Imran Lorgat

[ASSA Investment Seminar] Bitcoin, Investments, and the Environment

Note: This is a presentation I did at the Actuarial Society of South Africa’s 2021 Investment Seminar alongside independent Bitcoin researcher Hass McCook. The topic of the conference was “rethinking sustainability”. I covered the section on Bitcoin and financial markets and Hass focused on energy usage and environmental sustainability. Follow the link below to the …

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[eNCA] Money Matters: Bitcoin

Note: this is an interview I did on eNCA Money Matters with Mayer Fisher-French in April 2021, discussing investing in Bitcoin with a lay audienceOriginal post here

Bitcoin Beginner Series – Part 1: What is Bitcoin?

Note: This article was originally published on Zonotho, a financial education start-up, in March 2021Original post here In this series we’ll build up an understanding of Bitcoin, starting with the absolute basics. In Part 1 we’ll answer the questions: “What is Bitcoin?” and “Where did it come from?” What is Bitcoin and what makes it …

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Bitcoin: guidance from an actuary on how to channel your fear of missing out

Note: This media release was originally published by the Actuarial Society of South Africa, in conjunction with independent journalist Lucienne Fild, in Feb 2021. It was subsequently republished by several other media outlets.Original article hereIOL Article hereMoney Marketing Article hereBusiness Tech Article here As the price of Bitcoin breached $50,000 (R740,000), the fear of missing …

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Checklist before buying an Apartment in South Africa

Note: This article was originally published on Zonotho, a financial education start-up, in August 2020 Author’s Note: This article is written considering purchasing an apartment in a complex (i.e. sectional title) in South Africa. Many of these items also apply to a house, but some do not. You’ve found your dream apartment, the price seems …

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Buying a House – A Breakdown of the Costs

Note: This article was originally published on Zonotho, a financial education start-up, in August 2020 Author’s Note: This article is written considering taxes and regulations in South Africa. For many people, buying a property is an emotional decision. They look at the living room and imagine laughing with their friends and they look outside and …

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Grandmas on Lightning: is Bitcoin Too Hard To Understand?

Note: This article was originally published in Bitcoin Magazine in August 2020. I’ve spent a huge part of the last three years explaining Bitcoin to general audiences and the most common form of resistance I encounter is: “Bitcoin is too complicated. The masses will never understand it.” It’s a fair argument. Bitcoin is complicated and …

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