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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 3, Aug 22) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
In our Web3 news today, I have an interesting and innovative news item that I want to bring to your notice, where a South African developer has created an SMS based service that lets you transfer bitcoin without the internet using SMS or text messaging services. The service name is Machankura. I hope I’m pronouncing it right, which is a slang South African word for money. And the developer quote saying, “A person literally without any internet access can go from having no bitcoin to having bitcoin and then going to spending bitcoin.” Now, this is a radical innovation that I would like you to make a note of. I will link to the details in the article, pass this on to your Web3 team in your church or your ministry and look at the various countries it’s available. In fact, I would highly recommend you check it out and see how you can use it for ministry.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 3, August 2022 with source links from Instagram, WhatsApp, Amazon, Meta, Bitcoin, Web3.
🗞️ News 1: Instagram releases hands-free Reels creation on Samsung Phones
🗞️ News 2: Amazon triggers a trend with a new Palm-Scanning payment system
🗞️ News 3: WhatsApp releases new privacy tools, protection and activity controls
🗞️ News 4: Meta releases Duet Display and Companion apps for its Portal devices
🗞️ News 5: [Web3] Machankura new SMS service allows transfer of Bitcoin via text
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Author of The Connected Church. Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultant for Nonprofits, Faith-based Organisations, Churches, and Ministries.