The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
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.
"The way they rolled it out ... it was just so in your face," R3's CEO David Rutter said at a recent conference.
Facebook is embarking on a wildly ambitious project to build a new global financial infrastructure — and Uber, Spotify, and PayPal are involved.
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.
Like many forms of cryptocurrency, bitcoin relies on the emissions-heavy coal industry as a cheap source of power..
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.
The SA Reserve Bank's Project Khokha has won an award for being the best distributed ledger initiative - a technology for recording transactions securely.
"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."
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.
Akon, whose cryptocurrency is called "Akoin," has said he thinks the system could be the key to growth in Africa.
Technology is changing the face of business faster than industrialisation did, says Adrian van der Merwe.
Facebook is almost ready to unveil its secretive cryptocurrency.
There's a fresh solution in the offing for Muslim consumers facing uncertainty over Halal certifications: verification via blockchain.
A 'stablecoin' is a cryptocurrency that's price is pegged to a real-world asset like gold or the dollar.
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 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.
Bithumb, one of South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, announced that hackers took R422 million from its platform earlier this week.
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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