Encrypted currency and block chain area must know ten South Africans


nnnnIn the South Africa there have been many well-known people in the field, creating a very influential start-up companies. Involving data protection, games, copyright, identity, encrypted currency, exchanges, electricity, etc., can be said that a wide range, some of which have a considerable reputation in the world.n
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nDigital All Stars (Digital All Stars) is a series of articles designed to promote South Africa’s best digital leader. Series of articles will be published at Memeburn and Ventureburn, introducing and highlighting South Africa’s best digital entrepreneurs, businessmen, advertisers, media professionals, and so on.n
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nEncrypted currency and block chains are furious technologies, but their impact on society can not be underestimated. From the profit to the support of land rights, the association of these two technologies is indelible.n
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nSo what are the South Africans in these areas of technology? Who contributes to the field of encrypted currency and block chain? Let’s take a look.n
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nRiccardo Spagni (Monero)n
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nWho says Bitcoin is the only encrypted currency on the block? Of course not Spagni, he is the chief maintenance officer of Monero’s monetary project. What is the difference between this currency and the other?n
nMonero is rated “safe, private and traceable”, and accounts and transactions are protected by encryption. The Monero team says the account document is encrypted with password, so even if it is stolen it is of no value.n
nIn 2014, the market value of this currency ranked tenth in the major trading currency.n
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nMichael Deon (Augmentors)n
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nIn recent months Deon entered the celebrity list, is the founder of the Augmentors game, with a very cool way to use the block chain.n
nThrough the Shark Tank (Shark Tank, Genius winner, the US venture real show show) to get support, Augmentors is a turn-based game, players and virtual creatures. Interestingly, you can also use the game currency to buy rare creatures, and the rarity is said to be guaranteed by the block chain technology.n
nThe block chain is used to create open biological books, and the number of individuals purchased is limited. Interesting things, the game also through ICO financing, was one of the few ICOs.n
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nVinny Lingham (Civic)n
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nAs a member of Newtown Partners, Lingham has not only played a role in the development of Augmentors and several other companies, but also has its own chain-chain start-up company, Civic.n
nThe start-up company uses block chains to protect identities and prevent fraud. Ventureburn has reported that when banks and other institutions access private data, Civic will remind consumers to pass or reject their requests.n
nAt present, perhaps in Silicon Valley, but Civic recently announced that it will set up an office in Cape Town, South Africa.n
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nBlew Claasen (Bitcoin Foundation)n
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nClaasen is another well-known figure in the field of encrypted money, and its reputation is not only in South Africa, but also extended to the world, because he was appointed Bitcoin Foundation (Bitcoin Foundation) executive director. He and other board members promote the widespread use and recognition of Bitcoin in the world.n
nThe importance of the Bitcoin Foundation has made him a key speaker in major industry conferences, and Clauden at Newtown Partners has supported several related start-ups.n
nOther well-known start-up companies supported by the company include the previously mentioned Augmenters game, Bitcoccess BitCccess, and encrypted currency and block chain security company BitGo.n
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nGJ van Rooyen (Custos Media Technologies)n
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nGJ van Rooyen is co-founder and CEO of Custos Media Technologies, the most innovative DRM (Digital Rights Management) solution on the market today.n
nThis technology is a good way to embed Bitcoin technology into video content filtering and viewing backups, allowing studios to track infringers and combat piracy. And if the downloader finds other pirates, he can ask for a bonus.n
nThe tracking technology has been used in film and e-books, late last year with the South African Technology Innovation Agency (Technology Innovation Agency) to reach a cooperative relationship.n
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nMarcus Swanepoel (Luno)n
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nBitcoal trading is part of the run of Bitcoin, Marcus Swanepoel is co-founder and chief executive officer of Luno (formerly BitX).n
nLuno is one of the most complete encryption currency platform, providing wallet features to support large banks in South Africa.n
nThe service is not limited to South Africa, Luno also supports a dozen countries, such as Indonesia, Spain, Kenya, Nigeria and Malaysia.n
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nAbraham Cambridge (The Sun Exchange)n
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nWhat happens with bitmaps and solar energy? This is the development direction of Sun Exchange and is a very interesting solar project.n
nThe company allows you to use the “block-based” payment system to purchase solar panels while supporting Bitcoin and local currency payments.n
nThen agencies, communities and other entities can rent solar panels to provide you with “passive income”. The Sun Exchange handles rental information and other management tasks.n
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nGareth Grobler (iceCUBED)n
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niceCUBED is one of the most well known encryption currency exchanges, in South Africa and Nigeria to provide Bitcoin and Litai currency (Litecoin) trading services.n
nHowever, the platform is still a few local (or perhaps the only) trading hot currency exchange, it is naturally popular.n
nExchange founder Grobler is not a passer-by in the field, often speaking at the industry conference, calling on the industry to increase transparency.n
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nSonya Kuhnel (Blockchain Academy)n
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nThe block chain is an important technology at the bottom of the bitcoin, but not just the encrypted currency. From land rights to the above game applications, block chain applications involve multiple areas.n
nThus, the Sonya Kuhnel and Blockchain Academy have been developed to provide detailed block-chain technical training to financial institutions, businesses, schools and other institutions.n
nThe college offers training in Cape Town and Thornton through Bandwidth Barn and AlphaCode, respectively.n
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nLorien Gamaroff (Bankymoon)n
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nI wonder if the company’s name is inspired by the former UN Secretary-General? Maybe. But Bankymoon is not just a cool name.n
nThe reputation of the service comes from the block-based meter, which can be used to pay utilities. The service also provides electricity for poor schools, and anyone around the world can pay electricity for schools in encrypted currencies.n

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