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Zimbabwe Has One ATM With Cash, And You’ll Need Bitcoin To Get It

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Golix, Zimbabwe’s first and largest cryptocurrencies exchange, has broken new ground once again by acquiring the country’s first ever Bitcoin ATM, which comes loaded with hard US dollars.

The machine – which was activated earlier this week – allows anyone to buy and sell bitcoin at favourable rates using the greenback. It is the only ATM in Zimbabwe dispensing US dollars to customers selling bitcoin. Through an easy-to-use interface, it provides tech and cryptocurrency newbies a simple way to buy bitcoin. It has been placed in Golix’s Customer Support offices which are located along First Street Harare – one of the busiest streets in the capital city’s business centre.

Thanks to Golix’s ATM, Zimbabwe joins an elite score of fewer than 70 countries around the world that have introduced the machines which provide convenience to customers, especially first time users of cryptocurrencies and the unbanked without access to digital funds. The development is not only significant for Golix but also for Zimbabwe.

Just a decade ago the Southern African country recorded the highest rates of hyperinflation in modern history, turning virtually every citizen into a trillionaire and rendering normal banking services like ATM withdrawals pointless. The adoption of a foreign currency system in 2009 halted the effects of inflation, but in the past two years, the country has suffered from a new problem altogether. A cash crisis has gripped the formal financial system, resulting in unending bank queues and leaving the country’s 472 ATMs network useless.

As such the Bitcoin ATM serves to be a financial game changer in a country that has no fiat currency of its own. In the same way that customers insert a card into a traditional ATM, the Bitcoin ATM allows customers to insert US dollars which are converted to the volume of bitcoins that they want to buy. The ATM then sends the bitcoins straight to the customer’s wallet. Customers who purchase bitcoins without a bitcoin wallet have the option to generate a bitcoin address.

Golix product manager, Yeukai Kusangaya, said that the bitcoin ATM was one of the many products lined up to ensure that the public has easy access to bitcoins. “After realising that the public is still struggling to understand or in some cases access bitcoin, we felt that the bitcoin ATM would be a huge and necessary step towards engaging people on how they can use cryptocurrencies for their daily business.

“For anyone who has used a traditional ATM, they won’t struggle to find their steps when they are using the Bitcoin ATM,” said Kusangaya. Also weighing in, Golix CEO, Tawanda Kembo said that this is the only ATM in the country with cash.

“Gone are the days when the only means of making an international payment was first buying cash on the parallel market and then driving all the way to Zambia to pay a supplier. This bitcoin ATM moves us one step closer to achieving our mission of giving every person in Africa financial autonomy,” said Kembo.

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Dash Donates 1,000 books to Campus BCAT

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Lagos, February 24, 2020Dash, the top digital currency for payments and local adoption through ​Dash Nigeria, today announced the launch of a ‘Digital Cash Awareness Drive’ inclusive of distributing over 10,000 copies of ‘Digital is the Cash’ book across Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon & Haiti in English and French languages.

1,000 copies will be donated to the ​Campus BCAT​, a project of ​CryptoTVplus​, to be distributed across 30 university libraries, BCAT clubs, & tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

Nathaniel Luz, Lead of Dash Nigeria, says this is in a bid to promote the knowledge and understanding of Digital Cash, in the barest non-technical terms possible to the mass of people. He said this is the third phase of the campaign with the previous two (2) producing ​Digital Cash academy​ in text and ​Pidgin English videos​.

Digital is the CashThe ​book​ tells the history of money, the global financial system and its failings, fintech applications, blockchain, and the need for digital cash. It teaches Digital Cash in an easy-to-understand way while portraying the advantages over the legacy financial system.

According to Tosin Miracy, Director of the Digital Cash Awareness Drive, the campaign is positioned to give proper awareness and education of digital currencies to the public and correct some false notions that have earlier prevailed.

“We’ll focus on regulators, financial institutions, student clubs, tertiary institutions and libraries that are accessible to the public. It’s our belief that by donating 10,000 copies worth $100,000 across 4 countries and 2 languages, we’ll increase the reception of individuals and organisations towards digital currencies”.

Miracy also stated that translation of the book into French is ongoing with plans to translate the book into Spanish other languages in order to reach more nations of the world.

Applications for free copies of ‘Digital is the Cash’ book can be made ​here​.

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Blockchain Africa Conference 2020 Announces Binance as a Premier Sponsor

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Bitcoin Events is pleased to announce Binance as Premier Sponsor of the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by daily trading volume, is expanding its operations in Africa and is a proud sponsor of the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020. Binance was founded by CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) in 2017 and is now the top global trading platform for over 100 cryptocurrencies.

At the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020, Binance will detail its expansion efforts into South Africa as well as its projects and initiatives with the Binance Charity Foundation.

“Binance is proud to be open for business in South Africa, which is one of the most exciting markets for crypto,” CZ said.

BinanceThe company’s first expansion on the African continent was in Uganda in 2018 when it opened the first fiat-crypto exchange with trading pairs with the Ugandan Shilling. Binance also partnered with a global payment technology company allowing Nigerians to purchase BTC, BUSD, BNB with Naira (NGN) with debit and credit cards.

“Binance is dedicated to increasing the freedom of money and the advancement of blockchain technology. The African continent is a major part of this mission – where millions are unbanked but remain innovative in their use of technology. The Blockchain Africa conference is leading conversations around cryptocurrency and blockchain technology in Africa and Binance is keen to communicate with key industry stakeholders and thought leaders in Africa to jointly promote technology evolution in this new era across the continent,” he added.

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Terrabit Enables Web Staking for CREDIT Token Holders

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 15, 2020 — Leading South African blockchain company Terrabit has announced the launch of web staking for its digital currency credit (CREDIT) to enable anyone with an internet connection to earn staking rewards.

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Terrabit is a South African cryptocurrency exchange that offers fiat-to-crypto services in five African countries. The trading platform features all major coins and pays 100% of fees to users through referral. At Terrabit’s core, it offers users a decentralised digital payment solution and a hybrid PoW/PoS blockchain, CREDIT.

Terrabit provides CREDIT holders with a range of exchange options, zero transaction fees, and fast payments. Additionally, the company provides a staking platform and wallet, MiniPOS, which offers the most straightforward and rewarding CREDIT “mining” solution available on any digital device.

Now, CREDIT holders can also stake their tokens online to earn up to 100% staking reward per annum via Terrabit simple-and-easy-to-use web staking platform. This enables anyone with an internet connection to earn staking rewards when holding CREDIT.

CREDIT web staking features include:

  • Web-based CREDIT staking up to 100% per year
  • Profit is paid hourly
  • No lock-in period
  • 5 level referral
  • Easy-to-use

Daniele Marco Ronchese, founder of TerraBit and creator of CREDIT, said: “We are delighted to introduce web staking as a service to CREDIT holders as a new and convenient way to earn staking rewards.”

“Cryptocurrency staking has traditionally involved a complicated technical setup that has acted as a barrier to entry for the average investor. With our new web staking offering, we can empower all digital currency investors – big and small – to start earning staking rewards simply by holding their tokens on our secure online platform.”

To learn more about Terrabit, CREDIT and web staking, visit www.terra-bit.io.

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