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Posts Tagged ‘bitcoin’

  • Facebook considers pegging Libra to national currencies

    October 21, 2019 • Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook considers pegging Libra to national currencies

    In June 2019, Facebook unveiled a new global cryptocurrency – Libra – that it hoped would disrupt the current world financial system by giving users the chance to send and spend money at a next-to-nothing fee. When it was first introduced,...

  • South African crypto-exchange achieves milestone number of customers

    South African crypto-exchange achieves milestone number of customers

    September 10, 2019 • Features, Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African crypto-exchange achieves milestone number of customers

    “Despite Bitcoin’s volatility, cryptocurrency trades continue to rise,” says Marius Reitz, Luno Africa GM. Reitz’s comment comes shortly after the South African cryptocurrency exchange, Luno announced that it now has three million...

  • South African crypto-exchange cuts trade fees in half

    South African crypto-exchange cuts trade fees in half

    September 5, 2019 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African crypto-exchange cuts trade fees in half

    Cryptocurrency exchange, AltCoinTrader has announced that it plans to reduce all fees by more than 50 per cent, indefinitely. The exchange says the move to cut fees in half, which may come as a surprise to industry insiders, was inevitable and is the result...

  • PrimeXBT lowers Forex and Crypto trading fees

    PrimeXBT lowers Forex and Crypto trading fees

    August 22, 2019 • FinanceComments Off on PrimeXBT lowers Forex and Crypto trading fees

    Bitcoin-based trading platform, PrimeXBT announced on Wednesday, 22 August 2019, that it has lowered its trading fees. According to the platform, the new fee structure includes a reduction in overnight financing fees on all crypto trading pairs, as well as a...

  • Get paid when selling your Bitcoin

    Get paid when selling your Bitcoin

    August 5, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Get paid when selling your Bitcoin

    Here in South Africa, the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector is considered to be relatively new. There are many differences faced by crypto enthusiasts and traders when utilising crypto exchanges to trade when compared to the international markets. One...

  • New cryptocurrency payment solution revealed

    B2B cryptocurrency payment solution revealed

    August 2, 2019 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on B2B cryptocurrency payment solution revealed

    Cryptocurrency payment platform and wallet, Coindirect announced on Thursday, 1 August 2019, its new business to business (B2B) cryptocurrency payment solution — designed to facilitate borderless transactions within a secure and transparent environment. ...

  • Crypto trading platform launched for iOS devices

    Crypto trading platform launched for iOS devices

    July 29, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Crypto trading platform launched for iOS devices

    Multi-asset Bitcoin-based trading platform, PrimeXBT announced on Sunday, 28 July 2019, that it has launched a new mobile app for Apple iOS devices. The offering is said to provide access to all of the platform’s available trading tools and assets, from...

  • INTERVIEW: North Wind Digital CEO on the potential for Blockchain in Africa

    July 28, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: North Wind Digital CEO on the potential for Blockchain in Africa

    North Wind Digital CEO, Adrian van der Merwe, has a vast understanding of technology as well as the finance function thereof. With a career in the accounting industry spanning 20 years, Adrian is passionate about using technology to bring about the best...

  • How to make money online without paying money to start in 2019

    How to make money online without paying money to start in 2019

    July 25, 2019 • Finance, SponsoredComments Off on How to make money online without paying money to start in 2019

    Youths in Nigeria are faced with several problems and one of them is unemployment. The United Nations announced that Nigeria has overtaken India as the poverty capital of the world. Which means that an estimated 90 million people are living in abject poverty....

  • KyberSwap Dex launches fiat-to-crypto gateway with Coindirect

    Huobi and CASHU partner to expand cryptocurrency reach across North Africa

    July 19, 2019 • Finance, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huobi and CASHU partner to expand cryptocurrency reach across North Africa

    On Wednesday, 17 July 2019, online payment company CASHU and Huobi announced a collaboration that aims to make ‘accessing cryptocurrency as easy as buying a Netflix subscription or paying a bill’ for millions of people across North Africa. With...

  • Five reasons why Libra is not the new Bitcoin

    Five reasons why Libra is not the new Bitcoin

    July 18, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Five reasons why Libra is not the new Bitcoin

    Earlier this year, Facebook revealed a plan to release a new global cryptocurrency called Libra. While the coin is only going public in 2020, it’s garnered much anticipation from crypto-enthusiasts and even more scepticism from crypto-critics.  And...

  • Get paid when selling your Bitcoin

    The pitfalls in Crypto investing

    July 16, 2019 • Finance, SponsoredComments Off on The pitfalls in Crypto investing

    There are several common mistakes which the novice cryptocurrency investor should take note of before investing in crypto. Let’s dive into the most common pitfalls new investors make. Avoid these common pitfalls in crypto investing As an investor, you need...

  • Trump says ‘Bitcoin’ is not money — but isn’t that the point.

    Trump says ‘Bitcoin’ is not money — but isn’t that the point?

    July 16, 2019 • Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Trump says ‘Bitcoin’ is not money — but isn’t that the point?

    On Thursday, 11 July 2019, US President, Donald Trump, posted a series of tweets in which he warned social media company, Facebook, against becoming a ‘bank’ — or face having to undergo the obstacles and regulations that all American banks do.  Trump...

  • Bitcoin for beginners: The how to guide

    Bitcoin for beginners: The how to guide

    July 8, 2019 • Finance, Security, SponsoredComments Off on Bitcoin for beginners: The how to guide

    With the recent surge in Bitcoin’s price and the overall interest in the cryptocurrency industry growing, it is time to recap as to how South African’s can go about investing in Bitcoin and other altcoins. Buying your first Bitcoin is easy. All you need...

  • How to buy Bitcoin with iTunes gift cards in Nigeria

    How to buy Bitcoin with iTunes gift cards in Nigeria

    May 29, 2019 • Finance, SponsoredComments Off on How to buy Bitcoin with iTunes gift cards in Nigeria

    iTunes gift card market is one of the top online investments that many Nigerian youths involved in as they regularly trade these gift cards for fiat currencies on different trading platforms. However, one phenomenon that has begun to trend that has turned to...

  • Australian and African Tech startups forge Blockchain-Powered partnerships

    Australian and African Tech startups forge Blockchain-Powered partnerships

    April 2, 2019 • FinanceComments Off on Australian and African Tech startups forge Blockchain-Powered partnerships

    Bitcoin has been celebrated as the flagship cryptocurrency and is undoubtedly the most widely used altcoin. While Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have yet to reach their full potential as a means of carrying out transactions, the tech that powers it,...