Naspers-backed Luno in deal for crypto savings accounts
Crypto marketplace Paxful targets 2m more users in 2020
The future of the Bitcoin economy depends on moving away from toxic speculative activity and building trust, say Paxful’s co-founders.
SA’s crypto-currency exchange VALR gets R57m boost
The Series A equity round of funding was led by 100x Ventures, with participation from 4Di Capital and continued support from Michael Jordaan and Bittrex.
Twitter fights to rebuild trust after ‘embarrassing’ hack
The social media platform continues its investigation of the hacking incident, working with law enforcement in a bid to bring the perpetrators to book.
High-profile Twitter accounts hijacked in crypto scam
A coordinated social engineering attack targets top users like Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Barack Obama and Kim Kardashian, among others.
Are crypto-currencies the 21st century’s biggest fraud?
Crypto-currency’s energy-intensive verification process is less efficient than systems that rely on a trusted central authority like a central bank, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.
Analysts predict billion-dollar surge of blockchain tech market
A new report by Future Market Insights says blockchain-based supply chain management is the primary use case in the global market.
SA fintech enables electricity, airtime purchases using Bitcoin
Centbee launches a new feature in its BitcoinSV wallet that allows users to purchase prepaid electricity, airtime and data.
Patrice Motsepe-backed fund invests R50.5m in solar start-up
ARCH’s Africa Renewable Power Fund has invested $3 million in SA’s blockchain-based solar start-up Sun Exchange.
Online platform to assist COVID-19-stressed importers
The tradeXpad trade-finance platform provides direct access to funding opportunities from multiple private funders and traditional banks.