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Disruptive fintech degree launches at UCT
Disruptive fintech degree launches at UCT

A new degree, Master of Data Science with a specialisation in Financial Technology (fintech), which combines finance, technology and entrepreneurship is set to disrupt the financial services industry...

8 hours ago

Australia to regulate virtual currency exchanges like Bitcoin
Australia to regulate virtual currency exchanges like Bitcoin

Australia is set to regulate virtual currency exchanges such as Bitcoin and strengthen the powers of its financial intelligence agency...

12 hours ago

Seedstars crowns Numida best Ugandan startup
Seedstars crowns Numida best Ugandan startup

At the Seedstars Uganda finals, Numida was selected as the top startup in the region...

8 Aug 2017

#StartupStory: Howler
#StartupStory: Howler

Howler is the consolidation of three events and entertainment platforms that event organisers can use to optimise the planning, promotion, and management of their events...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Aug 2017

Bitcoin dispute results in split-coin
Bitcoin dispute results in split-coin

A dispute among developers of virtual currency Bitcoin gave birth to a new version of the crypto coin after they failed to agree on software changes...

2 Aug 2017

The convergence of credit card and cash in Africa
The convergence of credit card and cash in Africa

According to a recent study conducted by Mastercard, over 50% of the South African population still transact using cash on a daily basis...

By Simeon Tassev 1 Aug 2017

Bitcoin tests democracy amid fears of split
Bitcoin tests democracy amid fears of split

Fears of a possible split in the bitcoin community, which might create two varieties of the crypto-currency, are overblown...

By Hanna Ziady 31 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: Spatialedge
#StartupStory: Spatialedge

In this week's #StartupStory, we chat to Retief Gerber, CEO of Spatialedge - a geospatial data insights and marketing company...

By Ilse van den Berg 28 Jul 2017

Russian sought in bitcoin laundering held in Greece
Russian sought in bitcoin laundering held in Greece

THESSALONIKI - Greek police said they had arrested a 38-year-old Russian sought by US authorities for allegedly helping criminals launder billions of dollars using Bitcoin...

27 Jul 2017

Nefrids Africa wins Seedstars Tanzania round
Nefrids Africa wins Seedstars Tanzania round

Nefrids Africa has won the Tanzania round of Seedstars World and will represent Tanzania at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to $1m in equity investments and other prizes...

25 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: Abe AI
#StartupStory: Abe AI

We interview Rob Guilfoyle, founder of Abe AI which designs artificial intelligence solutions for the banking industry...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jul 2017

Richard Rattue, MD: Compli-Serve SA. Photo:
Will robots narrow the financial advice gap?

It is almost impossible to ignore robo-advice in the financial services space and FSPs should be looking to ways to keep up with the times...

By Richard Rattue 19 Jul 2017

2017 Startupbootcamp InsurTech fast-track tour mid-August
2017 Startupbootcamp InsurTech fast-track tour mid-August

Startupbootcamp will be giving young InsurTech startups the opportunity to engage with industry experts at the InsurTech fast-track days...

18 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: The Sun Exchange
#StartupStory: The Sun Exchange

Through The Sun Exchange, anyone can go solar and start building wealth powered by sunlight. It allows for collaborative solar finance using blockchain...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Jul 2017

Sureswipe enables two-second payment transactions
Sureswipe enables two-second payment transactions

South African financial technology company, Sureswipe, has announced a new integrated payment and POS solution that boasts 2-second transaction speed...

7 Jul 2017

Data breach obligations of fintech companies
Data breach obligations of fintech companies

Significant opportunities and risks await those who wish to participate in the rise of the fintech industry...

By Karl Blom 7 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: eCOIDA
#StartupStory: eCOIDA

eCOIDA is not a 'startup' in the obvious sense of the word. A division of an 18-year-old company, we find out how the Barclays Accelerator is helping it to venture into the short-term insurance industry...

By Ilse van den Berg 6 Jul 2017

Techpreneurs are flourishing in SA's economy
Techpreneurs are flourishing in SA's economy

Technology continues to drive job creation in South Africa. Eight of the 11 finalists in FNB's Business Innovation Awards use innovative IT...

By Peter Alkema 4 Jul 2017

Startupbootcamp Cape Town applications close this week
Startupbootcamp Cape Town applications close this week

Startupbootcamp Cape Town is issuing a final call to startups in Africa to apply to participate in the first ever Africa-based programme. The deadline for online applications is 9 July 2017...

4 Jul 2017

Capturing Africa's unbanked market
Capturing Africa's unbanked market

So. who will capture the massive African unbanked market with fintech?

3 Jul 2017

Is the cryptocurrency bubble going to burst?
Is the cryptocurrency bubble going to burst?

Are bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies a potential bubble or are they the currency of the future?

29 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: KapitalWise
#StartupStory: KapitalWise

KapitalWise uses predictive analytics to analyse your accounts and move extra cash towards your investment goals. In a nutshell, it automates savings and investing...

By Ilse van den Berg 27 Jun 2017

Tabech wins Seedstars Mozambique round
Tabech wins Seedstars Mozambique round

Mobile insurance startup Tabech has been selected as the winner of the Mozambique round of Seedstars World for its Móvelcare product. It was also announced that the annual Seedstars Africa Regional Summit will take place in Mozambique...

22 Jun 2017

Retailers set to lose billions as card-not-present fraud rises
Retailers set to lose billions as card-not-present fraud rises

Retailers stand to lose $71 billion globally from fraudulent CNP (Card-Not-Present) transactions over the next five years...

21 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
A brief look at the hasty rise of alternative online lending

Alternative forms of lending exist online and they often offer those with poor credit better terms...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: Flexpay
#StartupStory: Flexpay

In the #StartupStory spotlight this week is Flexpay: a product created in response to the high demand in the market for purchasing goods via piecemeal payments...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2017

New digital venture fund from Orange
New digital venture fund from Orange

Orange Digital Investment launches a new investment initiative of €50m devoted to startups in Africa...

14 Jun 2017

Three South African startups advance to Seedstars national finals
Three South African startups advance to Seedstars national finals

Seedstars has selected three startups to advance to the Seedstars South Africa grand final. In addition, the 12 startups to pitch at Seedstars Mozambique have been announced...

13 Jun 2017

Startups invited to apply for 1776 Challenge Cup
Startups invited to apply for 1776 Challenge Cup

Leadspace, in partnership with 1776 and Revolution, is inviting startups to apply for Challenge Cup Lagos where 15-20 startups will pitch for the chance to win a paid trip to New York City for the Global Final round...

12 Jun 2017

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