while contributing to the surge of financial intermediation services.

African fintech OPay valued at $2B in SoftBank Vision Fund 2-led $400M funding.

Chinese-backed and Africa-focused fintech company OPay raised $400 million in new financing led by SoftBank Vision Fund, valuing the company at $2 billion.

The round, which marks the fund’s first investment in an African startup, drew participation from existing investors like Sequoia Capital China, Redpoint China, Source Code Capital and Softbank Ventures Asia. Other investors, including DragonBall Capital and 3W Capital, also took part in the new financing round.

BioNTech eyes Rwanda, Senegal for malaria, tuberculosis vaccine production

COVID-19 vaccine maker BioNTech said on Friday it was looking into building malaria and tuberculosis vaccine production sites in Rwanda and Senegal, narrowing its search for African locations.

The future malaria and tuberculosis vaccines would be based on the so-called messenger RNA technology, also used in its COVID-19 shot, the German drugmaker said.

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