South Africa

South Africa may be getting its first bitcoin ETF.
South African Pension Funds to Be Banned From Crypto Investment, Draft Rules Indicate
“A fund may not invest in crypto-assets directly or indirectly,” according to proposed rule changes in the Government Gazette published Friday.
South Africa may be getting its first bitcoin ETF.

Cape Town, South Africa
Binance Ends Various Offerings to Clients in South Africa
Clients in South Africa are no longer able to open new accounts for futures, options, margins or leveraged tokens.
Cape Town, South Africa

Riccardo Spagni, aka "Fluffypony"
Riccardo ‘Fluffypony’ Spagni Released by US Court, ‘Actively Working’ on Return to South Africa
The release frees Spagni, at least temporarily, while he attempts to “address this matter” and put it behind him “once and for all.”
Riccardo Spagni, aka "Fluffypony"

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South African Regulator Issues Warning Over Binance
The crypto exchange is barred from offering services in the country.
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Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa to Trial CBDCs for Cross-Border Payments
The four central banks are working on a joint project that will develop and test shared platforms for international settlements with multiple CBDCs.
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Riccardo Spagni, aka "Fluffypony"
Riccardo ‘Fluffypony’ Spagni Hires Top Attorney to Battle Extradition to South Africa on Fraud Charges
Spagni has hired Brian Klein, a leading crypto trial attorney, to handle his case.
Riccardo Spagni, aka "Fluffypony"

Riccardo Spagni
Former Monero Maintainer ‘Fluffypony’ Arrested and to Be Extradited for Non-Crypto Crimes
Riccardo Spagni, who was arrested in Tennessee, will be extradited to South Africa to face fraud charges.
Riccardo Spagni

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Further 8,000 MTI Bitcoin Traced as Firm Is Put Into Final Liquidation: Report
Liquidators will return to court in September to argue MTI should be declared a Ponzi scheme.
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South Africa to Accelerate Crypto Regulation in Wake of Scams: Report
A regulatory structure should be in place in three to six months.
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South African authorities are investigating the disappearance of two men.
Lawyers for Africrypt’s Missing Founders Say They’ve Been Fired: Report
The Cajee brothers are still missing, along with $3.6 billion in bitcoin.
South African authorities are investigating the disappearance of two men.