Podcast: Why Crypto is Africa’s Next Big Bet | James Zhang, Jambo

James Zhang sits with Jason and Santiago to discuss his view for crypto in Africa and why it’s so important

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Disclaimer: Jason Yanowitz (Blockworks Co-founder) is an investor in Jambo.

In the latest episode of “Empire,” Blockworks’ Co-founder Jason Yanowitz and co-host Santos Santiago sit with James Zhang of Jambo Technology, a crypto team pioneering the largest Web3 super app in Africa.

Discussing the foundation of Jambo to how it can empower the next generation of Africans, James Zhang provides an insightful perspective to the crypto infrastructure in Africa and how Web2 companies are approaching Web3.

They discuss the current state of crypto in Africa, developing Web3 infrastructure, Jambo’s roadmap for Africa, China’s investment in Africa and more.

Plus, hear their thoughts on:

  • P2P volume in Africa
  • working with Web2 companies
  • and so much more!

Check out what they had to say in the video below. 👇

About the show

“Empire” is a twice-a-week show. On Thursdays, Jason interviews crypto industry movers and shakers to talk about their struggles, bold moves and tough decisions. Friday’s weekly roundup episodes feature co-host Santiago Roel Santos and cover the top news from the past week.

For any NPR or Guy Raz fans out there, you can think of “Empire” as a “How I Built This” for the bitcoin and crypto industry.

Subscribe to “Empire” today on Apple or Spotify. Watch episodes on YouTube.


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