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Posts Tagged ‘blockchain technology’

  • IOT

    Why there is a growing appetite for decentralised networks

    November 14, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Why there is a growing appetite for decentralised networks

    While the internet isn’t technically centralised, it is monolithic and monopolised in practice. A handful of companies currently control most of the world’s personal data and, in most cases, we are ostensibly fine with this situation… or are...

  • iHub first tokenised African tech accelerator

    Nairobi’s iHub becomes Africa’s first tokenised tech incubator

    November 12, 2018 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Nairobi’s iHub becomes Africa’s first tokenised tech incubator

    Kenyan innovation hub and tech accelerator iHub has recently partnered with Raise, a Bahamian and Kenyan technology company that has developed a company ownership platform to manage compliant digital securities in frontier markets. The announcement of this...

  • ClickPesa

    ClickPesa and Novatti facilitate cross border payment for Australian mining companies in Tanzania

    November 7, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on ClickPesa and Novatti facilitate cross border payment for Australian mining companies in Tanzania

    ClickPesa of Tanzania and Novatti Group of Australia conducted the first successful cross-border test transaction through the Stellar network from Australia to Tanzania with Novatti’s AUD utility token. The test transaction took place a week ago in front of...

  • Ryan Martyn, co-founder of Syntech

    Introducing advanced technologies in-house can fast-track business growth

    October 30, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Introducing advanced technologies in-house can fast-track business growth

    The success of South African business depends largely on its ability to capitalise on the demands of the 21st century and using advanced technology effectively to accelerate business growth is one of them. After all, the Fourth Industrial Revolution – an...

  • Jonathan Jardim, senior software developer at SilverBridge Holdings

    Digital transforming insurance

    September 28, 2018 • OpinionComments Off on Digital transforming insurance

    Digital transformation initiatives have become an important topic of discussion in boardrooms around the world. For insurers, embracing this shift can be especially beneficial as customers become more selective around product offerings and how technology is...

  • KYC models need to upgrade

    Know your customer models need to upgrade

    September 23, 2018 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on Know your customer models need to upgrade

    Know your customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) is a worldwide focus in the financial services sector, as regulators seek to embed greater transparency in transactions and stamp out fraud and money laundering. But KYC and AML management models in...

  • Benefits of Industry-Specific Blockchains

    Blockchain will be a game-changing technology in customer onboarding

    September 20, 2018 • Finance, OpinionComments Off on Blockchain will be a game-changing technology in customer onboarding

    Some things in life simply scream ‘paperwork’. Signing up for an account at a bank, for instance, or originating an insurance policy. How about applying for a home loan, moving to a new Medical Aid or getting a credit card? Almost everything within the...

  • Herman Lintvelt, Chief Technology Officer of Custos, a South African startup which embeds imperceptible bitcoin private keys in the digital files.

    Interview: Fighting intellectual property pirates with the cloud

    July 7, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Interview: Fighting intellectual property pirates with the cloud

    The modern-day pirate has a new target. By stealing original digital content like books and films, they rob hard-working creatives of their intellectual property and income. To address this problem, masterminds at Stellenbosch University devised a solution to...

  • Here's what’s driving Kenya’s Fintech sector

    How foreign FinTech disruptors are driving local economic growth

    June 8, 2018 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on How foreign FinTech disruptors are driving local economic growth

    The explosion of pioneering FinTech innovations from around the world is disrupting and transforming the global financial landscape. From payment, investment and lending innovations, to mobile money, digital wallets and Blockchain technology, FinTechs make...

  • Discussing the potentials of Blockchain in Africa

    Blockchain technology opens new doors for all industries

    May 11, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Blockchain technology opens new doors for all industries

    The introduction of blockchain technology has the world as we know it shifting at a rapid pace. Since its arrival in 2009 the technology has been met with immense demand, both for development and commercialisation, and in the coming years, the list of...

  • Building resilience against distributed threats at government level

    Cryptocurrency craze leads to new DDoS tactics

    April 26, 2018 • Finance, Security, SponsoredComments Off on Cryptocurrency craze leads to new DDoS tactics

    As the world of cryptocurrencies continues to grow exponentially, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attackers have a new set of targets, namely the exchanges that power cryptocurrency trades, as well as the computer systems used to ‘mine’...

  • 59 percent of corporate IoT attacks target office devices, finds Trend Micro

    5 technological advances that are reshaping life insurance as we know it

    February 23, 2018 • General, OpinionComments Off on 5 technological advances that are reshaping life insurance as we know it

    The South African life insurance industry is seen as one of the most innovative life cover sectors in the world. There are major technological developments on the international front that offer our industry the opportunity to cement its global status and to...

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

    Blockchain startup from Johannesburg raised $10 mln in 20 seconds

    February 7, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Blockchain startup from Johannesburg raised $10 mln in 20 seconds

    Faceter, a Blockchain startup, and the first vendor of computer-vision surveillance technology powered by a fog network of miners, has raised in excess of $10 million in their Token Presale, which concluded in a matter of seconds on February 5th. This is a...

  • The race to a paperless identity and the role of digital

    November 24, 2016 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on The race to a paperless identity and the role of digital

    While it is widely accepted that we are living in a digital age, more connected than ever before, elements of today’s customer journey still remain reliant on an original paper-based system, presenting too many opportunities for fraud, identity theft or...

  • BankTech 2018 Southern Africa Conference: 3 – 4 October 2018

    Online investment platform integrates blockchain technology

    November 2, 2016 • Finance, Software, Top StoriesComments (2)

    Wealth Migrate is the first Fintech enabled online investment marketplace to integrate blockchain technology in a move that significantly enhances security and privacy protections for investors around the globe. Wealth Migrate Chief Information Officer Jaco...

  • Service delivery in IT paramount to organisational success

    ThisIsMe to use Blockchain technology

    October 12, 2016 • Finance, Security, SoftwareComments Off on ThisIsMe to use Blockchain technology

    ThisIsMe (TIM) has announced it will soon be launching blockchain technology to further enhance its current services of true identity (ID) verification, onboarding, background checks and KYC/AML (know-your-customer and anti-money laundering). “While often...