During the last years cryptocurrencies have become a news topic in many western countries and started “moving to be part of our day-to-day conversation.” While it makes sense to see this growth in such advanced countries where technology such as the Internet is an everyday part of society, it might be a bit of surprise to find a growing community in an African country as Sudan.
Today, Sudan’s bitcoin meet-up group on Facebook is very active. Many are selling and buying bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on a daily basis.
Omer Mohammed – one of the administrators of the meetup group – told WikiTribune that the growing interest in cryptocurrencies has resulted in some individuals or groups mining Ethereum, another popular cryptocurrency. He also added that bitcoin’s popularity is because money transfer to and from Sudan is much easier than other methods.
“Sudanese youth find cryptocurrencies as a source of income through buying and selling it,” Mohammed said via email exchanges.