カテゴリー: Golix

Cryptogem Global Defies Zimbabwe’s Central Bank with New P2P Bitcoin Exchange

Cryptogem Global, a new peer-to-peer bitcoin (BTC) exchange, has opened in Harare in defiance of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s ban on cryptocurrencies. The decentralized platform allows Zimbabweans to buy and sell BTC without the need for intermediaries such as legacy financial institutions. Also Read: French Lawmakers to Lower Cryptocurrency Tax by 6 Percent A Globalized Cryptocurrency Exchange “Cryptogem Global is a […]

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African Cryptocurrency Exchanges Forced to Step up Security

African Digital Currency Exchanges Step up Security to Safeguard Investor FundsCryptocurrency exchanges in some of Africa’s biggest bitcoin markets have been forced to rethink their security to thwart persistent attacks from hackers, a trend that has troubled trading platforms all around the world. Also read: Cointext Launches Bitcoin Cash SMS Wallet in Argentina and Turkey The Worst Yet to Come for African Exchanges Exchanges in the […]

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Bitcoin Trading Flourishes on Whatsapp Following African Exchange Closures

Bitcoin Trading Flourishes on Whatsapp Following African Exchange ClosuresGovernments in Africa simply cannot stop an idea whose time has come. In Zimbabwe, financial regulators banned cryptocurrency trading, and shut down two exchanges, thinking to have killed the ecosystem, only for Bitcoin to find a new life on Whatsapp. Kenyan authorities have sounded tough on virtual currency, warning banks and individuals against trading such, […]

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Zimbabwe’s Golix Battles To Grow Volume After Breaking Into Seven African Countries

Zimbabwe's Golix Battles To Grow Volume After Breaking Into Seven African CountriesZimbabwean cryptocurrency exchange, Golix, is now active in seven countries across Africa, but it may be sometime before everyone buys into the project. Volume is still very low amid what looks like close competition between old and new exchanges fighting for a small, elite, but steadily growing market. A lack of market markers – those wealthy […]

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Expanding Our Global Bitcoin Coverage – Gogo Our New Reporter in Zimbabwe

Expanding Our Global Coverage of Bitcoin - Gogo Our New Reporter in ZimbabweVeteran business journalist Jeffrey Gogo has joined the news desk at Bitcoin.com. Regular readers count on news.Bitcoin.com to bring them coverage from all over the world, and that world now extends to Africa – Zimbabwe to be exact. Zimbabwe as an emerging crypto market is a critical part of the continent to have on-the-ground coverage. […]

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Africa and its Antiquated Banking: Cryptocurrencies The Solution?

Africa and its Antiquated Banking: Cryptocurrencies The Solution?Africa has steadily accelerated the switch to modern technologies. But can a continent facing a crisis with antiquated banking technologies, low rate of financial inclusion, poor confidence in the banking system, and high remittance costs become the new battleground for blockchain or cryptocurrency-centred settlements? Also read: Square’s Big Week: Crypto Patent, Shares Leap, and Lightning […]

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As Zimbabweans Struggle For Cash, Even The Country’s Only Bitcoin ATM Has Run Dry

As Zimbabweans Struggle For Cash, Even The Country's Only Bitcoin ATM Has Run DryThe Golix bitcoin ATM took on obvious importance when it was first introduced in the Zimbabwean capital Harare, early April. In a country without a currency of its own, where conventional automated teller machines (ATMs) have become useless due to a severe cash crisis, the bitcoin machine was seen as the new gateway to faster […]

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Unaware Where Bitcoins Are Mined, RBZ Governor Embraces Blockchain

Unaware Where Bitcoins Are Mined, RBZ Governor Embraces BlockchainThe governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has made several statements about cryptocurrencies that attest to insufficient knowledge of the matter. The central bank, which recently banned financial institutions from working with crypto companies, now wants to study and embrace the blockchain technology that “encompasses all the cryptocurrencies.”    Also read: Zimbabwe’s Golix Exchange […]

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Zimbabwe’s Golix Exchange Enters Kenya, Uganda, South Africa

Zimbabwe’s Golix Exchange Enters Kenya, Uganda, South AfricaCrypto exchange Golix is entering three other African markets in an effort to survive the ban imposed by the central bank in its home country – Zimbabwe. Moreover, the troubled trading platform claims the move is part of a strategy to offer its services across the whole continent. Golix says the shortage of infrastructure has […]

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Zimbabwe Exchange Granted “Interim Relief,” Ban Appeal Still Ongoing

Zimbabwe Exchange Granted "Interim Relief," Ban Appeal Still OngoingDespite reports of the Zimbabwe High Court’s reversal of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s (RBZ) recently issued cryptocurrency ban, the country’s leading bitcoin exchange, Golix, is yet to restore trading on its platform. In an email recently sent to customers of the exchange, Golix sought to clarify that it has been granted “an interim relief,” […]

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