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Bitcoin: Is A Bubble Driving Up The Price?

“A bubble is an economic cycle characterized by rapid escalation of asset prices followed by — a massive selloff.” (Investopedia definition)  You come home from work one day and see your next door neighbour off-loading an expensive flat-screen T.V. He tells you … Continue reading

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Blockchain Technology: New Potential in Financial Services

Bitcoin is currently the best known user of a blockchain platform, but expect many more varied uses to emerge. For example Calastone, which provides a platform for mutual funds (e.g. unit trusts) to trade in 34 countries, recently successfully replicated … Continue reading

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Must You Pay Tax on Bitcoin Transactions?

Bitcoin has become increasingly used in South Africa and there are some good platforms for its use. Although it has proved volatile (it fell 30% in value recently), its long term value has risen over the past decade. So is … Continue reading

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Bitcoin: Learn about it now, it is here to stay

“Don’t miss the wave” (Old saying – not limited to surfers!) Bitcoin is a digital currency which has grown rapidly since its introduction in 2009. Recently the UK issued an e-money licence to a finance house and Barclays Bank has … Continue reading

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