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Can SA sustain five stock exchanges?

Last week, the Financial Services Board granted the fourth new stock exchange licence issued in the past two years. The licence was awarded to Equity Express Securities Exchange, and follows those given to ZAR X

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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

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Cell C chops data prices

Newly recapitalised Cell C is continuing to introduce new products as it fights its bigger rivals for market share, on Tuesday announcing aggressively priced new data packages and promotions, including one option

World
Bitcoin roars back after China fears fade

The bitcoin rally is proving hard to stop. The cryptocurrency has breached $4 000, soaring more than 20% from the lows reached Friday, as concern eases that a crackdown by Chinese regulators will hinder the growth of the alternative

World
Central banks can’t ignore bitcoin boom

The world’s central banks can’t sit back and ignore the growth in cryptocurrencies as it could pose a risk to the stability of the financial system, according to the Bank for International Settlements. It said

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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

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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

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