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Starting an eCommerce business in South Africa – Part 2: Payments

In this part we’re going to focus on the various payment methods, things to consider when choosing your payment gateway, integration with your chosen shopping cart system, payment restrictions, security and the payment landscape. What we aren’t going to focus on here are the numerous payment gateways out there and nit-pick between all of them. […]

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10 Awesome places to spend Bitcoin in South Africa

So you have bought yourself some bitcoin and are now looking for a place to spend it? Or you haven’t bought any because you’re not sure if there are any places you can spend it, well we have come up with a list of PayFast merchants who are selling some awesome things and accept bitcoin […]

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Bitcoin Africa Conference 2015

The inaugural Bitcoin Africa Conference is almost upon us, being held at the prestigious Atlantic Imbizio conference and function studio situated at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town from 16 and 17 April 2015. This event aims to attract merchants, investors, startups and enthusiasts alike who are all invested in moving Bitcoin forward in Africa. […]

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Accept Bitcoin payments with PayFast

Starting today, PayFast sellers can start accepting Bitcoin payments from local and international buyers. Note that Bitcoin payments are currently in beta testing mode. PayFast entered into an exciting partnership with South Africa’s biggest Bitcoin exchange, BitX, which will allow buyers to make Bitcoin payments to PayFast sellers. What makes this different from most Bitcoin platforms/transactions, is […]