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How to spot a scam

Crypto auditor Julian van Zyl, who helped bust a brokerage scam in Cayman Islands, explains the early tell-tale signs of a scam.

Africa's great crypto awakening

Luno co-founder and CEO Marcus Swanepoel expects huge crypto adoption in Africa driven by its ability to deliver more efficient and cheaper methods of making payments. He believes this, and new markets in Europe and Asia, will drive Luno's customer base to one billion within the next decade.

Richard da Sousa of AltcoinTrader makes his predictions for 2021, and why bitcoin will crack R1m this year

AltcoinTrader CEO Richard da Sousa sees Bitcoin smashing through the R1 million mark this year, and decentralised finance (DeFi) built around cryptos taking a giant bite out of the lunch of traditional financial institutions. You can already earn interest on your cryptos and borrow money through DeFi platforms at much cheaper rates than local banks. If you think cryptos are a passing fad, you're in for a rude shock.

Cheap at the price? Bitcoin at R600k and where to from here

Farzam Ehsani, co-founder of VALR, talks about the spectacular rise of crypto investment as an asset class in SA. It has a lot to do with price gains of 300-500% for several crypto assets. But is there a bubble forming. Ehsani argues that bitcoin and other cryptos, as pricey as they are, may yet turn out to be bargains at current prices.

2020 was the year of the scam

Where's Johann? Head of enforcement at the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), Brandon Topham, explains why MTI founder Johann Steynberg may be in Panama - and not Brazil, as widely believed - and the terrifying speed with which bitcoin and forex investment scams have ripped through SA and then spread to the rest of the world. Farzam Ehsani, co-founder of crypto exchange VALR, weighs in on the impact the MTI scandal has had on the crypto market in SA.

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