Bitcoin follows dot-com bubble's footsteps

The crypto-currency is following the 1990s trend, which resulted in some companies failing while others emerged stronger.


Crypto platform VALR promises 'negative fees'

New local digital asset trading platform gives South Africans access to crypto-currencies, and the option to buy and sell more than 50 crypto-currencies.


Crypto-jacking is biggest security threat of 2018

Crypto-jacking was the primary threat to the security and performance of electronic devices throughout the first half of the year, says Panda Security.

21 Nov

Bitcoin for payments a distant dream

The crypto-currency struggles to mature from a speculative asset to a serious alternative to state-issued money.

14 Nov

Old Mutual's 22seven taps into crypto-currencies

The money management app gets an update to enable users to track more than 1 800 crypto-currencies in rands.

Nov 7, 2018

South Africans develop new blockchain protocol

South Africans based in Mauritius are developing a mobile money platform and blockchain protocol to create a new crypto-currency.

Nov 2, 2018

SA's crypto-currency appetite surpasses Europe's

A new report shows emerging markets have higher levels of crypto-currency familiarity and ownership than their European counterparts.

Nov 1, 2018

Early Bitcoin investors take stock after volatile decade

Bitcoin is now 10 years old and has had a wild youth, taking investors on a rollercoaster ride.

Oct 30, 2018

Paxful reports massive crypto gains in SA, Africa

For Africa as a whole, the US-based crypto-currency marketplace has seen a 225% increase in users in the last 12 months.

Oct 18, 2018

Bitcoin can prevent digital dictatorships

The crypto-currency has the power to empower the disenfranchised and help build a censorship-resistant global payment system, says a human rights activist.

Oct 12, 2018

Strong anti-money laundering laws hamper crypto-currency crime

Crypto-currency exchanges in countries with weak AML regulation receive nearly 5% of their payments directly from criminal sources, says CipherTrace.

Oct 12, 2018

Blockchain-based solar start-up gets R7.2m

Sun Exchange receives a $500 000 seed investment from Alphabit, a multimillion-dollar hedge fund.

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