Coronavirus | SA app will reward you for isolating, trace who you saw if you test positive

2020-03-30 19:11

A group of researchers at UCT have become the latest to join a growing list of developers of smartphone apps designed to help fight the coronavirus.

Facebook's Libra launch was 'ridiculously stupid,' blockchain boss says

2019-11-22 09:57

"The way they rolled it out ... it was just so in your face," R3's CEO David Rutter said at a recent conference.

Facebook just took the wraps off 'Libra', a new cryptocurrency that will let anyone in the world pay with their smartphones

2019-06-18 14:43

Facebook is embarking on a wildly ambitious project to build a new global financial infrastructure — and Uber, Spotify, and PayPal are involved.

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.

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..

Ether cryptocurrency, a victim of blockchain success

2018-09-23 16:32

For all the attention afforded bitcoin, it is its rival ether that is hitting the headlines, with the popularity of its blockchain technology Ethereum driving concerns that have sent investors fleeing.

SARB wins inaugural fintech award

2018-09-06 17:40

The SA Reserve Bank's Project Khokha has won an award for being the best distributed ledger initiative - a technology for recording transactions securely.

Gorgeous women, Vladimir Putin, and fluffy buzzwords: 6 clues the blockchain project you're thinking about investing in is a scam

2018-07-06 17:41

"Sometimes they'll use models to make fake LinkedIn accounts. When you go to check out who's involved in the company, you'll see photos of all of these beautiful people."

Grammy Award-winning musician Imogen Heap is using ethereum and the Harry Potter musical to fund her blockchain project

2018-06-16 06:19

Heap wants to create a blockchain-based app that will allow musicians to store all the information about their work in one place. Currently, no central repository exists for information like publishing rights, recording rights, and composition rights.


Singer Akon has finalised plans to build a 800-hectare city in Senegal that's powered by his cryptocurrency, Akoin

2020-01-16 16:05

Akon, whose cryptocurrency is called "Akoin," has said he thinks the system could be the key to growth in Africa.

How AI, robotics and blockchain are actually changing the business landscape

2019-07-07 12:04

Technology is changing the face of business faster than industrialisation did, says Adrian van der Merwe.

Uber, MasterCard, Visa and other big companies have reportedly signed on to Facebook's blockchain efforts

2019-06-14 09:16

Facebook is almost ready to unveil its secretive cryptocurrency.

Greater 'trust factor' as halal certification meets Islamic fintech

2018-12-12 09:26

There's a fresh solution in the offing for Muslim consumers facing uncertainty over Halal certifications: verification via blockchain.

The crypto world is going wild for 'stablecoins' — here's everything you need to know about them

2018-10-01 12:03

A 'stablecoin' is a cryptocurrency that's price is pegged to a real-world asset like gold or the dollar.

7 ways banking as we know it could be changing forever

2018-09-14 05:45

Banking as consumers know it, is on the way out – to be replaced by a bold new world of seamless, cardless, cashless financial systems that will change the way people live and transact forever.

Chinese police busted a R14 billion cryptocurrency dark web World Cup gambling ring

2018-07-14 21:37

Chinese officials shut down an online gambling ring that had accumulated $1.5 billion, or around R14 billion, in bets made on World Cup matches using cryptocurrencies like ethereum, bitcoin, and litecoin.

Hackers abscond with R422 million in cryptocurrencies from massive South Korean cryptocurrency trading platform

2018-06-20 17:27

Bithumb, one of South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, announced that hackers took R422 million from its platform earlier this week.

Health sector gives blockchain glowing prognosis

2018-06-06 21:02

The healthcare sector hopes blockchain could help secure safe interchange of patient data, improve the conduct of clinical tests and medicine traceability, and lower costs.

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