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Cape Crypto will officially launch on 5 November with the lowest trade fees in South Africa – plus the fastest signup to buy in the country as buyers do not need to verify their identity before they start buying Bitcoin. Founder and CEO Leon Kowalski hopes that this platform will help put Bitcoin in the pockets of every South African and contribute to increasing the wealth of the country. As a proudly South African Exchange, purpose-built for the SA market, Cape Crypto only accepts South African rands and Bitcoin deposits. Having the lowest trading fees means more Bitcoin for South Africans.

“By offering the lowest trade fees plus the fastest way to buy Bitcoin in South Africa we aim to help stimulate more activity in the South African cryptocurrency market as traders can increase their volume without the ceiling that higher fees cause. Plus new buyers can own Bitcoin within a minute” said Kowalski.

Cape Crypto believes in making it easier and faster to get Bitcoin. Being able to register and buy within a minute, Cape Crypto is the fastest way to buy Bitcoin in SA because customers don’t need to verify their identity before they can start buying, it’s a simple process of confirming their email address, instantly depositing rands, and buying Bitcoin.

“Allowing first time buyers to touch Bitcoin before they’ve verified their identity (instead of after) eases the journey for the good guys as its a faster and less intimidating entry, but still keeps AML in check – as we do ask for identity verification but only if you wish to withdraw,” Kowalski added.

Although the platform is officially launching on November 5th, it is already open for preview and available for use – traders can begin using the exchange and taking advantage of getting in some early orders. Cape Crypto hinted at announcing an exciting launch special on the 5th.

Founder Leon Kowalski has a developer, technology, management and start-up background going back many years. He founded his first company straight out of college 15 years ago — an IT services company servicing SMEs, which he ran for 3 years. From there he stepped into freelance software development which allowed him to explore different markets around
the world.

While working in Sydney, Australia, Kowalski dedicated his full time to the field of Product Management and Development. He spent six years working at various startups across Sydney before returning home to Cape Town.

In 2018 Luno – the international cryptocurrency exchange, brought Kowalski onto the Product management team to focus on multiple aspects of the customer facing product. In 2020, Kowalski undertook the project to provide the South African market with the most user-friendly and streamlined exchange services available. His first exposure to Bitcoin was in 2012, and he has been actively involved in the cryptocurrency space for the past four years. Kowalski’s vision is to realise cryptocurrency’s full potential for all South Africans.

James Preston is the Executive Editor of Global Crypto. He is a writer and media commentator who has been reporting on how the Tech industry will make the world a better place for 14 years, with a large following on South African radio. He is an early adopter of Bitcoin, and began reporting on its revolutionary capabilities in late 2014. Philosophical by nature, he is intrigued by how the world works, and in turn, how it can be bettered. James believes wholeheartedly that the world can become as close to perfect as we humans can imagine, but it will take a lot of effort (and time) to get there. He believes his life purpose is to inspire people to believe this, and find their place in helping humanity achieve it. James regularly does talks on emerging technology and its impact on society at Universities, global conferences, and events. To invite him to speak at your event, or comment for your media outlet, email