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Traditional banks should help govern fintech

The US Federal Reserve's governor calls for tougher governance on online financial companies to protect consumers.

Reuters

Swiss bank to launch Bitcoin futures

Vontobel gives investors a tool to bet against the value of the volatile crypto-currency or to hedge Bitcoin positions.

Computing

Fujitsu develops security tech to safely connect blockchains

ConnectionChain is a security technology that safely executes exchanges and payments in different virtual currencies.

Financial

Capital Appreciation sees strong profit growth

The South African fintech company reported a 124% increase in interim profit after tax, while HEPS grew 87%.

Reuters

Tencent to focus on digital content after stellar third quarter

The Chinese Internet giant, in which SA's Naspers has a stake, will invest more in digital content after its Q3 profit surpassed expectations.

Reuters

Square tests Bitcoin buying and selling

The payments company says its clientele shows an appetite for the "alt-currency".

Business

Altron sells transformer unit for R250m

The company disposes of its 80% interest in Powertech Transformers to a B-BBEE consortium.

Business

SA, Turkey to boost electronics trade

The countries hold bilateral trade and investment talks to improve trade in electronics and electrical goods.

Financial

Bitcoin volatility far from over

Following the recent slump in the Bitcoin price, experts believe digital currencies will remain unpredictable for some time to come.


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