Part two of our discussion on the benefits of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology is a more focused one. In this episode, we look at the use cases for the blockchain and cryptos that go beyond financial services. And I was joined yet again by Financial Services Lawyer and Blockchain Technology Analyst, Prosper Mwedzi. You can […]
Bitcoin and altcoin price fluctuation is a complex topic to get to the bottom of. There are a number of factors that influence their price. Some factors are apparent while others are in the realm of speculation. To shed light on what causes the dips and peaks in the price of Bitcoin we were joined […]
It seems South African regulators are grappling with how to regulate Bitcoin. A lot of people, in Mzansi, are participating in the Bitcoin rush drawn in by the tantalising prospect of massive returns that even the best traditional stock traders cannot dream of getting. Here are some of the big things we have learnt about […]
It seems two South African brothers might have pulled one of the biggest Bitcoin scams of all time. Initial investigations seem to suggest that the owners of an investment platform called Africrypt, might have defrauded their clients of 69 000 coins that were pilfered from wallets in a matter of hours. The coins are worth […]
The last time I talked about Binance, one of the world’s most popular crypto exchanges I was complaining about how they didn’t seem to want Zimbabweans on their platform. Now it seems South African’s are having trouble buying cryptocurrencies using their Visa or MasterCards on the platform as well. But, a cursory investigation has revealed […]
It’s diamonds that are forever, not your computer hardware. A few weeks ago, I was pleasantly surprised when I received a 5-minute voice note from an enterprising young man that I know from my local church. The Chemical Engineering graduate innocently elaborated his plan of crypto mining on any high-powered computer I may own. Essentially, […]
Nothing to see here folks.
A number of Zimbabweans have revealed on social media that their Binance and/or Coinbase accounts were recently restricted. They were then asked to withdraw their funds to other wallets or risk losing them. After that their accounts were permanently deactivated. In all instances their offence seems to have been that they are Zimbabwe. One user […]
One of the biggest disappointments of this year was the exclusion of cryptocurrency exchanges and the likes from the RBZ’s Fintech Sandbox. The initiative, run by the Reserve Bank, was an opportunity for traditional financial institutions to dip their toes into experimental or emerging technologies. Now, the shunning of cryptos was a contradiction of the […]
Traders must have been tearing their hair but things looks to have stabilised somewhat…
The future is crypto!
Time to get your own puppy.
Is the impossible possible?
We have been lied to.
Establish trust and be very careful…
Who’s laughing now…
The best way to start and what to look out for.
PayPal rolls out “pay using crypto feature”. Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa continue to shun cryptocurrencies
We are getting left behind.
Took them long enough
Local startup Phykraun has launched a cryptocurrency called Dystater which it hopes will be the alt-coin of choice for Zimbabwe
Bitcoin was able to crack the US$50K this week and that resulted in the total value of tokens in circulation having a market value of US$ 1 trillion
Mastercard has followed in Visa and PayPal’s footsteps with the announcement that it will be accepting cryptocurrency payments this year.
The Central Bank of Nigeria has ordered all banks to stop serving crypto exchanges with immediate effect which is reminiscent of Golix vs RBZ
Technikari Crypto Special: We are joined by Financial Services Lawyer Prosper Mwedzi who is pushing a private Blockchain and Digital Assets bill for Zimbabwe
Bitcoin’s fourth quarter rally has stalled as the crypto’s price has fallen by 17%.
It took Bitcoin 10 years to cross the US$20K mark but the crypto has surpassed that and more as it now stands at US$32K as the surge continues.
Adult entertainment website Pornhub after being ditched by VISA and MasterCard is now only accepting payment in cryptos. What could that do the already climbing price of Bitcoin?
In a major move for the cryptocurrency adoption, US payment giant PayPal announced that it has joined the cryptocurrency market. Customers will, in early 2021, be able to buy, sell, and hold cryptocurrencies directly from their PayPal account. The motivation behind this shift was the migration to digital payments that was driven by the COVID-19 […]
The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange CEO Justin Bgoni recently revealed that in the long-term they plan to list cryptocurrencies on the ZSE and the Victoria Falls Stock Exchange (VFEX). As part of our long term strategy, the ZSE is open for bitcoin and cryptocurrencies to be listed on the bourse subject to regulatory approvals. We think […]