Posts Tagged ‘money’
PayPal now in Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe…
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

PayPal has extended its online payment system to Nigeria, Belarus, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Monaco, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire,  Zimbabwe, and Paraguay for the first time. Before now, these countries were completely blocked from the party. Credit/Debit cards from these countries were not allowed on the payment gateway either. Nigeria being the largest e-commerce market in Africa is most likely to have the most significant impact on ...  [Read more]

Effective Blogging: Why Your Blog Should Be Mobile-Friendly
Sunday, June 19th, 2011

This blog post is part of a series of blog posts focused on how to blog more effectively. The Internet has evolved to a point where web access is no longer an exclusive preserve of desktop or laptop computers. A new demography has matured over the years and has since reached a critical mass that is already outnumbering desktops and laptops. I am referring mobile internet devices: smartphones, and feature phones that are capable of browsing ...  [Read more]

Tayo Aderinokun, MD of GTBank, passes away
Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

GTBank announced the passing of their former Managing Director a few minutes ago, via Facebook and Twitter: We regret to announce the passing on of our CEO, Tayo Aderinokun, today, aged 56. As MD, Mr. Aderinokun led the Bank to the top of the banking industry and the Bank became the 1st sub-saharan bank to be listed on the London Stock Exchange. He will be dearly missed... Under his watch, GTBank consolidated its leadership in Nigeria's ...  [Read more]

Moneybookers rebrands to Skrill
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

I was a little perplexed by an email from Moneybookers a moment ago, announcing a new brand: You know that Moneybookers has never been a company to stand still, always evolving our solutions to better meet your needs and expectations. Our next evolution is to rebrand as Skrill, the first step towards offering you massively enhanced payment facilities to attract and convert even more customers. Skrill is going to better represent what we are ...  [Read more]

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

I was interviewed by Wayan Vota of during the recent Maker Faire Africa 2009 in Accra Ghana and we discussed the present e-payment challenges in West Africa. A challenge that presents an opportunity since Paypal is ignoring Africa. The interview has just been published in a post titled: "Google & Paypal Leaving Cash on the Table: ePayment Business Opportunity in Africa". ICTworks aims to be a premier resource for sharing and ...  [Read more]

How do I operate a Paypal account in Nigeria?
Monday, October 5th, 2009

I received an email from Hassan in Lagos recently, asking for guidance on how to use Paypal in Nigeria. I choose to answer him publicly so other interested parties can learn from my answer to him. Find his message below in full, unedited: Hello David, Saw your blog from search on Facebook. I was trusting your expertise on Paypal. I have dealt with Paypal with no success. I have had my accounts limited no once. This happens whenever I received ...  [Read more]

MTN Ghana launches MTN Mobile Money
Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Ghana's leading telecommunications provider, MTN, has successfully launched MTN Mobile Money in partnership with 9 banks ahead of its competitors to allow Ghanaians to perform a range of basic financial transactions using their handsets. Subscribers can reap the benefits of this service without the need to open or have a bank account. The service, which was launched at the International Conference Centre in Accra, will allow subscribers to ...  [Read more]

Is it really possible to make a living online?
Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Yes indeed. It is very possible. As a matter of fact, I am a living example and so are hundreds of thousands of people spread across the globe: bloggers, web designers/developers, graphic designers, server administrators, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) experts, web hosting resellers, domain name resellers, VoIP call credit retailers, e-currency exchangers etc. The list is virtually endless. Apart from the regular jobs listed above, its also ...  [Read more]

GSMA and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Partner to Expand Availability of Financial Services through Mobile Phones
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Mobile Money for the Unbanked programme to extend reach and reduce cost of mobile money services for people living on less than US$2 a day 17 February 2009, Barcelona: The GSMA, which represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced an innovative programme that will expand the availability of financial services to millions of people in the developing world ...  [Read more]

Forex brokers that accept Liberty Reserve
Friday, October 24th, 2008

So much has happened to e-gold and e-bullion since I blogged about Forex trading platforms that accept e-gold or e-bullion. Both digital gold currencies have since experienced a sharp decline in popularity with e-bullion being completed "dead". It is only natural that I provide a new list of online forex trading platforms that accept deposits made into their platform via Liberty Reserve especially since Liberty Reserve is poised to be the new ...  [Read more]