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4:00
Tuesday

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.

2:20
Tuesday

Remitano opens SA Exchange with fiat (ZAR) wallet

The instant trading capabilities speed up the process of buying and selling crypto-currencies and automatic completion of trades for buyers.

4:20
Monday

Twitter hack masterminds charged in the US

The three suspects, two of whom are teenagers, are charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering and the intentional access of a protected computer.

2:30
21 Jul

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.

5:50

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.

4:30
16 Jul

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.

4:30

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.

3:00

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.

2:10
Jun 18, 2020

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.

4:00
Jun 9, 2020

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.

3:10

Coronavirus-themed crypto crimes surge

A CipherTrace report reveals that in the first five months of the year, crypto-currency thefts, hacks and fraud totalled $1.4 billion.

2:00
May 27, 2020

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.