"The blockchain is a revolution more important than the Internet," said Ali Kahlane, vice president of the Algerian think-tank Care. © Everything possible / Shutterstock
Beyond the crypto-currencies, this technology could be at the origin of important upheavals in the banking sector. Tunisia, a pioneer in the region, has launched several projects.
Reduce the transaction time from days to seconds; eliminate the use of foreign currencies; propose an alternative to "all-cash", a source of contraband; or seduce international investors with fintech solutions.
This is an overview of the benefits that countries in North Africa could bring by adopting blockchain technology (literally "blockchain").
And Tunis is determined to take the lead.