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CBK Governor wants to launch Kenya’s CBDC right

TL; DR Breakdown CBK Governor wants to develop a unique CBDC.He says the country is not focused on being the first to develop a CBDC.Nigeria’s CBDC faces challenges weeks after launch.Central Bank Digital Currency has become a fast-adopted phenomenon across countries all over the world, with increasing plans of development. Even countries seemingly opposed to crypto are taking the initiative and making huge strides regarding the development of their own central bank-backed digital currency. This is because most countries believe that it would serve the population better in terms of…

Kenya Central Bank Governor On CBDC: It’s About Getting It Right Rather Than Being First – Emerging…

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) governor, Patrick Njoroge, has said his institution is currently exploring the use of central bank digital currencies (CBDC) to settle cross-border payments. Njoroge however insists the bank’s priority is getting it right rather than being the first. CBK’s Approach According to a report by the Kenyan Wallstreet, Njoroge — who made these remarks while attending a virtual Afro-Asia Fintech festival — argued that such a CBDC would enhance the efficiency of cross-border payments. The report nonetheless quotes Njoroge reiterating the CBK’s approach…

[CELO CRYPTO MEETUP: November 3, 2021] Exploring the Different DeFi Applications and Use Cases

The Celo community in Kenya is hosting a local version of Kuneco (Celo Community Meetups) and you’re invited!

Join builders, founders and other community members participating in the Celo ecosystem to learn more about Celo, the opportunities available, and how to participate in the growing movement to make money beautiful.Speakers will be drawn from:

cLabsCelo FoundationKotani PayKenyan Wallstreet . . . and several other ecosystem…

Wangechi Mutu: between the earth and the sky

The Kenyan American artist Wangechi Mutu describes herself as ‘a city girl with a nature brain’. Much of her work is concerned with, if not bridging chasms and resolving contradictions, carving out space to contemplate them. The short documentary Wangechi Mutu: Between the Earth and the Sky opens with her collecting a piece of wood from outside her studio in Nairobi and combining it with other organic materials to form an entry in her ‘Sentinel’ series (2016-present). Drawing from her background in collage, Mutu blends mostly found objects for her sculptures, creating powerful, preternatural female figures that seem at once rooted to and bursting forth from the ground. The tension in these pieces extends beyond the disparate materials themselves and the fashioning of natural objects to otherworldy artistic ends.… Read more...

Our genes shape our gut bacteria, new research shows

Our gut microbiome — the ever-changing “rainforest” of bacteria living in our intestines — is primarily affected by our lifestyle, including what we eat or the medications we take, most studies show.

But a University of Notre Dame study has found a much greater genetic component at play than was once known.

In the study, published recently in Science, researchers discovered that most bacteria in the gut microbiome are heritable after looking at more than 16,000 gut microbiome profiles collected over 14 years from a long-studied population of baboons in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. However, this heritability changes over time, across seasons and with age. The team also found that several of the microbiome traits heritable in baboons are also heritable in humans.

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