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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.

Feb 13, 2020

Using Bitcoin as loan collateral gains traction

Several lenders begin using crypto-currencies as collateral for personal loans, without much bureaucracy.

Jan 24, 2020

Nedbank may follow FNB in closing crypto-currency accounts

The big four bank says it is in the process of assessing its position in respect of virtual currency dealers or traders.


AltCoinTrader announces surprise fee reduction

The leading cryptocurrency exchange will reduce all fees by more than 50% indefinitely to remain at the forefront of the increasingly competitive cryptocurrency industry, says Richard de Sousa, CEO, AltCoinTrader.

Aug 13, 2019

Uptick in South African women chasing crypto-currency

Most South African exchanges say more women are now dabbling in crypto than in previous years.

Aug 9, 2019

A first for digital asset trading in Africa

With trading for digital gold and silver having gone live on AltCoinTrader this week, it is clear that trading volumes in this new asset class will rise, says Richard de Sousa, CEO, AltCoinTrader.

Jun 24, 2019

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.

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