SA's IT market to hit R149bn

Yesterday

BMIT expects the country's IT market to continue growing, to reach R149 billion in the next three years.

R100k up for grabs at blockchain hackathon

The "Unlock the Block" is a 10-day event designed as an entry point into the world of Ethereum and blockchain.

Local digital currency eyes real estate disruption

Thursday

Wealth Migrate rolls out a new global digital currency to democratise access to wealth.

Long Island Iced Tea skyrockets after renaming itself Long Blockchain

22 Dec

The beverage maker's shares jumped nearly 300% after it announces plans to rebrand itself to Long Blockchain.

SEC halts trading in crypto firm after eye-popping rise

20 Dec

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in the shares of Crypto Company until January.

Bitcoin hits bigger stage as CME launches futures

18 Dec

Bitcoin futures received a lukewarm reception at its launch on exchange giant the CME Group.

SureRemit launches blockchain-based non-cash remittances service

Dec 11, 2017

The fintech start-up has established a crypto-currency for global non-cash remittances.

France to allow blockchain for trading unlisted securities

Dec 11, 2017

Securities listed on financial exchanges will still be required to pass through custodians and clearing houses, says the French government.

The legal and regulatory considerations of blockchain

Nerushka Bowan will be facilitating a workshop on this topic at the ITWeb Governance, Risk & Compliance 2018 event in February.

Blockchain-based platform shakes up banking models

Dec 8, 2017

Forus plans to provide free transactions to customers and merchants, making money through mobile advertising.

Tremendous growth for The Blockchain Academy

The Blockchain Academy, based in Cape Town, says it has seen tremendous growth over the past two years.

Bitcoin tops $11k, but fades after sharp rally

Nov 30, 2017

Bitcoin zoomed past $11 000 to hit a record high yesterday and then quickly dropped to $9 000, stoking concerns it may burst in spectacular fashion.