Leigh Williams

Revolut Launches Commission-free Stock Trading

Revolut, a London-based fintech company, backed by some of Europe’s most well-known investors have launched commission-free stock trading. Revolut Metal customers can now make up to 100 commission-free trades per month in over 300 U.S. listed stocks...

What Is NEM (XEM) | Beginner’s Guide

The NEM Foundation The NEM Foundation is an international network of professionals with the business’ ethos to provide NEM’s blockchain technology platform to enhance enterprise. The NEM Foundation has built a blockchain...

BitFund Review

BitFund is a South African cryptocurrency investment platform. BitFund provides a range of prespecified portfolios, as well as your own customizable portfolio. BitFund allows everyone to be part of this financial revolution, by removing the barriers to...

What Are Atomic Swaps?

Overview Due to the popularity of cryptocurrencies, the number of cryptocurrencies and blockchains are steadily increasing. Blockchain and cryptocurrency have huge potential and are evolving on a daily basis. With the progression of blockchain...

African Blockchain Startup makes your Bitcoin Address Easy to Remember and Share

Cape Town, January 2019: When you ask users of cryptocurrency about transferring bitcoin to each other, the general consensus is that it could be easier. It’s a definite stumbling block for many users and for those who...

Binance’s Jersey Exchange Receives Overwhelming Response

Binance Jersey, an independent entity from its parent company, Binance, has received an overwhelming response after it’s launch on January 16th 2019, on the island of Jersey. After just 24 hours after it...

Binance Completes 6th Coin Burn

Binance has successfuly completed their 6th coin burn, burning 1,623,818 BNB which is valued around $9.4 million (R128 million) on January 16th 2019. This burn corresponds to the period between October 1 and December 31, 2018 where...

South African Reserve Bank Proposes Tougher Cryptocurrency Regulation

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has released a new consultation paper focusing on digital assets in the country as part of an Intergovernmental FinTech Working Group (IFWG), which includes the National Treasury, the South African...

SAFCOIN Review

Since the launch of Safcoin, at the time South Africa’s first digital currency, its latest claim is that it is an exclusively African focused cryptocurrency which aims to tap into the ways that cryptocurrency can positively impact...

Cricket South Africa Hacked: Falls Victim To Bitcoin Scam

South Africa’s national cricket organization fell victim to hackers gaining access to their Twitter account  Indian Express reported on Jan. 14. Cricket South Africa (CSA), tweeted its alleged participation in the scheme in the early morning to...

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What Is FinTech? Everything you need to know.

FinTech, short for Financial Technology is quickly shaping the financial industry through innovation and technology. This multi-billion...

Facebook’s Libra Project Development Update

The Libra Association have published an update on Libra's development progress in blog post titled “5 months and growing strong”. The update...

BRICS, favour the idea of developing a common payment system

The five BRICS nations; Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are considering the development of a common payment system or cryptocurrency...

Two Men Arrested for Sim Swapping and Crypto Theft

Eric Meiggs, 21, of Brockton, Massachusetts, and Declan Harrington, 20, of Rockport, Massachusetts, were arrested and charged in an 11-count indictment. The...

State of FinTech in South Africa

FinTech is an emerging sector in South Africa. With funding pouring into startups like Zande Africa, Bright on Capital and Livestock Wealth....