This week’s htxt.africast hears Adam heading down to Maker Faire Africa in central Joburg to talk to Simon de la Rouviere, a cryptocurrency buff and creator of both TwimeMachine  and distributed music band The Cypherfunks. The subject of discussion is whether or not we could or should create a cryptocurrency for makers, and what bitcoin means in an African context.

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Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.