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About francois

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

If you would like to do a bitcoin course to get a better understanding of bitcoin, the Bitcoin Academy in Cape Town can help. Bitcoin and blockchain training courses are provided to teach you or your staff about this amazing technology. The Bitcoin Academy in Cape Town has partnered with BitHub and the Cape Innovation […]

Ransomware malware is a new kind of virus or software program, that encrypts the data of victim’s computers, rendering it unusable until a ransom is paid to the bad guys. CryptoLocker and CryptoWall are two of the most well known versions, but there are many copycats going around that all essentially do the same thing. […]

Bitcoin cloud mining usually refers to the process of Bitcoin mining using the shared processing power of a bitcoin miners at a remote data center (Leased hashing power). Instead of owning your own physical bitcoin mining hardware on your premises, you pay for bitcoin mining power provided by a bitcoin cloud mining company. Bitcoin mining […]

This post will show you how to get free SMS alerts of bitcoin wallet transactions within minutes of the transaction taking place. You will get email and also SMS notification on your mobile of any payment sent or received on the wallet address that you want to monitor. The SMS is only possible if you […]

The TREZOR (by SatoshiLabs) is a first-of-its-kind hardware wallet that allows Bitcoin users to safely and conveniently store and spend their bitcoins, without having to worry about malware, keyloggers, or third parties. While there are now other hardware wallets available, the TREZOR is one of the most well known bitcoin hardware wallets. The wallet is a […]

The first inaugural Bitcoin Africa Conference conference was recently held in Cape Town at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront on 16th and 17th of April 2015. (www.bitcoinconference.co.za / @BitcoinConf_ZA) The conference was held by Bitcoin Events Pty Ltd and organised by Theo Sauls (@theo_sauls) and Sonya Kuhnel who are both members of the local Cape […]

The two most established bitcoin exchanges in South Africa have been around since 2013, namely ICE³X (AKA Ice Cubed) and Luno. If you want to buy bitcoin, using an EFT bank transfer to a bitcoin exchange is one of the safest ways to do so. Rand (ZAR) transfers generally show up on the corresponding exchange within […]

The amount of people interested in, and using bitcoin in South Africa is growing slowly but steadily. More people are getting interested in bitcoin as they become aware of some of the benefits of using it over traditional payment systems such as credit card, but mostly as a way to transfer money into and out […]