Cape Town, Crypto City Guide

City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa
Population: 4.77 million
Established: 1652
Languages: Afrikaans, Xhosa, English

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Nestled at the southern tip of Africa, Cape Town’s silhouette is defined by the monumental Table Mountain. The second-most populous city in South Africa, the “Mother City” is consistently featured as a top vacation destination, offering a combination of nature, beaches, history, culture and recreation.

The city rests at a place of undeniable geographic significance, being the spot where ships circling the tip of Africa change directions from south to east or vice versa. It was here in 1652 that the Dutch East India Company established Cape Colony to supply Dutch ships sailing for East Africa, India and the Far East, making it the first European settlement in modern South Africa.

Cape Town is dwarfed by Table Mountain. (Elias Ahonen)

Cape Town was captured by British forces in 1795, and it was returned to the Dutch in 1803, only to be recaptured in 1806 as part of the Napoleonic Wars, with a later treaty giving permanent control to the British.

Western Cape became a province of the British-established Union of South Africa in 1910. The city existed under a policy of racial apartheid from 1950 to 1990, with neighborhoods divided according to race and with many political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela, who was held on the nearby Robben Island. Voting rights for all races were eventually restored, and a new constitution was adopted in the early 1990s. 

Long seen as a gateway to Southern Africa, Cape Town’s airport is the fifth-busiest in Africa. The surrounding valleys boast world-class wineries.

Cape Town’s crypto culture

Cape Town can be considered a crypto hub in Africa, with a number of conferences scheduled annually. These include Adopting Bitcoin in January and Crypto Fest Cryptopia, which takes place in November. The…



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