Tax Implications of Digital Currencies

What are cryptocurrencies? According to the South African Reserve Bank (SARB): Cryptocurrencies (that is, decentralised convertible virtual currencies) are a sub-set of virtual currency. Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ripple are examples of cryptocurrencies. Legal tender are notes and coins issued by a bank. Although not legal tender, cryptocurrencies are exchangeable for legal tender and may be…

Digital Age Demands Remerging Leadership

Leadership Advisor BRETT TROMP CA(SA) CFO of Discovery Health What sort of leadership does the digital age demand? In a techdriven world, fast-paced change and ambiguity are the only certainty. Successful leaders are comfortable following a direction over a destination and give those they lead the same confidence. Are you ready for ‘Leadership 4.0’?

The Death of Accounting

Blockchain SpecialistMONICA SINGER CA(SA)Blockchain Evangelist for ConsenSys The field of accounting owes almost its entire existence to the creation of double-entry bookkeeping. It is believed that the double-entry system was invented by medieval merchants in the Middle East. From there it was popularised by the major trading families of the Italian citystates of Florence, Genoa,…

Advice: Better Decisions are Vision-Inspired

Leadership and Success Strategist: USHA MAHARAJ CA(SA)Brain-based Coach, Speaker, Facilitator and HR Consultant Decisions are like the steering wheel of a car which can only travel in the direction it is steered. Every decision made either takes you closer to or further away from your destination. But how can you increase your ability to make…

What does the future hold for Cryptocurrencies?

On 22 May 2010, a programmer bought two large pizzas for 10 000 bitcoins, worth about $30 at the time. Exactly eight years later, those bitcoins were worth $82 million. They’ve come a long way. Cryptocurrencies are no longer the inaccessible trading grounds of tech-insiders; they offer real investment possibilities to real people – provided…