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Standard Bank launches Bitcoin pilot

Standard Bank launches Bitcoin pilot

News has emerged from the FinovateEurope conference in London on 11 February 2014 that Standard Bank is running an internal Bitcoin trading platform trial using technology from Switchless.

Bitcoin is a digital currency known as a cryptocurrency, which is a digital medium of exchange that is typically defined as specifications for the use and distribution of the currency they create.

These digital coins are created mainly from “mining” – using algorithms and PC processing power to solve cyptographic problems.

In photographs posted to Twitter and the Finovate blog of a presentation by the Switchless co-founders, the Standard Bank Bitcoin platform was shown to include features to buy, sell, store, and spend Bitcoin.

Switchless South Africa was asked to confirm the reports based on their presentation, but declined to comment.

Standard Bank was asked for details about its trial, and a spokesperson for the bank has confirmed in the meantime that they are testing a Bitcoin trading platform internally.

Standard Bank internal Bitcoin pilot with Switchless Finovate Europe 2014

Standard Bank internal Bitcoin pilot with Switchless Finovate Europe 2014

This article first appeared on MyBroadband

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Jan Vermeulen is a technology journalist and web developer at MyBroadband. After receiving a Computer Engineering degree at the University of Pretoria he worked at SAAB’s Civil S...
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  • I dont know better

    if you can draw your bitcoins in cash from standard bank, I would open a standard bank account

  • Pieter

    In other news, Switchless fired for breaching their NDA

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