Rand, JSE down as China strikes back

2019-05-13 16:08

China announced that it will hike tariffs on $60 billion worth of US imports.

Buy Bitcoin, says strategist who called late-2018 breakdown

2019-05-03 14:28

Bitcoin is in the middle of a sustained recovery and investors should use recent weakness to buy more, according to Fundstrat technical strategist Robert Sluymer.

Bitcoin climbs to highest this year as volatility recedes

2019-04-01 19:00

The biggest digital coin on Monday rose as much as 1.6 % to $4,135.60, the top intraday level since December, according to weekday trading data compiled by Bloomberg.

Bitcoin drops to lowest in a month as 2018's agony keeps going

2019-01-29 07:50

Bitcoin’s painful 2018 crash continues, with the original cryptocurrency touching the lowest in more than a month on Monday.

Bitcoin is worth less than the cost to mine it - JPMorgan

2019-01-25 15:22

The production-weighted cash cost to create one Bitcoin averaged around $4 060 globally in the fourth quarter, according to analysts with JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Cryptocurrencies have just been declared hobbyist ‘financial instruments’ in South Africa – here’s what that means

2019-01-18 18:29

Three small mentions of cryptocurrency amid more than a hundred pages of complex technical taxation amendments just changed how tokens such as bitcoin are treated in SA law. For one, trading in them is now considered a hobby of sorts.

The world's largest maker of cryptocurrency mining chips will likely lay off more than 50% of its staff, according to reports

2018-12-27 11:02

It will likely impact teams working on Bitmain's auxiliary products most.


Bitcoin clears $8,000 as its monster year rolls on

2019-05-14 14:59

Bitcoin on Tuesday topped $8,000 a coin for the first time since July. The cryptocurrency has now gained 119% this year.

Bitcoin climbs above $7 000 as cryptocurrency rally extends

2019-05-13 08:05

Bitcoin climbed to the highest since September, briefly surpassing $7 000, as a rally in cryptocurrencies gathered pace in trading over the weekend.

Bitcoin plunged after a major crypto exchange was accused of using client money to hide R12 billion of missing cash

2019-04-26 13:47

Bitfinex drained $700 million from Tether's reserves to hide the fact it lost access to $850 million, says a lawsuit by the New York Attorney General.

Bitcoin most overbought since record run, technical gauge says

2019-04-06 10:39

Here’s something for recently emboldened crypto enthusiasts to mull: Bitcoin is now at its most expensive level since just before the spectacular crash of the most widely owned digital currency.

Bitcoin mysteriously rocketed above $5,000 — and one theory pins the rally on an April Fools' gag

2019-04-02 16:01

Some speculated that the jump was fuelled by an April Fools' Day story about the US government approving bitcoin exchange traded funds.

Experts finally tracked down the digital wallets of the crypto CEO who died with sole access to millions. They say the money's gone

2019-03-07 17:44

Quadriga's CEO died with the passwords to $137 million (R1,9 billion) in customers' cryptocurrency holdings. But the money's disappeared.

Bitcoin sinks to its lowest level since 2017

2019-01-28 17:08

Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market cap, fell to its lowest since December 2017 early Monday.

Hawks: Bitcoin scam probe into BTC Global still ongoing

2019-01-25 13:50

The Hawks have denied that the cryptocurrency trading platform BTC Global has been cleared of defrauding its clients, saying investigations into the alleged investment scam are ongoing.

SA is considering a crackdown on anonymous crypto-assets – this is how a new plan could affect bitcoin investors

2019-01-16 17:40

If a new proposal is implemented, anonymous trading of bitcoin and similar crypto-currencies via South African providers could become impossible.

Lionel Laurent: Mark Zuckerberg uses blockchain for his own ends

2018-12-27 09:00

The idea that a company as powerful and autocratic as Facebook would ever dive into crypto-currencies has always seemed a bit like the Death Star deciding to throw a staff Christmas party, says Lionel Laurent.

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