Cape Town’s jfGi launches to simplify cryptocurrencies > Disrupt Africa

Cape Town-based startup jfGi has launched operations in a bid to simplify the process of transferring bitcoin and getting involved in cryptocurrencies.

jfGi, which stands for “just for Getting it”, links Twitter usernames to public bitcoin addresses, meaning users no longer need to remember a string of up to 35 alphanumeric characters.

Senders of bitcoin can simply ask for the recipients jfGi link, click on it once it has been shared, and send the money.

“jfGi simplifies and demystifies receiving bitcoin payments for anyone, anywhere on any mobile device in the world with just one click. It really is a case of clicking on an easy to remember link and you’ll be transacting on the bitcoin blockchain,” said Rafiq Phillips, founder of jfGi.

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Do Africa’s cryptocurrency investors need a reality check? > ITWeb Africa

The cryptocurrency space in Africa is growing, fueled by the rollout of new offerings, advent of Bitcoin and the lure of ROI – but it isn’t for those who expect regulation, protection from government or consumer bodies.

This is according to Richard de Sousa, partner at South African exchange AltcoinTrader, which claims to be “the only true organically grown South African exchange” and one of the oldest cryptocurrency brands in the country (established in 2015)…

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jfGi: New African blockchain startup makes remembering your Bitcoin address easier > CoinInsider

jfGi, a new African blockchain startup, is now endeavouring to make Bitcoin payments simpler through a Twitter-based payments service.

While hard-core Bitcoin enthusiasts might keep their public address etched on their cerebellum, the rest of us might struggle to remember one – or several – Bitcoin addresses. Thankfully, a new African startup – jfGi, or just for Getting it – is here to help.

Led by Rafiq Phillips, jfGi helps to address a common stumbling block for new Bitcoin users by making wallet payments even easier. jfGi serves to link one’s twitter handle to their public Bitcoin address, where users need only remember a simple link rather than a mix of 35 alphanumeric characters.

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African Blockchain Startup makes Bitcoin transactions as Easy as 1,2,3 > CoinBeat

Your crypto address just got easy to remember and share thanks to jfGi

When you ask users of cryptocurrency about transferring bitcoin to each other, the general consensus is that it could be easier. It’s a definite stumbling block for many users and for those who are very new to cryptocurrency, enough to make them rethink their decision to purchase cryptocurrency from the start.

It doesn’t come down to confidence, it comes down to making the experience hassle-free and easy.

Introducing jfGi ‘just for Getting it [dot] CryptoCurrency – – an African Blockchain startup making bitcoin easy to use, and easy to transfer the cryptocurrency between users. Read more



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The New Social Learning. Connect. Collaborate. Work > Marcia Conner

Social learning is a fundamental shift in how people work leveraging how we have always worked, now with new, more humanizing tools, accelerating individual and collective reach, giving us the resources to create the organization, and the world, we want to live in.

In this newly revised and updated edition of The New Social Learning, Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner dispel organizational myths and fears about social media. By sharing the success stories of socially engaged companies and people, the much-anticipated second edition persuasively makes the case for using social media to encourage knowledge transfer and real-time learning in a connected and engaging way.

Cape Town Mozcation – SEO gets a ‘nudge’ in the right direction > Semantica

mozcation cape townThose Mozzers sure know how to entertain – it would seem no expense was spared at Cape Town’s very own Mozcation Meet-up recently held at Ratanga Junction. The team from SEOmoz played the perfect host, as guests were treated to welcoming drinks, canapés and a load of awesome SEOmoz freebies – but the best was still to come.

After rubbing shoulders with SEOmoz CEO Rand Fishkin, we were all herded into the venue’s seminar hall to receive the wonderful news that SEO is not in fact dead – Semantica always knew that of course. But when you hear it said by Rand Fishkin, who’s really the Mark Shuttleworth of SEO, and considering he’s got the low-down on what’s happening over in the US, then it’s sure to be great tidings for us here at the tip of Africa

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South African youth and mobile technology impact: The MXit phenomenon > Harvard

Source: (PDF), MLA, Harvard, Vancouver, APA, Chicago & 21 other citations.

An empirical study has been done to determine the extent to which South African youth is making use of MXit, and its effect on them. The purpose of the study was to indicate to parents, employers as well as other relevant stakeholders the level of usage as well as the impact of MXit on its users.
Since the target market of MXit is the youth, the authors have conducted a survey of a number of school-going and working youth by means of a questionnaire. The sample consisted of primary school learners, as well as high school learners, higher education learners and young working people.

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BizCommunity > Social media to rescue Jail4Bail campaign?

Source: Eve Dmochowska

Gerhard Pieterse, the executive director of Autism Western Cape, has committed himself to voluntary imprisonment as a fund-raising exercise in support of autism. With the goal of reaching R1 000 000 in raised funds, initially, the marketing of Jail4Bail has been much as you would expect: using traditional press releases, and relying on conventional media to spread the word.

With about two weeks left in the campaign, the funds were about half way to target. And that is when social media, represented by Rafiq Phillips, stepped in…

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The wired wonder > Thought Leader > M&G

Source: M&G Thought Leader by Charles Lee Mathews

Legend has it that Rafiq Phillips was born online. A self-styled search-engine and online marketing guru, Rafiq has been in the internet industry almost since it existed in South Africa. Known to his friends as Rafiki the web addict, he cannot survive daily life without and an arsenal of Google products.

When asked about his notable work characteristics (both good and bad), he replies: “Slow to finish and quick to start.” I interviewed him recently for a search marketing feature I did for ITWeb.

  1. Where do you come from?
  2. What are your dreams, hopes, ambitions?
  3. You have a big online profile. How did this happen?
  4. What have been the most important things you’ve learned along the way?
  5. What challenges have you overcome?
  6. Who’s your guru?
  7. What advice would you have to others who want to get into the game?
  8. How do you grow, learn, evolve, get better at what you do?
  9. What’s the best advice anyone ever gave you?
  10. Rafiq Phillips thinks, uses, loves…
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SA blogging bonanza > M&G

As more South Africans discover the world of blogging, the South African blogosphere is exploding into life.

Veteran South African bloggers are looking over their shoulders with smug “I told you so” attitudes as a new crop of young bloggers proclaim their own slice of cyberspace and blog readership.

Even big business, the media and the publishing industries are starting to take the blogosphere more seriously as they dip their toes, testing the waters of engagement.

Source: Lloyd Gedye – M&G Business
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