New York-based Digital Currency Group snaps up Luno
The SA-founded crypto exchange has been acquired by Digital Currency Group, a global enterprise that builds, buys and invests in blockchain companies.
Naspers-backed Luno in deal for crypto savings accounts
The exchange partners with Genesis, a provider of digital currency brokerage services, to enable traders to earn interest on their crypto holdings.
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.
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.
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.
Disappointment as FNB locks out crypto-currency accounts
Local exchanges react to the bank’s decision to close crypto-currency-linked accounts due to the risks the digital currencies present.
Luno co-founder: Crypto is the antidote to Africa's currency woes
Crypto-currencies will solve many of the issues associated with existing fiat currencies in Africa, says Marcus Swanepoel, co-founder and CEO of Luno.
Facebook’s Libra too hot to handle as pals ‘unfriend’ project
The crypto-currency suffers a major setback after a key partner pulls out, with others reconsidering their positions.
Bitcoin trading volume in SA driven by R100K trades
The majority of daily trading volume on SA’s biggest exchanges is made up of trades above 0.5 Bitcoin, says Coindirect.