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CryptoTVPlus at 2: CEO, Tony Emeka Speaks on the Journey So Far

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The African crypto industry has seen increasing growth over the years and this very much reflected in the active local and foreign presence of crypto firms in the continent.

With emphasis in Nigeria being one of the largest markets in the continent, the growth in general awareness has been on a steady up uptrend.

The Media plays a unique role in the growth of new technologies and the blockchain and crypto industry is no exception.

From the earliest blogs, podcasts, instructional videos to more sophisticated reporting today, the global awareness of the digital revolution owes many thanks to the media industry.

In Africa which holds great promise in terms of the applications of the blockchain technology, over the years, crypto media firms have sprang up each offering services all aimed at the growth of the technology.

Despite the great benefits which the technology offers, even with the impressive bull run of 2017, the crypto media sub-sector in Africa is still filled with multiple challenges. However, for entrepreneurs and savvy minds, where there are challenges abound greater opportunities.

Over the years as challenges present themselves, CryptoTVPlus continues to push on and this is reflected in the various achievements it has been able to since this time.

The Journey so far

Since inception, CryptoTVPlus has strived to remain true to its nature, to be the No. 1 Media firm in Africa bringing timeless resources to the continent at large. Operating from Lagos, Nigeria, CryptoTVPlus has been able to achieve impressive and unimaginable successes over the few years of existence. Below stated are some of the achievements

1.       The launch of CryptoTVPlus News Website

At inception, one of the first things the organization did was the setting up and launch of the Cryptotvplus.com website which contains various publications concerning the crypto industry. As the No. 1 crypto media firm in Africa, the cryptotvplus.com website reports news, happenings in the industry in the world with major emphasis on the Africa continent.

The CryptoTVPlus culture believes in pushing forth the Africa agenda. The culture at CryptoTVPlus believes in telling the stories of Africans by Africans.

2.       The launch of CryptoRadio24

In a bid to easily spread the awareness of cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology across Africa, CryptoTVPlus launched the CryptoRadio24 to achieve this. CryptoRadio24 is an online radio platform that has become one of the largest most trusted knowledge sharing platforms on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. CryptoRadio24 gives voices to African crypto entrepreneurs, helping them to speak to thousands listening across the continent. Over the launch of CryptoRadio24, the platform has allowed several Africans and also non Africans to speak, share thoughts on important industry matters to thousands of individuals across the continent and the world.

3.       The launch of News Update

With the view of simplifying news reporting and grabbing the attention of the audience, CryptoTVPlus launched the News Update service which renders news and happenings in the crypto industry both locally and internationally within a short time frame.

This was designed to enable both crypto and most especially non-crypto audiences to easily and quickly understand the reporting.

CryptoTVPlus News Update after its initial test run saw a lot of positive responses and currently run reporting on the happenings in the industry.

4.       The launch of Campus BCAT

Mass adoption remains a very important topic in the heart of true crypto entrepreneurs, and in CryptoTVPlus, this is very much important as the No. 1 media firm in Africa.

Owing to the need to continue to push for global mass adoption which involves telling the younger generations what crypto is about, CryptoTVPlus launched the Campus BCAT movement. The Campus BCAT initiative is an educational and awareness campaign which is targeted at the students of Nigerian tertiary institutions.

Through Campus Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Awareness Tour – Campus BCAT, thousands of students across several universities visited have come to know about crypto, creating a career path amongst others. Campus BCAT became one of the largest crypto themed events ever in Africa in 2019.

A record which has still not been broken. Sponsors of the various events in the various schools visited also gained immensely from meeting and interacting with the younger generations.

5.       The launch of BUIDL AFRICA

With its vision of being the sought after media firm in Africa, and as it pushes forth the African agenda, CryptoTVPlus launched the BUIDL AFRICA initiative.

The BUIDL AFRICA initiative celebrates and honours the efforts, contributions, developments and achievements of Africans pushing on and making solutions that make life easier and better.

BUIDL AFRICA envisions Africa the where the tireless efforts and achievements are adequately acknowledged and given the due recognition they desire.

Since inception, various Africans doing exemplary works have been nominated and given the due recognition they desire.

Tony Emeka, CEO of CryptoTVPlus speaking on the Anniversary; “technology plays a significant role in our lives today. From the minute and inconsequential and often not regarded things to the mighty products of technology, our everyday activities have so much depended on technology unlike any time in history. Crypto industry is a growing industry with positive projections in the near future. 

Many people still don’t understand how it works, how it can help make life better and easier, what people are doing to solve societal problems and what’s already made. As a media firm, we owe the responsibility of reporting these activities, correctly telling our own stories in our own ways. At CryptoTVPlus, we are just getting started. More are to come.”

 CryptoTVPlus over the two years it has been operational has made some outstanding achievements and with these products/services/programs launched and many in the works, the No. 1 African Crypto Media firm has set the pace and will continue to, as it brings timeless, quality, responsible and correct reporting to the entire crypto community.

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Beepmagnet to redefine Consumer Loyalty as it launches New token on the Ethereum Blockchain

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Among the few African startups that have focused on practical results and use-case in the blockchain space is the Beepmagnet group. This vibrant startup under the leadership of  Amb Dr. Gilead Okolonkwo, who is the Chairman & CEO of this Company has streamlined the direction of the company to standout in the use of blockchain to solve real life problems. The Focus of Beepmagnet Group in the blockchain space is the “Revolutionization of Consumer Loyalty”. 

Beepmagnet is committed to evolving traditional consumer loyalty and rewards solutions into the blockchain. In the last 4 years, Beepmagnet has been working behind the scene to prove the possibility of using Blockchain by merchants in Africa to reward loyal customers.  This vision leads to the development of Her Private blockchain to support this vision. 

 Beepmagnet after 4 years has been able to accomplish this milestone with her private blockchain known as BMCToken Blockchain. This blockchain supports BMCT coins which is a utility coin that can be used by merchant stores to reward their loyal customers.  Beepmagnet Group has yet again made another addition in ensuring the ease and simplicity of the Beepmagnet products. 

 Beepmagnet has taken another bold step to develop a new ERC-20 Token that runs on Ethereum Blockchain which will support and scale up her consumer loyalty adoption for Africa – the Beepmagnet Token (BMToken).

 Introducing BeepMagnet Token  (BMToken)

What is BMToken?

BeepMagnet Token (BM Token) is a utility token of Beepmagnet Group that supports BMCT coin. BM Token is an Ethereum based token that represents points of consumer loyalty value that can be acquired based on spending power that a consumer spends across merchants. The BM token is supported by 11 use cases

BM Token is designed to support BMCT coin SWAP for speed and Decentralization on a 1:1 ratio. This means that BMCT coin holders can SWAP their BMCT coins to BM Token at any time. BeepMagnet group has created a hybrid Ecosystem that supports Ethereum blockchain (BM Token) and BMCT Blockchain ( BMCT Coins ).

Beepmagnet group is combining Ethereum blockchain using BMToken with a Ticker (BMT) and BMCT Blockchain with a Ticker (BMCT) to revolutionize consumer loyalty.

Beepmagnet International Group official coin and token are;

BMCT coin (Blockchain merchant consumer token) 

BMToken ( BeepMagnet Token)

Our Coin and token Tickers are: 

Blockchain merchant consumer token ( BMCT)

Beepmagnet Token (BMT)

BMCT runs on the BMCToken Blockchain, while BMToken runs on the Ethereum blockchain. 

The Future of BMCT Coin (BMCT) and BMToken (BMT) 

The future of consumer loyalty and reward with the combination of these two blockchain means:

a. Trust b. transparency

c. speed d. decentralization. 

BMCT blockchain is a Hybrid Blockchain that has combined 3 algorithms. POW, POS, and Master Nodes that supports BMCT coins. BMCT Master-Node has a smart contract of 100 years that determine the coin supply which consumer can earn from merchants that activates our loyalty solution which is backed by a Master-Node Smart contract.  

BeepMagnet token (BMToken ) will support BMCT coin as a SWAP token for BMCT and also a token that merchants can accept in their businesses. Beepmagnet Intl. Group is committed to delivering 11 use-cases that will drive the adoption of BMCT and BMT. This means that the 11 use-cases that Beepmagnet is developing will be built around BMCT  and BMT. With BMT we all expose our project globally and this will open third party Smart contract integration. 

a. Easy listing on exchanges.

b. Decentralization 

c. Merchant API integration. 

 “BMCT  and BMT Holds the foundation for the world’s blockchain consumer Loyalty Rewards”

BMCT  and BMT USE Cases

a. SisiBox

b. QtradeAi

c. Global Empowerment Initiative ( GEI)

d. BMCToken GiFT Card

e. Laundry Mart

f. MobDoctor 

g. SiSipower

h. Zardicon 

i. BMCToken Mastercard. 

Beepmagnet Group is confident about the dynamics of these use-cases to support Global adoption of BMCT coins and BMToken in the marketplace as a Lead Pioneer Firm using Blockchain technology to solve traditional challenges associated with traditional Loyalty reward. 

Beepmagnet Future Objective 

a.    We want to see a time when consumers will reject Gift card points or loyalty points that are not powered with blockchain technology, which limits the consumer to speed or redeem loyalty value only at the place it was given. 

b.    We look forward to a time when consumers will ask merchants for BMCT coin or BMToken as their preferred option for a loyalty reward. 

 c.    We envision a time where consumers can redeem BMCT coin & BMToken Globally across all merchants connected on our Blockchain Network. 

d.    Imagine HOLDING BMCT coin or BMToken received from a merchant store for years of shopping which you can pass as a GIFT to your children.

We are providing a Global solution to shop or Spend only with merchant stores that offer customers BMCT coins or BMToken that is redeemable in the store or traded on Exchanges BMCT and BMT are listed. This can also serve as a secured saving for the future provided customers/users are able to protect their  “ PRIVATE KEY “ & PASSPHRASE of BMToken and BMCT coins respectively. 

Matching technology with innovation is our mantra. 

Visit our website and follow us across our social media handles.

www.bmct.io

www.beepmagnet.com

www.loyalty.bmct.io

@BMCToken & @beepmagnet.

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COVID-19: Chiji14xchange Injects N2 Million Staff Intervention Fund as it Initiates Remote Work For its Staff

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Chiji14xchange will create a N2 Million Staff Intervention Fund to support staff as its staff will begin working remotely. 

The announcement of its plan to initiate remote work for the staff of the company comes into effect as from Monday, March 22, 2020, till further notice. This announcement was made on Friday, 20th March 2020. The is following the confirmation of an increase in Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases,

Chiji14xchange is a digital asset trading company, all transactions are done on the firm’s online platform as it deals with its clients remotely via the same medium. But not all engagements require online presence and can be done remotely.

There exist some jobs that require human to human interaction and as such, these sets of staff reports directly to the office of the firm. 

The firm has assessed it’s entire workforce and identified key personnel that are of utmost importance to the smooth running of the organization in this trying times. An overview of the assessment showed that members of the tech team and a few customer service agents would be able to effectively operate remotely while other customer service agents would be required to be physically present.

To this end, the management of the firm has made provisions for these essential members of the firm to move into the company’s headquarters as adequate accommodation has been provided for them. 

Staff of Chiji14xchange

The practice of social distancing is imperative at this time and as such, this move is to encourage the practice of social distancing and isolation as is necessary to prevent the looming outbreak of the Pandemic in Nigeria – COVID-19.

In addition to this, the management approved a N2million staff intervention fund to support staff welfare during the period. “This is to support every staff of the company in the isolation process (as regarding stocking up food and toiletries) as finance could be a hindrance to effective isolation practice,” CEO Odum Chijioke said.

This is obviously a judicious move, one that is being adopted by many other organizations globally probably excluding manufacturers of essential commodities and other businesses whose continuity depends on physical contact with customers.

But with a possible nationwide outbreak in sight, drastic decisions have to be made early enough.

Staff of Chiji14xchange

Generally, activation of full remote work (for all employees) could be hindered by reasonable challenges such as concerns with the reliability of personal internet compared to more reliable setups in an office environment.

An even greater concern is the availability of power considering the occasional collapse of the national electricity grid in the past.

Nobody’s certain what the next few months will look like, but as far as businesses are concerned, plans have to be put in place to sustain continuity. Would this system really help in preventing an outbreak? 

Would this result in wide acceptance of Remote Working in the nearest future? Whatever the case may be for businesses, working remotely should be seen as a necessity.

As we have hope in the tackling, containment and eventual elimination of the Coronavirus, we are confident that the quality of our service will not be affected in these trying times. 

We wish and pray the best for all our staff, customers and the entire world population. 

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Binance Tenders Unreserved Apology After Massive Pressure from Steemit Community

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Following Tron’s move to onboard steemit, the community didn’t seem to have taken well to a change in leadership. In a move to pacify the Steemit community after the recent showdown, Binance Representative recently published a letter of apology in order to address the situation from further spiraling out of control.

The letter which was addressed to the STEEM community on March 10, where binance tendered its sincere apology for the recent situation involving STEEM, stating that the unpleasant situation stemmed from a lack of proper communication about the specifics of the blockchain’s upgrade/hard fork, while also declaring that their decision to participate in voting has now been reversed following the outcry from the STEEM community.

Binance also vows not to pick a side in the ongoing situation as it has no interest whatsoever in on-chain governance beyond its ecosystem. Holding only a supportive position of normal upgrade/hard fork with the intention to maintain the present status quo in the future.

The content of the letter further stated that it hopes the STEEM community and TRON foundation led by Justin Sun will reach a swift consensus in an efficient manner. Going on to declare that if both parties failed to reach a truce and it poses potential risks/damages to STEEM users on Binance, they reserve the final right to take necessary actions with the approval from its users.

Binance furthers reconciliatory move

Binance engaged in community voting with the interest of its users in mind, providing staking services to PoS-based crypto users on its platforms. The staking rewards generated from community voting are fully disbursed to the respective users at a specific period.

Rounding up the letter is the part where it promised to continue to distribute staking rewards to users on a regular basis while showing it has completed the process of powering down all 31,730,000 STEEM. According to the voting rules on STEEM, the Steem power is withdrawn over a period spanning 13 weeks which is also the total amount that was selected.

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Akoin Partners with BitMinutes to Take Banking Facilities to the Unbanked

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Senegalese-America award winning artist Akon through his cryptocurrency Akoin has partnered with BitMinutes to bring banking to the unbanked spread across various economies of the world. 

The partnership comes after the official launch of the Akoin cryptocurrency. Akon’s joining hands with prepaid airtime token, BitMinutes, is to help bring to life his banking the unbanked vision.

In Africa and across the world, millions of people are currently without access to the banking system and this presents a huge opportunity for newer and revolutionary financial products aimed at solving the myriads of challenges. 

For regions such as Kenya, mobile money has evolved to be a significant market and still growing tremendously across nations owing to limited access to financial products. 

The partnership with both organizations according to COO of Akoin, Lynn Liss, will see to tackling the challenges and enable users to transact using financial models they are familiar with. 

She went further saying,  “Our relationship with BitMinutes provides the cornerstone for how we achieve our shared vision for bringing financial inclusion to rising economies such as Africa; starting with prepaid minutes as a medium of exchange was a clear pathway for us given the store of value people in Africa already recognize there, and is the first step in bringing more users into our blockchain-based economy we’re developing at Akoin.”

The BitMinutes application is according to Tom Meredith, the CEO of BitMinutes, is not only practical, but intuitive for these regions… Leveraging this growing store of value already found in prepaid minutes, BitMinutes expanded services also include micro-lending where prepaid minutes serve as collateral. Trusted Area Network (TAN) agents are highly vetted and become BitMinutes micro-lending agents, in addition to providing cash in and cash out services to those using the platform.”

Akoin holders will be able to swap a portion of their akoins to BitMinutes to enjoy all the features that the new dapp to be launched soon on the Stellar-powered blockchain has to offer. 

BitMinutes will offer Akoin holders free money transfers to 1.2 billion accounts across Africa and free mobile top-up for four billion mobile phones. The firm will also provide access to prepaid airtime capabilities and micro-lending and “cash in/out services.” – Lynn Liss. 

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