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Naspers invests in Bitcoin start-up

Naspers is leading a US$4m (about R50m) funding round in Bitcoin start-up BitX. The investment is being made through Naspers payments subsidiary PayU, with BitX’s existing investor, Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group, also participating in the round

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SA Bitcoin exchange debuts mobile wallet

BitX, the Bitcoin exchange launched last year, has released a mobile application that it hopes will help emerging markets better understand and use the cryptocurrency. The app allows anyone to buy or sell Bitcoin and functions as a wallet to store the virtual currency. BitX is headquartered

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Standard Bank in Bitcoin trading pilot

It appears that Standard Bank is developing a Bitcoin trading portal of some kind. A discussion forum on Reddit suggests that a company called Switchless developed a “full operational and integrated Bitcoin portal system” for the South African