Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Coins for Drivers, Prisoners, and Conservationists

Today’s Bitcoin in Brief features several examples of digital coins entering all spheres of life. A leading German auto manufacturer has revealed its cars may soon be fitted with onboard cryptocurrency wallets. A company now offers crypto payments for inmates… Continue Reading

Zimbabwe’s Golix Exchange Enters Kenya, Uganda, South Africa

Crypto exchange Golix is entering three other African markets in an effort to survive the ban imposed by the central bank in its home country – Zimbabwe. Moreover, the troubled trading platform claims the move is part of a strategy… Continue Reading

South African Asset Management Firm, Sygnia, to Open Crypto Exchange

Johannesburg-based investment management company, Sygnia Ltd., has announced its intention to launch a cryptocurrency exchange, Sygniacoin – which is expected to launch in the third quarter of 2018. Also Read: BTCC to Launch New Exchange Platform in June South African Wealth… Continue Reading

SA Central Bank Comes Up With Another Nickname for Cryptos – “Cyber Tokens”

Cryptocurrencies don’t meet the requirements of money, according to the South African Reserve Bank which has decided to call them by a different name. It’s one that does not imply either currency or cryptography. “We prefer to use the word… Continue Reading

Johannesburg Gets a New Crypto ATM, Ban Threatened Harare May Lose One

A new crypto teller machine is now operational in South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg. The ATM, which supports several digital coins, has been installed at a supermarket in the north-western part of the city’s metro area. It is the latest… Continue Reading

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Wary Giants, Eager Dwarfs

For some obvious reasons, but also irrational fears, big players like China, Russia, and the European Union are wary of cryptos like bitcoin. Centralized control doesn’t square with decentralization. However, often that’s not how their own regions and smaller neighbors… Continue Reading

South Africa Puts Onus on Taxpayers to Declare All Cryptocurrency Income

The tax authority of South Africa has warned taxpayers in the country against forgetting to report all their cryptocurrency transactions. However, it also presented a framework with a few positive points for those trading cryptocurrencies such as the ability to… Continue Reading

Crypto Self-Regulation Deemed Likely in South Africa

A “self-regulatory approach” has been mentioned as a likely solution for the South African crypto sector. A non-government body could adopt rules and implement industry standards. The central bank in Pretoria is expected to formulate the policy framework. Also read:… Continue Reading

Mandela’s Golden Hands Sell for $10 Million in Bitcoin

A Canadian businessman agreed to sell four gold castings of South African leader Nelson Mandela’s hands. For $10 million in bitcoin, a cryptocurrency firm launching an initial coin offering (ICO) has agreed to the purchase, promising a world tour of… Continue Reading

G20 Argentina Ends With No New Cryptocurrency Regulation

Nations forming the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Argentina this week issued Comunicado oficial de la primera reunión de ministros de Hacienda y presidentes de Bancos Centrales del G20, or first communication from the world’s central bankers concerning their… Continue Reading