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Mobile money, money, money

Mobile money is everywhere, and along with its proliferation comes new opportunities — and new challenges. The rise of digital payments in Africa brought rural communities into the financial system, and cheap smart speakers are unlocking digital payments in India. Mobile money is still money, though, and is rife with the possibility of corruption: Mexican police have been accused of taking mobile bribes, and scammers in Malawi have stolen thousands of dollars. We’re covering it all.