Crypto-currencies and blockchain
7 Nov

South Africans develop new blockchain protocol

South Africans based in Mauritius are developing a mobile money platform and blockchain protocol to create a new crypto-currency.


African Digital Asset Framework goes live

The framework wants to explore opportunities presented by distributed ledger technologies and digital assets in Africa.

2 Nov

SA's crypto-currency appetite surpasses Europe's

A new report shows emerging markets have higher levels of crypto-currency familiarity and ownership than their European counterparts.

1 Nov

Early Bitcoin investors take stock after volatile decade

Bitcoin is now 10 years old and has had a wild youth, taking investors on a rollercoaster ride.


Crypto exchanges lack effective security controls

Research reveals that more than 50% of all crypto-currency exchanges have inadequate security.

30 Oct

Paxful reports massive crypto gains in SA, Africa

For Africa as a whole, the US-based crypto-currency marketplace has seen a 225% increase in users in the last 12 months.

30 Oct

Local software firm drives blockchain development

SovTech creates a lab to provide access to a network of blockchain developers on the African continent.


Virgin Money updates payment app with blockchain

The company takes a leaf from the Reserve Bank's distributed ledger technology to upgrade its P2P payment app.


SA set to get more Bitcoin ATMs, POS systems

Virtual Crypto is pushing its Bitcoin ATMs and point-of-sale systems in SA through distribution deals with local firms.

18 Oct

Bitcoin can prevent digital dictatorships

The crypto-currency has the power to empower the disenfranchised and help build a censorship-resistant global payment system, says a human rights activist.

18 Oct

Crypto-mining malware attacks on iPhones intensify

A new Check Point report reveals a near-400% increase in crypto-mining malware attacks on Apple iPhones.