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English, Finance, 1 season, 171 episodes, 3 days, 11 hours, 25 minutes
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Moneyweb Crypto explores all things crypto and blockchain: the good, the bad and the impossible. If you're looking to invest in cryptocurrencies, or understand this evolving universe, you're in the right place.
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Can AI predict crypto price moves?

Stuart Perry, co-founder of GG Tech Solutions, explores some fascinating AI developments in financial markets and concludes that AI models are getting much better at predicting price moves in both cryptos and stocks. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
4/17/202432 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ditching the rand to survive on bitcoin only

Software developer Kgothatso Ngako is part of a growing network of people who have ditched the rand, the US dollar and any other fiat currency to make their way in life using bitcoin only. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
4/10/202423 minutes, 42 seconds
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Bitcoin's rollercoaster: will it be different this time?

VALR CEO Farzam Ehsani talks about bitcoin's famed volatility, why bitcoin's current bull run still has legs, and whether we can expect more rollercoaster action once the bull run exhausts. Or whether it will be different this time. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
4/3/202424 minutes, 4 seconds
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Crypto prices are booming, but so are the scams

Carel de Jager, research group leader for distributed ledger technologies at the CSIR, shares insights on some of the new scams where even crypto aficionados are being artfully separated from their wealth and their wallets. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
3/27/202431 minutes, 2 seconds
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Institutions flood into bitcoin: What this mean for investors

Wiehann Olivier, digital asset lead at Mazars, weighs in on whether the JSE will follow the US lead in authorising exchange traded traded funds (ETFs) and whether the imminent issue of financial service provider licenses to crypto companies will slam the door on crypto scams in SA. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
3/20/202424 minutes, 24 seconds
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What a national budget measured in bitcoin would look like

Economist Dawie Roodt takes a clean sheet of paper and gives us the budget we need. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
3/13/202421 minutes, 5 seconds
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Houses for Africa: How Empowa has changed the landscape

Empowa's Glen Jordan explains that the lower end of the housing market in Africa is actually less risky than the mid-market and how the company plans to impact one million families across the continent by 2030 using a blockchain-based financing solution. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
3/6/202425 minutes, 47 seconds
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Bitcoin at R1m: Bargain or bust?

Christo de Wit, SA country manager for Luno, talks about bitcoin hitting R1 million and whether it is too late to climb on board. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
2/28/202420 minutes, 3 seconds
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Making the case for digital rather than physical gold

Rael Demby, CEO of Scoin and the SA Gold Coin Exchange, explains why digital gold stored on the blockchain is attracting interest from gold bugs, and whether digital gold can be used as a form of stablecoin to park profits after a strong run-up in bitcoin. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
2/21/202419 minutes, 57 seconds
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We shouldn’t fear AI, we should rise with it

Former Microsoft executive Kerushan Govender – author of Age Of Agency: Rise With AI – says fears over the impact of artificial intelligence are overblown, that ‘human agency’ trumps machines, and looks at crypto's place in the quest for greater human sovereignty. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
2/14/202425 minutes, 11 seconds
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African currencies are being smashed as stablecoins come to the rescue.

Jon Ovadia, CEO of crypto exchange OVEX, walks us through the casualty list of African currencies decimated over the last two years, and how US dollar-backed stablecoins are exploding across the continent. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
2/7/202423 minutes, 20 seconds
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First crypto FSP licences about to drop

Gerhard van Deventer, head of enforcement at the Financial Sector Conduct Authority, says the first batch of financial services provider (FSP) licences are about to be issued to crypto service providers. That will make it easier to shut down crypto scammers before they get started. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
1/24/202429 minutes, 43 seconds
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First crypto FSP licences about to drop

Gerhard van Deventer, head of enforcement at the Financial Sector Conduct Authority, says the first batch of financial services provider (FSP) licences are about to be issued to crypto service providers. That will make it easier to shut down crypto scammers before they get started. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
1/24/202429 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ditching the rand and going off grid with bitcoin

Glenn Jooste, co-founder of Bitcoin Ubuntu, explains how trying to save in ever depreciating rands is a losing proposition, and how bitcoin solves this. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
1/17/202420 minutes, 45 seconds
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Got surplus solar power? Start bitcoin mining

Jesse Pielke, founder of Hashrate Up, is helping South Africans use surplus solar power generated during the day for bitcoin mining (and it's less expensive than you might think). Moneyweb Crypto news articles
1/3/202422 minutes, 14 seconds
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Will we see the mother of all bitcoin rallies in 2024?

Omer Iqbal, CEO of crypto company FiveWest, shares his thoughts on the big crypto stories of 2023 and the likelihood of the mother of all bitcoin bull markets in 2024. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
12/20/202320 minutes, 46 seconds
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Now you can trade perpetual futures on bitcoin

What on earth are those? Gianluca Sacco, chief operating officer at VALR, explains. Crypto exchange VALR recently announced the world's first perpetual futures on bitcoin, payable in rands, with some interesting use cases. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
12/6/202326 minutes, 55 seconds
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Former Europol agents helping SA with crypto law enforcement

Nils Andersen Röed and Jarek Jakubcek, who are now with Binance, were recently in SA to train local regulators and authorities on the ever-evolving tricks of crypto criminals. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/29/202336 minutes, 2 seconds
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Meet the crypto sceptic who owned and lost more than 50 bitcoin

Marcel Wasserman is a financial advisor who once owned 52 bitcoin, having bought at under R1 000. He became less enthusiastic about bitcoin after losing most of it and selling the rest. Today, he's more enthusiastic about an 'all-weather' portfolio that can ride out good times and bad. He explains why getting out of debt is the key to financial affluence. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/22/202323 minutes, 46 seconds
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Death, taxes and crypto

Thomas Lobban of Tax Consulting SA warns of new OECD regulations that will help tax authorities worldwide to track your crypto transactions no matter where you live. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/15/202321 minutes, 47 seconds
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Why you might want to own a rand stablecoin

It fixes many of the problems in the existing financial system such as high costs and speed of transaction. Simon Dingle, founder of the ZARP rand-backed stablecoin, explains why stablecoins are the real killer use case for crypto, and why Old Mutual is backing it. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/8/202324 minutes, 58 seconds
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Are we in for a pre-Xmas rally in Bitcoin ?

It's already up more than 30% over the last month. VALR CEO Farzam Ehsani explains what's behind this explosive move, and VALR's recent partnership with card issuer Visa as a sign of the fusing of traditional finance and crypto. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/1/202326 minutes, 49 seconds
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Will central bank digital cash ever take off in SA?

Michail le Roux of Hanekom Attorneys says CBDCs are coming and that fears of a snooping state examining all our transactions are overblown. Plus the prospects of voting by cell phone in the future, using blockchain technology to stop the cheats. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
10/25/202328 minutes, 12 seconds
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Is Bitcoin's 6 month sideways crawl about to break?

With a bitcoin halving of supply in 2024, Jason Welz, head of digital assets at alternative investment firm Jaltech, points out that all previous "halvenings" have been preceded by a bull run. Will it be any different this time? Plus, some astonishing developments in blockchain technology are about to unfurl in the coming years. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
10/18/202324 minutes, 12 seconds
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Own a slice of property for R100 with new fractional ownership exchanges

Libex and law firm Schindlers have partnered in setting up two exchanges offering investors the opportunity to list and own fractional pieces of assets from farms to residential buildings. Chaz Dunn, innovation head at Libex, and Schindlers managing partner Maurice Crespi explain. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
10/11/202326 minutes, 31 seconds
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Crypto scammers have met their match.

Carel de Jager, head of distributed ledger technology at CSIR, explains how he tracked down stolen funds from a Moneyweb reader with a new blockchain tool that is being offered to crime busters worldwide. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
10/4/202332 minutes, 44 seconds
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Is the rand ultimately headed to R100 to the US dollar?

Andrew Field, co-founder of BitDirect, explains the history and likely future of money, arguing that the rand will ultimately hit R100 to the US dollar. There's a long history of fiat currency failures. If so, what role does bitcoin play in the future monetary firmament? Moneyweb Crypto news articles
9/27/202328 minutes, 47 seconds
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How the crypto industry is redefining ownership

Blockchain is transforming everything we know about ownership. This is the killer use case for blockchain - establishing title to property and, with that, the ability to transfer and trade property rights. It's a fascinating world we are about to enter, explains Steven Sidley, author of 'It's Mine: How the crypto industry is redefining ownership'. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
9/20/202327 minutes, 22 seconds
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The taxi industry goes cashless

Eastern Cape taxi operators embrace blockchain technology as they ditch cash and start to compete with the major retailers, explains Sonny Fisher of ForUS. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
9/13/202329 minutes, 18 seconds
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D-Day approaches for crypto companies as regulations kick in

Gerhard van Deventer, head of enforcement at the Financial Sector Conduct Authority, explains how the crypto industry is about to get the policing it has long needed. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
9/6/202322 minutes, 45 seconds
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Converting Namibians to bitcoin one beer at a time

If Nikolai Tjongarero of EasySats meets someone unfamiliar with bitcoin, he gives them the two-minute elevator pitch and buys them a beer, paid, of course, with bitcoin. He's making tons of happy friends and winning them over to bitcoin in the process. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
8/30/202321 minutes, 37 seconds
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How a University of Pretoria drop-out is bringing bitcoin to Africa

Kgothatso Ngako dropped out of university to translate bitcoin educational literature into indigenous African languages. Now he has come up with a way for people without smart phones, internet or a crypto account to own and store bitcoin. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
8/23/202324 minutes, 28 seconds
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What happens to your crypto when you die?

Between four and six million Bitcoin have been forever list because the owners lost their passwords or threw away their hard drives. Brandon Sylvester of Sanlam Trust explains that few people realise that cryptos are not automatically passed on to beneficiaries on death. That's a huge potential loss. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
8/16/202315 minutes, 33 seconds
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The crypto boat has not sailed for new investors

Crypto adoption has tended to follow crypto prices. New use cases for crypto, other than speculation, are giving it as push, says Christo de Wit, SA manager for Luno. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
8/9/202321 minutes, 53 seconds
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Can cryptos help solve Africa's inflation problem?

Richard Schoeman, CFO at crypto and payments company Yellow Card, explains how Africans have discovered a love for cryptos as a way to shield themselves from inflation and local currency weakness. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
8/2/202321 minutes
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Going gridless bitcoin mining in Africa

Erik Hersman, co-founder of Gridless Mining, explains how the company is using spare power from independent power producers in Africa to set up bitcoin mines, and explores whether private solar power in SA can be turned to profit. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
7/26/202324 minutes, 38 seconds
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Bitcoin mining: Local miner explains how it's done

Dezray Thomas lives, breathes and mines Bitcoin – using solar and Eskom. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
7/19/202335 minutes, 21 seconds
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Crypto volumes are perking up

Hannes Wessels, general manager for Binance in southern Africa, explains how crypto volumes have responded to srging prices in 2023, and what the future of finance looks like. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
7/12/202322 minutes, 7 seconds
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Local Bitcoin economies are sprouting up across SA

Glenn Jooste, founder of Bitcoin Ubuntu in Swellendam in the Western Cape, explains how you can now live and thrive in Bitcoin-only economies. Going off the financial grid is fast becoming a reality, and communities like Bitcoin Ubuntu and nearby Bitcoin Ekasi in Mossel Bay, and Bitcoin Witsand are taking the poor with them. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
7/4/202328 minutes, 43 seconds
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The arrival of open banking in SA

Thomas Pays, founder of Ozow, explains how the company acquired eight million customers in a decade, challenging even Capitec's blistering growth, and how 'open banking' - incorporating crypto payments - is the wave of the future, allowing third parties the ability to access financial data, simplify transactions and massively increase banking penetration in poor countries. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
6/28/202333 minutes, 33 seconds
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Crypto, meet AI ... threat or opportunity?

Farzam Ehsani, CEO of crypto exchange VALR, explains why AI opens up a world of opportunities - and potential threats - to crypto. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
6/21/202326 minutes, 13 seconds
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Graveyard of the crypto exchanges

Joey Garcia of Xapo Bank explains why so many crypto exchanges have folded in recent months Moneyweb Crypto news articles
6/14/202338 minutes, 18 seconds
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Bitcoin loves a banking crisis

Rob Price of Sound Money Capital explains why we should expect more turmoil in the banking sector, and why this may be good for Bitcoin. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
6/7/202340 minutes, 35 seconds
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Using blockchain and the Airbnb model to unlock home ownership in Africa

Mozambique, a country of 32 million people, has less than 1 000 bank-issued mortgage loans. Glen Jordan, founder of Empowa, found a way to use the blockchain to unlock mortgage lending in Africa. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
5/31/202335 minutes, 58 seconds
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Why you should skip altcoins ... and focus on Bitcoin

Research analyst and founder of the Financial Underground, Nick Giambruno, explains why of the 20 000 or more cryptocurrencies, only Bitcoin is worth a punt. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
5/24/202337 minutes, 33 seconds
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Crypto arbitrage bounces back to life

Harry Scherzer of Future Forex, Omer Iqbal of FiveWest and Kyle Dowie of Doiya explain why crypto arbitrage is going through a revival Moneyweb Crypto news articles
5/17/202330 minutes, 18 seconds
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Mastercard embraces crypto and puts it to the coffee test

Rob Brine, director for cyber and intelligence solutions at Mastercard, explains how the card company successfully fights off 200 cyber attacks a minute and whether cryptos as a payments mechanism come anywhere close to traditional card payments for something as simple as a cup of coffee. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
5/10/202329 minutes, 28 seconds
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Why schools are adding crypto and blockchain to their curriculum

A career in blockchain is becoming a popular choice for school leavers, explains Kreaan Singh of CoinEd, and it doesn't necessarily mean learning to code. They're looking to be part of a technological revolution that can no longer be ignored. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
5/3/202331 minutes, 34 seconds
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Financial regulator's war on bad actors yields dividends

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority's head of enforcement, Gerhard van Deventer, explains how regulations have improved behaviour in the crypto sector, but he's not prepared to relax for a minute. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
4/26/202338 minutes, 57 seconds
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Vinny Lingham on the future of crypto and AI

Tech entrepreneur Vinny Lingham gives his take on how AI will swarm the world as we know it in three years, and reads the tea leaves on the future of crypto. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
4/19/202332 minutes, 34 seconds
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Bitcoin smokes the financial markets - and not for the first time

Brett Hope Robertson, head of investments at Revix, says the recent rally in Bitcoin in the midst of a banking crisis is a clear demonstration that it is doing precisely what it was intended to do - act as a secure store of value at a time of risk. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
4/12/202330 minutes, 46 seconds
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Why Eskom should consider Bitcoin mining

CSIR's Carel de Jager explains why Bitcoin mining could be a game changer for Eskom and should not be dismissed as a joke. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
4/5/202336 minutes, 50 seconds
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Why bitcoin's epic bull run is linked to the banking crisis

FiveWest CEO Omer Iqbal gives a crypto insider's view of the banking crisis and why bitcoin is on a tear. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
3/22/202326 minutes, 24 seconds
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US banking contagion hits the SA crypto market

Andrew Ludwig and Harry Scherzer explain how crypto arbitrage in SA is affected. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
3/15/202333 minutes, 6 seconds
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Is the crypto spring at hand?

Marius Reitz, Africa general manager at Luno, explains why 35% of staff at the companybwere let go and whether the crypto winter is over. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
3/7/202340 minutes, 57 seconds
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Pick n Pay takes the plunge with bitcoin payments

Almo Lubowski and Carel van Wyk of Crypto Convert explain why Pick n Pay approached them to launch bitcoin as a means of payment. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
3/1/202329 minutes, 10 seconds
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How financial emigrants are using cryptos to escape weak local currencies

Seamus Rocca, CEO of Xapo Bank, explains what Venezuela, Argentina and Lebanon have in common and how cryptos have made it possible for residents in countries with weak local currencies to ply their trade abroad. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
2/22/202339 minutes, 36 seconds
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What auditors think about the state of crypto

The collapse of crypto exchange FTX was a watershed moment in the industry, leading to calls for far greater transparency and disclosure from crypto companies, says Wiehann Olivier, digital asset lead at Mazars. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
2/15/202334 minutes, 7 seconds
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Can commodity-backed tokens bootstrap Africa's poorest countries?

Crypto entrepreneur John Lombela had a wild idea that 'tokenising' commodities could be used to financially empower Africa's poorest, so he set out to do just that. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
2/8/202344 minutes, 52 seconds
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How the collapse of FTX has changed crypto behaviour forever

Customers are more wary of crypto exchanges, and crypto companies find themselves under a microscope, says R Paulo Delgado. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
2/1/202326 minutes, 38 seconds
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The big opportunities in cryptos are in 2023, not 2024

While no-one was looking, banks just won the right to invest 2% of their portfolios in cryptos. Crypto analyst Giannis Andreou explains what this means and what lies in store for cryptos in 2023. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
1/25/202333 minutes, 32 seconds
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Crypto's wild west days are coming to an end

Darren Hanekom explains how regulations will reshape cryptos and integrate them into mainstream financial services. Also what AI means for cryptos. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
1/18/202331 minutes, 12 seconds
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Bitcoin's obituary has been written 467 times

They're all wrong because bitcoin is here to stay, though many bitcoin knock-offs may not last, says Omer Iqbal, CEO of FiveWest. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
12/14/202239 minutes, 31 seconds
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Bitcoin is magic and here's why

Stafford Masie, tech entrepreneur and investor, makes the case that Bitcoin is the only true and original crypto, and is arguably the most under-valued asset in the world. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
12/7/202244 minutes, 57 seconds
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Why you should be excited about the future of cryptos

Paul Casarin, CEO of Pet Rock Investments, and Brandon Topham, CEO of Kreston Forensics, delve into where we are in the crypto winter and why we should be excited about what's to follow. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/30/202259 minutes, 37 seconds
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It's time to audit crypto companies, but will that stop the next FTX?

The collapse of FTX has delivered a crushing blow to crypto. All the more reason to demand crypto companies open their books for inspection, says Dale Russell, director of Moore Blockchain and Digital Assets. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/23/202229 minutes, 34 seconds
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When it comes to cryptos, 'trust no one'

Jon Ovadia, CEO of crypto prime broker OVEX, explains that collapsed global exchange FTX owned 8% of OVEX, which it is now attempting to buy back. He says that no customer funds are locked up in the FTX exchange. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/15/202226 minutes, 18 seconds
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SA gaming juggernaut takes on the world with play-to-earn

Chris Heaton, co-founder of gaming platform Skrmiish (pronounced 'skirmish'), has built up a base of 50 000 players in less than two years. Watch this space as it targets the one billion player mark, making it a potential giant in the global gaming space, and all built on the Ethereum blockchain. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/9/202231 minutes, 52 seconds
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How Zambesi Gold is building a portfolio of mines with gold-backed cryptos

Zambesi Gold CEO Koos van Straaten, a gold mining veteran, got the crypto bug when bitcoin was R8 000. He and his team have now launched a fully fledged gold mining operation with an interesting gold-backed token Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/1/202218 minutes, 7 seconds
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Bitcoin versus Ethereum - will there be only one winner?

Chris Becker, managing executive of cyber banking at TymeBank, explains why the technology on which Bitcoin rests is so revolutionary, and discusses the differences between proof of stake and proof of work (PoW), criticising some arguments for PoW. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
10/25/202239 minutes, 21 seconds
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Is this a regular bear market for cryptos, or will it be different this time?

Marius Reitz, general manager for Africa at Luno, shares his thoughts on where we are in the crypto cycle, and some of the new products, including the ability to buy bundles of cryptos in a single purchase. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
10/19/202245 minutes, 12 seconds
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South Africans are by-passing financial advisors when it comes to crypto

Recent research by Pet Rock Investments shows South Africans have adopted a DIY approach to cryptos, by-passing their financial advisors. Another surprising outcome of the survey is that South African advisors are themselves big adopters of crypto, explains Paul Casarin, co-founder of Pet Rock Investments. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
10/11/202223 minutes, 37 seconds
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Six months after launch, Libex exchange lists 62 000 NFTs

Artists and entrepreneurs are cashing in by monetising their art and otherwise sterile assets, explains CEO Asif Aziz and Mandla Magagula, chief tech officer at Libex, one of Africa's largest non-fungible token (NFT) markets. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
10/4/202240 minutes, 32 seconds
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How Binance became the world's largest crypto exchange, and second largest in SA

Binance SA country head Hannes Wessels spent 20 years as a senior investment bankers at HSBC before recognising which way the financial winds were blowing. He explains how Binance became the world's largest crypto exchange in just five years, an extraordinary tale of wealth creation, and the company's recently announced move into futures trading. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
9/27/202230 minutes, 37 seconds
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The biggest crypto event since the launch of bitcoin has just happened

Brett Hope Robertson, head of investment at Revix, sees a time when ethereum surpasses bitcoin in terms of market value. That event, known as the 'flippening', may be closer than many think due to the massive tech upgrade that has just turned ethereum into a potential global financial titan. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
9/20/202233 minutes, 50 seconds
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The crypto winter is here, so is this a good time to buy?

Gianluca Sacco, chief operating officer at VALR, ticks off the reasons to be optimistic about cryptos as we huddle up for crypto winter. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
9/6/202242 minutes, 43 seconds
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How machine learning has made crypto investments safe for institutions

Ryan Allis, general partner at Amphibian Capital, explains how AI and machine learning are minimising crypto drawdowns and beating the pants off more traditional investments, with the help of a fund of funds approach. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
8/30/202239 minutes, 29 seconds
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So you thought your crypto transactions were private? Think again

What does crypto have to do with free speech? Cryptos were built to be censorship-resistant, which means you could keep your crypto transactions private and beyond the prying eyes of governments. That's been upended by a recent case in the United States which has huge implications for cryptos going forward. Daniel Pickering, chief investment officer of ListedReserve in Australia, explains what this means for cryptos in the years ahead. Also, if you’re confused by NFTs and terms like Web3, all will be explained. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
8/24/202251 minutes, 4 seconds
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A one-woman crusade to bring crypto to the masses

Former Gladiator, current bitcoin miner and cattle farmer, Dezray Thomas has teamed up with Crypto University to bring crypto to the masses with the goal of lifting millions out of poverty. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
8/16/202244 minutes, 1 second
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The ethical case for investing in bitcoin

Rob Price is the founder of Sound Money Capital, a digital asset investment firm, and former head of asset allocation at Alexander Forbes. He argues that there is an ethical case for investing in bitcoin. What bitcoin has done to money is the equivalent in technology terms of the steam train and internet. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
8/9/202236 minutes, 31 seconds
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How corporate treasuries are starting to embrace cryptos

If you thought cryptos was all about speculating on the price of bitcoin, think again. Omer Iqbal, co-founder of crypto and fintech company Fivewest, explains how companies with operations in Africa are using cryptos to hedge against weak local currencies. And that's just the start of it. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
8/2/202237 minutes, 17 seconds
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Are fiat currencies doomed?

This is an exciting time to be a witness to the financial revolution unfolding, says Dawie Roodt, chief economist at The Efficient Group. Private currencies like bitcoin will compete with fiat currencies like the rand and US dollar, and we can expect the correlation between bitcoin and cryptos to rupture. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
7/26/202220 minutes, 36 seconds
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The great crypto weeding out process has begun

Mazars digital asset lead, Wiehann Olivier, explains why the crypto crash is leading to the inevitable weeding out of dodgy projects, and how those that remain will be those that are robust, transparent about the assets in their vaults, and less prone to hype. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
7/19/202224 minutes, 33 seconds
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Trends to watch in the crypto market

The crypto faithful are nibbling at these low prices, believing a bottom is close at hand. Also watch for the 'Merge' on the Ethereum blockchain, a long-awaited technical upgrade which will make the network more energy-efficient. And should you move your cryptos off the exchanges in favour of self-custody? Jaltech co-founder Gaurav Nair lays out the case for and against. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
7/12/202231 minutes, 6 seconds
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Is this the start of a crypto winter, or the end of it?

Things always look bleakest before the dawn. A perfect storm of inflation, war in Eastern Europe and some spectacular crypto failures bathed cryptos in red in the month of June. Chris Becker, blockchain lead at Investec, sees a silver lining in all of this, noting that we are just 10 years into a radical technological shift that typically takes 50 years to fully reveal itself. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
7/5/202240 minutes, 2 seconds
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Botswana leads Africa in crypto regulation, but scams are swamping the system

Keletso Thophego, country manager for crypto operator Yellow Card, explains how crypto scams have sucked millions of pula from citizens - one of the main reasons why the country is among the first in Africa to embrace crypto regulation. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
6/28/202221 minutes, 3 seconds
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Even the hackers are disheartened by crypto's slump

What do you do when your stolen loot is rapidly losing market value? You offload it as fast as you can. But as crypto writer Paul Delgado explains, law enforcement is getting better at chasing down stolen cryptos. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
6/21/202220 minutes, 13 seconds
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SA wine producers using NFTs to tap the global market

Gert-Jan van Rooyen of Fanfire talks about uncovering some truly useful applications for Non Fungible Tokens. How about booking your favourite wines, not yet bottled, and grabbing some of the best vintages on the market? And how NFTs are helping build loyalty among rugby fans. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
6/14/202227 minutes, 27 seconds
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A new crypto exchange is on its way, this time with a pan-African twist

Thulani Mthunzi cut his teeth in IT developer and as a software developer for the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange before venturing into forex and crypto trading. He was a dissatisfied customer who decided to build a better mousetrap in the form of Mansa Musa, named after the Malian ruler who created one of Africa's greatest trading empires. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
5/31/202216 minutes, 7 seconds
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Blockchain's explosive growth in Africa detailed in new report

Surprisingly, SA is being eclipsed by countries like Nigeria in key areas of blockchain development. Brenton Naicker of CV VC, and Ian Putter, head of blockchain at Standard Bank, make their predictions for the future of this technology on the continent. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
5/24/202230 minutes, 54 seconds
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If this is crypto's 2008 meltdown moment, what comes next?

The meltdown in cryptos over the last week, led by the collapse of the TerraUSD stablecoin, has the crypto sceptics saying "I told you so." AltcoinTrader CEO Richard da Sousa explains what this means for the crypto market and what we can expect from here. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
5/17/202223 minutes, 25 seconds
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Crypto regulations incoming and what they will look like

Financial Sector Conduct Authority head of enforcement, Brandon Topham, says crypto regulations should be in place before end of year, a key purpose being to hound out the scamsters. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
5/10/202223 minutes, 13 seconds
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A look inside the murky world of Mirror Trading International

Sean Newman, one-time colleague of slain Teasers boss Lolly Jackson, and co-author of the book entitled 'Lolly Jackson', is now working on another gripping thriller - this time into the murky world of Mirror Trading International, which was rated by Chainalysis as the largest crypto scam in the world in 2020. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
4/27/202238 minutes, 50 seconds
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Questions you should ask your crypto exchange

The idea that bitcoin or cryptos are a passing fad has been put to bed. The number of heavyweight investment managers present at the recent Bitcoin Conference in Miami, Florida, tells us big money adoption is just getting started. Wiehann Olivier, digital asset lead at Mazars, was there and tells us what questions we need to ask our crypto exchanges, and what to expect in 2022. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
4/19/202219 minutes, 37 seconds
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How cryptos are helping to repurpose an old Sol Kerzner resort as a world-class film studio

A fascinating story about how blockchain technology is breathing new life into South Africa’s film industry. Digital asset exchange FORUS Digital recently announced it would be investing R500m, raised through the issue of tokens, to upgrade the Fish River Resort and Gary Player golf course in the Eastern Cape. FORUS co-founder Sonny Fisher explains how the resort upgrade involves the creation of the Fish River Studios, a world class studio that aims to catapult South African film making into the premier league. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
4/12/202228 minutes, 52 seconds
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VALR raises R750m and goes off to conquer the world

VALR is another South African crypto success story. Having just raised R750 million, valuing the company valuation to R3.7 billion, VALR is off in search of new markets in Africa, India and beyond. CEO Farzam Ehsani explains why South Africa is a rich breeding ground for successful crypto projects. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
4/5/202229 minutes, 42 seconds
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We are being herded towards a cashless society

Monica Singer of blockchain company Consensys, argues we shouldn't fear the coming Central Bank Digital Currencies that'll herd us towards a cashless society, which arms the state with the means to snoop on every transaction we make. Limits can be placed on the size of transactions visible to the Reserve Bank. Governments everywhere are being pressured into adopting digital currencies in competition with private currencies like bitcoin and ethereum. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
3/29/202236 minutes, 43 seconds
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Libertas launches SA's first NFT marketplace

Blockchain business solutions company Libertas launches SA's first marketplace for Non Fungible tokens, and sends a shout-out to all digital content creators and investors looking for something new. Chief technology officer at Libertas, Asif Aziz, explains how this new marketplace opens up a potentially vast new economy for digital content creators, while giving investors a chance to grab a piece of what may be one of crypto's stand-out performers in 2022. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
3/22/202219 minutes, 50 seconds
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Beyond Bitcoin and the end of banks (as we know them)

Can banks survive the tsunami of financial innovation that is raining down on them? Some will, some won't. Steven Boykey Sidley and Simon Dingle in a new book entitled 'Beyond Bitcoin: Decentralised Finance and the End of Banks', explain why DeFi poses such a threat to traditional banking and why we are going through one of the most financially liberating events for mankind. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
3/8/202226 minutes, 50 seconds
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DeFi and gaming are three crypto themes to watch in 2022

Brett Hope Robertson of Revix looks into his crystal ball for signs of life in the crypto market, and settles on Web3, DeFi and gaming as the most likely themes to outperform. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
2/22/202223 minutes, 22 seconds
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Meet Andre Cronje, crypto yield farmer extraordinaire

Andre Cronje is something of a rock star for pioneering automated 'yield farming' in the emerging decentralised finance (DeFi) space. He explains why he doesn't invest in cryptos, and details his latest venture into the crypto-based forex market. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
2/14/202237 minutes, 57 seconds
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Where are cryptos going in 2022?

If 2021 was a breakthrough year for cryptos, just wait and see what 2022 delivers. Moneyweb's Ciaran Ryan is joined by Sean Sanders of Revix, Marius Reitz of Luno and Gianluca Sacco of VALR to unpack the year just past and what lies ahead. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
2/6/202253 minutes, 29 seconds
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Why Binance Coin is on a tear

Binance’s Africa lead Brenton Naicker explains why Binance Coin (BNB) ran circles around the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum over the last 12 months, and where investors are putting their money. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
1/18/202231 minutes, 19 seconds
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Johann Steynberg holds the key to MTI's bitcoin

Attorney Darren Hanekom explains what happens next for MTI's Johann Steynberg, recently arrested in Brazil. Will he end up in the US, or South Africa? Moneyweb Crypto news articles
1/11/202222 minutes, 58 seconds
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I’m 14, I’m an assassin in the metaverse, and I earn $5m a year

Rocelo Lopes, founder of Digital Horizons, gives his assessment of where the crypto action will be in 2022. Hint: El Salvador’s Bitcoin City and deep inside the metaverse, where gamers are finding fascinating new ways to make money. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
12/14/202138 minutes, 10 seconds
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From radio host to crypto inventor, Simon Dingle spells out why ZARP is a game changer

ZARP is a stablecoin that mimics the rand, but with some added features Moneyweb Crypto news articles
12/5/202120 minutes, 48 seconds
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The great Bitcoin debate: Is it really money, and are fund managers losing out on the ride of the decade?

Flagship Asset Management's Kyle Wales and Investec blockchain lead Chris Becker go head to head. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/23/202132 minutes, 29 seconds
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Now you can borrow funds using your cryptos as collateral

Richard da Sousa, CEO of AltcoinTrader, explains how thousands of clients are using a new feature called Easy Loans to borrow funds using their cryptos as collateral. Welcome to the wonderful world of decentralised finance, but beware - there are risks. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/4/202119 minutes, 32 seconds
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A new breed of crypt scammer targets lonely hearts and the elderly

Eva Crouwel, head of global crime at Luno, explains how criminals have adapted their game, and are now targeting those in search on love online, as well as the elderly. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
10/26/202123 minutes, 50 seconds
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The coming war between private and public monies

Economist Dawie Roodt sees a conflict headed our way, and it involves private money (like bitcoin) and fiat money backed by government (like the rand). It's beginning to look like private monies will win this battle. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
10/10/202119 minutes, 21 seconds
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How to build a crypto portfolio

Ran Neuner of Crypto Banter explains the basic building blocks of any diversified crypto portfolio, and then suggests a few inclusions that have caught his attention. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
9/28/202128 minutes, 29 seconds
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How NFTs are making millionaires out of content creators

Chris Becker, blockchain lead at Investec, explains how digital art, once considered a free giveaway, is suddenly making fortunes for artists thanks to the technology of blockchain. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
9/14/202136 minutes, 16 seconds
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Note to regulators: buying cryptos does not involve an export of capital

As regulators contemplate what to do about cryptos, Wiehann Olivier, digital asset lead at Mazars, fires off a few suggestions from his wish list. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
8/31/202126 minutes, 56 seconds
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Why more and more crypto owners plan never to sell

Richard da Sousa, CEO of AltcoinTrader, explains the logic behind those who say they will never sell their cryptos, but rather use them as collateral for loans. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
8/23/202130 minutes, 23 seconds
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Crypto arbitrage profits are being squeezed, but don't bet on them disappearing

David Farelo and Andrew Ludwig of Currency Hub explain why crypto arbitrage profits are under pressure and how you can book three trades in a day. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
8/2/202121 minutes, 18 seconds
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Is the crypto winter over?

Several key indicators suggest the current bear market may be coming to an end, says Brett Hope Robertson, investment analyst at Revix. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
7/29/202134 minutes, 44 seconds
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Give me one good reason why I should invest in cryptos ...

Because of the asymmetric potential for outsized returns, argues Gaurav Nair, co-founder of alternative investments group Jaltech. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
7/26/202136 minutes, 41 seconds
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Cryptos will 'cannibalise traditional finance in the next few years'

Richard de Sousa, CEO of crypto exchange Altcoin Trader, says cryptos will eat into the market traditionally cornered by the banks. Altcoin Trader is about to launch collateralised lending, and that's just the start of the revolution in finance about to sweep the globe. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
7/22/202133 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ran Neuner's journey from advertising to creator of the world's first 24/7 crypto broadcaster

Neuner, co-founder of The Creative Council, is busy setting up the 'Bloomberg of the crypto space - a 24/7 global broadcasting empire that will take a deep dive into the evolving universe of cryptos and the blockchain. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
7/15/202146 minutes, 20 seconds
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Meet the man on the trail of Africrypt's missing R54bn

Darren Hanekom unravels the intricate web of transactions behind the 'hack' that emptied Africrypt's wallets in one of SA's biggest financial scandals. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
6/30/202138 minutes, 3 seconds
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Exchange controls make no sense in the crypto age

Farzam Ehsani, CEO of crypto exchange VALR, explains why regulation of cryptos is a good thing, but exchange controls aren't the answer. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
6/22/202132 minutes, 51 seconds
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How one company is using crypto tokens to reboot SA's film industry

Sonny Fisher, founder of the Forus Exchange, explains how crypto tokens are being used to float 22 new films with the benefits going to local filmmakers rather than Netflix and DStv. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
6/14/202129 minutes, 53 seconds
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Is the taxman eyeballing your crypto?

Thomas Lobban of Tax Consulting SA explains why the SA Revenue Service is getting lit up about cryptos and what constitutes a tax event when 'airdropping', 'staking' and lending. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
6/10/202122 minutes, 20 seconds
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A tale of cryptos, kidnapping and ransom, and why Stratum refuses to hand over customer information

Stratum founder and CEO Rocela Lopes delves into the 2018 kidnapping of his wife, with a demand for $50 million ransom, after loose talk from a bank clerk ended up in the wrong ears. It's one of the reasons why Stratum refuses to hand over customer information to anyone - including regulators and tax officials. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
6/8/202136 minutes, 10 seconds
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How the Reserve Bank's plans for a digital rand will change your life (hopefully) for the better

The long-held dream of financial inclusion may be at hand for more than one billion Africans, explains Monica Singer, SA lead for blockchain company ConsenSys. This explains why the SA Reserve Bank is moving ahead with its plans for a digital rand and possibly, 'digital wallets' for all. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
6/1/202127 minutes, 11 seconds
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How 'stablecoins' are bringing financial opportunities to Togo and Madagascar

Xago CEO Mark Chirnside explains how stablecoins backed by local fiat currencies are finding new applications across the African continent, reducing the costs of transacting and reducing the speed of payments to seconds. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
5/27/202117 minutes, 31 seconds
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History repeats for bitcoin

Luno's Africa GM Marius Reitz explains that the recent drop in bitcoin is a familiar pattern and nothing to panic about. He also dispels some of the most common myths about the world's largest crypto. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
5/25/202122 minutes, 41 seconds
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The legalities of crypto arbitrage

Wiehann Olivier, crypto specialist and audit partner with Mazars, explains what are the legalities of crypto arbitrage and how to tell if your crypto is safe in the exchange where you bought it. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
5/18/202125 minutes, 15 seconds
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How one man is using cryptos to unlock DRC's mineral wealth

John Lombela returned to his home country of Democratic Republic of Congo with a mission: to use the power of cryptocurrencies and blockchain to attract capital back to the country and unlock his country's mineral wealth. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
5/13/202127 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ether breaks R50 000, creating a 'once in a lifetime opportunity to build generational wealth'

Richard de Sousa, CEO of AltcoinTrader, explains what's driving the surge in ether, the native currency of the Ethereum blockchain, and why this is history in the making for those seeking to build long-term wealth. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
5/4/202122 minutes, 12 seconds
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Bitcoin is in a 'super-cycle' and is nowhere near the end of its bull run - Dan Held

Dan Held, former head of 'rider growth' at Uber and now growth lead at Kraken, one of the world's largest crypto exchanges, explains why he thinks bitcoin could increase 8-10 times in value before this bull run is over. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
4/20/202134 minutes, 46 seconds
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Separating the good hats from the bad hats in crypto

It requires doing some basic due diligence, says Wiehann Olivier, digital asset lead and partner at Mazars. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
4/16/202133 minutes, 46 seconds
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EC10 plans to be the first South African crypto Exchange Traded Fund

EC10 co-founder Earle Loxton talks about the recent management fee increases, and the company's plans to launch an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) offering institutional investors exposure to bitcoin, but under the watchful eye of the JSE. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
4/13/202125 minutes, 53 seconds
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The rand as we know it will eventually disappear

History teaches us that the same will happen to the US dollar and Sterling. The question is what will replace these? There's a good case to be made for private monies like bitcoin as a replacement for failing fiat currencies, argues economist Dawie Roodt. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
4/8/202137 minutes, 55 seconds
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Get over the idea that Africa is poor

Sonya Kuhnel of Blockchain Africa discusses how crypto project Cardano is launching a system of digital IDs that will unlock huge wealth across the African continent, and whether non-fungible tokens (or NFTs) are the digital equivalent of pet rocks, or whether they will become a real force in the emerging digital economy. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
4/7/202132 minutes, 57 seconds
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Why Nigerians are paying a 50% premium for bitcoin

Bitcoin in Nigeria traded last week at a 50% premium to the price available in most other countries, after the Central Bank of Nigeria instructed banks to shut down accounts associated with crypto trading. Marius Reitz, Africa's GM for crypto exchange Luno, explains what impact this has had on Africa's fastest-growing crypto market and how Nigerians are finding ways around this. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
3/28/202136 minutes, 59 seconds
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Inundated with dodgy crypto schemes, the FSCA takes action

Brandon Topham, head of enforcement at the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), explains that the authority is inundated with Mirror Trading International-lookalike scams. It's not just the FSCA pushing for regulation. Crypto exchanges, eager to burnish the sector's credibility, want this too. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
3/25/202136 minutes, 44 seconds
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Binance Coin crashes the crypto party with 570% rise since January

Brenton Naicker, country head for crypto exchange Binance, explains what's behind the sudden explosion in the price of Binance Coin, now the third largest cryptocurrency as measured by market cap. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
3/18/202131 minutes, 24 seconds
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'This is like 1995 in internet terms for the crypto market'

Farzam Ehsani, co-founder and CEO of crypto exchange VALR, answers Moneyweb readers' questions about how to safely get started in cryptos, and whether we are anywhere near the end of the current bull cycle. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
3/14/202136 minutes, 42 seconds
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How to earn risk-free profits from crypto

Jon Ovadia, founder and CEO of crypto company Ovex, talks about the explosive growth of crypto arbitrage - where investors are able to exploit price differences in different markets for risk-free returns. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
3/10/202129 minutes, 25 seconds
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Bitcoin headed for $100k in 2021, says 'crypto oracle'

Teeka Tiwari, known as the 'crypto oracle', believes Bitcoin will hit $100 000 in 2021, but that we are still in the early stages of a major bull run. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
3/8/202133 minutes, 8 seconds
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Why family offices are learning to love cryptos

Earle Loxton of DCX Capital, explains why the narrative around cryptos has changed over the last three years and why institutions and family offices are starting to pay attention to this new asset class. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
3/4/202122 minutes, 53 seconds
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Tax and cryptos - all you need to know

Partner Wiehann Olivier and senior tax consultant Tertius Troost of Mazars run us through all the likely scenarios that you need to know about cryptos and tax, and why you might be better off with a buy-and-hold strategy when it comes to settling the taxman. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
3/2/202124 minutes, 37 seconds
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'Don't be alarmed by bitcoin's drop - we've been here before'

Richard da Sousa, founder of crypto exchange Altcoin Trader, has seen far worse crashes in his time as a bitcoin investor. This is a moderate correction compared with past crashes. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
2/28/202130 minutes, 21 seconds
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How to spot a scam

Crypto auditor Julian van Zyl, who helped bust a brokerage scam in Cayman Islands, explains the early tell-tale signs of a scam. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
2/18/202115 minutes, 21 seconds
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Investec quietly tests a "digital vault" which may signal its entry to the crypto space

Investec's blockchain lead Chris Becker explains what's inside the new digital vault the bank recently piloted and whether this means it's preparing to enter the crypto space. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
2/16/202124 minutes, 31 seconds
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Africa's great crypto awakening

Luno co-founder and CEO Marcus Swanepoel expects huge crypto adoption in Africa driven by its ability to deliver more efficient and cheaper methods of making payments. He believes this, and new markets in Europe and Asia, will drive Luno's customer base to one billion within the next decade. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
2/7/202132 minutes, 44 seconds
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New digital exchange built on the blockchain to challenge the JSE

But with a difference - even spaza shops will be able to raise capital, explains Forus Exchange founder Sonny Fisher. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
2/3/202125 minutes, 26 seconds
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How MTI has damaged South Africa's reputation as Africa's financial hub

Ciaran Ryan and Jan Vermeulen of MyBroadband take a deep dive into the collapse of MTI and what it means for SA's reputation as a regional financial centre, and how it managed to grow so spectacularly in its final months of operation. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
2/1/202139 minutes, 59 seconds
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Blockchain technology moves from hype to mainstream (and what this means for you)

2021 will be the year when blockchain storms the financial sector. Sonya Kuhnel of Bitcoin Events explains what's in store for the upcoming Blockchain Africa Conference, from using stablecoins for import and export, to new payment methods at a fraction of the cost charged by banks, to the explosive growth in cryptos across Africa. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
1/28/202116 minutes, 25 seconds
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Why Ethereum may be on the cusp of hitting the big time

Jason Carpenter of Etherbridge and Jon-Jon Clarke of blockchain development company Avolabs explain why Ethereum is about to break out of bitcoin's shadow into the big time. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
1/27/202147 minutes, 38 seconds
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Richard da Sousa of AltcoinTrader makes his predictions for 2021, and why bitcoin will crack R1m this year

AltcoinTrader CEO Richard da Sousa sees Bitcoin smashing through the R1 million mark this year, and decentralised finance (DeFi) built around cryptos taking a giant bite out of the lunch of traditional financial institutions. You can already earn interest on your cryptos and borrow money through DeFi platforms at much cheaper rates than local banks. If you think cryptos are a passing fad, you're in for a rude shock. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
1/24/202119 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cheap at the price? Bitcoin at R600k and where to from here

Farzam Ehsani, co-founder of VALR, talks about the spectacular rise of crypto investment as an asset class in SA. It has a lot to do with price gains of 300-500% for several crypto assets. But is there a bubble forming. Ehsani argues that bitcoin and other cryptos, as pricey as they are, may yet turn out to be bargains at current prices. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
1/21/202130 minutes, 56 seconds
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How crypto sceptics were won over in 2020

Sean Sanders, founder of crypto investment company Revix.com, explains how the company grew 10X in 2020. Institutions and crypto sseptics have become true believers. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
1/18/202114 minutes, 15 seconds
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2020 was the year of the scam

Where's Johann? Head of enforcement at the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), Brandon Topham, explains why MTI founder Johann Steynberg may be in Panama - and not Brazil, as widely believed - and the terrifying speed with which bitcoin and forex investment scams have ripped through SA and then spread to the rest of the world. Farzam Ehsani, co-founder of crypto exchange VALR, weighs in on the impact the MTI scandal has had on the crypto market in SA. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
1/17/202138 minutes, 22 seconds
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New bank based on blockchain and cryptos on its way

It's called Maven Mutual. It's built around the blockchain and cryptocurrencies and will overturn our understanding of banking altogether, says founder Sonny Fisher. Also, what role will central bank digital currencies (or CBDCs) play in the very near future? Moneyweb Crypto news articles
12/13/202017 minutes
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How to exit the financial matrix using cryptos, and stop being a debt slave

AltCoinTrader CEO and founder Richard de Sousa explains how he discovered an entirely new way to get out of debt, transact and do everything you would normally do with a bank, but in the crypto sphere. De Sousa also breaks down how he bought a R650 000 property in the west of Johannesburg and ended up paying just R200 000 for it – using a novel crypto financing method. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
12/10/202030 minutes, 40 seconds
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How Binance became the world's largest crypto exchange in three years

Turning its founder Changpeng Zhao into a billionaire. Binance country manager Brenton Naicker discusses why cryptos have come to be seen as a solution to uncertainty and fear, and what's in store for 2021. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
12/3/202021 minutes, 14 seconds
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Here's a crypto company that won't ask your name and doesn't want to know much about you

Stratum is hewing rigidly to the principles that gave birth to bitcoin - privacy and security. It won't hand over your details to any government or central authority, or even ask your name. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
12/1/202020 minutes, 8 seconds
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2020 is the year of the crypto

Sonya Kuhnel, founder of Blockchain Academy, explains why 2020 has been cryptos' year to shine, and what we can expect in 2021. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/29/202025 minutes, 10 seconds
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When institutions start falling in love with crypto

The crypto doubters have been (largely) silenced in 2020. Who can argue with a year-to-date gain of more than 150% for bitcoin. Sean Sanders of crypto investment company Revix explains how institutional backing has played a key role in driving crypto prices over the year. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/26/202014 minutes, 21 seconds
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Regulator's noose starts to tighten around crypto scams

Brandon Topham, head of enforcement at the Financial Sector Conduct Authority, explains why regulation is coming and how it will help unearth scams. He also gives an update on the investigation into Mirror Trading International, which was raided a few weeks ago. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/25/202027 minutes, 39 seconds
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How AuBit solved the problem of extracting a return on gold

Co-founder Peter Neilson explains how the ancient riddle of getting a return on gold has been solved using 'network effects' of the kind that power Uber and Facebook. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/22/202014 minutes, 1 second
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Why private monies such as bitcoin threaten not just banks, but the tax base

Economist Dawie Roodt of The Efficient Group explains what's coming down the pipe for banks - and it isn't necessarily good. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/19/202015 minutes, 16 seconds
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The days of speedy payments using crypto have arrived

Payments company Xago has just won serious endorsement from Capitec Bank. Xago founders Jurgen Kuhnel and Mark Chirnside explain what this means. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/17/202016 minutes, 10 seconds
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Owning a fraction of a share, or real estate now possible with blockchain

Monica Singer, former head of Strate and now part of business development for blockchain solutions company ConsenSys, explains how the blockchain is about to change everything we know about financial services. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/15/202027 minutes, 22 seconds
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Luno envisages a new world of financial delivery

Marius Reitz, Luno's general manager for Africa, explains how its recent buyout by US-based Digital Currency Group is the first step in an ambitious campaign to acquire 1 billion customers in 10 years. With that will come an entirely new way of delivering financial services, especially to the unbanked. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/12/202016 minutes, 11 seconds
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Why Farzam Ehsani and Eugéne Etsebeth left banking to ply their trade in crypto

Two former bankers explain why they chose to pursue cryptocurrency careers. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/10/202041 minutes, 27 seconds
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Are banks doomed by the crypto revolution?

Chris Becker, blockchain lead at Investec, and Josh Miltz, co-founder of crypto exchange Bitfund, discuss how cryptos are changing everything we thought we knew about financial services and banking. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/8/202039 minutes, 20 seconds
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Regulation is coming to cryptos and that's a good thing

Wiehann Olivier of Mazars explains why regulation of cryptos will help build trust and accelerate their rate of adoption among investors. He believes it will also help weed out cryptocurrency scams. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/5/202011 minutes, 35 seconds
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Are we back in bubble territory? The rise and rise of bitcoin

Jon Ovadia, founder of Ovex, and Jason Carpenter of Etherbridge unpack the phenomenal rise of bitcoin in 2020 and what the future holds for cryptos. Moneyweb Crypto news articles
11/3/202029 minutes, 15 seconds