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So, what’s been happening this past week?

Alright we’ve gotta admit it, to say we’ve been on a serious launching spree would be quite…


Welcome to the weekly roundup, where we update you on everything that’s been going on in the world of crypto, blockchain and fintech. We cover a range of topics — from game-changing to slightly absurd, anything goes!

Whether you’re a rookie or seasoned crypto investor, we’ll ensure there’s always something relevant for wherever you are on your investment journey.

Feel free to slide into our DMs anytime and be sure to give our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn a follow. We’re pretty cool.

So, what’s been happening this past week?

Don’t get too used to the idea of a new…


Square’s CEO, Jack Dorsey — who is also the CEO of Twitter — has purchased $50 million worth of bitcoin. That’s 4,709 bitcoin at an average price of around $10,600 per bitcoin.

The investment represents approximately 1% of Square’s total assets as of Q2 2020. Square has become the second publicly-listed company after MicroStrategy to invest in bitcoin.

The details were included in a white paper published alongside the news, which provided details on Square’s investment thesis and how Square approached the buying process.

It’s a notable disclosure from a company that has made no secret about its bitcoin ambitions…


So, what’s been happening this past week?

• Bitcoin celebrated a huge milestone this week, hitting 74 consecutive daily closes above $10,000 (and counting). This surpasses the previous record of 61 days, set during the infamous 2017 bull run…Have we had our last chance to buy sub-$10k bitcoin? Only time will tell.

• PAX Gold is the top performer this week, up 2.00%, followed by the Payment Bundle up 0.90%. Bitcoin’s price remained unchanged, while the Top 10 Bundle is down -1.30% and the Smart Contract Bundle is down -4.60%

• Our crypto Bundles went through their monthly rebalance at…


Did you miss the Internet boom of the late 1990s? Or the mass adoption of smartphones and social media in the 2000s?

Disruptive technologies like these come along once every decade or so but cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, are set to change how we transact forever. In fact, the total crypto market is now valued at more than US$343-billion. That’s higher than South Africa’s 2020 annual GDP forecast from the World Bank.

Are cryptocurrencies seeing real-world adoption?

Yes, smaller crypto transfers in Africa have increased by 55% in the last year. Africans are increasingly turning to cryptocurrencies as a way to store value or as a…


So, what’s been happening this past week?

• Bitcoin is up near its 7-day high hovering around $10,700

• Paxos Gold is now down 1.6%. Analysts attribute most of this decline to the strength in the U.S. dollar as precious metals and the greenback often move in opposing directions

• The Top 10 Bundle was the top performer this week increasing by +9% followed by the Smart Contract Bundle moving +7% and the Payment Bundle +5%

• The coming 3-months are likely going to be volatile months for most investments as we get closer to the U.S. election


So, what’s been happening this past week?

• Bitcoin topped $11,100 late last week but has since pulled back to $10,500 along with the rest of the crypto market and major stock markets. This comes after Bitcoin’s largest 1-week gain since July with a +5.70% gain.

• The declines in markets appear to be due to increasing anxiety over U.S. elections, souring sentiment stemming from delayed government stimulus packages and coronavirus lockdowns.

• Bitcoin’s “digital gold” narrative looks promising as ever though. The U.S. Federal Reserve, which has already printed about $3 trillion of new money this year, is now…


Here’s how to invest in the weird and wonderful world of crypto

There are more than 5,000 cryptocurrencies in existence today and 1,200 of these have market values worth more than $1m. While Bitcoin is the oldest and most well known cryptocurrency, an ecosystem of developers, traders, investors, miners and entrepreneurs have entered the crypto space. They’ve created thousands of new cryptocurrencies. Some compete with Bitcoin while others do something completely different.

As an analogy, think of apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Snapscan, Instagram and Uber. While they’re all apps some compete with one another while others serve a…


So, what’s been happening this past week?

• Crypto markets and gold moved higher while the U.S. dollar weakend versus major global currencies.

• Here’s a crazy statistic: $1.4 billion every hour…

According to Bank of America, that’s the pace at which central banks around the world have been buying assets since the coronavirus-related lockdowns started in March. Coincidentally or not, the market value of the Nasdaq 100 gauge of tech stocks has climbed at roughly the same pace since then. It’s the kind of comparison one might expect from a bitcoin true believer, steeped in the view that central-bank…


Twitter is his absolute favourite social network, and cryptocurrencies are his absolute favourite thing to talk about. So you can get to know Tiaan a little better, he’d like to invite you to the absolutely insane world of Crypto Twitter, a place to laugh, argue, celebrate and cry about all things crypto.

The OG’s (Original Gangsters)

These are some of the longest-serving members of the crypto community. Often polarising figures who are headstrong in their opinions on whether any cryptocurrency other than Bitcoin should exist. These folks were the original pioneers of crypto exchanges, services and tech.

Nick Szabo (@NickSzabo04)

Nick is probably one…

Sean Andrew Sanders

CEO & Founder of Revix | CFA® | Finance nerd with a passion for fintech, a flair for detail, and a hint of OCD.

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