Crypto-currencies and blockchain

Stablecoins can eliminate crypto-currency volatility

A rand-backed stablecoin may open an avenue of innovation in the South African payments industry, say industry players.


New SA crypto exchange starts rand-Bitcoin trading

South Africa’s newest crypto-currency exchange VALR sees brisk business after rand-Bitcoin trading opens.


Old Mutual decides against insuring crypto miners

The company opts out of insuring computer equipment used for crypto-currency mining due to the unregulated nature of the industry.


Michael Jordaan-backed crypto platform eyes global expansion

VALR today launches rand trading to allow users to buy and sell Bitcoin directly with the local currency.

31 May

Vinny Lingham-backed crypto exchange gets war chest

Ovex receives funding from Invictus Capital to break the monopoly created by Naspers-backed Luno.


Uber, Microsoft to help WEF restore trust in tech

Some of tech and science’s biggest names will chair six new World Economic Forum councils on the fourth industrial revolution.


Facebook to unveil crypto-currency next year

The world’s biggest social networking platform plans to set up a digital payments system.

22 May

Paxful educates Africa's youth about Bitcoin

The global crypto-currency marketplace holds a series of educational workshops across Africa and gives away free Bitcoin to local university students.

May 17, 2019

Navigating the world of Bitcoin in Africa

Discussing the use cases for Bitcoin in Africa, Paxful CEO and co-founder Ray Youssef believes the possibilities are endless.

May 6, 2019

Crypto crime spree sees $356m stolen in Q1 2019

Cyber criminals stole hundreds of millions of dollars from crypto-currency exchanges and infrastructure during the first quarter of 2019.

May 2, 2019

Death of the data centre: A premature pronouncement?

While the enterprise data centre isn't following the dodo bird into extinction, there is a need for change, modernising and "reimagination".