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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...

  • Is your infrastructure throttling the benefits of cloud services?

    Gemini joins the BT Radianz cloud community

    February 27, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Gemini joins the BT Radianz cloud community

    BT has announced that cryptocurrency exchange and custodian Gemini Trust LLC (Gemini), a New York-based trust company, has joined the BT Radianz Cloud. The move provides Gemini access to one of the world’s largest, secure networked financial cloud...

  • Africa sees growth in crypto ownership-study

    Africa sees growth in crypto ownership-study

    February 22, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Africa sees growth in crypto ownership-study

    Hootsuite’s 2019 Global Digital Report ranked South Africa as the world’s top nation for crypto ownership, with 10.7% of internet users in the country holding a financial interest in cryptocurrency. The global average was only 5.5%. “This is...

  • 2019 Predictions for cryptocurrency

    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)....

  • South African fintech in 2019 – what can we expect?

    South African fintech in 2019 – what can we expect?

    January 14, 2019 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African fintech in 2019 – what can we expect?

    Here are my fintech predictions for 2019 based on what we are seeing with our members at AlphaCode which closely track international trends in this space. AlphaCode is the Rand Merchant Investments  (RMI) incubation, acceleration and investment initiative...

  • 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...

  • Ethereum Classic Network targeted in 51% attack

    Ethereum Classic targeted in attack costing nearly $1.1M

    January 9, 2019 • General, SecurityComments Off on Ethereum Classic targeted in attack costing nearly $1.1M

    Almost $1.1M worth of the Ethereum Classic digital currency has been stolen in an attack on the Ethereum Classic Network. According to a report by ARS Technica, the attack was carried out by means of a compute-intensive hack that rewrote its blockchain,...

  • Promoting Pan-African growth and development with cryptocurrency

    Promoting Pan-African growth and development with cryptocurrency

    December 14, 2018 • Finance, GeneralComments Off on Promoting Pan-African growth and development with cryptocurrency

    Against the backdrop of numerous national currencies affecting trade and growth on the continent, the AFRO provides a reliable, safe and secure solution suited to Africa’s development challenges First 200,000 Wallets to Receive 50 Free AFROs AFRO...

  • Floyd Mayweather, DJ Khaled unlawfully promoted cryptocurrency

    Floyd Mayweather, DJ Khaled unlawfully promoted cryptocurrency

    November 30, 2018 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Floyd Mayweather, DJ Khaled unlawfully promoted cryptocurrency

    Professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and music producer, DJ Khaled are in hot water over allegations made against them of unlawfully promoting Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Both men failed to disclose payments they received for promoting investments in...

  • A decade of Bitcoin heralds a certain future

    A decade of Bitcoin heralds a certain future

    November 15, 2018 • FinanceComments 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...

  • Blockchain skill-drive initiative to address the knowledge-gap in Tanzania

    What impact will blockchain have on the business world?

    November 6, 2018 • FinanceComments 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...

  • Kaspersky Labto secure future of cryptocurrency exchanges

    Kaspersky Lab to secure future of cryptocurrency exchanges

    November 1, 2018 • Finance, SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab to secure future of cryptocurrency exchanges

    The role of cryptocurrencies in online financial transactions is growing rapidly – not only for investors, but also for cyber-criminals, who have netted nearly $10 million using fraudulent schemes in the last year1. To safeguard the evolution from a...

  • 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...