Bitcoin's downward trend persists

So far in 2018, Bitcoin is down nearly 53%, after soaring more than 1 300% last year.

Bitcoin forks a complex affair for exchanges

South African crypto-currency experts explain why some forks are more profitable than others.

Ill-advised stunt backfires at blockchain conference

29 May

A publicity stunt featuring a Mao Zedong lookalike at a conference on blockchain in China sparks uproar on social media.

US crypto-currency marketplace sees big gap in Africa

Paxful, a peer-to-peer marketplace for crypto-currencies, is looking to expand its business on the African continent.

Illegal crypto-currency miners pocket $100m to date

We can expect an increase in malicious coin miners, driven by the prospect of financial gains and increased anonymity, says Helge Husemann of Malwarebytes.

Spar outlet gets crypto-currency ATM

The machine allows users to purchase digital currencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum with the South African rand.

As Bitcoin wobbles, mining rig firm plans $2bn IPO

Even though mining Bitcoins is 60% less profitable than in 2017, a crypto-currency mining rig supplier aims to raise up to $2 billion in an IPO.

Blockchain Week glitz features Snoop Dogg, Lamborghinis

The three-day crypto event, which attracted nearly 8 000 people, had Lamborghinis lined at the entrance for a publicity stunt.

Vega launches introductory blockchain course

It has partnered with CoinEd, which offers training in Bitcoin, crypto-currency and blockchain, to develop its study programme.

Buffett bashes Bitcoin as thriving on mystique

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says Bitcoin buyers thrive on the hope they will find other people who will pay more for it.

Bitcoin frenzy settles as big players muscle into market

Apr 30, 2018

The crypto-currency rallied 25% in April, after crashing 70% from a high near $20 000 late last year.

How volatility will complicate crypto-currency tax

Apr 19, 2018

A taxpayer with a high frequency of crypto-currency transactions may struggle to keep an accurate record of any gains, experts say.