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 Reserve Bank reckons a bitcoin-style rand may be coming – and wants to cut non-banks into everyday shopping

2018-12-06 12:26

The law at the heart of South Africa's national payment system needs an update, the Reserve Bank says, and its proposal on how to do that foreshadows a fully digital national currency – and the end of banks' oligopoly on low-value retail transactions.

Fintech policy must be inclusive, MPs hear

2018-11-21 20:59

Financial inclusion should be the objective of any fintech policy that is adopted, members of Parliament have heard.

JPMorgan Chase to build 'fintech' campus in Silicon Valley

2018-10-22 06:02

JPMorgan Chase will open a new campus for financial technology, or 'fintech,' in Silicon Valley in 2020, staffed by more than 1 000 workers.

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.

You can turn your teller into a pirate, and other cool hacks on Absa’s new WhatsApp banking

2018-08-01 18:41

Here is how you can do your banking on WhatsApp with Absa.

Bitcoin's mad 10% spike this week could have been a short squeeze

2018-07-18 18:10

Bitcoin jumped around 10% in just 20 minutes this week, for no obvious reason. Analysts think short sellers may have been responsible.

Banking on fintech

2018-06-26 08:49

Banks’ antiquated legacy systems create a business opportunity for fintech companies, believes investment firm Capital Appreciation.

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.

 

Experts predict the five big fintech trends of 2019

2018-12-10 20:46

According to the fintech pros surveyed by Bloomberg - more deals, swirling IPO rumours and a continued steady stream of checks from venture capitalists. Here’s a wrap from industry experts.

This massively successful South African start-up may list in the US next year

2018-12-04 18:37

Clickatell was started in Cape Town by an optometrist and his twin brother.

Manuel: SA needs younger leaders to progress

2018-10-22 20:10

South Africa will lag behind technologically if too many of its leaders are "on the wrong side of the age distribution curve," former finance minister Trevor Manuel has said.

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.

Standard Bank clients can now get free coffee and burgers if they tap their Samsungs to pay at tills

2018-08-10 16:36

Standard Bank is the second bank in SA after Absa to offer Samsung Pay, and it is offering incentives – including the chance to win a high-end cellphone – for using it.

Online insurance company connects with younger generation

2018-07-30 13:46

Digital start-up Indie, a division of Sanlam Life Insurance, is making insurance more accessible to the masses.

What a culture of open means

2018-07-18 09:38

Embracing the power of networks and connection will take your organisation into the future.

Randcoin? Probably not. 'Enthusiasm has slowed' for creating national cryptocurrencies.

2018-06-25 07:34

Countries were initially excited about the possibilities of their own, national cryptocurrencies. Now, not so much.

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.

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