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Digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin faces a key year ahead that could seal the fate of its long-term adoption, says South African-born Silicon Valley entrepreneur Vinny Lingham. Lingham first integrated Bitcoin payments into his US-based digital gift

South African-born Silicon Valley entrepreneur Vinny Lingham wants to curb identity theft with his latest venture, called Civic. Lingham shot to Silicon Valley fame when he sold his virtual gift card service Gyft to First Data for more than US$50m in 2014

Technology start-ups and the entrepreneurs who lead them should tackle the “many great opportunities” in South Africa and Africa more broadly rather than trying to emulate his decision to move to the US, says Gyft founder Vinny Lingham. Lingham, now one of the “dragons” in the South African

Vinny Lingham, the South African entrepreneur behind online gift card service Gyft, has hit pay dirt. Lingham has agreed to sell the company, which is based in San Francisco, to First Data, a big player in the payment technology space, for a rumoured figure of more than US$54m