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