13 Apr

Crypto exchange Luno facilitates record R121bn transactions

The home-grown crypto exchange has achieved 300% year-on-year growth compared to January 2020, and recorded $8.3 billion in transactions worldwide. 


Former security guard launches blockchain-based marketplace

South African entrepreneur Tim Hogins introduces Blacqmarket, an online marketplace focusing on Africa’s formal and informal business sectors.


SA firms dabble with non-fungible tokens amid global gold rush

More local companies identify the huge potential in non-fungible tokens, as the blockchain-based cryptographic craze booms across the globe.

30 Mar

Visa to settle payments using crypto-currency

The financial services company announces the first transactions settled in USD Coin, a regulated stablecoin backed by the US dollar.

Mar 5, 2021

FNB CEO hints at reconsidering crypto-currencies

One year after closing down crypto-currency-backed accounts, FNB CEO Jacques Celliers says the bank is open to embracing crypto assets like Bitcoin.

Feb 25, 2021

Standard Bank joins distributed ledger tech network

The bank establishes Africa’s first Hedera network node, which is set to soothe some of the sore points that have historically beset cross-border trade.

Feb 12, 2021

SA banks to trial second phase of SARB's blockchain project

Absa, First National Bank, Nedbank and Standard Bank are among the entities that will explore the use of digital currency, as part of the Project Khokha 2 project.

Feb 4, 2021

CSIR, Siemens unlock digital skills for college students

The organisations sign a memorandum of understanding to provide higher learning institutions with critical digital skills.

Dec 7, 2020

Blockchain to boost global GDP by $1.7tn

New analysis by PwC shows blockchain technology has the potential to boost the global gross domestic product by $1.76 trillion over the next decade.

Nov 19, 2020

Blockchain to play crucial role in switch to renewables

The emerging technology will play a pivotal role in the global transition to renewable energy, the Solar Power Africa conference hears.

Oct 1, 2020

Standard Bank looks to blockchain tech for insurance claims

The big four bank is aggressively pursuing the digital insurance space, which has been shaken up by the emerging insurtech start-up companies.


Analysts predict billion-dollar surge of blockchain tech market

A new report by Future Market Insights says blockchain-based supply chain management is the primary use case in the global market.

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