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Bitcoin schemes in South Africa

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 […]

bitcoin-halving

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 […]

bitcoin debit card

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 […]

bitcoin Africa conference Johannesburg 2016

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 - CryptoWall, Cryptolocker

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

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 […]

Trezor hardware wallet

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 […]