New research commissioned by Luno shows there is a great deal of interest among South Africans in owning at least one cryptocurrency.
In the next 10 years, it remains possible that the technology underlying bitcoin will transform global money.
The cryptocurrency industry is plagued by scandal. Stock exchange operator Nasdaq says it can solve the problem.
After the crypto crash, the industry wants governments to confer legitimacy on digital currencies whose enthusiasts originally boasted of being outside the system. For some operators, the alternative could be bleak.
There were no good spots for investors to hide in Thursday’s global market rout, as bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies joined the selloff.
The words bitcoin and boring have rarely been uttered in the same breath. But the cryptocurrency did something strange in recent weeks: it stayed relatively still.