African Internet Pioneer Launches Bitcoin Mining Facility

African Internet Pioneer Launches Bitcoin Mining Facility

Ghana-based IT solutions firm Ghana Dot Com (GDC) has launched a bitcoin mining facility it claims is the first in Africa. The announcement is notable given GDC chairman Nii Quaynor’s history as an early Internet pioneer. In 1993, Quaynor launched one of Ghana’s first Internet Service Providers, and he has since served on the board of ICANN and the Internet Governance Forum Advisory Group at the United Nations. As such, Quaynor sought to draw comparisons between the two technologies in an announcement regarding the launch. Quaynor said in a statement: “As one of first African computer....

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