Crypto-currencies and blockchain
18 Jun

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.

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.


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.

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.

May 25, 2020

New blockchain principles to curb past missteps

The new blockchain principles will help individuals and companies build trust and preserve the fundamental values of the technology.

May 22, 2020

Standard Bank urges regulators to ease digital trade

The bank is engaging with several authorities to amend regulations and ease digital trade during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 13, 2020

Bitcoin arbitrage and a story of free money

OVEX, a crypto-currency exchange and brokerage firm, offers a fully managed arbitrage service.

May 12, 2020

Brisk business at SA crypto exchanges as Bitcoin is halved

Local dealers report a surge in transactions ahead of the Bitcoin halving process that happened last night.

May 11, 2020

Pontus is live!

In Pontus, Conflux Network will provide a stable and safe test environment for developers, and users can join and experience the high-performance protocol and ecosystem.

May 5, 2020

Bitcoin surges 28% amid weak global economy

The spreading of the coronavirus via surfaces is incentivising society to move towards a cashless environment, which augurs well for digital money, says Luno.

Apr 29, 2020

Blockchain can fix supply chain failures exposed by COVID-19

COVID-19 has shown the vulnerabilities of supply chains and the opportunity for technologies such as blockchain to boost efficiencies, says WEF.

Apr 28, 2020

Lockdown diary: Artur Schaback, Paxful

Artur Schaback, COO and co-founder of Paxful, says the global peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace is embracing this period to learn, adapt and improve.