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Research reveals how South Africans are embracing digital paymentsArticle

95% of consumers in South Africa are considering emerging payments such as biometrics, digital currencies and QR codes, in addition to contactless...

6 May 2021

#MusicExchange: Lee Cole releases new single "Honey, Let Me In"
#MusicExchange: Lee Cole releases new single "Honey, Let Me In"Article

Johannesburg-based singer-songwriter Lee Cole has been steadily making his musical presence known as one pristinely produced pop song at a time.

Martin Myers 29 Apr 2021

Wiehann Olivier, partner, Mazars
MTI Ponzi scheme highlights need for crypto regulationArticle

Mirror Trading International (MTI) has been unmasked as what was been termed as the world's largest cryptocurrency Ponzi scam...

Wiehann Olivier 13 Apr 2021

Fred Razak, chief trading strategist, CMTrading
The cryptocurrency revolution. What's the outlook for 2021?Article

The Bitcoin price has surged up to $60,000. There are a few influencing factors that have contributed to this phenomenal rise in the cryptocurrency's fortunes...

Fred Razak 8 Apr 2021

Why your brand needs a P2P marketing strategy
Why your brand needs a P2P marketing strategyArticle

In a digitally connected world, positive customer opinions and recommendations can tilt scales in the favour of a particular project, product or service...

Heath Muchena 29 Mar 2021

Remitano makes money transfer between South Africa and other countries easier and faster with new 'cash-out' feature
Remitano makes money transfer between South Africa and other countries easier and faster with new 'cash-out' featureArticle

Due to the ever-increasing volume of money transfers across the globe, Remitano, a global escrow-marketplace, has just launched a smart, free, and safe approach for international money transfers...

Issued by Remitano 23 Mar 2021

How online markets are helping local stores survive Covid-19
How online markets are helping local stores survive Covid-19Article

Thanks to platforms that link online consumption to local interests, the desire to buy local, a trend fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic, is giving rise to a new phenomenon known as digital localism...

Myriam Ertz, Damien Hallegatte, Imen Latrous and Julien Bousquet 19 Mar 2021

Debunking blockchain and cryptocurrency myths
Debunking blockchain and cryptocurrency mythsArticle

One of the greater barriers to investment and adoption of cryptos and blockchain technology lies within the scepticism that surrounds it...

Sean Sanders 26 Feb 2021

Can blockchain technology really help Africa's economy?
Can blockchain technology really help Africa's economy?Article

While blockchain is not a new technology, its adoption has been slow in Africa. However, the application of this technology here could lead to interesting outcomes...

Musa Kalenga and Samuel Segun 26 Feb 2021

Sean Sanders, founder and CEO, Revix
Are cryptocurrencies the top-performing asset class of the decade or the world's greatest bubble?Article

In the early 1990s, when the internet was still in its infancy, there was some hesitation in adopting this new and unfamiliar technology with limited use in our personal and work lives...

Sean Sanders 11 Feb 2021

Bronwyn Williams, director, FluxTrends
#BizTrends2021: A small idea can change the worldArticle

So many young people are disillusioned by white-picket fence utopia sold to them, because in reality most of them are less well off than their parents and grandparents...

Nicci Botha 2 Feb 2021

10 fintech startups revealed for AlphaCode's R10m support programme
10 fintech startups revealed for AlphaCode's R10m support programmeArticle

The AlphaCode Incubate programme provides funding, guidance from performance coaches and a panel of advisory experts, access to AlphaCode's co-working space, and opportunities to apply for further early-stage investment...

1 Feb 2021

Wiehann Olivier, partner and digital assets lead, Mazars
Is Bitcoin the new gold?Article

Bitcoin has soared again in recent months - along with some of its cryptocurrency peers, such as Ethereum - making this very modern form of investing a very 'hot' topic at the moment...

Wiehann Olivier 26 Jan 2021

Dominique Collett, senior investment executive, Rand Merchant Investments and head of AlphaCode
#BizTrends2021: 10 predictions around fintechArticle

This time last year, none of us had any idea of the whole new world that was on its way. One that would include global lockdowns, Zoombombing, covidiots, closed borders and quarantining...

Dominique Collett 25 Jan 2021

How blockchain could help the world meet the UN's global goals in higher education
How blockchain could help the world meet the UN's global goals in higher educationArticle

Improving quality of life for people globally means investing in education...

Rory McGreal 20 Jan 2021

Andrew Duvenage, MD, NFB Private Wealth Management.
#BizTrends2021: The 4 themes for the new yearArticle

The four themes we expect to find traction during 2021 are coronavirus and the vaccines deployed against it; reflation; a global move toward even tighter regulation; and crypto assets, as opposed to only cryptocurrencies...

Andrew Duvenage, 14 Jan 2021

Luitingh and Associates appeals to creditors to join MTI liquidation application
Luitingh and Associates appeals to creditors to join MTI liquidation applicationArticle

The appeal comes at a time when two high court applications for the liquidation of MTI were filed by investors unable to withdraw funds...

28 Dec 2020

Crypto comes of age in 2020
Crypto comes of age in 2020Article

Despite volatile prices during 2020, cryptocurrency has withstood the Covid-19 stress test and emerged with new support from previous naysayers...

Marius Reitz 15 Dec 2020

Rupert Hare, portfolio manager, Prescient Investment Management.
Why asset allocation is the most important contributor to long-term returnsArticle

Stories are often enthusiastically shared around the dinner table about who has picked a winning stock or how much value a share offers...

Rupert Hare 9 Nov 2020

How to invest your money during the pandemic
How to invest your money during the pandemicArticle

The pandemic has caused a distinct and unyielding sensitive instability in practically every aspect of our lives...

Craig Lebrau, Issued by Lebrau Press 28 Oct 2020

Smart contracts adoption could be tripped up by legal validity and privacy laws concerns
Smart contracts adoption could be tripped up by legal validity and privacy laws concernsArticle

Many businesses are looking to conclude agreements by taking advantage of technology platforms that promise efficiency and cost-savings; including using smart contracts. Although the opportunities for smart contracts are vast - issues related to their legal validity and compatibility with growing data protection laws may create real stumbling blocks for their use...

Wendy Tembedza 28 Oct 2020

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Cryptocurrency: The chameleon commodityArticle

The cryptocurrency market is still relatively new and it has completely changed the trading landscape. Regulations are still quite lax in the crypto space and it's a particularly volatile commodity...

Daniel Kibel 5 Oct 2020

Mirror Trading International exposed: #MTILeaks reveal trading data
Mirror Trading International exposed: #MTILeaks reveal trading dataArticle

In another twist, the South African Bitcoin trading company under investigation by the Financial Services Conduct Authority (FSCA) and on the radar of other international financial regulatory entities...

22 Sep 2020

Interested in crypto trading? Attend the Binance webinar on 'The Future of Money'
Interested in crypto trading? Attend the Binance webinar on 'The Future of Money'Article

Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange is running a free webinar for crypto enthusiasts across South Africa...

Issued by Binance 21 Sep 2020

Building the "Wall Street" of Africa
Building the "Wall Street" of AfricaArticle

Wall Street, the historic headquarters of some of the largest US brokerages and investment banks, however, as Africans we can recreate this and build our own "Wall Street" on the African continent...

14 Sep 2020

Marcus Swanepoel, co-founder and CEO of Luno
Naspers, RMI sell their Luno stakes to international investorArticle

Naspers and Rand Merchant Investment Holdings (RMI) have sold their stakes in the South Africa-founded cryptocurrency exchange, Luno...

10 Sep 2020

When will blockchain's time arrive?
When will blockchain's time arrive?Article

Measuring whether a new innovation delivers on its promise is always tricky...

26 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Tugba Abadan, head of Africa at Paxful, finds success in the crypto space
#WomensMonth: Tugba Abadan, head of Africa at Paxful, finds success in the crypto spaceArticle

As one of Paxful's brightest young leaders, Tugba Abadan is helping the global next-generation peer-to-peer (P2P) Bitcoin marketplace bring financial inclusion to the underbanked and unbanked...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 Aug 2020

#PulpNonFiction: Stranger than (science) fiction, how to get a head start on the future
#PulpNonFiction: Stranger than (science) fiction, how to get a head start on the futureArticle

In an age where fake news is a stranger to truth, and truth stranger than fiction, Bronwyn Williams provides insights as to why books and their authors are vital to understanding trends...

Bronwyn Williams 3 Aug 2020

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Twitter hack exposes broader threat to democracy and societyArticle

In case 2020 wasn't dystopian enough, hackers on July 15 hijacked the Twitter accounts of former President Barack Obama, presidential hopeful Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Kim Kardashian and Apple, among others...

Laura DeNardis 21 Jul 2020

Are cryptocurrencies the 21st century's biggest fraud?
Are cryptocurrencies the 21st century's biggest fraud?Article

As of 5 May 2020, Tether was the world's most purchased cryptocurrency, with $56.16bn in 24-hour trade volume. However, Tether did not appear in the list of top five cryptocurrencies...

13 Jul 2020

Money makes the world go round: Understanding financial behaviour in South Africa
Money makes the world go round: Understanding financial behaviour in South AfricaArticle

As South Africa, along with the rest of the world, strives to jump-start the economy after its unprecedented hiatus, Borderless Access shares the financial and banking behaviour of our citizens...

Issued by Borderless Access 24 Jun 2020

Local youth leads Paxful's Peer Program
Local youth leads Paxful's Peer ProgramArticle

With the African continent already becoming one of the world's leading markets for the crypto-economy, Paxful is shining the spotlight on the opportunities the fast-growing bitcoin economy has to offer the youth...

18 Jun 2020

3 ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisis
3 ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisisArticle

The world has failed to halt global warming. Four years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, most experts predict global warming will exceed the agreed thresholds...

Bernhard Reinsberg 12 Jun 2020

Your own 'Sofa Bank'
Your own 'Sofa Bank'Article

A few real ways to make money from the comfort of your home...

Issued by NFX Capital VU Inc 1 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Paxful launches #BuiltWithBitcoin Africa Fund in lockdown
#LockdownLessons: Paxful launches #BuiltWithBitcoin Africa Fund in lockdownArticle

Artur Schaback, one of the co-founders and COO of Paxful, shares how the company has adjusted to life under lockdown...

Evan-Lee Courie 19 May 2020

Blockchain and the pharmaceutical supply chain
Blockchain and the pharmaceutical supply chainArticle

Blockchain technology can revolutionise many aspects of our lives, one of which is providing a secure, interoperable system for improving the visibility of pharmaceutical value chains...

Issued by Pyrotec 4 May 2020

Risk management when trading crypto
Risk management when trading cryptoArticle

With the expansion of a derivatives market, cryptocurrencies had become a great diversification tool, given their low correlation with other asset classes...

Issued by Monetary Library 22 Apr 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: 10 African women to watch in blockchain and Bitcoin
#BlockchainAfrica: 10 African women to watch in blockchain and BitcoinArticle

Paxful highlights 10 women in Africa who are making waves in the rapidly growing blockchain and Bitcoin industries...

31 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: Blockchain poised to propel construction into new era of efficiency
#BlockchainAfrica: Blockchain poised to propel construction into new era of efficiencyArticle

Huge strides have been made in digitising and transforming the construction industry already, but an uptake in blockchain technology is poised to be a game-changer in the built environment...

Andrew Skudder 31 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: Cryptocurrency adoption and developments in Africa
#BlockchainAfrica: Cryptocurrency adoption and developments in AfricaArticle

Gareth Grobler is a digital currency entrepreneur and founded the cryptocurrency exchange iCE3X in 2013. He is a founding member of the UK Digital Currency Association...

26 Mar 2020

How m-commerce is brewing in SA's coffee industry
How m-commerce is brewing in SA's coffee industryArticle

Insight Survey's latest SA Coffee Industry Landscape Report 2020 uncovers the global and local coffee markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 23 Mar 2020

Your entrepreneurial "CAB" to success
Your entrepreneurial "CAB" to successArticle

John Lombela, managing director of Cryptovecs Capital, unpacks how the technology behind bitcoin is changing money, business, and the world...

John Lombela 13 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: "Bitcoin is the best system we've ever had for money" - Simon Dingle
#BlockchainAfrica: "Bitcoin is the best system we've ever had for money" - Simon DingleArticle

"But it still lacks the user experience, appeal, social acceptance and, most importantly, narrative, that will propel it across the chasm into mainstream adoption..." - Blockchain Africa Conference speaker and fintech entrepreneur Simon Dingle on Bitcoin and its impact on industry...

Jessica Tennant 11 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: The state of the crypto-economy in Africa
#BlockchainAfrica: The state of the crypto-economy in AfricaArticle

While many parts of the developed world are fixated on speculative activity in the crypto-economy, people in Africa are teaching us about the true use cases of bitcoin...

Evan-Lee Courie 5 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: The impact of blockchain on the global economy
#BlockchainAfrica: The impact of blockchain on the global economyArticle

In 2020, many of the world's most influential business executives and policymakers are aware of blockchain's potential to turn the global economy around...

Ilija Acimovic 4 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: So you think you need a blockchain?
#BlockchainAfrica: So you think you need a blockchain?Article

It's 2020, and we're still in hype overdrive about blockchain...

Cayle Sharrock 4 Mar 2020

What amendments to Kenya's digital tax law mean for SMEs
What amendments to Kenya's digital tax law mean for SMEsArticle

Digital traders would likely have heard of the recent changes to the Income Tax and VAT Acts introduced by the Finance Act, 2019 (the Act)...

John Syekei, Nikhil Hira, Denis Magonga and Angela Mukora 26 Feb 2020

Jamie McKane promoted to MyBroadband deputy editor
Jamie McKane promoted to MyBroadband deputy editorArticle

MyBroadband senior journalist Jamie McKane has been promoted to the position of deputy editor...

Issued by MyBroadband 19 Feb 2020

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