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Interswitch unveils whitepaper on blockchain technology

Africa’s leading integrated digital payment and e-commerce company, Interswitch Group, has unveiled its whitepaper on blockchain technology titled: “Blockchain Technology: The Future of Africa’s Digital Economy” to help drive the growth of African businesses. The white paper document contains details on how businesses can leverage blockchain technology to transform their businesses and the prospects it…

Africa’s leading integrated digital payment and e-commerce company, Interswitch Group, has unveiled its whitepaper on blockchain technology titled: “Blockchain Technology: The Future of Africa’s Digital Economy” to help drive the growth of African businesses.

The white paper document contains details on how businesses can leverage blockchain technology to transform their businesses and the prospects it portends for the future of Africa’s digital economy.

The blockchain technology is a digital ledger that stores transactions. Essentially, it is a digital system for recording transactions in multiple places at the same time thereby making it impossible to falsify the data stored on it.

Managing Director, Transaction Switching and Payment Processing at Interswitch, Akeem Lawal, said the whitepaper document was inspired by the need to demystify the ambiguity around blockchain technology for African businesses thereby driving digitisation and socio-economic growth across African markets.

“We are passionate about empowering Africans and advancing the African payment landscape, and we are consistently identifying opportunities and exploring innovative ways to enable businesses transform and scale,” he said.

He revealed that the whitepaper document encapsulates the benefits of blockchain technology and how it will help strengthen businesses because of its efficiency, better security in keeping records and safety.

Lawal further said: “While the blockchain technology is a relatively new phenomenon in Nigeria and Africa, we are particularly excited about our partnership with Interstellar with whom we are developing a native blockchain infrastructure that is tailored to suit the African market. This initiative will deepen digital payment, lower the cost of local and cross border payment as well as champion the cause for localization of emerging technology”.

He urged everyone to read the whitepaper document as it addresses existing challenges in the Fintech sector and simplifies the use of blockchain technology in unravelling these challenges.

Lawal urged users to download the whitepaper from https://www.interswitchgroup.com/blockchain
He further noted that the blockchain technology is evolving globally and businesses are integrating it into their business infrastructure.