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Nigeria House of Representative Calls for The Understanding of Blockchain Technology Before Regulation.

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The adoption of Cryptocurrency is spreading like wide fire as countries are setting up regulations to support its usage. Nigeria is set to join the league of early adopters. Hon. Solomon Adeelu has called for a motion to lay down regulations to help the integration of the blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

The Hon. who is representing the city of Obingwa, in Abia state filed a motion on “the need to

regulate blockchain technology and the internet of things.” He called on the house that there was a need to first and foremost understand the technology before regulating its use. The senator who believes that the technology has the potential of eradicating poverty from the African continent was full of praise for the technology which he described as “the most disruptive technology man has seen.”

While making a reference to the recently concluded G20 Finance Leaders’ Summit in Bueno Aries, Argentina, he explained that cryptocurrency is not a threat to the world’s financial system. Also referencing the IMF’s July deadline for the regulation of the cryptocurrency. Hon. Solomon believes that Blockchain and cryptocurrency is the future of exchange, data transfer and storage. He also mentioned that the US is ahead of other countries as well as legislators of countries such as UK, Russia, Kenya, Venezuela deliberating and laying down rules on its adoption.

His basics for his call on regulation is as follows:
“The technology is driven by digital transformation. It is one of the technologies every government in the world is cautious about at the moment. It is so revolutionary and disruptive that it has the ability to democratize the issuance of currency. All over the world, the only issuing authorities are the government and their central banks. It is only the government of Nigeria and the central bank that can print naira note, issue it as a legal tender and it becomes a means of exchange for goods and services amongst Nigerians. That monopoly is about to be taken away from the government and given to the people, that is how disruptive this technology is. That is why all major banks in the world are trying to implement this technology into their already existing banking system.”

The Benefits of the Blockchain

Hon. Solomon laid some basic benefits the technology offers, which includes; transparent dealings, recording of all transactions and Data storage. It has the ability to carry out transactions without an intermediary such as a bank.

He called for the house to invite the relevant bodies such as the CBN Governor, Ministry of Finance, SEC, NDIC and the Ministry of Science and Technology to shed more light on the usefulness and benefits of the Blockchain technology. Also urging the house set up a committee on blockchain and internet of things to interface with relevant stakeholders.
He also urged the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN instead of banning the outright trade using the platform, but rather calls for enlightenment about the best implementation and usage of the technology. He insisted that the legal framework should be put in place and the CBN to engage technological experts and cryptocurrency enthusiasts to educate the national assembly on the benefits of the blockchain technology to enable them to engage appropriate legislatures.

A bright future lies ahead for the blockchain technology in Nigeria as the motion was seconded by Hon. Segun Alex Adekola of Ekiti South Constituency 1. We are looking forward to seeing an adoption of all the points the Senator raised.

Do you think the CBN will be less rigid on its stance on cryptocurrencies as well as open its arms to blockchain adoption? Let’s hear from you in the comment section below.
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Tron (TRX) Accepted by Travala.com To Be Used for Booking in Over 500,000 Hotels

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Tron (TRX) is the 10th cryptocurrency to be adopted by hotel booking platform, Travala. Before now, Travala had been accepting coins like; Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, XRP, Nanos, BNB, AVA, DGB, Doge, EOS, TUSD, XLM. It also accepts PayPal, VISA and Mastercard. As travel platform, Travala aims at merging decentralised technologies and tokenized incentive structures to make booking easy for travelers.

Travala.com, a reputable blockchain travel platform, dedicated to revitalizing the yet to come travel industry. Established in the year 2017, it now  boasts of 567,928 properties in 210 countries across the globe, with over 82,000 destination coverage. 

Travala.com as of yesterday declared that its clients can now make payments with Tron (TRX) token in over 550,000 hotels across the world with an added discount of 15% for every transaction performed with the token.

According to Travala.com their customers are to use TRX to book 550,000+ hotels worldwide with an average saving of 15% on http://Travala.com and the customers can get further savings up to 10% off the already amazing prices with our SMART program.

While the other coins listed above like Bitcoin, BNB, Nano, etc have been enjoying this privilege for some time now, it is coming new for Tron, and this can be taken as an added advantage for the cryptocurrency. Unlike every other blockchain technology, every moment of Tron (TRX) is filled with exciting news. The quality and potential of any cryptographic project in the space is determined by the adoptions and partnerships it gets.

As a means to echoing the success of Tron, Misha Lederman, a well-known member of the Tronix team, had once related that Tron has produced more blocks than Ethereum. According to Lederman, “Tron has produced 8.3 million blocks since its independence in June 2018 and Ethereum, on the other hand, despite its longevity, has only produced 7.5 million blocks since July 2015.”

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IOST Records  More Transactions than Ethereum One Month After Mainnet Launch

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IOST is an application-friendly next generation public blockchain network which is reported to be the first platform to launch an application-ready mainnet which features multiple live DApps (Decentralized Applications). IOST project’s software modules, as claimed by the management team, have been implemented using blockchain technology and they provide “secure and reliable data” as they “prevent tampering by third parties.” and thus, the IOST platform having been built on public blockchain infrastructure, allows “decentralized application developers overcome some of the most challenging problems with mass adoption.”

IOST is one of the most scalable blockchain networks. Although, its design principles are similar to some of the other leading dApp creation platforms, it has its own consensus protocol, known as “proof-of-believability.” Notably, the programming languages and development environments supported by the various dApp deployment platforms are a lot different from each other such as Ethereum, Tron, EOS, NEO etc. as each use different consensus algorithms such as proof-of-work (PoW), proof-of-stake (PoS), delegated proof-of-stake (DPoS), and delegated Byzantine Fault Tolerance (dBFT).

According to a news outlet, On April 6th, 2019,”the IOST network reportedly processed more transactions than Ethereum ( ETH ). Noting that Ethereum is the world’s largest blockchain-based platform for deploying decentralized applications (dApps), however, “IOST was able to register 580,231 transactions on its network while Ethereum only managed to log 558,272 transactions on the same day (April 6th).”

As contained in IOST’s press release, the smart contract development platform has achieved the following after “the first month of its mainnet launch:”

  • Registered [over] 213,000 live accounts on its network, with an average of 15,000 wallets added per day
  • Launched 9 dApps, including 6 games (one of which hit 700 million IOST tokens in a single day) and a USD-pegged stablecoin
  • Been listed and traded on 26 exchanges
  • Processed more than 25 million transactions, including a peak of 580,231 transactions per day
  • Brought more than 100 partners and developers onboard to build the IOST ecosystem, all partners totalling to more than 200 today

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EOS AND XRP MAINTAINS A POSITIVE PRICE MOVEMENT AMIDST BITHUMB HACK

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The cryptocurrency market is yet to experience yet another bubble. Some experts believe it will happen again before the market stablilizes. Some other analysts claims the market has settled and can be driven positively again through active development of products to cover the cryptocurrency use case.

Though looking at the state of the cryptocurrency market. The adoption of cryptocurrency is going positive but the number of active traders is decreasing because many traders seems to be holding. The price of XRP and EOS goes against each other. While XRP is gaining a minimal stable increase in Price. EOS has been at its bear level for a long while as against XRP. The use case offered by EOS is quite welcoming and growing rapidly but still yet it’s not impacting on the price movement.

Considering the high vulnerability of the EOS Blockchain. This might have probabaly affected the price. Too many major set backs have being recorded upon using the EOS Blockchain. Many users have complained of the poor user friendliness of the EOS Blockchain. Moreso, the transaction reversing feature of the Blockchain has more or less helped to mitigate against hacks.

Though the said feature also suggests that the EOS Blockchain is not decentralised, the adoption of the EOS Blockchain has been tremendous. From the recent Bithumb hack in May, EOS and XRP were the two cryptocurrencies affected.

EOS had a 11.45% sharp drop in price against Bitcoin few hours after the news dropped. XRP on the other hand wasn’t affected much in price. The XRP price has still gained 0.55% in USD value, but lost 0.05% over Bitcoin. The price of XRP seems to be more stable at $0.3. EOS has $4,126,251,897 in total marketcap with a daily trading volume of $2,735,279,072. XRP has $13,724,796,558 in total marketcap with $1,459,156,919 daily trading volume. XRP has a far high total market cap compared to EOS but a lesser daily trading volume. While XRP is losing 6.35% to bitcoin and gaining 5.5% to USD. EOS is losing 4.28% to bitcoin and gaining 8.5% to USD. This equally suggests that EOS has a better daily trading volume as against XRP.

Though the EOS downtrend has been so for a long time now. XRP has a better price statistics as against EOS. There is yet no future guarantee as to whether the price of both cryptocurrencies will be increasing any time soon. Bitcoin which is the base cryptocurrency has been on a better ground with a good uptrend through the week.

The Bithumb hack  didn’t really affect the price momentum of both cryptocurrencies as the price recovered back hours after the sharp drop. But in the long run. EOS may or not be at a lesser preference to XRP. XRP which has been opposed by the cryptocurrency community as a centralised blockchain. XRP more or less has a better adoption by authorities in comparison to EOS. While EOS has a better adoption by community users in comparison to XRP.  

 

 

Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency.

 

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GROESTLCOIN (GRS) ENABLED ON SATOWALLET TO BE USED ON SATOPAY

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Satowallet and Groestlcoin

In a recently published article on its official medium blog, Satowallet mentions that it has successfully wrapped up the listing of Groestlcoin – a Blockchain asset on its global fiat system.

Groestlcoin is a secured blockchain asset which offers almost Zero fees during transactions. The team behind the project does well to make available major updates in 3-month intervals. this has contributed to keeping the coin and project among the top 200 on Coinmarketcap. Interestingly, the coins hold some form of history as the first to activate SEGWIT (SegWit, is the name used for an implemented soft fork change in the transaction format of the cryptocurrency bitcoin). READ MORE. According to Coinmarketcap, the project has $25M USD trading volume and a Market Cap of $35M USD with a total supply of 105,000,000 GRS.

Expressing excitement on the partnership, Satowallet reveals that the coin is set to trade against various crypto pairs; BTC, ETH, DOGE, SATOS and some fiat settlements; USD. NGN, GBP, and EURO for instant swift buy and sell on the global scene. More so, the use of Visa Debit Card to initiate Crypto/fiat withdrawal will soon be possible.

Satowwallet exchange is an all-in-one crypto exchange, with a widespread of users in over 140 countries and a range of services from; in-app trading, storage, investment, fiat settlement, staking, swapping and Blockchain Asset Security. The Nigerian based wallet has indeed changed the narrative of indigenously grown blockchain startups in the global scene.

Some of the recent features the project plans to launch are;

Satowallet Debit Card– creating a much easier and crypto friendly environment for her users worldwide with the use of SATOPAY (the planned Visa Debit Card for the Exchange). this means anywhere Visa cards are available, the exchange’s fiat withdrawal system will work.

Shop globally with SATOPAY– With the use of Groestlcoin Wallet and Satowallet Exchange App, you can easily fund your SATOPAY Card and shop from card enabled stores.

For more updates and recent features on the SATOPAY Card, visit the Satowallet Medium Blog

In the Press release, the 29th March 2019, saw the launch and availability of the coin on the Satowallet mobile and PC apps. The user can buy instantly with USD, NGN, GBP, and EURO and also with Cryptocurrency.

” Buying and Selling take only 5 seconds and the funds will be available in your wallet through Jiff Trading. The debit card will also be made available upon users request when released in a short while through our banking partners.”  –Team Satowallet

 

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