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FNB CEO hints at reconsidering crypto-currencies

One year after closing down crypto-currency-backed accounts, FNB CEO Jacques Celliers says the bank is open to embracing crypto assets like Bitcoin.


Capitec-backed Imvelo Ventures invests in Quench delivery app

Imvelo Ventures sets aside funding to help back and expand the app-based delivery service’s partnership network throughout SA.


Pandemic to speed up adoption of voice biometrics

COVID-19 will accelerate the use of voice biometrics to improve security, particularly in the contact centre and financial services sectors, says Forrester.


US vows to fight artificial intelligence threats posed by China

The US government recommends instituting measures to ensure China doesn’t overtake America in the production of semiconductors that are essential in the development of AI.


Discovery Bank clocks over 540K accounts

The digital bank says it is managing the growing customer and transactional volumes well and proved stable over the 2020 year-end period.


Standard Bank joins distributed ledger tech network

The bank establishes Africa’s first Hedera network node, which is set to soothe some of the sore points that have historically beset cross-border trade.


R3bn earmarked for SARS modernisation

The SA Revenue Service will receive an additional allocation of R3 billion to modernise its technology infrastructure and systems, reveals finance minister Tito Mboweni.


Senior SA lawyer joins WEF 4IR centre in San Francisco

Ashlin Perumall is now a member of the blockchain and digital currency working group, which researches legal and policy issues on central bank digital currencies.


Gauteng zeros in on digital economy for jobs, economic recovery

Premier David Makhura identifies ICT and digital services, with a focus on the gig economy, as among the critical sectors to revive the provincial economy.


Remote working trend to stick beyond COVID-19

Many companies plan to allow some employees to work away from the office, even when offices reopen after the pandemic ebbs, says McKinsey.


Shoprite plans to side-step load-shedding by going off-grid

The retail giant expands its renewable energy projects across 19 sites and continues its commitment to more climate-friendly operations.

22 Feb

SA traders expect more regulation as Bitcoin rally continues

Local crypto players strongly believe the higher digital currency prices will lead to faster regulatory developments in the country.