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Quidax to use Ripple’s XRapid Product to Revolutionise Remittance and Payments

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Image: (Left: Chief Executive Officer, Quidax, Buchi Okoro; Growth Lead, Remittance, Flutterwave, Etimbuk Bassey; Co-founder & Director of Business Development, Paga, Jay Alabraba; at the 7th Remittance and Payment Expo)

Lagos, October 25, 2018 — On Tuesday, the Chief Executive Officer of Quidax, Buchi Okoro stated that cryptocurrencies like Ripple (XRP) can be used to increase liquidity for remittance businesses while reducing the cost per transaction to customers.

In a panel discussion at the 7th Remittance and Payment Expo that held on the 23rd and 24th of October at Oriental Hotel in Lagos, Buchi said that Quidax was not in competition with remittance or payments platforms, but instead in collaboration with them, as using cryptocurrencies like Ripple will increase liquidity and effectiveness to remittance businesses.

He added that partnering with platforms like Flutterwave, Paga and other remittance and payment systems could reduce the cost per transaction to consumers, cut transaction time and even lower operating costs. Explaining he said that remittance businesses usually needed to have security deposits in the countries they operate in, however, using a cryptocurrency like XRP this could potentially be eliminated. According to him in a matter of microseconds, the currency of the originating country would be converted to XRP, sold on the exchange for the currency of the destination country with the end user receiving the money in their bank account in seconds.

On the panel with Buchi were the Growth Lead, Remittance at Flutterwave, Etimbuk Bassey and Co-founder and Director of Business Development at Paga, Jay Alabraba.

QuidaxIn his speech before the panel session, Buchi shared how overwhelming the traction in Nigeria has been, with a lot of activity coming from the Ripple pairs which are mostly used for remittance because of the speed of settlement at around 25 seconds. Also, Quidax is looking to integrate XRapid a payment and international transfer product from Ripple which would efficiently power remittances and cross-border payments using XRP as a bridge.

At the expo, Buchi stated that there were a couple of reasons why people were suspicious of cryptocurrencies namely the fear of being ostracised and the possibility of cryptocurrencies crashing. According to him while some of these fears could not be erased completely, however, people are too focused on speculation.

“It would be a lot more mind-blowing to consider the positives and opportunities cryptocurrencies offer us today; instant settlements and greatly reduced costs of financial transactions.”

The Quidax CEO concluded saying that like every new technology, there were bound to be some resistance just like when the bicycle and the car were first introduced however the road ahead is still long and the innovations would continue well into the future.

The 7th Remittance and Payment Expo was themed ‘Unlocking Opportunities in Money Transfer and Payment systems in Africa’ and it was organised with the intention of deepening remittance and payment ecosystems in Africa. In attendance were top executives from financial services companies, regulators, mobile network operators, and fintech startups.

About Quidax

Quidax is a European based digital assets exchange that provides an easy platform for users to send, receive, buy and sell, digital currencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Bitcoin Gold using their local currencies.

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30% Club – A Trading Club for Nigerian Millennials

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30% Club – a crypto trading club created for millennials – has launched its platform after six months in stealth mode. The investment club aims to be the go-to for educational and advisory resources for digital assets. By breaking the barrier to crypto investing we serve as a bridge for Nigerians looking to profit from crypto. 

The club is non-custodial which means members handle & manage their capital personally. 30%Club does not invest nor trade on behalf of the public. We simply provide educational and advisory services to our members. Users who sign-up have access to a dashboard with educational resources, market insights, instructional videos & trade signals. 

30% ClubCrypto is a next-generation asset class, the club helps you navigate profitably in this wild, volatile but lucrative market. We simplify crypto trading, breaking down the skill barriers while bridging the knowledge gap. The club provides a seamless educational experience & on-boarding into crypto trading. Our trade signals target 30% accumulated returns within 6-12 months.

Davidson Atere-Roberts, founder of the club, adds we are extremely bullish about the long term prospects of Bitcoin as an asset class. As the digital asset industry matures there are still regulatory & adoption challenges also quite a lot of scams tbh. The problem the club is trying to solve is clear, Crypto is complex so most folks who want to dabble are confused and scared not forgetting the trauma from the last crypto bubble burst. Our value proposition is precise: simplifying crypto investing while employing disciplined trading strategies.

Join us at the trading club that helps African millennials profit from crypto! 

You can access the 30%Club on www.30percent.club and interact on Twitter @30clubng.

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Blockchain Africa Conference 2020 Announces Investec as Premier Sponsor

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Blockchain Africa Conference 2020

Bitcoin Events is elated to announce that Investec Private Banking is the Premier Sponsor to the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020!

Investec provides specialist banking, wealth and investment, and asset management services. It started as a small finance company in South Africa in 1974, and today it is an international organisation trusted to manage clients’ assets worth more than £150 billion.

As sponsors of Blockchain Africa Conference 2020, we believe in the potential of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology and how it will possibly shape currency, banking, and investments in the future. As such, we support innovation and forward-thinking in this space. We’re excited that Blockchain Africa will be a platform for networking opportunities, global thinking, and thought leaders. We are also proud that Investec will host the event and that our own thought leaders will be part of the forum and will hopefully lend a unique perspective to the event,” said the Investec Private Banking representative.

We all understand that technology brings change. But how we experience, interpret and respond to that change is as important as the change itself. We need to understand where we are headed and why, and the impact of progressive technology on individuals, institutions, and society. 

Here is a company which stands head and shoulders above its peers, not merely because of its phenomenal growth or its sound management of assets, but because it is a trendsetter,” said Nelson Mandela at the opening of the Investec building in Johannesburg on 21 October 1998.

We look forward to partnering with Investec in this year’s Blockchain Africa Conference and hearing the Private Bank’s unique perspectives on blockchain technologies.

Introducing Keynote Speaker Chris Becker

xxChris Becker is Investec’s blockchain technologies specialist and focuses on product development and strategy for the private bank. Before moving into this role, his career spanned more than a decade as macro-economic strategist to institutional asset managers, hedge funds and commercial bank FICC desks. Chris co-founded Mises Institute South Africa in 2011 and holds an undergraduate degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Stellenbosch University. 

Chris will be addressing the conference delegates on ‘Banking on Blockchain’.

 

Cut through the hype and join us for great networking opportunities and thought-provoking discussions.

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New Featured Speakers and Conference Programme is Now LIVE

Derivatives trader Tone Vays is also a keynote speaker and will be joined by other exciting speakers such as Simon Dingle, Carmelle Cadet, Akhona Damane, Prof. Sope Williams-Elegbe, Bronwyn Williams, Jonathan Galea, Obi Ejimofo, Michael Glaros, Jean-Paul Fabri, Michelle Chivunga Nsanzumuco, Clark Thompson, Dr. Nthuthuku Bhengu and more who you can view here.

The event includes an exciting and thought-provoking programme, ranging from talks on Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI), the role of blockchain and AI in a country’s digital transformation, blockchain-based food tracking systems, how blockchain is disrupting traditional business processes in supply chains and trade finance, central bank-backed digital currencies for regional payment systems, South Africa’s plan for dealing with blockchain technology and more.

Don’t miss out on Africa’s leading blockchain conference taking place on 11-12 March 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa!

About Bitcoin Events

Since inception, Bitcoin Events have cut through the hype and challenged the critics to educate, upskill and drive long-term thinking on the strategic benefits of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology for businesses, governments, citizens, and society. View photos and videos of the past conferences.

For more information on the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020 visit our website www.blockchainafrica.co or email us at info@blockchainafrica.co

See You at the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020 in Johannesburg!

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Announcing the Whive Protocol Launch Happening on February 2, 2020

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NAIROBI, JAN 02 2020/BITHUB AFRICA/ — BitHub Africa, the leading Pan-African blockchain Accelerator, is announcing a launch for the Whive blockchain protocol happening on February 2, 2020.

Whive IO is a peer-to-peer blockchain protocol that is incentivizing the building of sustainable energy solutions through Trustless Rewards.

WhiveThe protocol achieves this through a hybrid Proof-of-Work (POW) and Proof-Of-Stake (POS) consensus algorithm that favors devices with CPU(small) processors and are located in regions with a higher Solar capture reliability index. The protocol enables the adoption of solar energy use especially in under-served regions of the world like Africa.

BitHub Africa has previously open-sourced its curriculum for blockchain engineering which is based on classes curated from the two-year experience of researching and developing the protocol.

This engineering course will ensure our community of African developers, entrepreneurs, and key institutions will be able to understand and adopt blockchain technology sustainably.

There shall be no Initial Coin Offering (ICO) or Pre-mine for the Whive protocol, which is now available on public test-net. If you would like to contribute to the adoption of blockchain technology across Africa, download the latest software release by following the links below:

Whive Protocol Website: https://whive.io and Telegram Chat: https://www.t.me/whiveio

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