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Moneyweb Crypto explores all things crypto and blockchain: the good, the bad and the impossible. If you're looking to invest in cryptocurrencies, or understand this evolving universe, you're in the right place.
Occasionally English South Africa Tech News · Investing
162 Episodes
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Making the case for digital rather than physical gold

Rael Demby, CEO of Scoin and the SA Gold Coin Exchange, explains why digital gold stored on the blockchain is attracting interest from gold bugs, and whether digital gold can be used as a form of stablecoin to park profits after a strong run-up in bitcoin.
20 Feb 19 min

We shouldn’t fear AI, we should rise with it

Former Microsoft executive Kerushan Govender – author of Age Of Agency: Rise With AI – says fears over the impact of artificial intelligence are overblown, that ‘human agency’ trumps machines, and looks at crypto's place in the quest for greater human sovereignty.
13 Feb 25 min

First crypto FSP licences about to drop

Gerhard van Deventer, head of enforcement at the Financial Sector Conduct Authority, says the first batch of financial services provider (FSP) licences are about to be issued to crypto service providers. That will make it easier to shut down crypto scammers before they get started.
23 Jan 29 min

Got surplus solar power? Start bitcoin mining

Jesse Pielke, founder of Hashrate Up, is helping South Africans use surplus solar power generated during the day for bitcoin mining (and it's less expensive than you might think).
2 Jan 22 min

Now you can trade perpetual futures on bitcoin

What on earth are those? Gianluca Sacco, chief operating officer at VALR, explains. Crypto exchange VALR recently announced the world's first perpetual futures on bitcoin, payable in rands, with some interesting use cases.
5 Dec 2023 26 min

Meet the crypto sceptic who owned and lost more than 50 bitcoin

Marcel Wasserman is a financial advisor who once owned 52 bitcoin, having bought at under R1 000. He became less enthusiastic about bitcoin after losing most of it and selling the rest. Today, he's more enthusiastic about an 'all-weather' portfolio that can ride out good times and bad. He explains…
21 Nov 2023 23 min

Death, taxes and crypto

Thomas Lobban of Tax Consulting SA warns of new OECD regulations that will help tax authorities worldwide to track your crypto transactions no matter where you live.
14 Nov 2023 21 min

Why you might want to own a rand stablecoin

It fixes many of the problems in the existing financial system such as high costs and speed of transaction. Simon Dingle, founder of the ZARP rand-backed stablecoin, explains why stablecoins are the real killer use case for crypto, and why Old Mutual is backing it.
7 Nov 2023 24 min

Are we in for a pre-Xmas rally in Bitcoin ?

It's already up more than 30% over the last month. VALR CEO Farzam Ehsani explains what's behind this explosive move, and VALR's recent partnership with card issuer Visa as a sign of the fusing of traditional finance and crypto.
1 Nov 2023 26 min

Will central bank digital cash ever take off in SA?

Michail le Roux of Hanekom Attorneys says CBDCs are coming and that fears of a snooping state examining all our transactions are overblown. Plus the prospects of voting by cell phone in the future, using blockchain technology to stop the cheats.
25 Oct 2023 28 min

Is Bitcoin's 6 month sideways crawl about to break?

With a bitcoin halving of supply in 2024, Jason Welz, head of digital assets at alternative investment firm Jaltech, points out that all previous "halvenings" have been preceded by a bull run. Will it be any different this time? Plus, some astonishing developments in blockchain technology are about to unfurl…
18 Oct 2023 24 min

Own a slice of property for R100 with new fractional ownership exchanges

Libex and law firm Schindlers have partnered in setting up two exchanges offering investors the opportunity to list and own fractional pieces of assets from farms to residential buildings. Chaz Dunn, innovation head at Libex, and Schindlers managing partner Maurice Crespi explain.
11 Oct 2023 26 min

Crypto scammers have met their match.

Carel de Jager, head of distributed ledger technology at CSIR, explains how he tracked down stolen funds from a Moneyweb reader with a new blockchain tool that is being offered to crime busters worldwide.
4 Oct 2023 32 min

Is the rand ultimately headed to R100 to the US dollar?

Andrew Field, co-founder of BitDirect, explains the history and likely future of money, arguing that the rand will ultimately hit R100 to the US dollar. There's a long history of fiat currency failures. If so, what role does bitcoin play in the future monetary firmament?
27 Sep 2023 28 min

How the crypto industry is redefining ownership

Blockchain is transforming everything we know about ownership. This is the killer use case for blockchain - establishing title to property and, with that, the ability to transfer and trade property rights. It's a fascinating world we are about to enter, explains Steven Sidley, author of 'It's Mine: How the…
20 Sep 2023 27 min

The taxi industry goes cashless

Eastern Cape taxi operators embrace blockchain technology as they ditch cash and start to compete with the major retailers, explains Sonny Fisher of ForUS.
13 Sep 2023 29 min
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