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Ciaran Ryan is a Johannesburg-based freelance writer who has a background in finance and mining, having previously headed up a gold mining operation in Ghana. He currently writes for several SA and overseas journals on matters ranging from mining to investment.

Cryptos will ‘cannibalise traditional finance in the next few years’

28 Jul 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan    14
Richard de Sousa, CEO of crypto exchange AltCoinTrader, says cryptos will eat into the market traditionally cornered by the banks. AltCoinTrader is about to launch collateralised lending, and that's just the start of the revolution in finance about to sweep the globe.

Meet the 29-year-old South African unravelling the multi-billion-rand Africrypt theft

28 Jul 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   28
Hamilton Cheong, who grew up in the Magaliesberg, is helping law enforcement authorities in several jurisdictions uncover where the money went.

Give me one good reason why I should invest in cryptos …

27 Jul 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   9
Because of the asymmetric potential for outsized returns, argues Gaurav Nair, co-founder of alternative investments group Jaltech.

Anglo Platinum hits that sweet spot at halfway stage

27 Jul 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan  
Platinum group metals production was up 28% in the first six months, with earnings shooting up 385%.

Africrypt’s Raees Cajee comes out of hiding in Tanzania to oppose liquidation

26 Jul 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   15
Argues that Africrypt isn't insolvent, doesn't owe investors anything, and that his family was forced to flee SA due to death threats.

Speculating in cryptos is yesterday’s trade

23 Jul 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan  
Cryptos offer far more secure ways to grow wealth.

How you can save money and grow your wealth with cryptos

23 Jul 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan  
There are some enticing ways to grow your wealth using cryptos, versus the more traditional savings accounts offered by banks.

Osino’s Namibian gold discovery looks to be a gem

22 Jul 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   7
The Canadian exploration company figured it would find gold if it searched in the vicinity of the producing Navachab Gold Mine in Namibia, and that’s exactly what happened.

The rand is a one-way bet, and here’s what you can do about it

21 Jul 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan  
Use a US dollar-linked crypto interest account to hedge against the rand’s inevitable depreciation.

What does ‘going green’ mean in practical terms?

21 Jul 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan  
Nedbank’s Mark Boshoff observes that ‘One has to try and look at becoming a more sustainable business that doesn't pollute, and that provides a benefit to the society around it’.

Masterclass: Financing climate sustainability solutions

20 Jul 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan  
"Sustainability is a need. It not only improves the quality of our lives, protects ecosystems, preserves our natural resources for future generations, but it is also the right thing to do," says Mark Boshoff, head of Transformation and Sustainability at Nedbank Business Banking.

Beware of scammers promising to recover MTI bitcoin, say liquidators

UPDATE
20 Jul 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   3
MTI members are being contacted with fake offers to recover bitcoin.

Farming off the grid

20 Jul 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan  
John Hudson, head of agriculture at Nedbank Business Banking, discusses the financial implications of farmers’ evolving need for sustainable energy.

Foreign truck drivers attacked under cover of looting, demand compensation from SA

20 Jul 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   24
As neighbouring countries look to reduce supply chain reliance on SA.

The narrowing crypto arbitrage gap is a ‘passing phase’

20 Jul 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   2
Reasons cited for the dwindling gap range from the Africrypt ‘hack’ to the general slump in crypto prices.
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