Here's something quite interesting…
According to Statista, out of the 400,000 crypto-investors across 46 countries it surveyed, South Africa came in fifth place, as 16% of the population said they used or owned cryptocurrencies.
Yes, you could argue it's a small study. However, it still reveals an increasing interest in cryptos from South Africans.
In fact, because of the rising dema... ››› more
The quote above is what Jehan Chu, managing partner at blockchain investment and advisory firm Kenetic Capital in Hong Kong, recently said about Bitcoin.
What made him say this?
Well, last week Donald Trump continued his ‘tariff tantrum' by adding 10% tariffs on another $300 billion in Chinese imports, starting 1 September.
China retaliated by asking state buyers to halt American ag... ››› more
When Facebook announced plans to launch its new digital currency Libra, it was met with fear…Especially in China.
When questioned on Facebook's Libra at a press conference, the founder and CEO of Huawei hit back saying,
“China can also issue such a [crypto]currency by itself. Why wait for others to issue it? The power of a country is always stronger than an Internet company.”
The ... ››› more
In the growing world of online, data privacy is of the utmost importance.
Even more so if you're a company that stores people personal data.
In this day and age, if you fail to protect personal data, you will suffer major backlash.
Just take the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal - where Cambridge Analytica harvested the personal data of millions of people's Facebook profiles... ››› more
Tether is a name that comes up again and again in crypto.
It's been called negative things like a ‘scam' and ‘fraudulent'.
On the other hand, as a stablecoin, it’s also been called ‘the most useful cryptocurrency in existence’, since its price is pegged to the dollar.
But today I’m not here to join in on this debate.
Instead, I’m going to sh... ››› more
The rand has only just broken back below the key R14/$ level and I can tell from the client flows going through our treasury desk, many South Africans are once again keen to get money out of the country.
The USD/ZAR exchange rate was well over R15/$ just a few weeks ago.
This means, the rand has firmed up around +7.75% in the last month-and-a-half. Put another way, that's about a year's wo... ››› more
Like many financial instruments, it's in a crypto's interest to get big trading volume numbers on exchanges.
This shows that people are taking an interest in it and are actually using it. It shows investors believe in the crypto's project.
It is also in exchanges' interest to have large volumes of crypto traded. The higher volume your exchange has the more trustworthy it seems, and the mor... ››› more
“Alt season” in the crypto world, is when people take their gains from bitcoin and pile them into ‘alternative' cryptos, hoping for higher returns.
During the bull run of 2017, this action rocketed many top altcoins by hundreds, even thousands of percent. For instance,
• NEM grew 709% between 7 December and 4 January
• Ripple grew 1,508% between 7 December and 4 January
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Right now, many investors are scrambling to find assets that don't follow the swings of the stock market.
Their first choice is gold.
You see, gold has constantly proved itself as a supreme store of value. If investors get scared by financial or political news, gold makes a great insurance policy.
It is almost certain to hold its value over time.
And obviously in times of turmoil, ... ››› more
This year alone we've seen Bitcoin rise over 200% in price. And in just one month, it's pierced right through the expected target of $11,890 which I sent out on 27 May 2019.
Take a look at the before and after chart to see how it panned out.
This is the first time, in 17 months, we've seen Bitcoin hit these kinds of high prices. The interesting thing is that it looks... ››› more
Litecoin is one of the world's most popular cryptocurrencies.
It's currently the fourth largest crypto by market cap and has remained near the top pretty much since its inception in October 2011.
And right now, there's no denying Litecoin is one of the most hyped cryptos out there.
After all, the coin has rocketed over 300% this year alone. That's more than what you would've received f... ››› more
Q. "I see there's been a lot of hype about Bitcoin and gold over the last couple of weeks. Could you briefly compare the two coins so that I can understand better what I am trading?"
A. I'll compare Bitcoin and gold with different categories.
6 Differences between gold and bitcoin
1. What is it?
Bitcoin is a digital and an int... ››› more
In 1884 gold was discovered on the Witwatersrand by a prospector. Then in 1886 another prospector discovered a larger reef on the farm Langlaagte, registered it with the South African government and sold his claim for 10 pounds!
News of the gold spread, Cecil John Rhodes rode from Kimberley to the Witwatersrand and purchased the first batch of Witwatersrand gold for £3000!
And with that... ››› more
Last week we discussed how I'm expecting a huge price rally with the crypto-currency - Bitcoin.
If you missed the article, catch up here...
Today I'm going to follow up and show you why Ethereum, the second most popular crypto-currency, is nearly ready to become the next world computer, why I expect a rally and how you can profit from the price rally.
Recomm... ››› more
It's been a big month for Bitcoin.
You see, investors and traders from all over the world have been waiting eagerly for the SEC to either accept or reject the Bitcoin ETF (VanEck SolidX bitcoin-exchange-traded-fund) proposal.
However, on 22 May 2019 Wednesday, last week the decision was once again delayed to 19 August 2019 for the final deadline.
This gives us the perfect opportunity ... ››› more
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