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India Reverses Cryptocurrency Ban

The Indian Supreme Court has overturned a two-year-old judgement banning cryptocurrency trading in the country. In April of 2018, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had instructed banks and financial institutions to refrain from facilitating services related to virtual currencies. The Internet and Mobile Association of India, representing various cryptocurrency exchanges, had argued that trading […]

Google Bans Cryptocurrency Adverts, Bitcoin Drops Price

Bitcoin prices briefly fell below $8000 in the past 24hours in response to news that Google is planning to ban the advertising of cryptocurrencies. Google’s move is similar to Facebook’s January announcement that banned ads on binary options, Initial coin offerings and cryptocurrencies. This latest news maybe a result of cryptocurrencies that have emerged in […]

What the heck is this bitcoin? Bitcoin 101 Ep1

So the new kid on the block is Bitcoin but what is it anyway? We look at the definition of bitcoin hopefully in its simplest form. We relate bitcoin to the classic paper style money we all are familiar with and touch the slightest bit on it being a Fiat Currency. Quick NetOne, Econet, And […]

Pirate Bay is testing use of your laptop to mine cryptocurrencies

If you frequently visit torrent sites for your daily or weekly dose of entertainment, your laptop’s computing power might be used for more than just browsing the website. Pirate Bay, a popular, torrent site was recently caught doing that to its visitors. The website secretly ran some code in the background to mine some cryptocurrencies […]

Bitcoin 101: Understanding the basics – key issues

In late 2016, I got a call from the finance director of a listed financial services company. He and his managing director wanted to take me out for lunch. Shortly before that, the media had reported of an investment I had made in a blockchain start-up. I normally charge for advisory services, but I agreed […]