Posts Tagged: Digital Currency

South Africa’s 2nd Largest Grocer Won’t Accept Bitcoin without Regulation

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It was believed that South Africa’s second-largest supermarket chain, Pick n Pay, would start accepting bitcoin in one of its stores. However, a fresh report indicates that that is not the case. On the 18th September, payments software development firm Electrum made the announcement. It said that it had enabled Pick n Pay to accept… Read more »

South Africa’s Central Bank Says It’s ‘Too Risky’ to Issue Digital Currency

Digital Currencies

The deputy governor of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has said that it would be ‘too risky‘ to start issuing its own digital currency. Speaking at the Strate GIBS FinTech Innovation Conference 2017, Francois Groepe, the deputy governor of the South African Reserve Bank, commented on the development of a digital currency such as bitcoin…. Read more »

Digital Currency Licenses Granted to Two Filipino Bitcoin Exchanges

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Two digital currency exchanges in the Philippines have been granted licenses from the Philippines central bank. In a report from local publication, The Philippine Star, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has approved the registration of two bitcoin exchanges in the country. According to the report, the move is part of efforts to regulate the fast… Read more »