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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

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

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

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

Many faces of malware: Are you protected?
Many faces of malware: Are you protected?Article

Malware remains the biggest threat to corporate networks, more costly than any other threat including ransomware and trojans...

John Mc Loughlin 2 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

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

FSCA warns against investing in crypto assets
FSCA warns against investing in crypto assetsArticle

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has again warned of a number of high risks associated with investing in crypto assets, in the wake of the recent Mirror Trading International Proprietary Limited debacle...

Natalie Scott & Kyra South 8 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

DSA calls on AU to help rid Africa of Ponzi schemes
DSA calls on AU to help rid Africa of Ponzi schemesArticle

The Direct Selling Association of South Africa (DSA) is imploring the African Union (AU) to initiate a continent-wide effort to stamp out Ponzi schemes...

22 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

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

Wildu du Plessis
#BizTrends2021: Key industry group trends in post-pandemic AfricaArticle

In the midst of the planetary emergency of climate change, Covid-19 is testing modern civilisation's preparedness for shocks, across the spheres of finance, economics and technology; global, national and regional governance; global and population health; social cohesion and food security. This is according to Baker McKenzie's new report, Unprecedented: Converging Crises...

Wildu du Plessis 4 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

#BestofBiz 2020: Finance & Insurance
#BestofBiz 2020: Finance & InsuranceArticle

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Finance & Insurance platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list...

14 Dec 2020

How small business teams can communicate with clients around the world
How small business teams can communicate with clients around the worldArticle

On the eve of 2021, even if you're a small business team that's based in one spot, it's probable that you rely on services from and provide value to clients based all around the world...

Sadie Williamson 26 Nov 2020

FSCA takes first steps in the regulation of crypto assets
FSCA takes first steps in the regulation of crypto assetsArticle

On 20 November 2020, the FSCA issued a draft Declaration of crypto assets as a financial product (draft Declaration) under the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002 (FAIS Act)...

Desiree Reddy 24 Nov 2020

How small businesses are utilising P2P lending to scale faster
How small businesses are utilising P2P lending to scale fasterArticle

It can be hard for small businesses and startups to get ahead, with fluctuating project cycles, seasonal slumps and late payments causing cash flow strain...

Sadie Williamson 16 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

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

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

#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

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

John Lombela
Looking at digital currency to fund your businessArticle

While money provides a sense of security, and helps in realising goals, how we acquire money, and in what form, is changing...

John Lombela 1 Jul 2020

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What the value?Article

If we are to unearth the meaning from these radical times in which we find ourselves, from the perspective of leadership, I see three main trends arising from the period of coronavirus; truth, fear and value...

Lisa Steingold 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

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Challenging the challenges of booking a flight during the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

Even though it might not feel like it when every day is some combination of a nightmare written by Franz Kafka and George Orwell, there will come a time when Covid-19 is behind us and more of us realise that it's safe to fly again...

Eugene Yiga 10 Jun 2020

Overview of SA Shares
Overview of SA SharesArticle

SA Shares is a comprehensive financial and online and investment platform, which is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa's financial hub...

Issued by SA Shares 5 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

The future of work
The future of workArticle

As part of SAICA's Leadership in a Time of Crisis webinar series, Willem van der Post, CA(SA) and CEO of xTech.Capital shared some thoughts on what the workplace of the future will look like, especially in a post-coronavirus world...

Issued by SAICA 21 May 2020

Is your IoT ecosystem opening you up to supply chain attacks?
Is your IoT ecosystem opening you up to supply chain attacks?Article

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to revolutionise the relationships businesses have with their data...

13 May 2020

Ways to keep your cash flow going through Covid-19 pandemic
Ways to keep your cash flow going through Covid-19 pandemicArticle

Many small and medium businesses in South Africa were already facing cash flow challenges before the Covid-19 pandemic...

Viresh Harduth 24 Apr 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

Join #BlockDown2020 during lockdown
Join #BlockDown2020 during lockdownArticle

EAK Digital has set up a virtual crypto conference, aptly titled BlockDown 2020, with global multi-platinum selling artist Akon as the headline speaker...

1 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

David Smooke on starting Hacker Noon
David Smooke on starting Hacker NoonArticle

The CEO of the leading technology publication talks about how he first got involved with writing and established the site that now boasts a library of over fifty thousand stories...

Craig Lebrau, Issued by Lebrau Press 12 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

John Lombela, managing director, Cryptovecs Capital
#BlockchainAfrica: Building an inclusive, transparent digital African economyArticle

Doing business in Africa is still a double-edged sword; despite the steady economic growth, there is still the inability to leverage this growth into sustainable development policies and plans...

John Lombela 4 Mar 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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