ARTICLES RELATING TO CRYPTOCURRENCY

Bitcoin vaults above $7 000 level as crypto rally gathers steam

2019-05-13 15:34

Bitcoin jumped above $7 000 and didn’t look back, as its longest winning streak since 2013 continued to rekindle the global cryptocurrency market.

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.

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.

Cryptocurrencies are speculative magic beans, this SA finance professor believes

2019-02-18 12:13

Investing in cryptocurrencies is probably the biggest financial risk you can take at the moment, according to this academic. .

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 falls further below $4 000; crypto continues plunge

2018-11-25 17:59

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

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.

Mining bitcoin uses more energy than Denmark - study

2018-11-06 13:33

Extracting a dollar's worth of cryptocurrency such as bitcoin from the deep Web consumes three times more energy than digging up a dollar's worth of gold, researchers said.

The world's most secretive cryptocurrency giant just opened its books

2018-09-26 19:18

One of the cryptocurrency world’s most powerful, controversial and secretive companies has disclosed financial information for the first time.

 

Facebook is working on a secret plan - code-named 'Project Libra' - to build a cryptocurrency network

2019-05-04 12:49

The social network reportedly plans to launch a digital coin that users can spend on and off its platform.

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.

Crypto companies complain they’re being shunned by most banks

2019-03-03 10:55

While top-tier banks are getting more crypto-curious, JPMorgan rolled out a prototype digital coin last month

Hackers are targeting South African cellphone owners to mine cryptocurrencies

2019-02-18 13:35

An infected device tends to be much slower, uses a lot of battery power, overheats or data usage may skyrocket.

February deadline for public comment on cryptocurrency regulation

2019-01-27 13:03

The SA Reserve Bank has invited the public to comment on the proposals of policy and regulation on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.

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.

Bitcoin bulls wonder where's the bottom after volatility returns

2018-11-17 13:54

Bitcoin advocates are asking how low will we go from here as the world’s largest cryptocurrency continued to slump following its biggest one-day loss in eight months.

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.

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.

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.

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