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Cryptocurrency Elite Gathering at Crypto Fest 2019 in South Africa

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Bitcoin Events is hosting the first-ever Crypto Festival in Cape Town on 7 September 2019 at Shimmy Beach Club, V&A Waterfront. This is the first event of its kind in South Africa and with the tremendous interest in cryptocurrencies that exist in South Africa, this event is certainly going to provide several insights into why South Africans are investing in, and trading with cryptocurrencies!

What You Can Expect at the Crypto Fest

Bitcoin is now 10 years old and with it has come a plethora of exciting new ways to transact, invest, trade and conduct business. The Crypto Fest 2019 strives to bring cryptocurrencies to life through immersive activities showcasing examples of real-world applications and increased engagement opportunities to make the connections needed to expedite cryptocurrency adoption through controversial crypto debates in the Crypto Battle Arena, live crypto gaming and fun competitions with crypto giveaways. The festival will culminate with a crypto party!

On the Crypto Fest Stage

We are delighted to welcome our confirmed speakers who are recognised as thought leaders in the cryptocurrency industry. 

KHAYA MALONEY is a blockchain design solutions architect and strategic fintech business developer in South Africa. He’s currently the OKEx Country Manager for South Africa Market where he’s in charge of growth development.

MARTIN HARRIS: Trader And Market Analyst At IG

SHANTNU SAXENA, EVP At Huobi MENA. He is considered an innovative and results-driven leader focused on achieving results in highly competitive environments that demand continuous improvement.

MARIUS REITZ, the General Manager for Africa at Luno, a leading global cryptocurrency company with its head office in London. He joined Luno in 2016 and helped the company grow to a diverse team of 300 people across three continents. Marius wholeheartedly shares his company’s philosophy of upgrading the world to a better financial system. 

CLAIRE HALL, MC For Women In Crypto Meetup, Sydney. Once coined a ‘corporate hippy’, Claire Hall is a passionate ‘woman in crypto’ working at a grassroots level to entice other ‘everyday’ women into the world of crypto. Claire is a Corporate Learning Consultant for a large financial institution in Australia where she is working to put blockchain on the agenda.

ABRAHAM CAMBRIDGE, founder and CEO of the Sun Exchange, is a serial energy entrepreneur who establishes businesses and projects that use solar energy to effect socio-economic change. In 2014 he launched Sun Exchange, a global solar micro-leasing marketplace that closes the funding gap for commercial- and community-scale solar projects in emerging markets while streaming monetised sunshine all over the world.

Hotly contested debates and discussions will take place in the Crypto Battle Arena:

Crypto Battle I: Battle of the Coins

The Bitcoin Civil War between BTC, BCH, and BSV is hotter than ever, with existential stakes for different communities of stakeholders. Many different opinions exist in the crypto community on which bitcoin is the true bitcoin: which is the most efficient payment system.

Catch Rocelo Lopes, Warren Gray and Lorien Gamaroff, in this crypto battle ring, with James Preston as the moderator.

Crypto Battle II: Bitcoin vs. Gold

Gold has historically played a central role in economies driven by physical exchange and remains a recognised store of value to this day. What are the investment cases for gold vs the investment cases for bitcoin?

Catch Richard de Souza, Graeme Tennant and Piotr Tylczynsk, in this crypto battle ring, with Grey Jabesi as the moderator.

Crypto Battle III: Libra Coin: What Does it Mean for Crypto?  

It is no more news that Facebook is taking a chunk of its resources and technical know-how to establishing a coin, Libra, offering a “faster, cheaper and more secure” alternative to traditional ways of making payments on the internet. Is Facebook’s entrance into the crypto market the best thing to happen in crypto?

Catch Graeme Tennant, Grey Jabesi, Claire Hall, Marius Reitz, Tshepo Magoma and Prof. Angela Itzikowitz, in this crypto battle ring, with Farzam Ehsani as the moderator.

Read more about our speakers here. The focus of the Crypto Fest is on cryptocurrency investments, trading, and payments. Have a look at the exciting festival programme here.

Sponsors on the Crypto Fest Throne

The Crypto Fest is a global arena for industry leaders to share their breaking news and technologies with a legion of investors, experts, developers, businesses and participants who are using cryptocurrency to redefine the prevailing practice of everyday life.

Premier Sponsors

One of South Africa’s first cryptocurrency exchanges, AltCoinTrader SA, providing cryptocurrency trading in South Africa since 2015.

IG is a world-leading online trading provider, giving you access to opportunities across thousands of financial markets through our intuitive platforms and apps. 

Diamond Sponsor

OKEx is a world-leading digital asset exchange, providing advanced financial services to traders globally by using blockchain technology. OKEx provides hundreds of token and futures trading pairs to help traders to optimise their strategy.

Platinum Sponsors

Huobi provides secure and reliable digital asset trading and asset management services to millions of users in over 130 countries around the world.

Stratum is a technology company that develops blockchain solutions focused on digital currencies. Stratum has developed their Stratum Blue token, a digital token that represents a diversified portfolio of cryptocurrencies.

MineBest is a cryptocurrency mining company, who prides itself as a technologically advanced infrastructure company specialising in cryptographic computing activities.

Gold Sponsors

Luno is South Africa’s oldest cryptocurrency exchange, with over 2 million customers in 40 countries. Luno makes it safe and easy to buy, store and learn about cryptocurrencies.

YOUNIQX brings products and services for secure digital identity to the spotlight internationally.

Sun Exchange is the world’s first buy-to-lease solar cell marketplace. Through Sun Exchange, anyone, anywhere in the world, can own solar energy-producing cells and build wealth by leasing those cells to businesses and organisations in emerging markets.

Blockchain Africa Conference 2020

We are planning our next event! The Blockchain Africa Conference is in its 6th year and we are expecting 600+ attendees for the conference. The general theme is the use and application of emerging financial technologies, i.e.: Blockchain Technology and cryptocurrencies, beyond the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and how these emerging technologies enable and enhance artificial intelligence and machine learning in enterprise development in the efforts and championing toward financial inclusion.

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed of our next events and news of the global blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. For more information on this and future events, please email the team at info@blockchainafrica.co

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.

For more information on the Crypto Fest visit our website at www.cryptofest.co.za or email us at info@blockchainafrica.co 

See You at the Crypto Fest 2019 in Cape Town!

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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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Promoting Saving Habits in Nigeria with the BitMinutes Super Saver Program

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BitMinutes, a blockchain and token technology company active in expanding financial inclusion in African countries, has announced the creation of a Super Saver program for Nigerians as a way to incentivize residents to embrace BitMinutes as a savings vehicle.

“The interest rate on entry-level savings accounts at financial institutions in Nigeria is notoriously low, hovering at around 4 percent” notes Tom Meredith, CEO of BitMinutes. “Meanwhile, inflation rages at 12 percent. We offer the citizens a better return in hopes that this will encourage people to try the BitMinutes app and our growing suite of financial services.”

BitMinutesBitMinutes will kick 2020 off with an introductory promotion in which Nigerians have the ability to buy BMTs and earn 1 percent monthly by holding them in the account, just as certificates of deposit (CDs) work in traditional banks. Account openers will have the choice of 30, 60, 90, 120 and 180-day terms for their special super savings accounts, with penalties for early withdrawal.

Nigerians can participate in this program by downloading the BitMinutes app to their Android mobile phone, or by visiting a member of the Trusted Agent Network (“TAN Agents”).

“The point is to encourage people to adopt the habit of accumulating savings and letting it earn compounded interest, as well as introduce people to the BitMinutes program, where the BMT token can be exchanged for airtime top-up, buy goods at participating merchants, and pay debts.”

BMT holders may also benefit from a rise in the naira/BMT exchange rate, as demand grows for the token. The price has risen to 8 naira per BMT since the program started early in 2019.

“There’s a planned price increase to 10 naira per BMT by March, in monthly half-naira steps,” said Meredith. “This is a one-time benefit for people who buy and hold BMTs prior to March.”

Participation in this promotion will be limited to the first 1,000 people who sign up via their BitMinutes mobile app after the program launches.

“This is a great way to induce trial of BitMinutes services and reward citizens for embracing the future as well as growing the business of TAN agents, who receive a commission from selling BitMinutes,” added Meredith. “This also supports our mission of serving the billions of unbanked people around the world by expanding affordable financial services into under-served communities.”

The national media has reported on BitMinutes’ growing potential in Africa and specifically with its TAN concept. More recently, Hackernoon, highlighted BitMinutes’ technology in relation to its partnership with the cryptocurrency Akoin.

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The Best Cryptocurrency Investment of 2019 – Expect 1000% Returns by the End of 2020

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Rational or irrational, either way, CREDIT project by Terra Foundation is for sure taking the world by storm this upcoming year. My job is to manage hundreds of projects and to scout promising projects to be listed at Catex Exchange, one of the largest Cryptocurrency exchanges in the world according to CoinMarketCap. Since the beginning, we have developed the grading criteria that we use to measure the profitability of new projects. I will explain these grading criteria to you in four different areas and how it tells me that CREDIT will easily be the most profitable Cryptocurrency that you hold for the next year.

Grading Criteria #1 — Team Strength and Work Ethic

Terra CreditThis is the very first characteristic of a potential successful project that I look for. It is easy for me to grade this criterion because CREDIT has been listed on Catex Exchange for almost a year now and they have been one of the projects that have stood out among the others. Dan Ronchese is the CEO of the company and he has done an outstanding job so far.

CREDIT did not have any IEO or ICO, however, they did manage to acquire thousands of holders around the world. Without raising funds, their team was able to develop a fully functioning ecosystem of MVPs that focuses on the emerging markets of Africa. In the short time since CREDIT project being launched, about 1 year ago, they have accomplished 100x more than other projects would have that raised millions of dollars in public/private funding.

All of the team members seem to be working in stride and for the reason, I will give this criterion A+.

Grading Criteria #2 — Current Products Developed by the Team

best cryptocurrency investmentSpeaking of MVPs, Minimum Viable Product, CREDIT team has created many, and I mean many, working products which all use CREDIT Cryptocurrency as the main focus.

Terra-mart: This product is an online store that users will buy and sell items using CREDIT

Tellus-pay: A mobile payment app where users in Africa can deposit and withdraw fiat money in exchange for CREDIT

Terra-hub: Social media application where users complete task for rewards

TerraceX: Cryptocurrency exchange with 0.01% trading fees and 100% referral commission on trades. The exchange is heavily focused on the use of CREDIT

MiniPOS: 100% staking feature for CREDIT holders

Desktop Wallets: Windows, Mac, Linux, and Raspberry Pi supported

Note: Remember they developed all of the features without even using a single penny of raised funds. Also, it took less than a year. I am giving CREDIT team A+ for this grading criteria.

My portfolio percentage has already risen up to over 2,000% returns for investing in CREDIT

Grading Criteria #3 — How Good is the Idea?

Most Cryptocurrency projects consist of a whitepaper that have a plethora of promises and no actual working product yet. We already know with CREDIT that there is both many working products and that they keep promises according to their roadmap. This grading criterion is the most important method of judging whether a project will be successful or not. I will tell you exactly why CREDIT project has one of the best concepts;

  • CREDIT in a sense is the Bitcoin of Africa. It is meant for mass adoption in every industry. Their current products will become more popular as time goes on because there is simply NO COMPETITION
  • Connecting people in Africa with their phones and Cryptocurrency is something unique for the emerging markets. Both Tellus-Pay and TerraceX accept cash fiat deposits
  • CREDIT works on a faster blockchain than Bitcoin and is instantly transferred between accounts with minimal or zero fees
  • Staking rewards and passive income are the new trends in the Cryptocurrency industry because of the bear market
  • Major Exchanges are chomping at the bits to list premium staking projects such as CREDIT for free
  • Africa is the number one growing continent for blockchain technology

For the reasons above, CREDIT earns another A+.

Grading Criteria #4 — Price Point to Buy in

If you are just looking to maximize profits, you are probably more interested in the current price of CREDIT and what expected returns could look like if you were to buy in today. There are many factors to consider whether the current price is okay to buy in;

Current price of CREDIT: 0.000011 USD or 6 GWEI

Current circulating supply: 31 Billion

Total supply: 74.8 Billion

Price history of CREDIT: 1 GWEI-17 GWEI (1 GWEI was the all-time low because no price was established in ICO/IEO, 17 GWEI was all-time high after listing on Bitforex Exchange)

Other Cryptocurrency who have similar coin supplies: TRON (100 Billion supply at current price of 0.017 USD), Stellar (50 Billion supply at current price of 0.064 USD), Crypto.com Coin (100 Billion supply at current price of 0.033 USD), Holo (177 Billion supply at the current price of 0.00089 USD), Siacoin (41.8 Billion supply at the current price of 0.001 USD)

Risk/Reward ratio of the current price of CREDIT: After taking in all factors above, the rewards are much greater than the risk at buying in at the current price levels of 6 GWEI. The major trading market for CREDIT is Ethereum. The minimal price level to trade here is 1 GWEI. Therefore, I am concluding the worst-case scenario price for CREDIT is 1 GWEI. The upside potential of CREDIT is much greater than then downside since the current price is almost near the bottom level already. As an investor, this is quite an opportunity and I will give them A+ for this grading criteria.

Important Update

Credit card payments for Nigeria are live as well as automatic bank transfer. Withdrawals are processed as well using Paystack. So, it’s all automated and instant on TerraceX!

Important Links

Buy CREDIT at Catex Exchange and Bitforex Exchange

Sign up at TerraceX exchange and start staking 100% annually with MiniPOS Feature

Learn to stake CREDIT with the best staking reward system here

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