Pick ‘n Pay accepts Bitcoin payments at Point of Sale Powered by CryptoConvert and Electrum Retail transactions are the gold standard for any payment mechanism. To work in fast-moving retail environments, a payment mechanism needs to be quick, reliable, and cost-effective. In 2017, Luno conducted a pilot project with Electrum and Pick ‘n Pay to […]

The Bitcoin Whitepaper

The Bitcoin Whitepaper is the first technical document released by an anonymous author, under the pseudonym “Satoshi Nakamoto”, that presents a novel solution to the “double-spend” problem faced by digital currencies. The problem exists because, like with digital files, it is easy to make copies of digital tokens. How do we prevent someone from spending […]

Introducing “Lightning Watts”

Earlier this year, I spent some time researching the latest Cryptocurrency payment technologies. I discovered Lightning Hold Invoices which solves many of the problems I faced with Bitcoin payments in the past. I ended up building “Lightning Watts” (https://watts.cryptoconvert.co.za) as a proof of concept web app to demonstrate the smooth Lightning payment experience. What is […]

Where To Spend Your Sats in South Africa

Converting your life to Crypto? Here’s a list of ways to cure your fiat addiction. Please share more South African Bitcoin and Lightning vendors in the comments or on this thread: https://twitter.com/carelvwyk/status/1427502637797322777?s=20. BitRefill One of the most well-known and longest running Bitcoin / Lightning vendors of digital goods (airtime / data / vouchers) is strengthening […]