Crypto-currencies and blockchain

Industry challenges scrutiny of Facebook’s Libra, cryptos

The high-level attacks on Facebook’s Libra show there are a lot of misconceptions about digital currencies, say industry players.

16 Jul

Beware the pitfalls in crypto investing

These include the fee structure, liquidity issues, scams and price volatility, making it essential that you thoroughly research the cryptocurrency ecosystem before investing.


Online casino, crypto pain for National Gambling Board

The board engages with the police to descend on illegal online casinos imminently, while the emergence of crypto-currencies adds a further layer of complication.


Trump not a crypto-currency fan

The US president takes to Twitter to blast digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Facebook’s Libra.

11 Jul

Local crypto exchange Ovex eyes African expansion

The Vinny Lingham-backed company outlines plans to spread its wings beyond South African borders.


SA falls behind global counterparts in blockchain, AI

New research finds that only 9% of local enterprises have deployed blockchain platforms, largely due to a lack of a viable business case.

8 Jul

Luno accused of 'hijacking' users’ funds

The Naspers-owned company draws the ire of investors for locking their accounts for prolonged periods of time.

8 Jul

Bitcoin for beginners: how-to guide

Learn how to register, buy Bitcoin and altcoins with your Bitcoin via the OVEX crypto-currency exchange.


VALR intros rand-Ethereum trading

The local crypto-currency exchange now allows customers to buy and sell Ether directly with rands.

24 Jun

Local crypto players bullish after Bitcoin hits $11K

Crypto-currency insiders believe the latest Bitcoin rally will gather momentum, even smashing the $20 000 high of 2017.


Consumer body slams US lawmakers over Facebook crypto

An advocacy group says the lawmakers’ threats on Facebook’s new digital currency are harmful to consumer choice, and will backfire.