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5:30

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.

4:00
9 Sep

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.

4:00
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.

2:30
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.

2:10
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.

3:10

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.

3:30
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.

4:30
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.

3:20
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.

4:20
Apr 28, 2020

Lockdown diary: Artur Schaback, Paxful

Artur Schaback, COO and co-founder of Paxful, says the global peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace is embracing this period to learn, adapt and improve.

3:40
Apr 20, 2020

Gold and Bitcoin show their mettle

Many investors are looking for safe havens for their funds until the storm created by the COVID-19 pandemic dies down, says Richard de Sousa, CEO of AltCoinTrader.

4:20

Move to regulate crypto-currency gains pace in SA

The recently-established Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group drafts a policy position paper on crypto assets.

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