Banks conspicuously absent in Facebook’s Libra grouping

Analysts share their thoughts on how Facebook’s new crypto-currency will impact the banking sector.


Stablecoins can eliminate crypto-currency volatility

A rand-backed stablecoin may open an avenue of innovation in the South African payments industry, say industry players.


New SA crypto exchange starts rand-Bitcoin trading

South Africa’s newest crypto-currency exchange VALR sees brisk business after rand-Bitcoin trading opens.


Michael Jordaan-backed crypto platform eyes global expansion

VALR today launches rand trading to allow users to buy and sell Bitcoin directly with the local currency.

22 May

Paxful educates Africa's youth about Bitcoin

The global crypto-currency marketplace holds a series of educational workshops across Africa and gives away free Bitcoin to local university students.

May 17, 2019

Navigating the world of Bitcoin in Africa

Discussing the use cases for Bitcoin in Africa, Paxful CEO and co-founder Ray Youssef believes the possibilities are endless.

May 6, 2019

Crypto crime spree sees $356m stolen in Q1 2019

Cyber criminals stole hundreds of millions of dollars from crypto-currency exchanges and infrastructure during the first quarter of 2019.

Mar 4, 2019

Naspers-backed Luno makes Italian forays

The crypto-currency platform with strong South African roots expands to the Italian market.


$1.7bn crypto-currency stolen, scammed in 2018

Cyber criminals scramble to launder their ill-gotten proceeds before tough new global anti-money laundering regulations go into effect.

Jan 25, 2019

Luno foresees positive 2019 for Bitcoin

There will be increased adoption of the digital currency and the technology behind it will scale faster this year, says Luno.


Reserve Bank's crypto-currency proposals clear confusion

The central bank's proposal to introduce tighter controls on crypto-currencies provides legal certainty for those dealing in crypto assets, experts say.

Jan 14, 2019

Crypto-currency firm urges patience

Amid stories of doom and gloom regarding Bitcoin's falling price, Luno says investing in digital currencies takes patience.

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