How to build a Bitcoin Beach: Advice from the pros

How does one build a Bitcoin (BTC) community? How to start? Where to begin? And what are the best practices?  Cointelegraph spoke to Bitcoin community builders around the world to shed light on a growing phenomenon in the Bitcoin world. From Indonesia to South Africa to El Salvador and the Congo, circular-based Bitcoin economies and […]

South African crypto landscape primed for TradFi growth after FSCA ruling

South African financial service providers have been primed to offer cryptocurrency products and services to customers after regulatory amendments in the country. This comes after South Africa’s Financial Sector Conduct Authority amended its financial advisory act from 2002 on Oct. 19, defining crypto assets in the country as financial products. Most importantly, the definition means […]

Organizations bring Africa, Costa Rica and Ukraine to the Metaverse to raise awareness

The Metaverse is quickly becoming one of the most important places for companies and individuals looking to expand their reach. New findings from research firm MarketsandMarkets predict that the Metaverse market size will grow from $61.8 billion in 2022 to $426.9 billion by 2027.  In addition, a recent report from Juniper Research links nonfungible token […]

South African rugby icon Siya Kolisi headlines new crypto advertising campaign

National rugby captain Siya Kolisi will spearhead a two-year educational cryptocurrency advertising campaign in South Africa. The Springbok skipper has partnered with global cryptocurrency exchange Luno in the campaign’s rollout, which will feature a series of television adverts promoting a long-term investment attitude towards cryptocurrencies. Kolisi was front and center of the first advert of […]

South African Reserve Bank encourages friendly behavior with crypto

The Prudential Authority of the Reserve Bank of South Africa sent out guidelines in effort to prevent illicit activities to its subsidiaries, which included encouragement not to cut off all ties with cryptocurrency.  It suggested that such an act could cause greater risk in the long run. The official notice was signed by the Prudential […]

Bitcoin without internet: SMS service allows sending BTC with a text

An innovation using the cellular network (GSM) could onboard millions of Bitcoin (BTC) users previously unreachable by the internet-dependent Bitcoin protocol. Built by South African developer Kgothatso Ngako, the new SMS-based service is named Machankura, a slang South African word for money. KG, as he’s known to his friends, spoke to Cointelegraph from Pretoria, South Africa, […]