18 Nov

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.

12 Nov

The 'great reset'

COVID has revealed it’s possible to operate a global online business offering products or services while getting paid in a global crypto-currency such as Bitcoin.

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.

Sep 11, 2020

Crypto exchange AltCoinTrader drags ‘bullying’ Absa to court

The local crypto-currency exchange takes the big four bank to court for allegedly putting pressure on Zapper to close the exchange’s account.

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.

Aug 4, 2020

Crypto marketplace Paxful targets 2m more users in 2020

The future of the Bitcoin economy depends on moving away from toxic speculative activity and building trust, say Paxful’s co-founders.

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.

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.


Coronavirus-themed crypto crimes surge

A CipherTrace report reveals that in the first five months of the year, crypto-currency thefts, hacks and fraud totalled $1.4 billion.

May 13, 2020

Bitcoin arbitrage and a story of free money

OVEX, a crypto-currency exchange and brokerage firm, offers a fully managed arbitrage service.

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.

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.

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