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Posts Tagged ‘cryptocurrencies’

  • Regulatory requirements for crypto assets: the springboard to mainstream adoption

    Regulatory requirements for crypto assets: the springboard to mainstream adoption

    December 7, 2018 • Finance, OpinionComments Off on Regulatory requirements for crypto assets: the springboard to mainstream adoption

    Interest in cryptocurrencies has exploded over the past couple of years. What was once an obscure idea, confined to dark corners of the web, is now a feature of the daily news cycle and looks increasingly likely to disrupt the global financial space. Despite...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Brian Kalule, partner, Bowmans Uganda

    Fintech flourishes in Uganda as regulation remains hands-off for now

    September 28, 2018 • East Africa, OpinionComments Off on Fintech flourishes in Uganda as regulation remains hands-off for now

    Financial technology is flourishing in Uganda, thanks partly to the enormous popularity of mobile money and payment systems and partly to the hands-off approach of the country’s regulators. Although regulation does exist, it applies only to certain...

  • Wits, UJ, Fort Hare and Telkom launches #SA4IR in response to the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Wits, UJ, Fort Hare and Telkom launches #SA4IR in response to the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    September 6, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Wits, UJ, Fort Hare and Telkom launches #SA4IR in response to the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is set to dramatically change how humans interact with technology, how we express ourselves, communicate and engage in a new world. While the potential of transformative technologies – such as artificial intelligence,...

  • 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...

  • Fay Mukaddam, CEO of 4AX

    Cryptocurrencies: new form of colonialism or upliftment opportunity?

    July 24, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on Cryptocurrencies: new form of colonialism or upliftment opportunity?

    It is quite clear that we are developing into a society that is completely driven by information and reliant on technology. As we evolve along this path, those that succeed will be those who are able to equip themselves to handle this future by grasping the...

  • Kaspersky Labto secure future of cryptocurrency exchanges

    The importance of accuracy for a crypto ICO list

    July 18, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on The importance of accuracy for a crypto ICO list

    There are plenty of sites out there that list ICOs, but what are the qualities of the best ICO listing sites? One factor that can’t be undervalued is accuracy. If an ICO list is riddled with errors, it’s of no benefit to the ICOs themselves or the...

  • What it will mean if the acquisition or disposal of cryptocurrencies are treated as suspect trades.

    Understanding tax amendments for Cryptocurrencies

    July 18, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Understanding tax amendments for Cryptocurrencies

    Treasury has proposed certain amendments to the Income Tax Act relating to the tax treatment of cryptocurrencies in the recently issued Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (draft TLAB). In the draft TLAB, Treasury proposes to include cryptocurrencies in three...

  • How to drastically empower your business by advancing Blockchain technology

    4 reasons why you can’t afford to ignore Blockchain

    May 8, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on 4 reasons why you can’t afford to ignore Blockchain

    It’s a pretty safe bet that you’ve already heard of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and the enigma that is Bitcoin – they’re arguably some of the biggest buzzwords to come out of the digital era. However, for something that’s got a lot of...

  • The deVere Group is advising investors to exercise caution as the market remains volatile.

    Cryptocurrencies set for another surge in prices

    May 8, 2018 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Cryptocurrencies set for another surge in prices

    Current market activity indicates that cryptocurrencies are set for “another considerable surge in price gains” in the near future, but investors are advised to exercise caution. This forecast from Nigel Green, founder and CEO of the deVere Group – an...

  • Regulatory requirements for crypto assets: the springboard to mainstream adoption

    Impact of cryptocurrencies on financial services and security

    May 7, 2018 • Events, SecurityComments Off on Impact of cryptocurrencies on financial services and security

    No one really knows what the future holds, especially when it comes to threatening or enhancing security around current financial services systems. More importantly, are cryptocurrencies the real deal. OneChannel CEO Bernard Ford will be presenting a paper...

  • Cryptocurrency-ATM launches in South Africa

    Decrypting blockchain and cryptocurrencies

    April 29, 2018 • Finance, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Decrypting blockchain and cryptocurrencies

    Cryptocurrencies are dominating the media. This one has collapsed, that one is on the rise, and a new one is around the corner. Their flavour isn’t quite as piquant today as it was yesterday thanks to fraud, an upsurge in Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and...

  • How to drastically empower your business by advancing Blockchain technology

    Decrypting blockchain and cryptocurrencies

    April 24, 2018 • General, OpinionComments Off on Decrypting blockchain and cryptocurrencies

    Cryptocurrencies are dominating the media. This one has collapsed, that one is on the rise, and a new one is around the corner. Their flavour isn’t quite as piquant today as it was yesterday thanks to fraud, an upsurge in Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and...

  • Life after Bitcoin: Understanding the cryptocurrency and betting on its future

    Life after Bitcoin: Understanding the cryptocurrency and betting on its future

    April 11, 2018 • Finance, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Life after Bitcoin: Understanding the cryptocurrency and betting on its future

    You probably noticed the shift during the second half of 2017. Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies went from something you vaguely knew about and planned to read up on real soon, to the main topic of conversation at dinner parties. Since then the crypto fanboys have...

  • Startups use Blockchain technology to make everyday life better

    Startups use Blockchain technology to make everyday life better

    February 9, 2018 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Startups use Blockchain technology to make everyday life better

    The Unlock The Block hackathon was hosted by Linum Labs and the African Institute of Financial Markets And Risk Management (AIFMRM) and culminated in Cape Town’s first ever Blockchain Symposium. Almost 80 participants from around the world attended. This...