Tag Archives: South Africa

We are often asked a lot of questions about the price of bitcoin in South Africa. The price of bitcoin is fluid, and is constantly changing 24 hours a day on bitcoin exchanges around the world. Generally people in South Africa use the USD bitcoin price as the ‘international’ bitcoin price, taking that value from […]

Have you decided to start bitcoin mining in South Africa? Are you wanting to make lots of money mining bitcoin? You might need think carefully about how much money you are willing to risk, as bitcoin mining is a very risky business. (Please also see our articles on Cloud Mining and Mining schemes in South […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]