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  • The fintech revolution is here and disrupting banking, Bitcoin not so much‚Ķ

    I have just returned from Money2020 in Copenhagen, effectively Disneyland for anyone interested in the fintech space. Themed "The Centre of the Revolution", the conference brought together the leading lights of the financial service industry, VC funds and also technological innovators. Just under 4 000 delegates from 70 Countries heard from 422 speakers including leading lights such as Sir Michael Morris, Chairman of Sequoia Capital, Carlos Torres Villa CEO, BBVA, Nicolas Huss, CEO Visa Europe, Blythe Masters CEO Digital Asset holdings as well as the head of Mastercard, the VP of Amazon payments, the CEO of Visa, The COO of...

  • Solar startup The Sun Exchange uses Bitcoin to fund green energy

    Crowd-lending solar energy project startup The Sun Exchange will be using Bitcoin for solar energy investment. This is a first for the Bitcoin industry. Achieved last week, the startup is able to use Bitcoin as a transactional mechanism for investing in a solar energy. The Sun Exchange is now hosting a campaign to solar power a school in Stellenbosch, South Africa. "What makes our platform unique is that investors can finance solar energy using Bitcoin and the electricity generated by the solar installation can be repaid to the investor using Bitcoin wherever they are in the world," says founder of The Sun...

  • The Bitcoin Africa Conference opens registrations for Johannesburg event

    Bitcoin and Blockchain enthusiasts will be able to attend the second annual Blockchain Africa Conference in Johannesburg. The event will be taking place from 3 to 4 March and will be hosted by Bitcoin Events Pty Ltd. The two-day conference will include industry experts, such as the CEO of CiTi, Ian Merrington; Kathryn Haun, a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice; and co-founder and CEO of BitX, Marcus Swanepoel amongst others. Speakers will talk about their experiences with the technology, issues faced when it comes to digital currencies, as well as the impact it has on social, economic,...

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