How Zimbabwe’s gold-backed currency will work

  • April 13, 2024
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On guest on today’s podcast is Dr Olumide Okubadejo, Head of Product at Sabi and AI researcher. We discuss: Africa’s AI strategy Zimbabwe’s gold-backed currency Jump n’ Pass partnering Justrite  Subscribe to The Modern Workplace/, Equity Merchants/, Techpoint Digest/ and  Intelpoint’s newsletter/    Timestamps 00:00 – Intro 02:13 – Africa’s AI strategy 22:51 – Zimbabwe’s gold-backed currency 33:13 – Jump n’ Pass partners Justrite  …

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