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Feb 11, 2021

Elon Musk’s Bitcoin touch lifts SA crypto exchanges

Since Tesla bought $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin, local crypto players report a huge increase in digital currency transactions on their platforms.

Feb 8, 2021

Taking advantage of xZAR

One of the key use cases for Stablecoins, such as xZAR, is the ability to use it as a payment mechanism.


Even more interest in crypto-currencies

Crypto-currencies are simple to trade and most of them are not bound to the success or failure of any country, providing people with an independent way to hold cash.

Nov 18, 2020

SA crypto players upbeat as Bitcoin nears $20K milestone

The local firms believe the price of Bitcoin will breach the $20 000 (R307 000) all-time high it reached during the tail-end of 2017.

Nov 17, 2020

AltCoinTrader to list ChainLink

ChainLink is a decentralised Oracle network used to pay node operators to deliver accurate third-party information to the blockchain.

Nov 4, 2020

Ex-Luno product manager launches SA-based Bitcoin exchange

Leon Kowalski, a former product manager at Luno, is establishing his own Bitcoin trading platform called Cape Crypto.

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.

Jul 21, 2020

SA’s crypto-currency exchange VALR gets R57m boost

The Series A equity round of funding was led by 100x Ventures, with participation from 4Di Capital and continued support from Michael Jordaan and Bittrex.

Jun 18, 2020

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.

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.

Apr 20, 2020

Gold and Bitcoin show their mettle

Many investors are looking for safe havens for their funds until the storm created by the COVID-19 pandemic dies down, says Richard de Sousa, CEO of AltCoinTrader.

Apr 9, 2020

Lockdown reignites Bitcoin interest across SA’s crypto exchanges

Local crypto-currency players witness renewed interest in Bitcoin, as the country grapples with the financial implications of the COVID-19 lockdown.

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