Don’t let go of bitcoin just yet

2018-12-18 14:05

Towards the end of 2017, everybody was getting on the bitcoin train. But by the end of 2018, it has lost about 80% of its value since those highs. So, what’s next for the cryptocurrency?

Bitcoin slumps after bomb threats in the US

2018-12-14 14:21

Bitcoin has lost half of its value since November 14.

The Reserve Bank reckons a bitcoin-style rand may be coming – and wants to cut non-banks into everyday shopping

2018-12-06 12:26

The law at the heart of South Africa's national payment system needs an update, the Reserve Bank says, and its proposal on how to do that foreshadows a fully digital national currency – and the end of banks' oligopoly on low-value retail transactions.

Bitcoin falls further below $4 000; crypto continues plunge

2018-11-25 17:59

The great crypto crash of 2018 plunged deeper over the weekend.

Cryptocurrencies falter as Bitcoin tumbles toward $5 000 level

2018-11-19 20:17

Cryptocurrencies resumed their slump, with Bitcoin falling toward $5 000 in the wake of a split of one of the largest major tokens.

Twitter is struggling to curb fake Elon Musk accounts promoting cryptocurrency scams

2018-11-06 15:30

The scams generally involve hacking a verified account, changing the profile to look like it belongs to the Tesla CEO, and promoting crypto scams.

Bitcoin trading uses so much power it could help push global temperatures up past a deadly threshold

2018-11-06 10:04

Like many forms of cryptocurrency, bitcoin relies on the emissions-heavy coal industry as a cheap source of power..

WATCH: Cryptocurrency Bitcoin marks 10 years

2018-10-23 06:30

Ten years on, the world's first cryptocurrency is at the forefront of a complex financial system viewed warily by markets and investors.

This $1 million SA game lets you fight fantastical beasts in augmented reality and sell characters

2018-10-07 07:09

Augmentors gives you virtual characters that can battle it out in real-world settings – and which you can sell for hard cash.

 

How low will Bitcoin go? The history of price bubbles provides some clues

2018-12-15 10:03

The Bitcoin bubble is perhaps the most extreme since the late 19th century, says Lee Smales.

Bitcoin’s successor? More consistent values might make 'stablecoins' a safer cryptocurrency

2018-12-12 19:58

Bitcoin has plunged from a high of almost US$20 000 in December 2017 to as low as US$3 675. So it’s understandable that some cryptocurrency users might be looking for more stability, says Greig Paul.

Crypto market crash is causing startups to shutter operations

2018-12-07 05:55

The plunge in the cryptocurrency market is weighing on the software-development community that spawned over 1 000 digital coins amid dreams of independence from traditional financial systems and instant wealth.

Bitcoin slide makes monthly loss the biggest in seven years

2018-12-01 15:49

Bitcoin registered its biggest monthly decline in more than seven years as investors reevaluate the prospects of digital money following last year’s euphoria.

Crypto losses near $700bn in worst week since bubble burst

2018-11-23 07:16

Bitcoin sank toward $4 000 and most of its peers tumbled on Friday, extending the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index’s weekly decline to 25%. That’s the worst five-day stretch since crypto-mania peaked in early January.

An official Google account on Twitter was hacked by cryptocurrency scammers trying to convince people to send them bitcoin

2018-11-14 10:48

Google and Target both fell victim to a common cryptocurrency scam, where hackers impersonated the company and promised free bitcoin.

Half of richer, online South Africans want to buy cryptocurrencies – here’s what’s holding them back

2018-11-06 12:47

A cryptocurrencies study by Luno shows considerable interest in the likes of bitcoin – and a high level of adoption already.

Bitcoin is 10 years old today — here's a look back at its crazy history

2018-10-31 18:13

Bitcoin's value increased more than 1-million fold in the last decade.

Facebook bans scam that misuses Mark Shuttleworth - but almost immediately it pops up again

2018-10-17 09:27

Shuttleworth is just one of many South African celebrities who have been fraudulently linked to promote social media run get-rich schemes.

Naas Botha livid about instant wealth ads

2018-10-01 15:59

Former Springbok rugby legend and SuperSport presenter Naas Botha is annoyed about fake advertisements featuring his face on social media.

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