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Good friend of the show, entrepreneur, investor and incurable blockchain technology fanatic, Simon Dingle, joins Andile Masuku and Musa Kalenga to chat through three big questions:

1) What are we to make of Jumia’s much-publicised New York Stock Exchange listing? [7:57]

2) Is blockchain technology as full-safe as we are often led to believe? [29:48]

3) How excited should we be about PopCom founder, Dawn Dickson, becoming the first black woman to raise over $1 million for her company via a secure token offering? [50:40]

Regular listeners of this podcast will know that during our in-studio episodes Andile, Musa and a guest normally highlight and briefly unpack as many as ten important ecosystem developments before tackling a discussion topic. But, in response to feedback we've been receiving from our audience, we’re changing things up a little.

Going forward, our in-studio flagship recordings will only cover three big questions, giving us to us a chance to discuss issues more thoroughly. Do enjoy the show and be sure to let us know what you make of the changes to the format.

Resources referenced in this episode:

"Jumia’s successful billion-dollar IPO is a landmark—but it won’t gloss over lingering operational issues" by Yomi Kazeem for Quartz Africa

"The top 5 things to know about the PwC report into Steinhoff and the questions that still remain" by Jan Cronje for fin24

African Tech Roundup Ep. 124: "Is Venture Capital a Ponzi Scheme? feat. Grant Phillips of PhilTech Consulting"

Once hailed as unhackable, blockchains are now getting hacked by Mike Orcutt for MIT Technology Review

Bitcoin Security: Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat by Andreas Antonopoulos

"Meet The First Black Woman To Raise Over $1 Million In A Secure Token Offering" by Brittany Chambers for Forbes

"Are Vending Machines the Future of Retail? (#31, PopCom)" by Gimlet Media's The Pitch

"Bitcoin Information & Resources" by Jameson Lopp

Image credit: Aditya Vyas