All posts by: francois

About francois

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

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 […]

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 […]

iceCUBED Cryptocurrency exchange in South Africa has been making vast improvements to its trading platform over the last year, making the exchange one of, if not the most advanced cryptocurrency platform in South Africa for traders. With a focus on traders of cryptocurrency, all the improvements have been based on the suggestions by the loyal […]

When you first register on a bitcoin exchange, one of the first things you need to do is to verify your account. Many users are apprehensive about providing their identification documents and bank account details to an exchange and do not understand why this information is necessary. Limitations for new accounts Most cryptocurrency exchanges require […]

What is the SegWit2x hard fork? This is the highly controversial split of the bitcoin blockchain that miners are wanting to implement. Bitcoin miners will begin running the SegWit2x version of bitcoin which will increase the block size to 2MB, and the block weight to 8MB. This will cause the bitcoin blockchain to be split […]