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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.

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.

Jan 17, 2020

5G SIM cards to enable crypto-currency payments by 2025

Crypto-currencies will transition into a new role, as 50% of unbanked smartphone owners turn to the currency for daily transactions.

Jan 9, 2020

Luno’s crypto predictions for 2020

Marius Reitz, Luno GM for Africa, makes some crypto-currency predictions for 2020.


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.

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.

Oct 2, 2019

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.

Sep 11, 2019

Luno sees uptick in customers

The crypto exchange platform sees growing adoption of crypto-currencies, now counting three million customers across 40 countries.

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.

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.

Jul 8, 2019

Luno accused of 'hijacking' users’ funds

The Naspers-owned company draws the ire of investors for locking their accounts for prolonged periods of time.

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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