Articles by Chris Connolly
The Other Digital Currency: Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin get all the attention, but using airtime as currency could play a vital role in developing the digital finance ecosystem
Mobile money’s origins lie in the practice of sending airtime instead of money. And today, the use of airtime as currency endures in markets where mobile money has failed to flourish - or when it is simply more convenient than mobile money services. Mondato’s Chris Connolly explores the benefits and risks of the practice.
Dispatches from the Mobile Money Revolution: Mondato Summit Africa highlights the dynamism (and tensions) behind the continent’s embrace of mobile finance
Africa is widely seen as ground zero in the mobile money revolution that’s sweeping the developing world. The Mondato Summit Africa brought some of the continent’s key mobile financial services players together for a lively, at times controversial discussion of the challenges and opportunities they face.