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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 […]

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 […]

Africa and Bitcoin – Rhetoric V. Reality Africa is routinely cited as the region most likely to benefit from Bitcoin and blockchain based technologies. Terms like ‘the unbanked‘, ‘remittance‘ and ‘diaspora‘ are standard vocabulary for many in the Bitcoin community. Yet, despite all the hype, the technology is yet to take off in Africa in any meaningful way. The blockchain as a […]

Cryptocon Event On July 24th and 25th Informa Australia hosted their 1st Annual Bitcoin Conference in Sydney, Australia. This represented the first major Bitcoin event to come to Sydney. The two-day event, entitled ‘Cryptocon’, drew together many of the key themes in Bitcoin and emerging blockchain based technologies from the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. The […]

African Digital Currency Association (ADCA) Nairobi is now home to the Africa Digital Currency Association. An industry group, the ADCA is a non-profit with the objective of informing and educating the public on digital currency technology. Membership is open to individuals or group; and activities are focused specifically on the East Africa market. The ADCA […]

Mozilla enters smartphone market. Mozilla’s $25 smartphone is at prototype stage. It represents a significant shift for the company.  The product will enter a new segment of the market; ‘feature phones’. These phones are positioned as a compromise between expensive full feature smart-phones and increasingly outdated dumb-phones.This ‘cheap smartphone’ concept will be targeted towards consumers in the […]

Why iceCUBED added Litecoin trading. This decision was made for a variety of reasons. Most importantly, demand was there from the community. It’s not our job to lecture people about the virtues of different coins. We do however recognise that the cost of entering the bitcoin mining market is significant. Many miners in South Africa already […]

We Don’t Need No Bitcoin Regulation “We don’t need No Regulation We don’t need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the Blockchain Government: Leave our Bitcoin alone… [Another Block in the Blockchain]” Bitcoin – Background Created anonymously in late 2008, bitcoin is a crypto-currency that can be used to buy and sell a broad […]

No pick axe needed! In traditional fiat money systems, governments simply print more money when they need to. But in bitcoin, money isn’t printed at all – it is discovered. Computers around the world “mine” for coins by competing with each other. How does it happen? People are sending bitcoins to each other over the […]

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