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How AI, robotics and blockchain are changing the business landscape
How AI, robotics and blockchain are changing the business landscapeArticle

Technology is changing the face of business faster than industrialisation did. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is well underway...

Adrian van der Merwe 12 Aug 2019

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AB InBev, BanQu to empower Africa farmers with blockchain technologyArticle

AB InBev and BanQu intend to provide an economic identity for people around the world, especially for those working at the tail end of supply chains and who are economically disconnected...

1 Aug 2019

Ashlin Perumall, senior associate, corporate/M&A practice at Baker McKenzie
How will we regulate blockchain and cryptocurrency in Africa?Article

While fintech and mobile solutions for money transfers have taken off in Africa, there has been a mixed reaction thus far from governments to the use and regulation of blockchain and cryptocurrency...

17 Jul 2019

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Libra, Iran and the potential end of cryptocurrencies as we know themArticle

Facebook's new cryptocurrency, libra, is being heralded as the moment that cryptocurrencies and blockchain, the technology that supports them,become truly mainstream...

Robert Herian 2 Jul 2019

How technology is changing the banking industry
How technology is changing the banking industryArticle

Technology has changed - and is still changing - many industries, but none more so than financial services...

27 Jun 2019

The fruit of your coins
Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could endArticle

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...

Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

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Bitcoin is on the up again. Here's whyArticle

The price of Bitcoin has increased 42% over the last month, and 187% in three months. Along with Ethereum, the cryptocurrency's prices have risen significantly since the end of March and there was another rally this weekend...

Marius Reitz 26 Jun 2019

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Data costs are preventing African consumers from taking full advantage of the crypto economyArticle

Cryptocurrencies offer a financial lifeline to people excluded from the formal financial economy and to those living in oppressive political or economic regimes...

Bronwyn Williams 20 Jun 2019

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Computer equipment used for cryptocurrency mining won't be insured, Old Mutual warnsArticle

Mining these cryptocurrencies usually requires expensive computers, servers and other equipment. It is important for people to note many insurers do not insure this equipment due to the unregulated nature of crypto mining...

12 Jun 2019

Floating cities: the future or a washed-up idea?
Floating cities: the future or a washed-up idea?Article

Humans have a long history of living on water. Our water homes span the fishing villages in Southeast Asia, Peru and Bolivia to modern floating homes in Vancouver and Amsterdam...

Brydon T. Wang 5 Jun 2019

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Open banking puts customers in chargeArticle

Could open banking usher in a new era of convenience, access and service differentiation? It's a tantalising possibility, but not one without potential security pitfalls which must be closely managed and mitigated...

Yogesh Mathur 29 May 2019

ESET discovers fake cryptocurrency apps
ESET discovers fake cryptocurrency appsArticle

ESET researchers have just concluded their analysis of fake cryptocurrency wallets that emerged on Google Play at the time of bitcoin's renewed spike in value...

27 May 2019

"It's not about blockchain, it's about the next wave of innovation"
"It's not about blockchain, it's about the next wave of innovation"Article

Many well-known experts in their fields have made predictions over the years that have proved to be spectacularly wrong...

Tanya Knowles 22 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Grey Jabesi on nurturing creativity and innovation in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Grey Jabesi on nurturing creativity and innovation in AfricaArticle

We chat with Grey Jabesi, an entrepreneur, Blockchain enthusiast, cryptocurrency evangelist, analyst, and investor based in Africa....

Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2019

Deploy a private cloud to minimise losses
Deploy a private cloud to minimise lossesArticle

The past month has focused the spotlight sharply on the necessity to deal with the real possibility of having a loss of access to one's data...

Simon Hwang 11 Apr 2019

Bitcoin on the rise again
Bitcoin on the rise againArticle

After it's staggering rise and subsequent substantial fall, Bitcoin seems to be on the upward trajectory again, with a 20% jump in price in less than an hour on Tuesday.

3 Apr 2019

The growing menace of cryptocurrency exchange hacks
The growing menace of cryptocurrency exchange hacksArticle

There are many reasons cryptocurrencies are inherently attractive to hackers. One of the biggest reasons is a lack of heavy regulation...

Simon McCollough 29 Mar 2019

Why and how industrial revolutions form and to how to take part in them
Why and how industrial revolutions form and to how to take part in themArticle

It seems everyone is talking about the Fourth Industrial Revolution, often abbreviated as 4IR and also called Industry 4.0...

Tiisetso Maloma 18 Mar 2019

Getting Intuit: Why AI is an opportunity, not a threat
Getting Intuit: Why AI is an opportunity, not a threatArticle

As technology rapidly evolves to make our lives simpler through ease of communication and automation, so comes the fear of redundancy as more people wonder if they will be replaced by "robots"...

Shan Radcliffe 28 Feb 2019

How to get your money back in a blockchain dispute
How to get your money back in a blockchain disputeArticle

South Africa has yet to witness a major blockchain-related dispute but such disputes are bound to occur as interest in cryptocurrencies and smart contracts intensifies and transactions involving them become more common...

Kirsten Bailey and Max Taylor 26 Feb 2019

5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to know
5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to knowArticle

If 2018 was the year of limited-edition packaging and personalisation (think FIFA World Cup 2018), 2019 promises to be the year of retro designs and futuristic formulations...

20 Feb 2019

How to win in the African digital space
How to win in the African digital spaceArticle

The top four digital areas you can really win at in the African digital space in 2019...

Seanice Kacungira 12 Feb 2019

Blockchain systems are tracking food safety and origins
Blockchain systems are tracking food safety and originsArticle

When a Chinese consumer buys a package labelled "Australian beef", there's only a 50-50 chance the meat inside is, in fact, Australian beef. It could just as easily contain rat, dog, horse or camel meat...

Nir Kshetri 30 Jan 2019

MyBroadband strengthens its tech journalism team
MyBroadband strengthens its tech journalism teamArticle

Jamie McKane has been promoted to senior journalist, while Bradley Prior has joined the team as a new tech journalist...

Issued by MyBroadband 29 Jan 2019

Will 2019 herald the crypto spring?
Will 2019 herald the crypto spring?Article

Despite 2018 being the so-called 'crypto winter' characterised by a dip in the Bitcoin price, cryptocurrency company Luno is gearing up for a positive year ahead...

24 Jan 2019

Why regulation will help grow Bitcoin adoption
Why regulation will help grow Bitcoin adoptionArticle

Last week, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) released its consultation paper on policy proposals for crypto assets after engaging constructively with many participants...

Angus Brown 21 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 5 trends shaping the fresh produce sector
#BizTrends2019: 5 trends shaping the fresh produce sectorArticle

The fresh produce industry's characteristics can easily be defined by those of its products - quick turnaround and short shelve life. It is definitely not an easy game...

Lindie Stroebel 21 Jan 2019

Dominique Collett, head of AlphaCode
#BizTrends2019: It's all about fintechArticle

Innovations in the fintech space is showing no signs of slowing down. Here's what we can expect in 2019...

Dominique Collett 14 Jan 2019

Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy
Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategyArticle

One technology with enormous promise is blockchain. Surprised? Don't be - there's much more to blockchain than the world of cryptocurrency and finance...

Jim Holland 9 Jan 2019

Nasreen Saunders, CEO & founder of Umphakathi weAfrika
#BizTrends2019: Bitcoin - changing money since '09Article

On 9th January, Bitcoin - that mystically cryptic medium of exchange of invisible money (cryptocurrency) directly to another person (peer-to-peer) - turns 10...

Nasreen Saunders 2 Jan 2019

The Bitcoin bubble is perhaps the most extreme speculative bubble since the late 19th century.
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How low will Bitcoin now go? The history of price bubbles provides some cluesArticle

Nearly 170 years before the invention of Bitcoin, the journalist Charles Mackay noted the way whole communities could "fix their minds upon one object and go mad in its pursuit"...

Lee Smales 23 Dec 2018

Boris Dzhingarov
Hacked medical devices: The next big security concernArticle

As long as there have been opportunities, there have been opportunists looking to exploit them. The old-school con man has evolved into the modern hacker, and hacking has been through many different permutations in the last few decades.

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Dec 2018

Blockchain unpacked
Blockchain unpackedArticle

We frequently associate blockchain with Bitcoin. However, blockchain technology extends beyond the realm of cryptocurrency...

Todd Garrigues 19 Dec 2018

#BizTrends2019: How tech will impact the future of finance
#BizTrends2019: How tech will impact the future of financeArticle

The Fourth Industrial Revolution isn't the future - it's the present...

Adrian van der Merwe 18 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Finance
#BestofBiz 2018: FinanceArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Finance & Insurance site over the past year below.

18 Dec 2018

Rob Stokes, chairman of Red & Yellow School.
#BizTrends2019: 5 tech trends that will disappoint in 2019Article

Beyond the lip service, I feel like we are in a trough of disillusionment on so many pivotal technologies. In particular, there are five emerging fields which have garnered tremendous excitement...

Rob Stokes 14 Dec 2018

Tether is one popular stablecoin option, currently worth US$1. Akarat Phasura/Shutterstock
Bitcoin's successor? More consistent values might make 'stablecoins' a safer cryptocurrency optionArticle

Bitcoin has plunged from a high of almost US$20,000 in December 2017 to as low as US$3,675...

Greg Paul 12 Dec 2018

TechCrunching the African Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher
TechCrunching the African Startup Battlefield with Mike ButcherArticle

As a writer, editor, interviewer, moderator and columnist in the tech media world, Mike Butcher covers everything - from the smallest tech startups to the largest tech giants...

Evan-Lee Courie 6 Dec 2018

Cryptojacking: A hidden cost for your company
Cryptojacking: A hidden cost for your companyArticle

After gaining momentum in mid-2017, we have seen a worldwide boom of digital cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Cryptocurrencies have become synonymous with ransomware attacks...

4 Dec 2018

Colgate vs Bitcoin: Reasons to invest in the goliaths
Colgate vs Bitcoin: Reasons to invest in the goliathsArticle

Amidst rapidly changing economic conditions, trends and technology, South African investors seeking to grow their wealth should be wary of attempting to identify the next Bitcoin or Apple...

Issued by CybiWealth 19 Nov 2018

Joe Pindar, research & development director, data protection, Gemalto
10 years on. Is Bitcoin here to stay?Article

When it was launched at Halloween in 2008, Bitcoin was practically worthless and all but invisible except to a select group of insiders...

Joe Pindar 16 Nov 2018

The rise and rise of the decentralised web
The rise and rise of the decentralised webArticle

While the internet isn't technically centralised, it is monolithic and monopolised in practice...

Simon McCullough 14 Nov 2018

Your staff are the biggest threat to your cyber security
Your staff are the biggest threat to your cyber securityArticle

The greatest threat to the data security of any organisation is often traced to an oblivious employee...

12 Nov 2018

#BizTrends2019: How fintech will democratise the internet
#BizTrends2019: How fintech will democratise the internetArticle

Since the advent of the decentralised blockchain in 2009, ingeniously invented by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, fintech has bloomed...

Justin McCarthy 12 Nov 2018

How blockchain will disrupt the entertainment and media industry
How blockchain will disrupt the entertainment and media industryArticle

Blockchain has the potential to grow into a key capability, helping companies in the entertainment and media industry to keep track of content assets, avoid contractual disputes and establish the certainty and accountability that will foster trust with business partners and customers...

Paul Mitchell 12 Nov 2018

What impact will blockchain have on the business world?
What impact will blockchain have on the business world?Article

Simon McCollough, major channel account manager at F5 Networks, comments on whether blockchain will become mainstream or simply remain relevant with cryptocurrencies?

6 Nov 2018

South Africans are clued up on cryptocurrency
South Africans are clued up on cryptocurrencyArticle

Consumers from South Africa, Indonesia and Malaysia are more familiar with cryptocurrency and its ownership than their European counterparts...

6 Nov 2018

Bitcoin has evolved from a currency to a commodity
Bitcoin has evolved from a currency to a commodityArticle

When the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto came up with cryptocurrency 10 years ago, he envisaged a global digital monetary system free from regulatory constraints....

2 Nov 2018

Felix Antonysamy, business development manager, financial services at Wipro Limited
Partnering up: The only way forward for banks and fintechsArticle

Local fintech players are carving out a sizeable chunk of the financial space with mobile money, social lending, bitcoin wallets, mobile card acquiring...

Felix Antonysamy 31 Oct 2018

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