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The Benefits of the Blockchain Technology to Africa

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The Blockchain technology is one of the hottest and most intriguing technologies currently in demand in the market. The rise of the technology is similar to that of the internet. The blockchain technology has the potential to cause a disruption across multiple industries. It is secure, makes processes more democratic, efficient and transparent. The technology has been embraced by African entrepreneurs, startup companies and governments like Kenya, South Africa and Ethiopia have identified the technology as a revolution. The technology has the ability to transform the developing continent and processes numerous benefits to the continent.
The benefits were better elucidated by Chris Maurice, the CEO of Yellowcard a decentralised gift card that allows you purchase cryptocurrencies. While speaking on the topic, “the general advantages of the blockchain”, he explains his thoughts on the potential the technology has to improve services in the continent. Here are some benefits of the technology to Africa:
Trustless Exchange
Cryptocurrencies makes the exchange of goods and services easier. Before now, it was difficult for  two parties to make an exchange without the oversight or intermediation of a third party. Banks for instance keep ripping people off with outrageous bank charges, making it difficult to carry out transaction without incurring a huge amount, beneficiary to the banks. Chris explains, “I think, one of the things the blockchain can do is to remove third parties and drive down cost for  the average person.”
Lower Transaction Costs
Chris explained that at one time he was at the bank for a specific reason when he noticed that the Kenyan man trying to send $200 to his family in Kenya but he was charged $100. But these third party intermediaries and overhead costs for exchanging assets are drastically reduced by using blockchain solutions.
Empower its Users
Instead of having the bank control your information and transactions users control these data as they are visible in their wallets. Also, by investing in cryptocurrencies, Africans have been able to change their life and situations. For instance, Eat BCH organised a charity by providing food for the people of Sudan. Also, so many Blockchain solutions and startups are helping individuals across Africa change their life.
Faster Transactions
Cross border transactions can be tasking. If someone was to receive a particular amount of money from the US, it could take a while and also incur some extra charges. But Blockchain transactions have lessened remittance problems to the African continent. Chris had a suggestion as he advises banks saying, “start supporting these currencies and the solutions provided by these currencies.”
 
 
 
 
 

What other benefit of the blockchain to Africa can you name? Share your opinion with us in the comment section below.
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Bitcoin is expected to hit $89k, but not soon – Edward Igberaese 

Engr. Edward also revealed some top altcoins to watch out for. He named Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), EOS, and some DeFi coins. He also said Ether is expected to rise even further.

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According to Engr. Edward Igberaese, bitcoin is expected to reach $89,000 however this figure might not be realized soon. He said this on Inside Blockchain on CryptoTvplus on Monday 23rd November, 2020

He said Bitcoin (BTC) might experience a pull back before heading to $89,000. 

He called the current movements as spikes due to new people coming into cryptocurrency. The FOMO is also a contributing factor to the spike. 

He said bitcoin is expected to go down before it will go high. He said this isn’t the time bitcoin will get to $89k.  It will go very down before going up. 

He warned that people shouldn’t put all their money in bitcoin right now. He advised people to take profit.

Nobody takes profit and goes broke – Edward Igberaese, Leader Satoshi Africa

Engr. Edward Igberaese also revealed some top altcoins to watch out for. He named Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), EOS, and some DeFi coins. He also said Ether is expected to rise even further. 

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How a First Time Bitcoin Trader Made 10% Profit in 10 Days

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A first time cryptocurrency trader shares her story of how she made 10%  profit from her first trade on Luno. 

The lady who goes by the name Deborah Ugboro and resident in the oil rich Delta state, said she was at first hesitant to buy bitcoin because she had heard several stories of how people lost their money either at the point of buying or trading bitcoin. 

She said, despite the evident warnings around, the enthusiasm for bitcoin and cryptocurrency generally was not doused and considering her background in finance, it was becoming clear that this is the future of finance. 

According to Deborah, she bought her first bitcoin at the end of October, 2020 on Luno after she sought help from people who knew about cryptocurrencies to enable her navigate the new territory.

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She also transferred some to the Bitcoin Savings Wallet Luno recently launched to help her earn interest on her bitcoin. Ten days later, she was able to sell off and made a profit of 10%.

When asked how she felt after making her first crypto profit, Debbie (as she wanted to be called) said she was “happy and excited.” And while she has had her doubts in the past; now, she “wants to learn more ways on investing in cryptocurrency.”

Concluding our session, Debbie said with a smile “It feels good to be a winner.”

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JP Morgan Chase CEO, Jamie Dimon Is Still Closed to BTC  

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Although the CEO of JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, is set to not having anything to do with crypto, he has highlighted that the nascent technology that runs it, Blockchain technology, will play a fundamental role in how the finance sector will run in the nearest future. He remains adamant on not stashing his monies in Bitcoin, the premier crypto.

Jamie Dimon highlighted how JP Morgan Chase as an organisation is set to support Blockchain at the New York Times’ DealBook Conference on the 18th of November 2020.

According to him, “We (JP Morgan) will always support blockchain technology.”

The company’s view is that the nascent technology is on it’s course to evolve the finance sector.

The CEO of JPMorgan Chase notes that:

“The blockchain itself will be critical to letting people move money around the world cheaper,”

In fact, JP Morgan had just recently released its “JPM Coin”. The coin was made to facilitate wholesale banking payments.

As at press time, Dimon has still not disclosed why he is not open to stashing his monies into Bitcoin (BTC, +1.64%).

He maintains his stance that the crypto sector, particularly BTC will be under tight government surveillance.

Although a number of financiers have stashed their hard earned monies in the crypto sector in high hopes that it will be more financially viable than gold, Dimon is still not convinced to tour the Bitcoin investment path.Edit with the Docs appMake tweaks, leave comments, and share with others to edit at the same time.NO THANKSUSE THE APPJP Morgan Chase CEO, Jamie Dimon, Is Still Closed to BTC

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