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04Feb 2017

Bitcoin is a virtual crypto-currency that exists entirely in electronic form. Bitcoin was first launched in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto, which is an alias for a programmer or group of programmers. Bitcoin is defined as a digital, decentralized, partially anonymous currency and is not backed by any government or other legal entity, and not redeemable […]

06Jul 2016

The Bitcoin Halving Approaches The bitcoin halving approaches. This is an important event that we have written about the bitcoin halving event before. Essentially, bitcoins come into existence via a process called mining, at a predictable rate. At the moment that is 25 bitcoins approximately every 10 minutes. That figure halves every 4 years. So, in […]

21Jun 2016
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Smart Contract? So you’re active in the Bitcoin space? You’re trading digital currencies at iceCUBEDX? Eventually you may come across the term Smart Contract. It is a common term that has grown in popularity this year, with the release of the Ethereum platform. So, what is a Smart Contract exactly? A Smart Contract is… a bit of […]

15Jun 2016
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Here we detail some common Bitcoin Mistakes, and how to avoid them. Common Bitcoin Mistakes 1. Bad security. Invested a lot in Bitcoin? Make sure they are secure! Best practice says keep them offline, in paper wallets. A good site on how to setup a paper wallet is here. Exchanges like iceCUBEDX can store your bitcoins. We […]

01Jun 2016
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Will we see a Bitcoin ATM Kenya Wide? Bitcoin ATM Kenya? Yes, Please! Here we analysze that question, as a possible solution to Kenya’s banking problems. Kenya has a long and rich (excuse the pun) history of problematic banking. Over 30 banks have gone under in the last 30 years. The case for Bitcoin in […]

02May 2016
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Will the real Satoshi Nakamoto please stand up! Watch iceCUBED’s very own Michael Parsons weigh in on the validity of Craig Wright’s claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto; Bitcoin’s mysterious and pseudonymous creator. The interview leads into an interesting discussion on Bitcoin the invention, the Blockchain and it’s implications for finance more generally. Michael Parson’s then goes on to exemplify […]

13Apr 2016
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What is foreign exchange control? Simply put, the government manages the amount of Rand being sold on international markets. Exchange control can take many forms, but its immediate aim is to restrict the buying and selling of a national currency or to preserve foreign currency reserves. Controls might include a ban on the conversion of the […]

11Aug 2015
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The 37Coins Closure rumours have now been confirmed. We were very sad to learn of the 37Coins closure. The team announced the 37Coins closure via a post on Medium. The team cited the difficult economic climate and increasing squeeze from larger competitors as the main reason behind the decision for the 37Coins closure. In the […]

09Jul 2015
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Many pro-bitcoiners tout bitcoin remittance solutions as the holy grail for the success of Bitcoin. Phrases like “Western Union charge up to 15% commission and banks can charge up to 30%, bitcoin transactions cost a fraction” are all too often heard at in the media and at conferences. Bitcoin remittance can work, there is no […]