Cryptocurrency and your will

cryptocurrency and your will

What are the implications of cryptocurrency for estate planning? Cryptocurrency and decentralised finance (DeFi) are relatively new financial planning tools. Available data indicates that cryptocurrency investors are fairly young. For example, a global study by Gemini, conducted by the Harris Poll in 2021, suggested the average age of cryptocurrency investors worldwide was 38 years old. […]

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Decentralised finance – regulatory developments

DeFi Regulatory

What’s happening in DeFi regulation? Decentralised Finance (DeFi) has emerged as a ground-breaking innovation in the financial industry, offering a new system for financial services and disrupting traditional intermediaries. DeFi includes cryptocurrencies but is more than crypto alone. It expands on the idea of digital money. DeFi is an umbrella term for a financial system […]

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Initial Coin Offerings

Initial Coin Offerings

Understanding Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)  Have you ever contributed to the crowdfunding of a new venture that inspired you? Then you might be wondering if an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is an investment opportunity for you. What is an ICO? How risky is it? How are ICOs regulated, if at all? We tell you what […]

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Ensuring cryptocurrency compliance

Cryptocurrency regulation

Best practices for cryptocurrency businesses As cryptocurrencies gain traction, market entrants come from a wide range of industries. Traditional financial services providers may be the last to get in on the act, as the very ethos of cryptocurrency is its lack of a tether to banking systems and the facility for peer-to-peer transactions. As more […]

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What is decentralised finance (DeFi)?

decentralised finance

And how safe is DeFi? Decentralised finance – DeFi – is a financial system based on blockchain technology and Ethereum. Before we go any further, let’s explain those terms. Blockchain is a decentralised digital ledger technology that records transactions across multiple computers or nodes. Each transaction, called a block, is linked to the previous one, […]

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SEC sues Binance and CEO Changpeng Zhao for ‘mishandling billions of dollars’


Reprinted from the Guardian, by Dan Milmo and Dominic Rushe – 2023-06-05 Financial watchdog alleges Binance lied to regulators and syphoned investors’ funds into separate company Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, and its chief executive are being sued by the US’s top financial watchdog, which has accused them of making billions of dollars while “placing investors’ […]

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Cryptocurrency taxation

Cryptocurrency tax

How is cryptocurrency taxed in South Africa and elsewhere? Do you own cryptocurrency? Do you know what your tax liability is? The unprecedented growth in the use of cryptocurrency around the globe has led many economists, policymakers and private investors to wonder about the cryptocurrency taxation implications and regulation. Crypto exists outside of the conventional […]

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Cryptocurrency theft

Hacked! Cryptocurrency

What to do if your crypto is hacked and how to prevent it Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are gaining traction rapidly as a legitimate investment and as currency. Experts disagree on how to classify cryptocurrency. But whether you consider it an asset to hold or a currency to spend, it is digital money. Like other […]

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Cryptocurrency – myths and misconceptions

Cryptocurrency myths debunked

We sort the truth from the misinformation Cryptocurrencies were introduced in 2009 with Bitcoin and have been gaining in availability and popularity ever since. The novelty of crypto and its opaque nature have led to the emergence of some cryptocurrency myths and misconceptions. Which beliefs are true and which are driven by ignorance or fear?  […]

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