Bitcoin News — South Africa

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

Posted by Jeffrey Gogo on

A 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

Posted by Samuel Haig on

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

Posted by Jeffrey Gogo on

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

Posted by Jeffrey Gogo on

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

Posted by Jeffrey Gogo on

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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