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  • A decade of Bitcoin heralds a certain future

    A decade of Bitcoin heralds a certain future

    November 15, 2018 • Finance, OpinionComments Off on A decade of Bitcoin heralds a certain future

    As Bitcoin celebrates a full 10 years since the publication of Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper, the time is right to consider its lasting impact on the colliding worlds of information technology and finance. When it was launched at Halloween in 2008, Bitcoin...

  • The South African appetite for crypto keeps growing

    The South African appetite for crypto keeps growing

    November 8, 2018 • FinanceComments Off on The South African appetite for crypto keeps growing

    While much of the recent crypto-related news headlines have focused on the fluctuating Bitcoin price, the interest in Bitcoin in Africa has continued to grow at a rapid pace. Paxful, a leading global cryptocurrency-marketplace, reports that its total number...

  • What impact will blockchain have on the business world?

    What impact will blockchain have on the business world?

    November 6, 2018 • Finance, OpinionComments Off on What impact will blockchain have on the business world?

      Blockchain is best known as the technology behind the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, and uptake to date remains most advanced in the financial services sector. However, a wealth of other use cases are emerging, from traceability through the food supply chain...

  • Emerging markets embrace Bitcoin, research reveals

    Emerging markets embrace Bitcoin, research reveals

    November 6, 2018 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Emerging markets embrace Bitcoin, research reveals

    According to Luno’s latest research, consumers from South Africa, Indonesia and Malaysia reported higher levels of cryptocurrency familiarity and ownership compared to their European counterparts. Luno is a leading global cryptocurrency company that...

  • Ray Youssef, CEO of Paxful.

    Bitcoin in Africa has continued to grow at a rapid pace – Paxful

    November 6, 2018 • FinanceComments Off on Bitcoin in Africa has continued to grow at a rapid pace – Paxful

    While much of the recent crypto-related news headlines have focused on the fluctuating Bitcoin price, the interest in Bitcoin in Africa has continued to grow at a rapid pace. Paxful, reports that its total number of transactions from African...

  • Ray Youssef, CEO of Paxful.

    Paxful looking at cryptocurrency’s potential in East Africa

    October 8, 2018 • East Africa, FinanceComments Off on Paxful looking at cryptocurrency’s potential in East Africa

    The need for investing in cryptocurrency is steadily rising in East Africa; specifically Kenya as more and more people are gradually gaining trust/confidence in the use of cryptocurrency. Though cryptocurrency is relatively new and comes with a learning...

  • SA fintech launches app to send Bitcoin cash to the contacts on your phone

    South African fintech launches app to send Bitcoin cash

    October 2, 2018 • Finance, General, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African fintech launches app to send Bitcoin cash

    On Tuesday, October 2 Centbee announced the beta launch of a Bitcoin cash wallet that allows users to send Bitcoin cash to friends. The app has been in alpha testing for several months and users confirm its most useful feature is the ability to send Bitcoin...

  • Bitcoin: Mining for Answers

    Bitcoin: Mining for Answers

    September 4, 2018 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Bitcoin: Mining for Answers

    By now, most people know what Bitcoin, or cryptocurrency, is. Some have even bought and sold a few and more impressively, some have found out how to turn cryptocurrencies into a business. Then, there are the “miners”. Following a process that involves no...

  • Emerging markets embrace Bitcoin, research reveals

    Avoiding the hype to see the value of blockchain for travel

    September 2, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Avoiding the hype to see the value of blockchain for travel

    Blockchain is a young technology, but it has the potential to disrupt the way business is traditionally done. In terms of the advantages it can offer the travel industry, stability and security rank very high. The 2017 Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging...

  • How blockchain will change the financial professional's role in the decade to come

    How blockchain will change the financial professional’s role in the decade to come

    August 28, 2018 • Finance, OpinionComments Off on How blockchain will change the financial professional’s role in the decade to come

    While the world debates whether bitcoin is the future of money or merely a bubble, there is another revolution underway using the technology associated with cryptocurrencies. Called blockchain, this tech promises to bring massive change to industries such as...

  • How South Africa attracted a range of investors and ensured capital safety

    How South Africa attracted a range of investors and ensured capital safety

    August 16, 2018 • General, SponsoredComments Off on How South Africa attracted a range of investors and ensured capital safety

    Across the globe, more and more of the world’s biggest and most wealthy countries have turned their interest towards South Africa has a destination for investment and this is certainly no recent change. In fact, since the early 2010’s, an increasing...

  • The Opportunity Cryptocurrencies Present In Africa

    The Opportunity Cryptocurrencies Present In Africa

    August 10, 2018 • Finance, SponsoredComments Off on The Opportunity Cryptocurrencies Present In Africa

    As a driving force behind a number of innovations across the world, cryptocurrencies are continuing to make their mark in countries like Africa. As the popularity of cryptocurrencies continues to grow, and with African countries such as South Africa and Kenya...

  • Unpacking Bitcoin security

    Unpacking Bitcoin security

    August 8, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Unpacking Bitcoin security

    Blockchain technologies present opportunities for disruptive innovation. However, they also present controversy, especially with regards to the security of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Released as open-source software in 2009, Bitcoins are created as a...

  • Bitcoin-funded charity in Africa? Yes, says Paxful

    August 6, 2018 • Education, FinanceComments Off on Bitcoin-funded charity in Africa? Yes, says Paxful

    Paxful, the global crypto-marketplace, launched #BuiltWithBitcoin to encourage the cryptocurrency sector to contribute funds for humanitarian projects. The International non-profit organization, Zam Zam Water, is the implementation partner for the program....

  • The first school sponsored by the #BuiltWithBitcoin program is located in Kasebigege Village in Rwanda's Bugesera District.

    Bitcoin could break the internet, warns banking group

    June 22, 2018 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Bitcoin could break the internet, warns banking group

    Don’t bet on bitcoin ever replacing the dollar or other traditional currencies as everyday money. That’s one of the messages from a new report by an organisation that represents dozens of the world’s central banks. According to a report by...

  • The first school sponsored by the #BuiltWithBitcoin program is located in Kasebigege Village in Rwanda's Bugesera District.

    Thomson Reuters expands sentiment data to track Top 100 Cryptocurrencies

    June 17, 2018 • Finance, Online & SocialComments Off on Thomson Reuters expands sentiment data to track Top 100 Cryptocurrencies

    Thomson Reuters has expanded its sentiment data offerings to track the top 100 cryptocurrencies through its partnership with MarketPsych Data LLC, a market leader in quantitative behavioral science. This new MarketPsych Indices (TRMI) package uses machine...