Leading African Conservancy to Raise Funds for Rhinos via Auction of Horn NFTs – News Bitcoin News

[ad_1] Black Rock Rhino, a leading rhino conservancy in South Africa, is set to raise funds for the endangered species via the auction of rhino horn non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Auction Proceeds to Pay for Sanctuary’s Expenses In what has been billed a first, the rhino conservancy — which is home to over 200 rhinos — together with a blockchain technology firm Virtual Nation Builders, is set to auction the non-fungible tokens at one of South Africa’s biggest NFT marketplaces, Momint. According to a statement released by Black Rock Rhino, the…

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‘Bitcoin Is Worth Zero’ — Kenyan Communication Strategist Warns African Investors to Be Wary – Featured Bitcoin News

[ad_1] A Kenyan communications strategist, Mwotia Ciugu, has told African investors to be wary of investing in bitcoin which he claims is worth zero. Bitcoin Structurally Incapable of Delivering on Its Promise In an op-ed published by The Elephant, Ciugu insists bitcoin (BTC) is structurally incapable of delivering on its promise of becoming an alternative store of value or a hedge against inflation. In addition, the strategist also claims bitcoin fails both as a currency and an investment. Although he concedes that Africa has one of the highest cryptocurrency adoption…

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South African University to Commence Blockchain and Digital Currency Education in November – Blockchain Bitcoin News

[ad_1] A South African university, the University of Cape Town (UCT) has revealed it will commence blockchain and digital currency classes starting in November. According to the institution, students that enroll and complete the $693 six-week course will be issued a legal certificate. Better Understanding of Blockchain As explained on UCT’s website, students that successfully complete the short course will walk away with “an understanding of how blockchain technology fits into the existing financial systems.” They will also gain an understanding of “how applications such as bitcoin, ethereum, and other…

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South African Exchange Sets New Crypto Withdrawal Limits — Restrictions ‘a Deterrent for Illicit Actors’ – Exchanges Bitcoin News

[ad_1] One of South Africa’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, Luno, has confirmed that it has started restricting withdrawals by clients. The exchange insists the limits are meant to “act as a deterrent for illicit actors moving large amounts of funds within the crypto ecosystem.” Transfers From Luno to Binance Blocked However, despite this acknowledgement, Luno has so far refused to explain how the exchange sets the so-called “dynamic risk-based limits.” According to a report, the limits — which are separate from the send limits that appear on Luno’s website — were…

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A South African NFT Marketplace Officially Launches After Trial Phase Nets Over $10,000 for Rugby Star Bryan Habana – Blockchain Bitcoin News

[ad_1] A South African non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace, Momint has officially launched following the end of the two-week trial phase which saw the artwork of former rugby player Bryan Habana fetch over $10,000. More than 800 people from 25 countries took part in the auction. The Momint marketplace, which has been developed as a social media app similar to Instagram, is backed by investor Rob Hersov and has a “pre-seed funding reportedly valuing the company at over $2 million.” According to a report, Momint combines an NFT marketplace with the…

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African Property Development Firm Partners Online Leasing Platform in a BTC for Solar Cells Scheme – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

[ad_1] South African property developer, New Age Properties, says it has partnered with Sun Exchange, an online leasing platform, as part of an effort to bring cheap and clean energy to low-income earners. Bitcoin for Solar Cells According to the two companies’ working arrangement, Sun Exchange, which also accepts payment in BTC form, will enable buyers of solar cells to lease electricity to Watergate Estate, one of South Africa’s first low-cost gated community housing project. Meanwhile, a local news report explains how the consummation of this partnership will represent a…

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MTI CEO and Wife Issued With Provisional Sequestration Order by South African High Court – Regulation Bitcoin News

[ad_1] A South African High Court recently served Mirror Trading International (MTI)’s Johann and Nerina Steynberg with a provisional sequestration order. The court’s decision follows a successful court application by the five joint provisional liquidators of the now-defunct online bitcoin scam. Sequestration Not Final According to a report, the order was reportedly served on the Steynbergs’ residential address at Eagle Crest in Polokwane. However, the report adds that the Steynbergs still “have until the return date of July 20, 2021, to give reasons why final sequestration should not be granted…

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Akon to build second African crypto-city in Uganda

[ad_1] Senegalese-American rapper and businessperson Akon is set to begin building another crypto city, this time in the East African nation of Uganda. According to a report by Uganda’s flagship television network NBS, the country’s government has announced the allocation of land for the project. Akon City in Uganda will reportedly occupy one square mile half the size of the City of London (not to be confused with Greater London, which makes up the majority of the U.K. capital). Akon is also building a much larger crypto city in Senegal…

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Binance Abruptly Delists South African Rand Trading Pairs After Currency Fails to Meet ‘High Level Standard’ – Exchanges Bitcoin News

[ad_1] In an abrupt move, Binance South Africa announced on March 31 that all South African rand (ZAR) trading pairs will be delisted on April 2. The crypto exchange adds in a statement that “all trade orders will be automatically removed after 10.00 UTC on April 1” in each respective trading pair. Binance concludes by requesting users to withdraw all funds before the 10.00 UTC deadline. ZAR No Longer Meets the Standard In justifying the decision, Binance South Africa states that it “periodically reviews each digital asset we list to…

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A Forex Broker Transfers 1,200 BTC Belonging to the Mirror Trading International to a South African Liquidator – Regulation Bitcoin News

[ad_1] Fresh reports from South Africa suggest that a total of 1,200 bitcoins belonging to the now-defunct Mirror Trading International (MTI) were recently transferred from FX Choice to an appointed liquidator. The reports add the transfer had been sanctioned by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), the country’s financial industry regulator. Confirmation of the Transfer According to a South African media report, the 1,200 BTC had been stuck in MTI’s account with FX Choice since June 2020. Similarly, Bitcoin.com News reported in August 2020, that FX Choice had blocked MTI’s…

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