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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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Quidax Partners with Julswap to Launch BEP20 Token

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Cryptocurrency exchange Quidax on Monday, 10th May officially announced a partnership with JulSwap. JulSwap is one of the biggest decentralized exchanges (DEX) on the Binance Smart Chain Ecosystem.

They also revealed that the highly awaited QDX token will go live on JulSwap’s launchpad JulPad on May 17, 2021.

JulSwap will be involved in the listing, offering technical and personnel resources to the Quidax team during the token sale period.

According to Quidax, the choice to partner with JulSwap is because they are one of the most popular DeFi platforms, and our drive to bring the best of CeFi and DeFi makes Julswap a natural and perfect place.

A Major Milestone for Quidax

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Quidax recently revealed that the exchange was transitioning from an African focused towards a global strategy. The launch of QDX token is the first step towards Quidax repositioning as the global home of BEP tokens.

QDX token is the utility token of Quidax and will power future developments. Quidax customers will also be rewarded with QDX for taking part in activities. 

Speaking on the upcoming token launch, Quidax CEO Buchi Okoro expressed his delight. ‘’At the heart of our innovation, we are happy to announce the launch of QDX – our ecosystem token on JuldPad. It will be live on the 17th of May,’’ He also added that QDX will power the functions within the Quidax ecosystem. 

About JulSwap

JulSwap is a community-centric Decentralized Exchange that helps crypto projects raise liquidity by conducting IDOs, organizing Staking Pools, and conducting liquidity mining in a decentralized fashion through the innovative power of JULD tokens.

Website: https://info.julswap.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JulSwap

Telegram: https://t.me/justliquidity

About Quidax

Quidax aims to be the home of BEP20, giving anyone access to tokens on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC), as well as popular cryptocurrencies. Apart from instant exchange services, Quidax enables OTC trading and gives fintech companies the tools to offer cryptocurrency services to their customers through a dedicated API. Quidax was officially launched in 2018 and currently has over 400,000 customers in more than 70 countries.

Quidax Token: Quidax.com/QDX

QDX Token Community (Telegram): https://t.me/QDXToken

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Quidax Global Community (Telegram):  https://t.me/QuidaxGlobal  

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Africa’s First Government-backed NFT Initiative, AFEN Partners with Quidax

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Lagos, May 3, 2021 — Africa’s first government-backed NFT initiative, AFEN on Friday announced a partnership with cryptocurrency exchange, Quidax.

AFEN, which aims to be a leading hub for African Blockchain, stated the partnership is strategic and would enable it to list the $Afen token on Quidax the home of BEP20 tokens.

According to a spokesperson at AFEN the partnership with Quidax lends credence to what they have been working on for a long time.

QuidaxIn a statement from Quidax, they mentioned the huge prospects of the NFT platform, which they believe will revolutionise opportunities in Africa. Quidax also stated they will continue to back credible cryptocurrency projects which will result in real-world usage.

As a result of the partnership, customers of Quidax will be able to buy the $Afen token as soon as it is listed. The listing date for $afen on Quidax and trading pairs are yet to be announced. Although, $Afen can be bought and traded on Julswap. As well as on Bitmart from May 1st, 2021.

The growing interest in NFTs has enabled AFEN to gain traction, attracting the attention of both established companies and startups. The project, which is the first government-backed NFT project in Africa, aims at revolutionising opportunities in Africa through blockchain technology is focused on three sectors; art, real estate, and education.

AFEN will have the exclusive right to mint legacy African arts upon the launch of its NFT marketplace, adding value to Africa’s art. The $Afen token will be used for transactions on its NFT marketplace. AFEN is also expected to release a new roadmap that will include the development stages of its NFT platform as well as extensive tokenomics. More details about the $Afen token is available on the AFEN whitepaper and on the AFEN community on telegram

About AFEN

AFEN is a leading hub for African Blockchain with a focus on Decentralised Finance, Arts, Real Estate and Education on the Binance Smart Chain. AFEN has the objective of combining blockchain’s immutable data structure and the backing of government bodies to provide legitimacy to products.

About Quidax

Quidax is the home of BEP20 tokens that gives anyone access to tokens on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) and popular cryptocurrencies. It also enables Fintech companies to offer cryptocurrency services to their customers. Quidax was officially launched in 2018 and currently has customers in over 70 countries.

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CryptoLocally Acquires Finance Bridge Trading Academy

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The world’s first truly decentralised P2P trading platform, CryptoLocally, has recently revealed its acquisition of Finance Bridge Academy, Africa’s fastest-growing online trading school. With this acquisition, CryptoLocally is looking to launch the CryptoLocally African Academy free online training courses specialised for users in Africa. Their main goal is to achieve financial inclusion by allowing their users to learn more about cryptocurrencies and crypto trading.

CryptoLocally is one of the leading P2P trading platforms in the industry. They support many of the popular cryptocurrencies in the market as well as many high-performance blockchains in the industry. In fact, they support over 50 coins. They are the first true decentralized P2P exchange powered by their native GIV tokens and the first to integrate DeFi functionality into their ecosystem with its Finance Wallet.

Finance Bridge Academy is a strategic trading and investment education company with over six years of experience trading in the financial markets. It has been providing paid trading courses for Africans, mostly in Nigeria and Ghana, educating them on how to get more out of trading this new asset class. Now integrated into CryptoLocally’s ecosystem, these paid online courses are available for free for all registered users on their P2P platform. 

The launch of the CryptoLocally African Academy highlights its continuous effort for cryptocurrency’s mass adoption and to promote free cryptocurrency literacy in Africa. This acquisition opens the door to more courses in the future for other African jurisdictions and other regions globally, especially in Asia. It is the first step to a larger international crypto academy.

CryptoLocally is starting its education program with a focus on Africa because traditional financial institutions have failed to provide financial services to the masses. Their antiquated and often unfair banking practices are designed to protect the interest of the privileged few.

“Africa is home to millions of tech-savvy youth who are very eager and receptive to technological innovations, especially for innovations that may give them the opportunity to achieve financial freedom and stability,” says Hugo Campanella, co-founder of CryptoLocally. “Needing and eager to learn, they are the perfect demographic to introduce this burgeoning asset class that will revolutionize financial services in the near future and step towards a more equitable financial system in the region.” Hugo Campanella added.

CryptoLocallyCryptoLocally’s acquisition is expected to bolster the impressive crypto flow involved in Africa. In the last five years, Nigeria traded $566 million worth of Bitcoin which is the second-largest volume in the world. Nigeria’s Bitcoin trade traffic increased at least 19% annually since 2017. As for Africa as a whole, the monthly crypto transfers to and from Africa under $10,000 increased by 55% the past year (Edward-Ekpu). This gives evidence that cryptocurrency is being increasingly relied on as a financial asset, and potentially, a store of value (DW).

Previously, CryptoLocally announced their first incubation project with GemsLab, a game studio based in Africa, Ghana. The game studio specializes in developing simple, exciting, and easy-to-learn blockchain-based games with the purpose of introducing crypto and blockchain to the masses via its games. 

CryptoLocally is strengthening its position in Africa which has been identified by many pundits and industry leaders as one of the regions that will benefit most from revolutionary technologies like crypto and blockchain. It also represents one of the highest potential growth for cryptocurrency usage in light of its ongoing digital revolution and less than Ideal traditional financial landscape.

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