カテゴリー: South Africa

Survey: South Africans Turning to Crypto as Hedge Against Volatility of the Rand

Survey: South Africans Turning to Crypto as Hedge Against Volatility of the RandA survey by Luno, a London-based cryptocurrency platform, has revealed that a growing number of people in South Africa prefer holding cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and bitcoin cash rather than the local fiat unit, the rand. About 70 percent of South Africans have heard about virtual currencies, and most people have been using them as […]

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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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Africa Dominates Trade Volume on P2P Bitcoin Exchange Paxful

Africa Dominates P2P Bitcoin Exchange Paxful With $64 Million Trades Each MonthPaxful Inc., a peer-to-peer bitcoin exchange, is seeing significant growth in Africa. The U.S.-based company said Africans now accounted for the largest number of people buying and selling cryptocurrency on its platform, with average monthly transactions totaling $64.5 million. Also Read: Brazilian Banks Ordered to Reopen Cryptocurrency Exchange’s Frozen Accounts Millennials Drive Cryptocurrency Adoption in Africa […]

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Report: Emerging Markets See Sharp Growth in Cashless Transactions

Report: Emerging Markets See Sharp Growth in Cashless TransactionsSouth Africa is the most cryptocurrency-friendly country in Africa, according to the 2018 World Payments Report by French banking group BNB Paribas and IT company Capgemini. Compared to other major economies on the continent, South Africa has allowed digital currency-based payments, trades and investments to flourish almost unhindered. Also read: African Cryptocurrency Exchanges Forced to Step-Up […]

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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 After Death: The Perils of Sharing One’s Fortune

Bitcoin After Death: Inheritance That Can Be Lost ForeverIf you are a young fortune-hunter toiling away on a computer in a basement, the prospect of death probably isn’t among your top considerations. Equally, if the main draw to crypto is its relative privacy, you may not be particularly eager to share your private keys with your loved ones, as a hacker could sift […]

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Nigerian Startup Kubitx Launches Bitcoin Exchange in Beta

Nigerian Startup Kubitx Launches Bitcoin Exchange in BetaKubitx, a Pan-African financial technology startup registered in Malta, announced the beta launch of its new cryptocurrency exchange on Thursday. The platform, which supports seven digital coins for the test, including BCH and BTC, will initially be available to users in Nigeria, before the company expands it to other African countries in the coming months. […]

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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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South African Startup Centbee Launches Bitcoin Cash Payments App

South African Startup Centbee Launches Bitcoin Cash Payments AppCentbee of South Africa has announced the launch of its bitcoin cash wallet app in beta, as adoption continues to grow in Africa and elsewhere around the world. Some shops in Kenya already accept bitcoin cash for purchases. Also read: BCH Roundup: Merchant Adoption, Wallet Services And Hackathon. Centbee Wallet App Allows Users to Send Bitcoin […]

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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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