Elon Musk doesn't need to fix power-hungry Bitcoin — energy-efficient cryptocurrencies already exist
The energy consumption of Bitcoin made headlines again this year and, although important context is left out when you simply compare the electricity consumption of Bitcoin mining to a small...
We started mining cryptocurrency again
Thanks to the gains in the Bitcoin price over the past several months, it has once again become popular to mine cryptocurrencies using graphics cards.
Like in the cryptocurrency bull run of 2017, this has contributed to a global shortage in high-end...
SA banks involved in government's new blockchain experiment
The Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG) Innovation Hub has announced the launch of Project Khokha 2 with the goal to explore the policy and regulatory implications of innovation in financial markets driven by distributed...
The highs and lows of running a blockchain startup in South Africa
Custos Media Technologies runs a unique blockchain-based anti-piracy product, which leverages the immutability of public blockchains and game theory to curb incidents of piracy.
Custos cofounder Fred Lutz told MyBroadband that...
Blockchain hype missed the mark
Bitcoin’s glory has been a bit tarnished by the bursting of its price bubble since late 2017.
But enthusiasm for blockchain technology is still going strong, with venture capitalists throwing almost four times as much money at the sector last year as in 2017...
Blockchain startups are enlisting Nobel Prize winners
With cryptocurrency mania over for now, blockchain startups need to dig a little deeper to attract attention. Their latest secret weapon: Nobel laureates.
Covee Network is the latest venture to announce a partnership with an economist of...
Most companies aren't diving into blockchain
Need more evidence that blockchain isn’t the cure-all for Corporate America? Well, a new report from PwC says adoption of the technology is stalling.
While many companies are researching or tinkering with the distributed-ledger technology, only 15...
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We are giving you a chance to ask Stephen anything about cryptocurrencies, crypto exchanges and...
IBM launches blockchain platform for banking
IBM has partnered with CLS Group to release a platform which makes it easier for banks to access blockchain technology.
The solution is called LedgerConnect and is designed to easily deliver a selection of blockchain applications to financial...
"Wala has created the world's first borderless, rewards driven, zero fee financial platform that will be powered by the Dala utility token. Through Dala, Wala makes use of the best of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and tokenization...".
This SA-based blockchain start-up yesterday launched the...
A look in the bitcoin world.
We saw bitcoin rise to an all-time high on Dec 17 to $20,089.00 with a total market CAP of $326b.
Bitcoin price tumbled after South Korea announced more measures to regulate bitcoin trading, including a potential shutdown of exchanges, amid volatile...
Recently came across IOTA, a DAG based cryptocurrency.
If they achieve their goals they could be a more efficient replacement for currency than blockchain based coins.
Any thoughts, advise about them.
I sent btc from Luno to Bittrex yesterday at 7am and it still shows pending in Bittrex.
If I check the transaction ID on Blockchain it shows Unconfirmed Transaction. I also see confirmations 0/2.
Should I be worried? Or should I get hold of support? It is a transaction of >1btc.
Blockchain project aims to combat food fraud
A bowl of ice cream on a hot day in Shanghai gave American Mitchell Weinberg the worst bout of food poisoning he can recall. It also inspired the then-trade consultant to set up Inscatech — a global network of food spies.
Springblock – South Africa’s first step to a national financial blockchain
The South African Financial Blockchain Consortium is experimenting with various blockchain technologies, with the aim of implementing a national blockchain, Moneyweb reported.