Every year, Solve calls for tech-based solutions to global challenges and selects the most promising pitches among thousands of applications. On Friday 17 September, over 70 teams from all over the world gathered virtually with MIT Solve teams and partner organisations, to learn who had been chosen from thousands of… Read More »hiveonline chosen by MIT Solve as a 2021 Solver team!
Sofie has spanned technology development, system architecture, infrastructure delivery and business transformation and has built technology and businesses for eight major international banks, in 60 countries, with projects worth over USD 1bn. Sofie’s career includes writing two books and multiple research papers, delivering 5 core banking systems, multiple payment systems and transformation of Citigroup’s technology and retail operations. Sofie advises international organisations on sustainable applications of blockchain. She is Chair of the Edinburgh Futures Institute FI and Fintech advisory board and holds an MSc in Informatics. Sofie has twice been included in the Innovate Finance’s Women in Fintech Powerlist.
Save the Children and hiveonline are working together to support families impacted by the economic crisis in Lebanon Lebanon, which has for years been rated “upper middle” in the World Bank’s classification of countries by income level, is teetering on losing that status as it descends further into one of… Read More »Save the Children and hiveonline in Lebanon
Since December 2020, hiveonline and Self Help Africa Zambia, have worked together on a pilot project involving the implementation of hiveonline’s blockchain based digital savings platform, vsla.online, in communities in Southern Zambia. From an already existing savings group model, VSLA, hiveonline has provided a digital solution that improves sustainable microfinance… Read More »Zambia: building on a successful pilot with SHA
Every big tech platform is becoming a Fintech these days. What does this mean for the world’s most vulnerable people and fragile environments? The hiveonline research team recently contributed expert knowledge and core arguments to a series of papers, led by our research partner Katherine Foster and published by UNCDF… Read More »How are big FinTechs impacting the least developed countries?
We are pleased to announce that Knud Lundgaard-Karlshøj, a Danish angel investor, through his company Kigkurren 2, has joined the hive with a convertible note investment of EUR 100,000 towards our next equity round. Knud has previously worked for the IFU, the Danish investment fund focused on African investments, and… Read More »hiveonline secures new Danish investor
This month, the US Office of Comptroller of the Currencies, a Federal regulatory agency, announced that regulated US banks could use blockchain based stablecoins in payments, and operate nodes on a blockchain network. At a stroke, this move legitimises the previously ambiguous status of stablecoins as a secure, trustworthy and… Read More »What does the OCC ruling on stablecoins mean for Africa?
2020 was bad for all of us, but what about Africa? African countries, experienced at dealing with epidemics and lacking satisfactory healthcare systems, have taken robust measures against COVID-19 and so have mostly been relatively successful in controlling the spread of the virus, but the economic impact has been severe. The… Read More »Africa and COVID-19 – The Response to Economic Contraction
To many of us, we see banks as a necessity; like schools, transport or food shops. They’re part of the familiar infrastructure of modern capitalism, and we would struggle to function normally without them. Yet did you know that as many as 1.7 billion adults remain unbanked—without an account at… Read More »What are banks for?
Je viens de rentrer au Danemark après une semaine incroyable au Niger avec Latif, notre responsable de produit, pour rencontrer des clients et lancer notre produit d’inclusion financière eArziki, basé sur la blockchain, avec nos sponsors, CARE International Niger et CARE Danmark. CARE a pour vision de réaliser la numérisation… Read More »lancement d’eArziki – l’inclusion financière blockchain – au niger avec m. le président