All posts by: francois

About francois

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

Are you looking for a way to buy bitcoin with a credit card? Then look no further! CEX.IO lets you buy bitcoin with a credit or debit card, and your bitcoin will be available immediately. Although UK based, CEX.IO works in the United States, Europe, and some countries in South America and Africa, including us in […]

Use the SpectroCoin pre-paid bitcoin debit card to spend your bitcoins almost anywhere in South Africa! Use it exactly like a normal debit card that your bank will give you, the only difference is that this one you fund with bitcoin…no banks involved. This is a dream come true for people who have bitcoins and […]

The question of how to ‘join bitcoin’ or ‘invest’ in bitcoin in South Africa, is a common one, usually from someone looking for the next way to make fast money, not from someone genuinely interested in bitcoin, the Blockchain, or crypto currencies in general. (Please also see our articles on Cloud Mining and Mining schemes […]

What exactly is the bitcoin halving? There is a limited supply of bitcoins. There will never be more than 21 million bitcoins ever, and this will never change. Bitcoin is a deflationary store of value with a limited supply, like a digital version of gold, and unlike regular currencies. With normal fiat currency central banks […]

UPDATE!!! This is an old post, there is a NEW post about a bitcoin debit card that works in South Africa here: https://www.bitcoinzar.co.za/bitcoin-debit-card-south-africa/ The information below is OLD an no longer applies to South Africa.   A bitcoin debit card allows users to spend their bitcoins anywhere that VISA or Mastercard are accepted as a […]

PayPal is a worldwide payment system that many South Africans use to accept payment on their website, or simply to send money to friends and family. There are a lot of people who would like to know how to buy bitcoin with your PayPal account, so we have made this post to show you how […]

The 2nd Annual Blockchain and Bitcoin Africa Conference is to be held in Johannesburg South Africa, on 3-4 March 2016 by Bitcoin Events Pty Ltd and organised by Theo Sauls (@theo_sauls) and Sonya Kuhnel who are both members of the local Cape Town bitcoin community. (@BitcoinConf_ZA) Visit this page for a full breakdown of the […]

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 […]