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Moneyweb Crypto explores all things crypto and blockchain: the good, the bad and the impossible. If you're looking to invest in cryptocurrencies, or understand this evolving universe, you're in the right place.

Moneyweb Crypto explores all things crypto and blockchain: the good, the bad and the impossible. If you're looking to invest in cryptocurrencies, or understand this evolving universe, you're in the right place.


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Moneyweb Crypto explores all things crypto and blockchain: the good, the bad and the impossible. If you're looking to invest in cryptocurrencies, or understand this evolving universe, you're in the right place.




Crypto regulations incoming and what they will look like

Financial Sector Conduct Authority head of enforcement, Brandon Topham, says crypto regulations should be in place before end of year, a key purpose being to hound out the scamsters.


A look inside the murky world of Mirror Trading International

Sean Newman, one-time colleague of slain Teasers boss Lolly Jackson, and co-author of the book entitled 'Lolly Jackson', is now working on another gripping thriller - this time into the murky world of Mirror Trading International, which was rated by Chainalysis as the largest crypto scam in the world in 2020.


Questions you should ask your crypto exchange

The idea that bitcoin or cryptos are a passing fad has been put to bed. The number of heavyweight investment managers present at the recent Bitcoin Conference in Miami, Florida, tells us big money adoption is just getting started. Wiehann Olivier, digital asset lead at Mazars, was there and tells us what questions we need to ask our crypto exchanges, and what to expect in 2022.


How cryptos are helping to repurpose an old Sol Kerzner resort as a world-class film studio

A fascinating story about how blockchain technology is breathing new life into South Africa’s film industry. Digital asset exchange FORUS Digital recently announced it would be investing R500m, raised through the issue of tokens, to upgrade the Fish River Resort and Gary Player golf course in the Eastern Cape. FORUS co-founder Sonny Fisher explains how the resort upgrade involves the creation of the Fish River Studios, a world class studio that aims to catapult South African film making into...


VALR raises R750m and goes off to conquer the world

VALR is another South African crypto success story. Having just raised R750 million, valuing the company valuation to R3.7 billion, VALR is off in search of new markets in Africa, India and beyond. CEO Farzam Ehsani explains why South Africa is a rich breeding ground for successful crypto projects.


We are being herded towards a cashless society

Monica Singer of blockchain company Consensys, argues we shouldn't fear the coming Central Bank Digital Currencies that'll herd us towards a cashless society, which arms the state with the means to snoop on every transaction we make. Limits can be placed on the size of transactions visible to the Reserve Bank. Governments everywhere are being pressured into adopting digital currencies in competition with private currencies like bitcoin and ethereum.


Libertas launches SA's first NFT marketplace

Blockchain business solutions company Libertas launches SA's first marketplace for Non Fungible tokens, and sends a shout-out to all digital content creators and investors looking for something new. Chief technology officer at Libertas, Asif Aziz, explains how this new marketplace opens up a potentially vast new economy for digital content creators, while giving investors a chance to grab a piece of what may be one of crypto's stand-out performers in 2022.


Beyond Bitcoin and the end of banks (as we know them)

Can banks survive the tsunami of financial innovation that is raining down on them? Some will, some won't. Steven Boykey Sidley and Simon Dingle in a new book entitled 'Beyond Bitcoin: Decentralised Finance and the End of Banks', explain why DeFi poses such a threat to traditional banking and why we are going through one of the most financially liberating events for mankind.


DeFi and gaming are three crypto themes to watch in 2022

Brett Hope Robertson of Revix looks into his crystal ball for signs of life in the crypto market, and settles on Web3, DeFi and gaming as the most likely themes to outperform.


Meet Andre Cronje, crypto yield farmer extraordinaire

Andre Cronje is something of a rock star for pioneering automated 'yield farming' in the emerging decentralised finance (DeFi) space. He explains why he doesn't invest in cryptos, and details his latest venture into the crypto-based forex market.


Where are cryptos going in 2022?

If 2021 was a breakthrough year for cryptos, just wait and see what 2022 delivers. Moneyweb's Ciaran Ryan is joined by Sean Sanders of Revix, Marius Reitz of Luno and Gianluca Sacco of VALR to unpack the year just past and what lies ahead.


Why Binance Coin is on a tear

Binance’s Africa lead Brenton Naicker explains why Binance Coin (BNB) ran circles around the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum over the last 12 months, and where investors are putting their money.


Johann Steynberg holds the key to MTI's bitcoin

Attorney Darren Hanekom explains what happens next for MTI's Johann Steynberg, recently arrested in Brazil. Will he end up in the US, or South Africa?


I’m 14, I’m an assassin in the metaverse, and I earn $5m a year

Rocelo Lopes, founder of Digital Horizons, gives his assessment of where the crypto action will be in 2022. Hint: El Salvador’s Bitcoin City and deep inside the metaverse, where gamers are finding fascinating new ways to make money.


From radio host to crypto inventor, Simon Dingle spells out why ZARP is a game changer

ZARP is a stablecoin that mimics the rand, but with some added features


The great Bitcoin debate: Is it really money, and are fund managers losing out on the ride of the decade?

Flagship Asset Management's Kyle Wales and Investec blockchain lead Chris Becker go head to head.


Now you can borrow funds using your cryptos as collateral

Richard da Sousa, CEO of AltcoinTrader, explains how thousands of clients are using a new feature called Easy Loans to borrow funds using their cryptos as collateral. Welcome to the wonderful world of decentralised finance, but beware - there are risks.


A new breed of crypt scammer targets lonely hearts and the elderly

Eva Crouwel, head of global crime at Luno, explains how criminals have adapted their game, and are now targeting those in search on love online, as well as the elderly.


The coming war between private and public monies

Economist Dawie Roodt sees a conflict headed our way, and it involves private money (like bitcoin) and fiat money backed by government (like the rand). It's beginning to look like private monies will win this battle.


How to build a crypto portfolio

Ran Neuner of Crypto Banter explains the basic building blocks of any diversified crypto portfolio, and then suggests a few inclusions that have caught his attention.