I was born and raised in one of the poorest countries in Africa, where the majority of the population still remains unbanked, and without internet connection. Just like most of the countries, communication is censored by central authorities in favour of large corporations, and not the citizens.
These three names, drew my attention.
  1. Bitcoin, essential globally, enables anyone to store, send and receive money, anywhere at any time, in a decentralized manner, without relying on any central authority.
  2. Machankura, vital to Africa, enables the sending and receiving of bitcoins on a feature phone and without internet connection in Africa, using the USSD technology.
  3. Nostr, important for global communication. It is simple, enables global, decentralized, and censorship-resistant social media.
I think these are some of the available solutions to achieve economic freedom and independence.
Welcome! Are you involved with the wallet? If so, are you doing an AMA?
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I am involved with the wallet. I've actually been using it for some months. My interest in this is, the ability to send and receive Bitcoin via Lightning Network, powered by Machankura.
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I have a few friends I introduced to the wallet. The only challenge is, there are currently no Azteco merchants in Malawi. Nevertheless, anyone can become a Bitcoin merchant, to enhance the full adoption of Bitcoin, especially using Machankura, which enables accessibility without internet connection.
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You need internet for Azteco online, right?
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Only the merchant needs internet, but the buyer doesn't. The buyer simply loads the Bitcoin voucher directly into Machankura Wallet without internet connection.
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Fantastic! Do you know of other people in Malawi who use the wallet? Do many people in Malawi know about bitcoin?
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Machankura Wallet will officially open office in Malawi soon. I think upon opening the office, people will have enough courage to use the wallet. Currently, people can conduct P2P Bitcoin trading. For instance, the seller transfers enough Bitcoin to his/her Machankura Wallet via Lightning Network from whatever source, prior to selling. He/she then sells the Bitcoin to a Machankura Wallet user without internet connection.
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A good number of people in Malawi know about Bitcoin, and actually use it for various reasons. There are currently very few people who use the wallet, most of which were introduced by my fellow Orange Pillers and me.
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I'm not directly involved. But I'm currently testing the wallet's features in my country, on behalf of the tech team. Always in touch with the team, giving feedback on how to fix issues.
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Happy to have you 🫡
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Thank you. I'm so glad to be here. I'm just an Orange Piller for Machankura Wallet in Malawi, hoping to see wide adoption of Bitcoin.
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I've a question. What's the "sats in rewards" with a timer, down the page?
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When the timer hits 0, Stackers News pays out all the collected sats rewards that day to the community. Currently, @k00b is running an experiment to reward top posts/comments, so if you want a share of the pie, start posting/commenting more!
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Thank you. That's what I needed to know.
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Welcome. Stay humble, stack sats.
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Thank you. Very happy to be part of the solution.
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Welcome!
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Two asterisks are eaten up, at the beginning and between 8 and 3.
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Are you sure the number is correct? Looks like some asterisks were eaten by markup.
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Two asterisks are eaten up, at the beginning and between 8 and 3. Thank you for the observation.
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I think you can format the number with backticks so it's rendered as code: *384*8333*1234#
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Thank you very much. But I'm currently using a mobile phone.
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