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Paxful Looking at Cryptocurrency’s Potential in East Africa

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Cryptocurrency's potential in East Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 8, 2018/ — The need for investing in cryptocurrency is steadily rising in East Africa; specifically, Kenya as more and more people are gradually gaining trust/confidence in the use of cryptocurrency. Though cryptocurrency is relatively new and comes with a learning curve, the benefits are a plethora; thus it is good for both sellers and buyers. Cryptocurrency offers a massive wealth distribution globally as well and presents financial freedom to individuals.

In 2016, Citibank analysts estimated that Kenya’s bitcoin holdings were about 2.3 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), making it among countries with the largest bitcoin holdings. This has created demand of peer-to-peer cryptocurrency marketplaces in the East African market because more people are primed for the cryptocurrency market.

PaxfulIn just 3 years, Paxful has become one of the world’s leading peer-to-peer cryptocurrency marketplaces built on open source bitcoin and blockchain technology. Boasting $15M in bitcoin global transactions per week, the rapidly expanding platform has solidified an enviable reputation for security and efficiency. Their entrance into the East African market comes at a time where Kenya’s M-PESA system, a mobile phone-based money transfer, and micro-financing service recently announced a bitcoin device, with one in three Kenyans now owning a bitcoin wallet  thus making it more convenient for Kenyans looking into buying and selling bitcoin on peer to peer cryptocurrency marketplaces.

Paxful has helped to connect buyers and sellers to easily exchange bitcoin, accepting more than 300 different payment methods (for example, bank transfers, cash deposit, debit or credit cards, etc). As for businesses, Paxful provides a quick and easy way for online shoppers to pay using bitcoin with no buyer fee and 1 percent seller fee, no deposit fee, no withdrawal fee, ease of use & speedy transfer deliveries.

Paxful has also just completed a project in Rwanda called #BuiltWithBitcoin charitable initiative: the project is a construction of a school in Rwanda for students aged 6-15. It is Located in the Nyamata Sector of Rwanda’s Bugesera District, the school supplement’s Paxful’s first bitcoin-funded school, which launched in the same district earlier this year and serves children aged 3-6. “The #BuiltWithBitcoin initiative is a testament to the power of cryptocurrency,” said Ray Youssef, CEO of Paxful.

“We firmly believe that it can improve lives and make the world a better place.” Paxful began the #BuiltwithBitcoin initiative in 2017 to promote philanthropy and charity within the cryptocurrency industry.

Since cryptocurrencies are so new, they are also very volatile. This is one of the main reasons mass adoption is taking longer than it should but the future appeal of cryptocurrencies lies in allowing you ultimate control over your money, with fast secure global transactions, and lower transaction fees when compared to all existing currencies. When used properly and fully understood it would be the initiator of many emerging systems that will fundamentally change the African economic system.

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Bitcoin Events to Host South Africa’s First Crypto Festival

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Crypto Festival

Bitcoin Events is delighted to be hosting South Africa’s first Crypto Festival in Cape Town on 7 September 2019.

Bitcoin EventsThere’s been a lot of renewed interest in cryptocurrencies in Africa and globally, and the Crypto Festival will highlight the exciting opportunities that cryptocurrencies offer individuals and organisations: from investing, trading, mining and transacting to privacy, security, price volatility, tokenisation of assets, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and Initial Exchange Offerings (IEOs).

South Africa is at the forefront of crypto adoption. It has the highest percentage, 10.7%, of internet users owning cryptocurrencies, twice the global average of 5.5%, according to a recent international survey by social media management firm Hootsuite in partnership with London-based WeAreSocial.

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have certainly changed the way we think about money, privacy, investments, payments and more. Cryptocurrencies are a disruptive innovation that numerous start-ups and individuals are leveraging, along with blockchain technology, to build innovative products and services for consumers and businesses alike.

We are expecting about 150-200 attendees from various backgrounds and industries at the Crypto Festival: crypto exchanges, payment systems, investment firms, mining operations, trading enthusiasts and companies, ICOs and IEOs, legal practitioners, crypto enthusiasts, blockchain developers, thought leaders, industry innovators and entrepreneurs.

Grab your Early Adopter ticket now for ONLY R450!

The Crypto Festival Call for Papers is Open

Our call for papers is now open, so don’t miss this opportunity to share your insights and expertise with our audience by submitting your paper now.

For more information on the Crypto Festival, visit Cryptofest or email the team at info@blockchainafrica.co.

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“Mobile Localbitcoins” Totalcoin Integrates Ripple

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Mobile cryptocurrency platform Totalcoin to add support for Ripple. Users of Totalcoin will be able to create wallets for XRP in addition to Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Dash wallets.

For the first time in the history of cryptocurrency, XRP can be transferred anywhere in the world by phone number.

The update is currently being tested and will be released soon.

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Moreover, Totalcoin added a feature of instant exchange of Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin Cash SV for Bitcoin and vice versa. The platform now supports 20 cryptocurrencies for exchange.

The nearest plans of Totalcoin are the development of a web version of the app, an increase of the number of supported cryptocurrencies, and redesign of user interface elements.  

Totalcoin is a unique mobile cryptocurrency app, that combines a cryptocurrency wallet, a P2P platform for buying and selling Bitcoin, and an opportunity to instantly exchange Bitcoin for another cryptocurrency and vice versa.

Beta testing of Totalcoin was successfully completed late in 2018. The app has been downloaded more than 15 thousand times.

Major advantages of the app are low fees, built-in cryptocurrency wallet, opportunity to send cryptocurrency using a phone number, live customer support, convenient user interface, and profitable referral program.

The application is available on iOS and Android.

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AnthemGold Announces Minting of First 1000 AGLD Gold Stablecoins Fully Backed And Fully Insured Gold Bars In Highly Secure Class 3 Vault

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April 29, 2019, Austin, TXAnthemGold, Inc. a Texas-based blockchain company, is proud to announce the minting of its first 1000 AGLD gold stablecoins on April 23rd, 2019.  After successfully launching mainnet live on April 10th, 2019, the company now has 100% insured, fully gold-backed with all bars on video asset tokens available for purchase. 

Anthem Blanchard, CEO of AnthemGold, states, “Our team is very excited to combine gold with a stablecoin, bringing the power of freedom of wealth movement and store of value stability to people all over the world.”

AGLD gold token is the first gold stablecoin offered to U.S. citizens as well as to residents of 174 total countries.

Cynthia Blanchard, President of AnthemGold, says, “We have been working toward this goal for five years. This is a very proud moment for us.”

Grey Jabesi, AnthemGold’s Chief Visual Officer, adds: “AnthemGold is a perfect hybrid for those who strongly believe in both physical assets like gold, as well as the revolutionary potential of cryptocurrencies.”

All AGLD tokens are fully backed by .9999 fine gold kilogram bars. Each kilobar backs 1000 AGLD stablecoins.  All kilobars are stored in a high security, private Class 3 vaulting facility on video surveillance.  All kilobars are fully insured, making AnthemGold the first blockchain stablecoin to have this highest level of security and insurance.

All bar inventory is photographed with x-ray spectrometer, tracked and stored by the Hercules protocol, an indisputable tracking system launched October 29th, 2018.  All bar inventory logs are viewable and all kilogram bars are on video display live on the AnthemGold website. 

About AnthemGold, Inc.

AnthemGoldAnthemGold offers a new, cost-effective, convenient and secure way to buy, own and utilise physical gold electronically as a peer-to-peer store of value. Its blockchain-powered crypto token/digital asset AGLD provides one of the lowest cost and most flexible forms of direct gold ownership. Each AGLD is backed by one gram of gold, and each token represents direct ownership of physical gold bullion held in the form of fully-allocated, segregated London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) Good Delivery bars within the highly-secure and insured Anthem Bunker storage facility.

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Josh Gunter, Director of Client Services jgunter@anthemgold.com

Website: https://anthemgold.com/

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