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3:10
22 Feb

SA traders expect more regulation as Bitcoin rally continues

Local crypto players strongly believe the higher digital currency prices will lead to faster regulatory developments in the country.

4:50

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.

4:50
9 Feb

Luno says funds are safe in Nigeria after crypto crackdown

SA’s biggest crypto exchange and other crypto-currency firms halt deposits in naira after the Nigerian government cracks the whip on crypto-currency players.

5:40
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.

3:50
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.

4:00
Sep 9, 2020

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.

1:50
Aug 7, 2020

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.

2:30
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.

4:30
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.

3:20
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.

4:20

Move to regulate crypto-currency gains pace in SA

The recently-established Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group drafts a policy position paper on crypto assets.

6:50
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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