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  • 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...

  • Kaspersky Labto secure future of cryptocurrency exchanges

    African cryptocurrency to be launched in December 2018

    September 25, 2018 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on African cryptocurrency to be launched in December 2018

    An African cryptocurrency called Afri Union Coin (AUC) (formerly known as African Master Coin), developed by Africa Master Blockchain Company (AMBC), is all set for launch to the public in December 2018. The coin will be tradable from the beginning of 2019....

  • What small businesses don’t know – They are a target

    Is your business Cyber Resilient?

    September 25, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Is your business Cyber Resilient?

    With data being likened to the oil of the digital age, decision-makers cannot afford to ignore evolving cyber threats especially given recent examples of ransomware attacks targeting local companies. Ralph Berndt, Director of Sales at cyber resilience experts...

  • Bitcoin: Mining for Answers

    Bitcoin: Mining for Answers

    September 4, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Bitcoin: Mining for Answers

    By now, most people know what Bitcoin, or cryptocurrency, is. Some have even bought and sold a few and more impressively, some have found out how to turn cryptocurrencies into a business. Then, there are the “miners”. Following a process that involves no...

  • How South Africa attracted a range of investors and ensured capital safety

    How South Africa attracted a range of investors and ensured capital safety

    August 16, 2018 • General, SponsoredComments Off on How South Africa attracted a range of investors and ensured capital safety

    Across the globe, more and more of the world’s biggest and most wealthy countries have turned their interest towards South Africa has a destination for investment and this is certainly no recent change. In fact, since the early 2010’s, an increasing...

  • 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...

  • Bitcoin-funded charity in Africa? Yes, says Paxful

    August 6, 2018 • Education, FinanceComments Off on Bitcoin-funded charity in Africa? Yes, says Paxful

    Paxful, the global crypto-marketplace, launched #BuiltWithBitcoin to encourage the cryptocurrency sector to contribute funds for humanitarian projects. The International non-profit organization, Zam Zam Water, is the implementation partner for the program....

  • Making cryptocurrency part of your savings strategy

    Making cryptocurrency part of your savings strategy

    July 16, 2018 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on Making cryptocurrency part of your savings strategy

    The value of cryptocurrency as a concept and as an investment vehicle continues to stir debate in South Africa’s financial and investor circles. All investments carry their own set of risks and reward variables, and with newer investment vehicles like...

  • The blockchain to redefine insurance

    The blockchain to redefine insurance

    July 13, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The blockchain to redefine insurance

    Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have become all the rage with people viewing them either as an investment opportunity or a bubble waiting to burst. However, the technology on which these are built, the blockchain, holds significant promise for insurance....

  • Skyrocketing fees negatively impact blockchain

    Skyrocketing fees negatively impact blockchain

    July 4, 2018 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Skyrocketing fees negatively impact blockchain

    One of the biggest drawcards for cryptocurrency, is that payments are quick, easy and affordable. Transactions can take place across the globe and its multiple time zones with ease, without delays, and with very low fees. In fact, Satoshi Nakamoto,...

  • Top 10 young tech entrepreneurs in Africa

    10 young African tech entrepreneurs to look out for

    July 2, 2018 • StartupsComments Off on 10 young African tech entrepreneurs to look out for

    Africa has successful and resilient young entrepreneurs who never stop; risk takers who build phenomenal businesses, tackle problems and create lots of jobs in the process. Forbes has released its latest ’30 under 30 list‘, focusing on the...

  • The first school sponsored by the #BuiltWithBitcoin program is located in Kasebigege Village in Rwanda's Bugesera District.

    Thomson Reuters expands sentiment data to track Top 100 Cryptocurrencies

    June 17, 2018 • Finance, Online & SocialComments Off on Thomson Reuters expands sentiment data to track Top 100 Cryptocurrencies

    Thomson Reuters has expanded its sentiment data offerings to track the top 100 cryptocurrencies through its partnership with MarketPsych Data LLC, a market leader in quantitative behavioral science. This new MarketPsych Indices (TRMI) package uses machine...

  • Africa sees growth in crypto ownership-study

    High-net-worth individuals embrace cryptocurrencies

    June 15, 2018 • Finance, GeneralComments Off on High-net-worth individuals embrace cryptocurrencies

    Cryptocurrencies are the “future of money” and wealthy investors seem to agree. This is according to Nigel Green, CEO of the deVere Group, an international financial services organisation. The Group, which launched the deVere Crypto app earlier this year,...

  • FundRequest launches a marketplace that rewards developers for Open Source contributions

    FundRequest launches a marketplace that rewards developers for Open Source contributions

    June 2, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on FundRequest launches a marketplace that rewards developers for Open Source contributions

      FundRequest, a new platform for incentivizing open-source development, has officially launched their first product: a blockchain powered integration with GitHub that allows developers to directly solve open source project issues and be rewarded. The...

  • More than 125 countries were represented at Viva Technology 2018.

    WATCH: Viva Technology 2018 Highlights

    May 29, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on WATCH: Viva Technology 2018 Highlights

    Taking its position as the ‘global engagement for startups and leaders’, more than 125 countries were represented at Viva Technology 2018. The French tech conference saw over 100,000 attendees interact with content from over 300 speakers, and over 1800...