All posts by: francois

About francois

I am a bitcoin enthusiast based in Cape Town South Africa.

Once again, there is a “Bitcoin Halving” in the next few months. What exactly does this mean, and why does it make many bitcoin users excited? Let us explain some information and ideas that are going around. What is the bitcoin halving? TLDR: The inflation rate of bitcoin goes down. Bitcoin transactions are grouped into […]

KirptoLink terminal, the cryptocurrency ATM combined with a Point-Of-Sale device, for only $500 KriptoLink is a dynamic South African based company who are helping to build a circular cryptocurrency economy locally, and around the world. (https://kriptolink.com) The Point-Of-Sale and ATM terminal KriptoLink have created enables businesses and entrepreneurs to easily accept cryptocurrency payments, as well […]

This post is a guide showing the easiest safest way to invest in bitcoin in South Africa, which is called Dollar Cost Averaging and involves just accumulating bitcoin. It is important to understand that bitcoin is considered an extremely volatile digital asset, and should be treated as a high risk investment. Depending on the size […]

10 years ago today on October 31st, 2008 Satoshi Nakamoto announced the creation of Bitcoin in his technical white paper called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” to the cryptography mailing list. 3 Months later, when the Bitcoin network launched in 2009, very few people understood its significance. Today, a decade after the white paper […]

Are you a bitcoin enthusiast who also has their own business, and / or charge people for your products and services? As an entrepreneur and bitcoin user, allowing customers the additional payment option of bitcoin when making payment is a great way to acquire bitcoin. HODL Merchant vs a Pass though Merchant A pass through […]

iCE3X, South Africa’s favourite cryptocurrency exchange are happy to welcome our new COO. Eugene Etsebeth, former Chairman of the Virtual Currency and Distributed Ledger Technology working group at the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), is joining iCE3X as Chief Operating Officer, effective 1st October 2018. Eugene Etsebeth Etsebeth (@etsebeth) was most recently Sybrin Systems where […]

The lightning network The lightning network is an off-chain layer2 network, that aims to scale the bitcoin network to be able to handle millions to billions of transactions per second, instantly, through the power of smart contracts. Nodes can connect to each other and form the Lightning network. Connecting to another node means opening a […]

We would like to connect with you easily and more often, online and in person, so we have been expanding our cryptocurrency reach and channels. We would love it if you joined us online and at social events to talk about bitcoin and cryptocurrency in South Africa. Our Cryptocurrency social media profiles: Join our Facebook […]