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Dummies' guide to buying Bitcoin in SA

2017-12-08 12:57

Want to take a gamble on the cryptocurrency which has become larger than the GDP of some nations? Here's how to do it from your smartphone.

US agency gives green light to trade bitcoin on major exchanges

2017-12-04 18:32

A US regulator cleared the way Friday for bitcoin futures to trade on major exchanges, but warned investors the digital currency is prone to elevated risk and volatility.

Want this stunning gold Rolls-Royce? You'll need to fork out your Bitcoin

2017-11-30 09:34

This lavish, gold Rolls-Royce is on sale for R2million... but only if you're prepared to pay with digital currency.

Bitcoin may hit $10 000 by year-end

2017-11-26 06:00

US hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz, who is starting a $500 million (R6.9 billion) fund to invest in cryptocurrencies, says the bitcoin rally still has some serious legs.

Bitcoin surges past $7 000 to extend record rally

2017-11-02 12:10

Bitcoin has climbed past $7 000 for the first time, breaching another milestone less than one month after it tore through the $5 000 mark.

Winslyn looks at the similarities between Bitcoin and tulips (Afrikaans content)

2017-09-27 17:03

Four centuries ago, tulip bulbs in the Netherlands became astronomically expensive before becoming almost worthless. kykNET’s Winslyn looks at the similarities with Bitcoin.

Pick n Pay successfully trials Bitcoin as payment

2017-09-19 15:15

Pick n Pay, one of SA's largest retailers, has piloted Bitcoin as a method of payment by letting staff pay for groceries with the cryptocurrency.

What do Bitcoin and tulips have in common?

2017-09-14 10:05

Almost 400 years ago, tulip bulbs in the Netherlands ballooned astronomically in value before the bubble burst. Could the same happen to Bitcoin?

Bitcoin, blockchain and bubbles: Cutting through the hype

2017-08-23 15:18

With its value shooting up since the beginning of the year, the cryptocurrency has garnered massive interest from the public. But is it a sound investment?

 

Bitcoin futures start with a bang as gain trips circuit breakers

2017-12-11 06:45

Bitcoin landed on Wall Street with a bang - four hours after the debut of Cboe Global Markets’s bitcoin futures, the contracts climbed over 20% and triggered two trading halts designed to cool volatility.

Bitcoin bursts to $12 000 as futures move closer to reality

2017-12-06 06:14

Bitcoin surpassed $12 000 for the first time amid speculation that the widespread use of futures will help lead to digital currencies being viewed as a legitimate asset class for mainstream investors.

Buy it with bitcoin in New York, but it's not cheap

2017-12-03 21:32

At Melt Bakery, a hole in the wall that sells ice cream sandwiches in New York's upscale Manhattan neighbourhood, you can pay for your guilty pleasure in bitcoin.

Bitcoin mania interrupted as outage triggers selloff

2017-11-30 07:45

It takes a lot to startle fans of bitcoin, the digital gold of the moment. But Wednesday was, well, a lot - a wild run of exuberant peaks and white-knuckled declines that left even diehards breathless.

Blockchain gets a Wall Street win: 'We know the thing works now'

2017-11-21 07:00

The prospect of blockchain technology remaking financial services have just moved a step closer to reality after a successful six-month test in the $2.8trn equity swaps market.

Worried you're missing out on Bitcoin, Ethereum and Co.?

2017-10-09 07:31

Cryptocurrencies have become incredibly popular in recent months, enjoying phenomenal growth in price. But do you know enough about these currencies to invest in them confidently?

Hedging cryptocurrency risk

2017-09-20 11:47

Investors should not treat cryptocurrencies as a wealth-accumulating asset. What strategies can they follow to mitigate the risks associated with cryptocurrencies?

Bitcoin roars back from Chinese-regulation spurred swoon

2017-09-19 09:53

The bitcoin rally is proving hard to stop.

Cryptocurrencies: Speculative instrument or game-changer?

2017-08-31 09:31

Advocates of cryptocurrencies believe this technology will make banks obsolete, while detractors argue it’s just another bubble inevitably destined to burst.

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