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Rise, fall and suspense: Bitcoin's wild first decade
Rise, fall and suspense: Bitcoin's wild first decade
From its birth in an anonymous, academic style paper to one of the world's most volatile and closely watched financial instruments, bitcoin has...
Hackers steal $30m from top Seoul bitcoin exchange
Hackers steal $30m from top Seoul bitcoin exchange
Hackers stole more than $30-million worth of cryptocurrencies from South Korea's top bitcoin exchange, sending the unit's price falling around the...
Bitcoin 'whales' pulling cryptocurrency
Bitcoin 'whales' pulling cryptocurrency
Bitcoin, the star of the cryptocurrency world, is widely seen as a freewheeling tool as open as the internet itself.
Beware of bitcoin exchanges
Beware of bitcoin exchanges
The high-risk nature of investing in cryptocurrency is a well-expressed concern. But there’s another part of crypto- investing that is less often...
Madiba’s Midas touch goes for $10-million in bitcoin
Madiba’s Midas touch goes for $10-million in bitcoin
A South African businessperson living in Canada has managed to sell his collection of four gold castings of Nelson Mandela’s hands for $10-million – in bitcoin....
Taxman is eyeing your bitcoins
Taxman is eyeing your bitcoins
Last week’s budget revealed that financial authorities, including the South African Reserve Bank and the South African Revenue Service (Sars),...
New kids boom on the blockchain
New kids boom on the blockchain
The future of a little-known South African-born start-up got infinitely brighter last week when, in just 20 seconds, investors reportedly poured a...
Tulip mania: The classic story of a Dutch financial bubble is mostly wrong
Tulip mania: The classic story of a Dutch financial bubble is mostly wrong
Right now, it’s Bitcoin. But in the past we’ve had dotcom stocks, the 1929 crash, 19th-century railways and the South Sea Bubble of 1720. All these were...
Nigerian cryptocurrency craze unfazed by bitcoin plunge
Nigerian cryptocurrency craze unfazed by bitcoin plunge
While bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have suffered precipitous falls in recent weeks, the units remain popular in Nigeria where they make it...
Step aside bitcoin, here comes altcoin
Step aside bitcoin, here comes altcoin
The entrance to the Park House of Events sits atop the Hyde Park shopping centre in Johannesburg, but the queue of attendees for tonight’s event...

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