International Investment Company Advances Cryptocurrency Adoption Across Africa JOHANNESBURG, June 13, 2019- Today Apollo Currency announces a historic partnership with African Development Funding Group (ADF Group) to encourage the use and adoption of cryptocurrency at a national level across the continent of Africa. The ADF Group works directly with 54 African Nations at the presidential and ministerial level to provide funding and sustainable development on a range of commercial and non-profit ventures. In addition, the ADF Group offers a comprehensive suite of financial consulting services to governments, specializing in wealth management, infrastructure projects, and more. The ADF Group originated as an investment company focused on Africa,
Star Trek stalwart William Shatner has become the latest celebrity to champion Bitcoin by endorsing a solar-powered mining project in Illinois.
‘You Have To Blank Your Mind’
In an interview with Chicago Tribune on June 13, the 87-year-old veteran actor told of his support as spokesman for Solar Alliance — a Canadian startup planning to conduct Bitcoin mining in an abandoned factory using solar energy.
Shatner excitedly told the daily newspaper:
The concept is so, I guess the word is bizarre. You have to blank your mind and say, ‘What is blockchain, again? How does mining operate, again?’ The concepts are really strange, and yet when you begin to grasp it, it makes sense.
Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin endorsed blockchain technology during a meeting on Sunday with Herman Gref, the president of Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank.
‘We Need Professionals in This Field’
Gref, who said his bank would implement blockchain into its business, suggested to Putin that the Russian government should include blockchain technology in education and professional training, according to a translation by YouTube channel Russia Insight.
Blockchain technology is one of the key components of cryptocurrency networks such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
“We need professionals in this field,” he said.
He also called for “very careful regulations” that wouldn’t prohibit virtual currency.