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Yesterday

Many crypto firsts achieved in 2021, say SA-based exchanges

Among the highlights for 2021, the exchanges say this year, cryptos became a multi-trillion-dollar asset as institutional investors increasingly embraced them.

4:00

Decentralised finance crimes define crypto hacks in 2021

By July, decentralised finance-related hacks totalled $361 million, already making up three-quarters of the total hack volume this year, says CipherTrace.

2:40
Aug 12, 2021

Hacker returns $260m of Poly Network’s stolen coins

In a turn of events, after stealing over $600 million in crypto-currency yesterday, the hacker has started returning the funds.

1:40
Aug 11, 2021

Poly Network loses R8.7bn in ‘biggest’ crypto-currency hack

The company writes an open letter to the hackers, saying law enforcement in any country will regard this as a major economic crime.

3:20
Jul 20, 2021

Why crypto-currency is a better offshore investment than fiat currencies

By buying USD-backed stablecoins, an investor can earn steady gains through decentralised finance services while still hedging against the falling rand, says Ovex.

3:40
Jul 16, 2021

Bitcoin, crypto-currency emerge as welcome solutions for investors

On 13 July, the major banks’ shares dropped an average of 5% as a result of the country’s current unrest.

5:50
May 12, 2021

SA crypto exchanges ride on Ethereum’s all-time highs

Luno, AltCoinTrader and VALR report a massive surge in volumes and interest in the world’s second most popular digital currency.

2:30

Exit scams take centre stage in crypto-currency crimes

Half of all 2020 crypto hacks were of decentralised finance protocols, a pattern that was virtually negligible in all prior years, says CipherTrace.

3:10
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.

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