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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.

The tax implications of investing in crypto

26 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan  
Heightened scrutiny from the taxman should encourage a buy and hold strategy when it comes to cryptocurrencies.

Another citizen group takes its local municipality to court

26 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   14
In this case to get rid of a municipal manager who just won’t leave, despite repeated accusations of mismanagement.

Dlamini-Zuma again given five days to amend lockdown regulations

25 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   4
Or face contempt of court charge – following a challenge brought by Liberty Fighters Network.

Chinese economic recovery helps Kumba to record profits

24 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   1
Despite production setbacks due to Covid.

As cryptos shoot for the stars, consider rand cost averaging

23 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   5
Investing a regular amount in crypto each month is a proven way to grow your account over time.

Amplats sees green future for PGMs after 14% production slump in 2020

23 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   2
Fuel cell battery vehicles, driven by Chinese demand, will help drive demand for platinum group metals.

Why decentralised finance will be the fastest growing industry of 2021

22 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan  
This is the financial future, and it’s going to be huge.

Outrageous predictions for the future

19 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   1
Abundant energy at a fraction of today’s cost, using blockchains to weed out fake news, and an exodus from crowded cities.

How to spot a scam

19 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   1
Crypto auditor Julian van Zyl reveals early tell-tale signs.

Revix launches SA’s first bitcoin rewards programme

19 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan  
You earn points for introducing new clients, which can then be used to acquire bitcoin or cashed out in rands.

Australian group Macquarie Metals comes to rescue of Vantage Goldfields

17 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan  
An amended business rescue plan will see all creditors paid within three months. But a court action by a competing bidder may derail the best laid plans.

How tech is coming to the aid of a battered healthcare sector

17 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan  
From resource efficiency to security, with some futuristic solutions such as ‘mixed reality’ surgery, technology is contributing to the provision of better care to more people across the world and in SA.

Investec quietly tests ‘digital vault’, which may signal its crypto entry

17 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   10
Blockchain lead Chris Becker explains.

Expect a post-Covid boom

16 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan  
SA’s vaccine rollout will be slower than other emerging markets, but it is set to benefit from the market recovery trend.

Why smaller cryptos are crushing bitcoin

16 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   1
A battle for the future of the world’s financial system is raging – and Ethereum, Cardano and Polkadot are in the ring.

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