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Tom Jackson is a tech and business reporter based in Africa, moving between the main continental hubs of Nairobi, Lagos, Cape Town and Johannesburg. He writes for a variety of publications on numerous tech topics in Africa, and is co-founder of tech startups news portal Disrupt Africa.
BitX has raised a US$4 million in its Series A funding round led by the South African media firm Naspers through its payments subsidiary PayU.
Zimbabwean lawyer Simba Machiridza has written a white paper on the state of the preparedness of the country as a base for Bitcoin companies. He concludes that Zimbabwe is an ideal destination.
Singapore-headquartered Bitcoin exchange BitX, which already has offices in Cape Town and Jakarta, has launched operations in Nigeria.
London-based Coinfloor has launched its Bitcoin exchange-backed P2P marketplace, allowing investors and consumers to buy from bitcoin brokers in a safe environment.
The New York State Department of Financial Services has released the application forms that Bitcoin companies in the state must complete by August 8 in order to register their businesses.
The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) yesterday released the third and final revisions to its BitLicense legislation.
Eris Industries, which develops software that allows anyone to build secure, low-cost data infrastructure using blockchain and smart contract technology, has ordered all its staff to depart the United Kingdom
Leading global bank Citi has called on the government of the United Kingdom (UK) to adopt a digital form of legal tender to reduce the cost of moving money, increase consumer spending and add greater liquidity to the market.
Philippines-based bitcoin exchange Coinage has graduated from the Boost VC accelerator program in Silicon Valley
Danish virtual currency bourse the Crypto Coins Exchange Denmark ApS (CCEDK) has announced a launch of its next-generation payment card - the Bitcoin Debit NanoCard.
South African payments gateway PayFast added bitcoin as a payment method on its platform, partnering with the BitX exchange and allowing buyers to make purchases using bitcoin at over 30,000 online sellers
The newly patched “Venom” vulnerability in virtualization software is “perfect” for any organization targeting bitcoin wallets, private keys and forum passwords.
The cost of data breaches as a result of cybercrime will rise to US$2.1 trillion globally by 2019 as a result of the rapid digitization of consumers’ lives, according to research from market analyst firm Juniper Research.
The European Commission is considering imposing value added tax (VAT) on reward-based crowdfunding, which could force businesses to charge on the value of any items sent to donors.
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