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June 21 1985 – The Mail & Guardian

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Market Wrap: Stuck at $11.5K, Bitcoin Surpasses 25K Locked in DeFi

The spot bitcoin market was fairly dull Thursday. That doesn’t mean it’s not moving: Holders of the cryptocurrency are increasingly plowing it into decentralized finance. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $11,543 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 0.50% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $11,274-$11,661 BTC slightly above its 10-day and 50-day...

Locked-down bars survive through gamblers’ luck

Many South African bars and pubs have run dry because of the ban on the sale of alcohol, but some watering holes are still trying to eke out an income with the help of legal slot machines. Several bar owners and managers in Cape Town who spoke to the Mail & Guardian said that although...

Why It’s Time to Pay Attention to Mexico’s Booming Crypto Market

Luis Sosa, 39, the creative director at a startup in Mexico City, watched with skepticism as his friends invested in bitcoin a decade ago. Even after they made good on their investments, Sosa kept his distance.  Now, his attitude toward crypto is changing, but not for the reasons you’d think.  “With the increasingly onerous banking...

10 rules for aspiring politicians, according to Namibia’s First Lady

“As a first lady, people tend to assume you don’t know much, and I’m okay with that, as I’m not always in the mood to talk. It gives me time to observe people and power.” So said Monica Geingos, Namibia’s first lady, speaking on Wednesday at the African Leadership Institute’s virtual conference for International Youth...

Coinbase to Offer Bitcoin-Backed Loans to US Customers

Coinbase will allow U.S. retail customers to borrow fiat loans against as much as 30% of their bitcoin holdings in the fall, the San Francisco-based exchange announced Wednesday.  Coinbase is one of the largest and most regulated crypto exchanges to get into the lending business, and the exchange is setting conservative parameters on the product,...
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