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10 Reasons Why Africa Will Set the Pace for Bitcoin Adoption

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As it stands at the moment, Africa is lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to the adoption of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

While the term “Bitcoin” is one of Africa’s most searched terms, the continent’s interest in the currency is not translating into real-life use, and there are a variety of reasons why this is the case.

But crypto experts are noticing something that could change this current start of cryptocurrency and there are even some economists who are predicting that these currencies will be the next big economic innovation that will have a positive disruptive influence.

And the many advantages that the average African will experience are the exact reason why the widespread adoption of Bitcoin is a likely reality.

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1. Pegged against the dollar

Even the strongest currencies in Africa struggle against the US dollar, the primary currency in which Bitcoin is traded. The Rand, in particular, is struggling more than ever, depreciating as the country tries to solve its current economic woes by simply creating more. Many Africans are looking for a way to add more value to their money and by converting cash into cryptocurrency, or by taking the extra step and mining it themselves, they can do just that. View Bitcoin Price to Rand.

2. Instant payment between people

Awaiting payment slows down businesses and often some of the biggest banks on the continent have a delayed payment protocol while they do offer instant payment at an additional cost. Instant payment benefits both the payer and the payee and with cryptocurrency, this aspect is greatly beneficial to e-commerce in particular, which in emerging economies can go a long way towards encouraging entrepreneurship.

3. Secure encrypted wallets

More than 2 million people already have a secure Bitcoin wallet, which means there are already 2 million people ready to trade. Unlike the risks involved with cash and card transactions, not to mention the limiting geographical distances associated with these kinds of transactions, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are safe to transact with and cannot be stolen or lost.  

4. Bitcoin is fast becoming a part of many stock and wealth portfolios

Bitcoin and similar currencies are being used by all kinds of traders to diversify their portfolios and in most cases, they are enjoying a fairly good return on their investments. For many traders, Bitcoin has become an investment alternative as it generally does pretty well and despite a few bumps over the years, it generally remains profitable. Global Stocks hasn’t outperformed bitcoin in 10 years.

5. Africa already uses instant mobile payments

Africans are no strangers to mobile currencies, which are just one step away from cryptocurrencies. Zimbabweans use EcoCash for just about all of their payment needs, continuing to buy and sell even though the country’s currency has collapsed. The framework is for the most part already in place for cryptocurrency to swoop in and make its mark.  

6. Bitcoin is down 60% from its all-time high price

This means that there has possibly never been a more affordable time for Africans to invest in Bitcoin. Since past trends have shown that Bitcoin normally picks up again, and despite what the naysayers believe, the currency shows no sign of disappearing completely or becoming financially unviable, any time soon.

7. Supply and demand

Unlike other currencies that tend to supply a nearly limitless amount of notes and coins, Bitcoin is governed by a supply and demand set up. There are only 21 million Bitcoins in existence and so demand has the power to drive up the currency value, especially when those with Bitcoin hold onto their money.

8. Crypto is becoming mainstream with Bitcoin in the forefront

Although not everyone knows or understands the complexities of these currencies, if you were to ask anyone what cryptocurrency is, their answer is likely to be Bitcoin. This is because Bitcoin has become the name synonymous with cryptocurrencies of all kinds and when people hear that there is money to be made, they take an interest.

9. Bitcoin is decentralised and not governed by any government institution.

This is arguably one of the most appealing things about Bitcoin. A decentralised currency of this kind protects users from bank collapses, bank fees and various bank policies that affect the value of their currency or determine how and to whom they may make transactions. A decentralised currency is also untouched by geographical borders and will enjoy cheaper international transactions. This type of currency is also unaffected by both inflation and deflation because it doesn’t belong to one single country.

10. Bitcoin is unaffected by global recessions

The global economy is on the brink of collapse as a massive amount of debt and economic downturn characterise many economies. And numerous economists are expecting a crash bigger than that of 2008 to come sooner rather than later. Centralised currencies are certainly in the firing line when this happens, but the decentralised cryptocurrencies are at the moment the safest option for anyone wanting to protect their wealth.

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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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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!

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

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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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