Cryptocurrencies seem a world away, lost amid the lofty towers of finance in New York and London. But look closer at Africa, where ordinary people propel peer-to-peer digital assets in everyday transactions.
Far from speculative bets made by suits behind screens, individuals across Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and beyond use stablecoins for escaping inflation or sending cross-border payments.
Unencumbered by institutional inertia, African users rapidly build this parallel financial universe brick by brick.
How do Africans navigate this new web of decentralized finance in practice?
Journey with me across borders and wallets to glimpse how and why crypto takes roots at the grassroots.