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DDoS used to oust competition in crypto market

Cyber criminals are now using distributed denial-of-service attacks to target crypto-currencies.

US crypto-currency marketplace sees big gap in Africa

Yesterday

Paxful, a peer-to-peer marketplace for crypto-currencies, is looking to expand its business on the African continent.

Local blockchain initiative gets Silicon Valley backing

Riccardo `Fluffypony' Spagni announces a new open source blockchain protocol, Tari, being built to manage digital assets.

Illegal crypto-currency miners pocket $100m to date

We can expect an increase in malicious coin miners, driven by the prospect of financial gains and increased anonymity, says Helge Husemann of Malwarebytes.

Spar outlet gets crypto-currency ATM

The machine allows users to purchase digital currencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum with the South African rand.

As Bitcoin wobbles, mining rig firm plans $2bn IPO

Tuesday

Even though mining Bitcoins is 60% less profitable than in 2017, a crypto-currency mining rig supplier aims to raise up to $2 billion in an IPO.

Local start-up in deal to accept Bitcoin Cash at till points

18 May

Centbee partners with nChain to enable retailers to accept Bitcoin Cash at points of sale.

Square CEO Dorsey admits to Bitcoin tension

The credit card processing firm's decision to allow users of its mobile app to buy and sell Bitcoin caused internal disagreement, says CEO Jack Dorsey.

Blockchain Bootcamp in partnership with The Field Institute

The Blockchain Bootcamp will take place at the AlphaCode Club, in Sandton, on 29 May.

Bitcoin forks cause headaches for Luno

16 May

Luno customers allege the company is keeping its users' Bitcoin Gold from the hard fork that happened at the end of last year.

Blockchain Week glitz features Snoop Dogg, Lamborghinis

16 May

The three-day crypto event, which attracted nearly 8 000 people, had Lamborghinis lined at the entrance for a publicity stunt.

Vega launches introductory blockchain course

15 May

It has partnered with CoinEd, which offers training in Bitcoin, crypto-currency and blockchain, to develop its study programme.

Banks will be the first to adopt blockchain

Because blockchain will change how value is exchanged, it makes sense that banks will be the first to jump in, says Red Hat.