Crypto-currencies and blockchain

2020: a year of change in the payment and financial sectors

New payment trends, analytics enabling a personalised customer engagement, stakeholder collaboration, and the use of IOT and blockchain will be among the drivers of significant change, says Craig Duggan, Commercial Manager at Transaction Junction.


Could undersea cables spell innovation in connectivity for Africa?

Cable investment is up, with Google and Facebook planning to establish links to Sub-Saharan Africa, but immediate benefits will elude much of the region, says Bianca Wright, Reporter, CIO Africa.


Crypto-mining malware makes inroads in SA

The rising popularity of crypto-currency sees South African organisations impacted by crypto-mining malware twice as much as globally.

24 Jan

Nedbank may follow FNB in closing crypto-currency accounts

The big four bank says it is in the process of assessing its position in respect of virtual currency dealers or traders.


Trend Micro creates honeypot, traps malicious attackers

The six-month investigation revealed that unsecured industrial environments are primarily victims of common threats.

Jan 17, 2020

5G SIM cards to enable crypto-currency payments by 2025

Crypto-currencies will transition into a new role, as 50% of unbanked smartphone owners turn to the currency for daily transactions.

Jan 15, 2020

Akon’s crypto-powered futuristic city gets go-ahead

US-based musician Akon finalises agreement to build a futuristic city that will exclusively trade in his own digital currency.

Jan 9, 2020

Luno’s crypto predictions for 2020

Marius Reitz, Luno GM for Africa, makes some crypto-currency predictions for 2020.

Jan 7, 2020

US, Iran tension to drive Bitcoin price higher

The crypto-currency jumped 5% as news of the US drone strike – which killed Qassem Soleimani – broke around the world last Friday.


Car makers join responsible sourcing blockchain network

A global collaboration of car manufacturers is growing to trace responsible mineral mining and help stop child labour.

Dec 13, 2019

Kaspersky releases 2019 cyber threat statistics

Malware variety grew by 13.7% in 2019 due to Web skimmers.

Dec 11, 2019

Five crypto and blockchain trends for 2020

Alexey Ermakov, founder of Swiss-based fintech startup Aximetria, picks crypto and blockchain trends to watch out for in 2020.