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A few new Bitcoin ATMS, also called BTMS (Bitcoin teller machines), recently started to operate in five different cities across four continents.
ZapGo aims to revolutionize how young South Africans spend their cash online. The new mobile money start-up by South Africans Michail Brynard and Helghardt Avenant (currently halfway through the Boost VC accelerator program in Silicon Valley), uses the Bitcoin network as the underlying mechanism to transfer value.
Africans rarely use Bitcoin payment services as they don’t trust Bitcoin as a currency.
Bitcoin and Africa are often mentioned in the same sentence, particularly when talking about remittances and the unbanked.
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.
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Juniter’s prediction of 5 million Bitcoin users by 2019 sounds lackluster, but if current activity in Africa is sustained, it could also be proven meaningless.
Notorious whistleblower Julian Assange spoke glowingly about Bitcoin during a technology conference in South Africa on Wednesday, calling the currency “the most intellectually interesting development in the last two years.”
A few days ago we announced the winners of CoinTelegraph’s Christmas Price Prediction contest sponsored by Virtex and EgoPay. It has since come to our attention, however, that those named as winners did not in fact have the closest predictions.
As Bitcoin awareness grows across the globe, the CoinTelegraph Media Group launches its regional publications in a number of key countries. This week marks the launch of our South African and Slovenian publications with the UK and Italy to follow soon.
Former US agents charged with pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in bitcoin reached a plea agreement with prosecutors; Anthony Watson has been made CEO at Bitreserve and more news
Styled after the most prominent crypto-currency, Bitcoin, Madibacoin is a South African mobile company’s attempt to enter the fray.
Leading South African payment processor PayFast has teamed up with the country’s biggest Bitcoin exchange BitX.
Africa's largest banks and South Africa’s Central Securities Depository have set up a Blockchain network.
South African internet entrepreneur and Bitcoin enthusiast Vinny Lingham talks about the Bitcoin scene in South Africa.
In South Africa, any merchant who accepts credit card or bank payments through PayFast can also accept Bitcoin payments.
Crypto-anarchist Virgil Vǎduva talks obsoleting police through his new decentralized, peer-to-peer emergency response App, Cell 411.
How legal and useful is Bitcoin in Zimbabwe, the country which has been faced with a difficult economic situation for decades?
Bitcoin price rose in its top African market this week, experts expect Venezuela to follow with its projected 1,500% inflation.
In South Africa, the latest developments show that 2016 may become the greatest year so far for the cryptocurrency.
A blockchain anti-piracy start-up is taking on the global content protection market with a tracking technology that aims to stop recipients from redistributing copyrighted content.
One particular African country pushing the penetration of Bitcoin is Botswana. Botswana Bitcoin & Blockchain Summit is scheduled 25-26 November in Gaborone.
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