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The role of cash in global crypto markets

The role of cash in global crypto markets

With the benefits of ‘going cashless’ repeated endlessly in the media and Fintech circles there seems to be an assumption that just by making digital financial services available, cash automatically becomes obsolete.

Rwanda Hosts First Tantalum-Tracking Blockchain Network

Rwanda Hosts First Tantalum-Tracking Blockchain Network

On October 16, in a bid to draw investors by providing a proven source of conflict-free minerals, Rwanda mining authorities announced a blockchain network to track the mineral tantalum – which is used in manufacturing most electronics such as mobile phones.

South Africa Reserve Bank Wins Award for Blockchain Payments System

South Africa Reserve Bank Wins Award for Blockchain Payments System

After successfully trialing blockchain-based payments for wholesale interbank settlement, South Africa’s central bank has scooped up the award for Best Distributed Ledger Initiative at Central Banking’s “FinTech RegTech Global Awards 2018.” Central Banking, a global research and intelligence watchdog for the world’s reserve banks, lauded and awarded the South Africa Reserve Bank (SARB) for “Project […]

Five Ways to Drive Mass Cryptocurrency Adoption

Five Ways to Drive Mass Cryptocurrency Adoption

The benefits that cryptocurrencies can bring to the world are taking hold; Bitcoin is already proving to be a safe haven for citizens of politically corrupt nations, charities are able to open new channels for donations, and artists can be fairly compensated for their work.