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Bitcoin start-up Luno raises R120m

Bitcoin start-up Luno has announced plans to expand into 35 new markets in Europe after securing R120m (US$9m) in a Series B funding round led by London-based Balderton Capital. Rand Merchant Investments

Pick n Pay in in-store trial of bitcoin payments

In what its backers are calling “potentially a world first for a major grocery retailer”, shoppers were for a “limited time” able to pay for their groceries using bitcoin at a Pick n Pay retail store in Cape Town. In a

Biometric bank cards coming to SA

Mastercard will work with South African partners to bring biometric cards to local consumers by the end of the year. The development follows two separate trials conducted recently with Pick n Pay and Absa. South Africa is the first

Pick n Pay online sales surge 38%

Pick n Pay said on Tuesday that its online sales have surged by 38% in the past year, far outstripping group-wide turnover growth of 8,2% in the 52 weeks ended 1 March 2016. The retailer attributed the strong growth in sales at Pick n Pay Online to a “stronger range

Pick n Pay to offer AlwaysOn Wi-Fi cards

Wi-Fi service provider AlwaysOn is hoping to bring Wi-Fi Internet to a bigger audience by allowing consumers to buy access using cash at Pick n Pay stores. Selected stores are now carrying prepaid data cards from AlwaysOn. Until now, consumers

It will be a very techie Christmas

Christmas sales will be dominated by more affordable tablets and smartphones, digital toys and niche homeware items. That’s the prediction of Pick n Pay’s Mark Wood, who heads the retailer’s generation merchandise buying division

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Why mobile money is so tough to crack

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” So reads the opening line of Leon Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. The novel comes to mind when looking at the prospects that confront mobile money. Success stories have many similarities, but failed efforts fail for their own

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