Crypto-currencies and blockchain

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Standard Bank looks to blockchain tech for insurance claims

The big four bank is aggressively pursuing the digital insurance space, which has been shaken up by the emerging insurtech start-up companies.

Sep 15, 2020

Binance Charity donates 9 600 KN95 masks to SA

As of 14 September, the blockchain-powered donation platform has shipped medical supplies to over 20 affected countries.

Sep 11, 2020

Crypto exchange AltCoinTrader drags ‘bullying’ Absa to court

The local crypto-currency exchange takes the big four bank to court for allegedly putting pressure on Zapper to close the exchange’s account.

Sep 9, 2020

New York-based Digital Currency Group snaps up Luno

The SA-founded crypto exchange has been acquired by Digital Currency Group, a global enterprise that builds, buys and invests in blockchain companies.

Sep 4, 2020

How cyber criminals cash out amid more attacks in SA

A new report, dubbed Follow the Money, sheds some light on how cyber criminals cash out their ill-gotten gains.

Aug 25, 2020

Binance hosts crypto trading masterclass

The Binance masterclass, from 28-30 August, aims to help people understand the fundamentals of crypto-currencies.

Aug 12, 2020

New app touted as COVID-19 ‘health passport’

The CovidPass app promises to restore confidence in the travel industry and push the revival of tourism, says the World Economic Forum.

Aug 7, 2020

Naspers-backed Luno in deal for crypto savings accounts

The exchange partners with Genesis, a provider of digital currency brokerage services, to enable traders to earn interest on their crypto holdings.

Aug 4, 2020

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.

Aug 4, 2020

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.

Aug 3, 2020

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.