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.

Reduce the cost of investing without becoming a bore at parties

2018-04-24 14:29

If do-it-yourself investing is too daunting for you, but you also don’t want to give up control of your portfolio to an adviser, there is a third option that is gaining in popularity.

Cryptocurrencies are falling after Google's advertising ban

2018-03-14 16:35

Bitcoin is down 4% against the dollar after Google said it will ban all cryptocurrency ads.

SARB to bring payment system in line with fintech innovation

2018-03-13 21:54

SARB is set to overhaul the national payments system to keep up with the growing number of financial technology innovations, and to increase access to services for end users.

Financial services platform for Africa launched

2018-01-16 12:56

African investment company Arise has joined various partners to launch a collaborative fintech initiative called FinForward.

Moving SMEs beyond cash-only payments

2017-11-09 10:21

After just over two years in existence, Yoco, which offers card payment solutions for smaller companies, has signed up 15 500 merchants.

Michael Jordaan's new fund lets the robots invest for you

2017-10-10 19:31

Will you trust robots to invest your hard earned cash? A new South African startup, co-founded by former FNB boss Michael Jordaan, believes that relying on machines, rather than humans, is the future of investment.

Capital Appreciation in R132m fintech buy

2017-05-17 12:04

JSE-listed Capital Appreciation has bought fintech firm Synthesis Software Technologies for R132.1m.

Surviving the age of disruption with design thinking

2017-04-19 11:49

A powerful new trend in the business world follows the idea that innovation isn’t about technology, but about design. And it puts the needs of the customer first.

Banks need to brace for digital disruption

2017-03-05 06:00

Fintech development will provide cheaper, more efficient services which can be tailored to individual needs, writes Steve Kretzmann.

 

One in 5 finance firms is considering trading cryptocurrencies

2018-04-24 15:48

Thomson Reuters surveyed 400 of its global clients about their thoughts on crypto.

Bitcoin drops below $8,000 in cryptocurrency slump

2018-03-15 15:32

Bitcoin is below $8,000 at a five-week low and the market as whole has shrunk by $130 billion since the start of March.

Google is banning all bitcoin, ICO, and cryptocurrency ads from June

2018-03-14 13:49

The new rules come into force in June and also crackdown on adverts for financial products.

MUNGER ON BITCOIN: 'The more popular it got, the more I hated it.'

2018-02-21 13:17

The Warren Buffett partner is no fan of bitcoin.

Lending new relevance to Africa’s banks

2017-12-05 10:36

The continent’s banking sector is harnessing new technology to beat old challenges.

Winslyn looks at the role of tech in the financial sector in Africa

2017-10-11 14:52

kykNET's Winslyn reports on how technology drives partnerships in the financial services sector in Africa. (Afrikaans content.)

Turning fintech start-ups into formidable businesses

2017-09-21 15:47

LaunchLab, a business incubation programme run by Nedbank and Stellenbosch University, helps entrepreneurs to connect with experts who provide invaluable insights for their new ventures.

Millennials must upskill to stay on top in FinTech space - expert

2017-04-25 10:30

The financial technology industry is evolving rapidly and millennials need to upskill themselves to keep up with changes, says an industry insider.

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Cape Town is SA's fintech hub

2017-03-20 09:12

Cape Town is home to globally focused tech businesses and entrepreneurs, who recognise the value of the tech community, lifestyle and talent in this innovative city.

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