Closing the Cash Gap With Cryptocurrency

In emerging markets, the shallow reach of traditional money systems means there’s less resistance to new financial technology.

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Francis Wanjala teaches at a school in Nairobi’s Gatina neighborhood, where many families struggle to find the cash for school fees. Photo: Natalia Jidovanu for Bloomberg Businessweek

By Dune Lawrence and Eric Ombok

At the Sifa Children’s Center, shacks made of corrugated metal serve as classrooms for some 300 pupils, circling an expanse of…

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