Blockchain-based property registries

Many developing countries don’t have a working system of tracking property rights, and what they do have can be fragile and incomplete. In Haiti, for instance, a large earthquake in 2010 destroyed all the municipal buildings that stored documents confirming many small farmers’ ownership of the land they worked.…

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Joshua Miltz explains how BitFund works

Investing in cryptocurrencies is not for the faint-hearted. This is especially true when you look at how well the top 20 or so cryptocurrencies performed in 2017 compared to how they are performing so far in 2018. Having said that, a newly launched diversified cryptocurrencies investment platform in South Africa,…

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New cryptocurrencies investment platform launched in South Africa

BitFund, a new diversified cryptocurrencies investment platform, has been launched in South Africa. It offers potential investors the opportunity to in index portfolios of more than 20 of the largest cryptocurrencies. BitFund was founded by Joshua Miltz, Jonathon Ferrer, Bradley Goldman, and Dean Joffe. “In South Africa, the only safe…

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Facebook relaxes cryptocurrencies ads ban

Facebook has relaxed its ban on cryptocurrencies advertising. The social media platform has said that those that want to advertise cryptocurrencies on Facebook will now be allowed to, provided that they are pre-approved. However, Facebook has also indicated that advertising ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) and binary options, is still banned.…

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Akon, AKoin, and the real-life Wakanda

Senegalese musician, Akon, has announced his new cryptocurrency, AKoin. More interesting is that AKoin forms an important part of Akon's plans for a "crypto city" or what he has called a "Real-life Wakanda." According to the AKoin website, the real-life Wakanda will be built on 2,000 square meters of…

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Bitcoin’s wild ride

Bitcoin has been on a volatile ride in recent times, its value rising and falling like a kite caught in variable winds. Its future will likely be as unpredictable as its past given that it’s a currency propped up by risk-takers, a target of lawmakers and tied to nothing…

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