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  • A successful Public Talk on emerging tech

    A successful Public Talk on emerging tech

    March 7, 2019 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on A successful Public Talk on emerging tech

    The free Public Talk held at Bank of Namibia last Friday was a sell-out success.  Blockchain Technology, Crypto Currency, FinTech and Cybersecurity continue to be red-hot issues that are sure to draw a crowd and inspire lively debate. Dr Joachim Bald of...

  • 5 Tech Predictions for 2019 and beyond

    February 13, 2019 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 Tech Predictions for 2019 and beyond

    The tech market is already home to a range of smart hardware and software, but smart devices are set to become even more widespread in our day-to-day lives. 2018 was a year of exciting advancements and 2019 promises to be an even greater year when it comes...

  • Paxful launches wallet App

    2019 Predictions for cryptocurrency

    February 13, 2019 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on 2019 Predictions for cryptocurrency

    As we enter 2019, it is an opportune time to reflect on the year that was and strategize for the way forward. The crypto economy celebrated its 10th birthday in 2018, reaching a total market capitalization of approximately $138.6 billion (R1.9 trillion)....

  • Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy

    Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy

    January 10, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy

    One technology with enormous promise is blockchain. Surprised? Don’t be – there’s much more to blockchain than the world of cryptocurrency and finance. Blockchain has the ability to transform the supply chain discipline and the businesses that rely on...

  • How to drastically empower your business by advancing Blockchain technology

    South Africa adopts blockchain technology

    January 8, 2019 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa adopts blockchain technology

    The Blockchain dream is one of secure, seamless , transparent, trusted and convenient transactions. But adoption remains quite sluggish – with precious few real-world transformational examples of the technology. How do we boost widespread adoption of...

  • Why is Cloud a critical enabler for enterprise IT delivery

    Why there is a growing appetite for decentralised networks

    November 14, 2018 • 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...

  • Blockchain technology used to validate ethically sourced minerals in the DRC

    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 • FeaturesComments 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...

  • How to drastically empower your business by advancing Blockchain technology

    Blockchain will be a game-changing technology in customer onboarding

    September 20, 2018 • FinanceComments 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...

  • 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’...