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Absence of blockchain regulation confuses policy-makers

The lack of a regulatory framework in SA to govern blockchain transactions has resulted in many negative implications, says the University of Pretoria's Dr Neil Croft.

Crypto-currency mining sparks equipment surge

As crypto-miners hunt for deals on gear, chipmakers see opportunity as the processing chips are the priciest component.

Regulators want to tame virtual currencies

US lawmakers want new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the crypto-currency emerging asset class.

Bitcoin has 'pretty much failed' as a currency


The crypto-currency is neither a store of value nor a useful way to buy things, says Bank of England governor Mark Carney.

Crypto-currency plagued by fraud, manipulation

Crypto-currency "pump-and-dump" scams rip off investors by inflating the price of volatile virtual tokens through spreading bogus information.

Rich crypto-currency rewards for researchers

A blockchain-powered network will reward quality research with its own crypto-currency.

Bring on regulation, say SA fintech players

14 Feb

Fintech is an enabler, not a threat, to make financial services more relevant to a changing society, says an insider.

SARB to investigate emerging fintech

The South African Reserve Bank has established a fintech programme to assess the emergence of new technologies, including crypto-currency, and to consider its regulatory implications.

Blockchain firm eyes R441m initial coin offering

13 Feb

Dutch-based blockchain service provider WIZZLE plans to work with South African operators in its initial coin offering.

Blockchain: Past, present and future

13 Feb

Stop worrying about putting the cart before the horse; with blockchain, there may be no need for a cart or horse at all.

Are you hosting crypto zombie miners?

Is your device's CPU being used to mine crypto-currency? ITWeb sat down with BUI to discuss this next evolution in cyber attacks.

SA's cyber threats to grow in 2018

Last year's four main cyber crime trends all centred on data security and are expected to continue into 2018, say experts.

Net1 invests more in blockchain development

9 Feb

Net1 UEPS Technologies ups its stake in Bank Frick in Liechtenstein to accelerate the expansion of a dedicated team focused on blockchain technology.