カテゴリー: SA

Exchanges Roundup: Luno Expects ‘Open’ South African Rules, Bitstamp Updates Engine

In this edition of Exchanges Roundup, we look at a Luno executive’s belief that the South African government will introduce “open” crypto regulations. We also focus on Bitstamp, which expects a 1250x increase in matching speed after it integrates a customized version of Cinnober’s trading engine software into its platform, as well as the motivation behind a […]

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Meet the New Sentiment Analysis Tools Empowering Smarter Trading

Meet the New Sentiment Analysis Tools Empowering Smarter TradingThe field of sentiment analysis (SA) is evolving rapidly. Since news.Bitcoin.com last covered the subject in May, two new platforms have emerged, each claiming to offer smarter tools to facilitate more informed trading. Gathering accurate sentiment from the web and then using it to create actionable insights is a complex task, but the developers behind […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: Goldman Considers Crypto Custody, SA Exchange Launches USDT

Exchanges Round-Up: Goldman Considers Crypto Custody, SA Exchange Launches USDTIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, it has been reported that Goldman Sachs is considering exploring custody and other services pertaining to cryptocurrencies; a South African exchange has introduced Tether pairings in the hopes of driving down the local premium on crypto prices through offering arbitrage opportunities to foreign traders; and Blockex has announced […]

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South African Asset Management Firm, Sygnia, to Open Crypto Exchange

South African Asset Management Firm, Sygnia, to Open Crypto ExchangeJohannesburg-based investment management company, Sygnia Ltd., has announced its intention to launch a cryptocurrency exchange, Sygniacoin – which is expected to launch in the third quarter of 2018. Also Read: BTCC to Launch New Exchange Platform in June South African Wealth Management Firm to Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange Next Quarter South African investment management firm, Sygnia, has […]

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Sentiment Analysis Is the Best Trading Tool You’re Not Using

Sentiment Analysis Is the Best Trading Tool You’re Not UsingEvery good trader knows their TA from their FA, and can appreciate the effect that fundamental and technical analysis have on market movements. But what about SA? Sentiment analysis, which involves making decisions based on the emotions of other traders, is arguably just as important, especially in the cryptocurrency market, where a herd mentality prevails. […]

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Classified Ads Site in South Africa Reports Increase in High-Ticket Bitcoin Listings

Classified Ads Site in South Africa Reports Increase in High-Ticket Bitcoin ListingsOnline classifieds and community website, Gumtree South Africa, has reported a significant increase in the number of listings posted specifically asking to trade items for bitcoin. In particular, the website reports a proliferation in the number of listings for luxury vehicles that are asking for bitcoin as payment. Also Read: Markets Update: The Top 68 Cryptos […]

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South African Author Implores Gupta Family to Use Bitcoin to Circumvent Banking Embargo

A South African author has published an open letter imploring Atul and Ajay Gupta to use bitcoin as a means to circumvent the banking embargo targeting the family. The Gupta family came to South Africa from India during the 1990s, and soon built a business empire – spanning the media, mining, and computer hardware industries. […]

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Sunex Lets Members Purchase Solar Cells and Distributes Profits as Bitcoin or Fiat

Sunex Lets Members Purchase Solar Cells and Distributes Profits as Either Bitcoin or FiatFounded by Abraham Cambridge and co-founder Larry Temlock in 2016, The Sun Exchange (Sunex) is an innovative company seeking to use bitcoin as a vehicle to enhance access to solar energy throughout South Africa. Sunex allows investors to purchase solar cells, before distributing returns on power generation in the form of bitcoin or South African […]

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South African Bitcoin Trading Sets Record Volume

Search Volumes for Bitcoin and Ethereum Enter Inverse CorrelationThis past weekend South African bitcoin trading saw the establishment of a new all-time high for trading volume, in addition to new price highs. The rise in trading volume further evidences the significant growth that South Africa’s bitcoin markets have enjoyed this year. Also Read: South Africa to Take “Balanced Approach” to Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Regulations […]

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South Africa to Take “Balanced Approach” to Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Regulations

South Africa to Take "Balanced Approach" to Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency RegulationsRecent South African parliamentary discussions have revealed Finance Minister Gigaba’s desire to adopt a “balanced approach” with regards to bitcoin and cryptocurrency regulations. Also Read: South Africa Will Begin Testing Bitcoin and Crypto Regulations Minister Gigaba Stated That A “Balanced Approach Is Being Taken” to the Development of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Regulations In response to a […]

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