Protestors Set Alleged Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Perpetrator’s Home on Fire

Protestors set fire to paramedic-turned-bitcoin entrepreneur Sphelele “Sgumza” Mbatha’s home, following the collapse of his Ponzi-like “investment scheme,” according to Ladysmith Gazette. Mbatha’s company, Bitcoin Wallet, promised investors 100-percent returns by investing South African rand in cryptocurrencies. Before shutting down the operation on July 4, Mbatha was believed to have been taking in more than…

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Major Pan-African Insurance Firm Rolls Back Insurance for Crypto Mining Equipment

Pan-African insurance company Old Mutual has opted out of insuring cryptocurrency mining equipment due to the absence of regulation in the industry. Pan-African insurance company Old Mutual has opted out of insuring cryptocurrency mining equipment due to the absence of regulation in the industry, local technology-focused new outlet ITWeb reported on June 10. Following comprehensive…

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Binance Signs Up 40,000 Crypto Traders in Its First Week in Uganda

Despite global market doldrums, demand for cryptocurrency appears to be booming across Uganda, a country where nearly three out of four people don’t have bank accounts. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Binance Uganda signed up 40,000 users in the first week since the world’s largest crypto exchange launched its local subsidiary in October. The early results…

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