The rise of cryptocurrencies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we’re looking at the rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Richard de Sousa, CEO at AltCoinTrader, a local cryptocurrency exchange.

The discussion also focuses on AltCoinTrader’s trading volumes, uptake of cryptocurrencies in SA, how US regulators have allowed banks to use blockchain as a payment layer, issues holding local institutional investors from the market and the company’s new savings product.