Crypto-currency trading site launches in SA

Coindirect goes live in the country ahead of its global rollout sometime this year.

Bitcoin funds raise 'investor protection issues'

Friday

The US securities regulator yesterday raised concerns about the safety of Bitcoin-themed investments.

De Beers turns to blockchain to guarantee diamond purity

Wednesday

Anglo American's diamond unit aims to launch the first industry-wide blockchain this year to track gems each time they change hands.

Bitcoin jolted by regulation worries, falls 7%

Wednesday

The crypto-currency extends its sharp tumble, skidding over 7% this morning in a rapid downturn in fortunes.

Fear of missing out on Bitcoin grips SA

South Africans are selling off valuable assets like cars in order to invest in the crypto-currency.

Any rule on Bitcoin must be global

Tuesday

Effective regulation of virtual currencies would only be achievable through the greatest possible international cooperation, says Germany's central bank.

US Senate panel to discuss Bitcoin with regulators

A hearing with the country's top regulators will discuss Bitcoin amid rising concerns over the risks crypto-currencies pose to the financial system.

Buffett 'will never invest in crypto-currencies'

11 Jan

Multi-billionaire Warren Buffett predicts "almost with certainty that crypto-currencies will come to a bad end".

South Korea to ban crypto-currency trading

The announcement sent Bitcoin prices plummeting and threw the virtual coin market into turmoil.

Red & Yellow business school accepting Bitcoin payments

The institution is the first local business school to accept Bitcoin payments for its degrees, advanced diplomas and online its courses.

Fund managers say bitcoin ETF proposals withdrawn

Trusts controlled by Rafferty Asset Management and Exchange Traded Concepts each cancelled plans to launch three bitcoin funds.

US derivatives regulator to review bitcoin futures risks

The US derivatives regulator will be discussing the procedure and operational controls for listing and trading digital currency futures.