Africa

Survey Ranks South Africa Top for Cryptocurrency Ownership

South Africa has been ranked as the top country for ownership of cryptocurrency, according to a global survey by social…

High Cost Slows Down Bitcoin ATM Growth in Africa

There are more than 4,000 bitcoin automated teller machines (ATMs) in the world, but only just about 10 (or 0.2…

IBM Partnership Uses Blockchain, IoT to Combat Drought in California

A collaborative IBM project using blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) to tackle drought is underway in the United…

Crypto Payment Firm: ‘Volume of Transactions in Africa Has Risen 130 percent in 2018’

A site enabling consumers to buy Bitcoin using hundreds of different payment methods says demand is thriving despite declining cryptocurrency…

South African Gov’t Reveals It Has No Plans to Ban Crypto in Recent Consultation Paper

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has issued a consultation paper assessing the benefits and risks of cryptocurrencies. The paper,…

IBM, Ford Blockchain Pilot Targets Cobalt Supplies From Democratic Republic of Congo

Global technology giant IBM will use its blockchain platform to monitor and trace supplies of cobalt from the Democratic Republic…

Africa Needs Open Currency Competition. It Needs Cryptocurrency

Terence Zimwara is a cryptocurrency enthusiast and economic analyst from Zimbabwe, with firsthand experience of his country’s record hyperinflation. Terence…

Bitcoin Primely Positioned as U.S. Foreign Policy Pushes Rivals to Ditch Dollar

As President Donald Trump presides over geopolitical shape-shifting as the poster boy of separatist politics, the most significant clapback yet…

Over 900 Retailers Worldwide Now Accept Bitcoin Cash

The number of online retailers accepting bitcoin cash (BCH) has swelled to more than 945 stores in the last few…

Bitcoin Exchange Paxful Sees 20% 2018 Growth, Driven by Africa

Regardless of bitcoin’s price volatility, 2018 saw an explosion of activity among African users. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the peer-to-peer…

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