Browsing: Farzam Ehsani

Bitcoin tops R100 000 for the first time

Bitcoin is changing hands at over R100 000 on some trading platforms as of Wednesday morning. The price touched a new all-time high of R103 999 on local platform Luno and was last quoted at R100 001. Local

An open letter to Jamie Dimon, by Farzam Ehsani

Dear Mr Dimon, a few days ago, you called bitcoin and cryptocurrencies a “fraud”. You said bitcoin is “not a real thing” and that governments “would close it down”. I understand your perspective and, in fact, I shared a similar view

South Africans trading big volumes in bitcoin

Bitcoin continues to smash records, hitting a series of record highs in just one weekend. The cryptocurrency hit an all-time high of just over $4 225 on Sunday as the bull run played out across global bitcoin exchanges. In South Africa

SA banks to set up national blockchain

South Africa’s largest and notoriously competitive financial services firms have come together to set up a national blockchain. The South African Financial Blockchain Consortium, comprising 22 industry heavyweights, the South

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