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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.

2:10
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.

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.

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.

6:10
Feb 13, 2020

Using Bitcoin as loan collateral gains traction

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

4:10
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.

4:50

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.

5:50
Oct 7, 2019

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.

4:50
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.

7:10
Jul 19, 2019

Industry challenges scrutiny of Facebook’s Libra, cryptos

The high-level attacks on Facebook’s Libra show there are a lot of misconceptions about digital currencies, say industry players.

1:40
Jul 3, 2019

VALR intros rand-Ethereum trading

The local crypto-currency exchange now allows customers to buy and sell Ether directly with rands.

4:50
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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