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What's really behind Musk's Bitcoin U-turn?Article

Elon Musk's sudden U-turn regarding Bitcoin on Twitter - which sent prices plummeting by 15% - could be more of a PR stunt than anything else...

1 day ago

Tesla will no longer accept Bitcoin as payment for its cars
Tesla will no longer accept Bitcoin as payment for its carsArticle

Elon Musk announced via Twitter yesterday, 12 May, that Tesla will stop accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment for its vehicles...

2 days ago

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Will gold stand up as a safe investment bet in the future?Article

Gold hit a low of $1,469 in mid-March last year before appreciating to a value of around $2,000 an ounce in August. This was the result of two catalysts...

Fred Razak 19 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

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

Banks as custodians of cryptocurrencies
Banks as custodians of cryptocurrenciesArticle

As cryptocurrencies becomes a mainstream asset class and blockchain technology gains adoption across industries, banking groups will increasingly take on the role of custodians for this growing segment of the market...

Masha Maharaj, 18 Mar 2021

Apply for graduate programme in cryptocurrency and development
Apply for graduate programme in cryptocurrency and developmentArticle

Invictus Capital is launching a graduate programme for students in software development and cryptocurrencies...

26 Feb 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

Brent Haumann, managing director, Striata Africa
Financial services and digital transformation. Is it happening fast enough?Article

The financial services industry is no exception to the pandemic-driven need to transform to high-quality digital experiences to customers, employees, and partners almost overnight...

Brent Haumann 17 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

#BehindtheMask: Tilesh Bhaga, creative technologist at Grey Africa
#BehindtheMask: Tilesh Bhaga, creative technologist at Grey AfricaArticle

This week I catch up with Tilesh Bhaga, creative technologist at Grey Advertising Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 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

James George, compliance manager, Compli-Serve SA.
KYC compliance catches up with cryptoArticle

Know your customer (KYC) procedures are still a work-in-progress in the cryptocurrency industry. But businesses in this space, though still largely unregulated, need to comply with anti-money laundering (AML) legislation or risk facing punitive measures.

James George 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

Maarten Ackermann, chief economist and advisory partner, Citadel
#BizTrends2021: 3 wealth management trends to watch in 2021Article

The Covid19 pandemic has been one of the greatest disruptors in living memory, causing major upheaval across all facets of our everyday life...

Maarten Ackerman 11 Jan 2021

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

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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

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

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

The rise of digital banking
The rise of digital bankingArticle

As AI and IoT become a part of our lives e-banking is gaining traction and with that comes an influx of different offerings some good and some bad.

John Lombela 4 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

5 best Forex brokers in South Africa along with their pros and cons
5 best Forex brokers in South Africa along with their pros and consArticle

Here are five best Forex brokers in South Africa along with their pros and cons...

Issued by SA Shares 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

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has accelerated 4IR [Part 2]
The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has accelerated 4IR [Part 2]Article

The world is in the middle of a global pandemic that has resulted in national lockdowns, and a hard reset of society towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 4IR is happening faster than ever before...

Alan Knott-Craig 3 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

The synthesis of the most complex technologies gives us a simple solution, with world-scale potential
The synthesis of the most complex technologies gives us a simple solution, with world-scale potentialArticle

While the whole world is shaking from negative news, ranging from the pandemic of the coronavirus Covid-19, to numerous disasters in different areas all around the world, to the stock market crashes and the global crisis in general, a silver lining has emerged among the clouds in sunny Panama, and it will probably affect everyone...

Issued by Kirik Pro 26 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: 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

#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

The gig economy can boost employment in Africa
The gig economy can boost employment in AfricaArticle

The industries which are playing the greatest role in transforming the global economy all fall under what is termed the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

6 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: How blockchain is currently courting the property sector
#BlockchainAfrica: How blockchain is currently courting the property sectorArticle

Property can be affected by blockchain in many ways, from the provenance of raw materials and transparent recording of alterations to tokenised title deeds...

Ciaran MacDevette 6 Mar 2020

Report reveals no immunity from cyber attacks
Report reveals no immunity from cyber attacksArticle

Check Point Research has published its 2020 Cyber Security Report which reveals the key attack vectors and techniques...

17 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: What will happen in the crypto space?Article

Cryptocurrency is still something of an enigma for many investors, but will it become more mainstream as an asset class in 2020?

Marius Reitz 10 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: Millennials and green investingArticle

Millennials are responsible for spearheading the rise of socially and environmentally conscious investing...

Daniel Kibel 6 Jan 2020

Malware variety grew by 13.7% in 2019
Malware variety grew by 13.7% in 2019Article

In 2019, the number of unique malicious objects detected by Kaspersky's web antivirus solution rose - reaching 24,610,126.

2 Jan 2020

2019: A year of cryptocurrency
2019: A year of cryptocurrencyArticle

Cryptocurrency is a "blink and you'll miss it" type of industry. Here is a look back on what made 2019 a brilliant year for cryptocurrency as well as a little of what to expect in 2020...

Nic Haralambous 24 Dec 2019

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Cryptocurrency: The year that wasArticle

In a world moving towards a new financial system, cryptocurrency is becoming more mainstream..

Marius Reitz 11 Dec 2019

The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet
The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planetArticle

Modern society has given significant attention to the promises of the digital economy over the past decade. But it has given little attention to its negative environmental footprint...

Raynold Wonder Alorse 9 Dec 2019

Cryptocurrency advertising is an emerging industry
Cryptocurrency advertising is an emerging industryArticle

Advertising and promotion in the digital era is becoming a prominent fixture. It might be hard to master, especially in the cryptocurrency sector, as this is still very much a niche that is just now evolving into a mainstream industry...

Craig Lebrau, Issued by Lebrau Press 4 Nov 2019

How blockchain is central to building a circular economy
How blockchain is central to building a circular economyArticle

Blockchain will play a pivotal role in completely transforming the recycling supply chain and making the circular economy a reality...

31 Oct 2019

Opera for Android integrates Bitcoin and Tron blockchain support
Opera for Android integrates Bitcoin and Tron blockchain supportArticle

The latest version of Opera for Android integrates Bitcoin and Tron blockchain support...

24 Oct 2019

Ashlin Perumall, senior associate, corporate/M&A practice at Baker McKenzie
How will we regulate blockchain and cryptocurrency in Africa?Article

While fintech and mobile solutions for money transfers have taken off in Africa, there has been a mixed reaction thus far from governments to the use and regulation of blockchain and cryptocurrency...

17 Jul 2019

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6-point checklist to keep you compliantArticle

Regulations governing the financial services sector are being overhauled. Below is a six-point checklist to ensure you don't fall behind in compliance...

Richard Rattue 8 Jul 2019

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