But, with the continent’s economies struggling with pervasive uncertainty, is this highly-speculated new technology really the promised solution?

Also, it is supposed, a single african digital currency would strengthen the African image abroad, and help to secure better trade deals.

But South African economist Thabi Leoka, who has researched the impact of a single African currency, has her doubts.

“I struggle to see the benefits, both for the poorer and richer countries on the continent.”