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Is the Bitcoin Lightning Network ready for Mainstream Use?

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Developed in 2016 by ZCash co-founders, Matthew Green and Ian Miers, Lightning Network currently promises scalability, instant transactions and low costs in an aim to scale the Bitcoin solution. But 2-years later, many still call the decentralised network a “work in progress”. Bitcoin has faced many scaling issues since its kickoff in 2009. Though Bitcoin […]

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Coindirect enables ETH/ZAR Trading Pairs for ETH Hodlers

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The lack of banking integration, credit card penetration and high remittance charges is a common problem faced by South Africa’s growing economic market. A market where the adoption of cryptocurrency will scale this problem for the country’s unnoticed ‘other’ 1.3-billion. High conversion and transaction fees, as well as the instability of certain African fiat currencies, […]

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Global Banking & Finance review features Coindirect’s latest Disruption

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Coindirect’s crypto disruption has caused massive hype around the world. The launch of Coindirect’s new cryptocurrency exchange which offers 15 ETH, USDT, XRP, LTC, DASH, BCH and BTC trading pairs, was featured on Global Banking & Finance review – a leading Online and Print Magazine. “There is an exciting opportunity to put an open access, […]

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The Fintech Times Features Coindirect’s “All-in-One Advantage”

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Independent business newspaper, The Fintech Times, recently featured an exclusive interview with Coindirect co-founders Jesse Hemson-Struthers and Stephen Young, about the integration of the platforms new cryptocurrency exchange onto its peer-to-peer marketplace and wallet. Chief Executive Officer of Coindirect, Jesse Hemson-Struthers, comments: “We’ve always aimed at simplifying user journeys within the cryptocurrency space, and this […]

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Coin Profile: Litecoin (LTC)

A globally decentralised cryptocurrency based on blockchain technology Coin Market Cap Rank: 7 Current Market Cap: $3,491,277,797 Website: https://litecoin.com   Litecoin, otherwise known by its ticker ‘LTC’, was brought into the world of cryptocurrency via an open-source client on GitHub by an ex-Google employee, Charlie Lee. At the time, Charlie Lee’s main objective for the […]

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Exclusive Podcast: Tech Central & Coindirect’s Stephen Young

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Learn about the origins of Coindirect and its business model, what we offer, why there is an untapped market in Africa for cryptocurrency trading, how we ensure the security of customers’ investments and many more, in an exclusive Tech Central podcast interview between Duncan McLeod and our Chief Product Officer, Stephen Young. “What we’re trying […]

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Can Women Scale the Male-Centric Blockchain Industry?

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Numerous research and reports show that men hold a large sum of the female to male ratio involved in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. This is particularly evident by the noticeable amount of men who attend blockchain conferences in comparison to that of women. According to a report pioneered in October 2017 by @MyEtherWallet, out […]

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Blockchain Hack! Securing your Crypto Exchange account with 2FA Keys

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It is important to have different passwords for each online platform you use, however, extra digital safety precautions are always a good idea! For example, two-factor authentication (2FA) – a definite must-have. Two-factor authentication has been gaining much traction since its noticeable success in securing accounts on digital apps and platforms. However, recent security breaches […]

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Coin Profile: Ripple (XRP)

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A blockchain solution for global payments Coin Market Cap Rank: 3 Current Market Cap: $16,930,246,895 Website: https://ripple.com   Ripple, otherwise known as ‘XRP’, was co-founded by Jed McCaleb and Chris Larsen who led up the Ripple Company in 2012. XRP ranks second to ETH (Ethereum); boasting a market capitalisation of $16,930,246,895 at the time of […]

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The World’s Top 5 Bitcoin Cities Supported by Coindirect

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Bitcoin took a bull run to its heels over the last few months. Still, it remains at a high-top level of interest across the world nonetheless. Many cryptocurrency vendors and businesses have been trying to disrupt the industry with new, unexpected technological developments and crypto innovations. Many blockchain and trading experts also believe that Bitcoin […]

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