Here is How to Buy Bitcoin in Nigeria

Nigeria is a booming market for cryptocurrency right now, and here is how to buy bitcoin in the country using some of the leading platforms available.

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How to Buy Bitcoin in Nigeria

When it comes to the selling and buying of bitcoin, Nigeria is at the forefront having the highest Google searches for Bitcoin after the US and ranking top in peer-to-peer transactions. If you are interested in joining the current revolution and being well informed on how you can trade Bitcoin safely in Nigeria, please read on.

What is Bitcoin

According to Bitcoin.com, Bitcoin in the practical sense is money that exists in a digital form.

Bitcoin Price Highlights

The price of Bitcoin is the current price at which bitcoin is being traded. It is determined by the buyer and seller. Despite this, its price varies across exchange platforms such as Coinbase and Binance because of market inefficiencies.

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Within the past five years, Bitcoin has witnessed dynamic surges in its value rising to around $1,290 in March 2017, the highest ever it has been before then. This trend continued across the months getting to a peak of $19,783.06 nine months after on December 17, 2017.

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Up till the year 2021, the price of Bitcoin continues to increase with surges and minimal decline along the way. On April 10, 2021, Bitcoin recorded its highest ever price to date some months after Elon Musk and Tesla announced their investments in Bitcoin peaking at above $60,000.

Though the value of Bitcoin in the crypto market suffered a crash to half this price in May 2021 due to rumors of Tesla selling its Bitcoin holdings, the price is still on the high side when compared to how it was a year ago.

The Features of Bitcoin

It is Decentralized

The very first and intriguing feature of bitcoin is its decentralization. This simply means that there is no central power or regulator as the case is with traditional currencies which are designed, issued, and managed by a central authority.

Transparent transactions

Bitcoin transactions are visible to everyone in the digital world of cryptocurrency though Individual Bitcoin assets are concealed to promote privacy and confidentiality which motivates positive trading.

Anonymity

It is to be stated here that the identity of users of Bitcoin remains anonymous and the chances of tracking transactions back to Bitcoin users are very minimal. This is to prevent online robbery or digital theft.

Fast transaction

When compared to other modes of transaction such as bank transactions, bitcoin transactions are faster.

Nonrefundable mode of transaction

Bitcoin transactions are a one-way mode of transaction. Any transaction made from a sender to a buyer cannot be reversed unless the buyer is willing to do so.

Digital Currency

Bitcoin is not a physical currency but a digital one. You can never carry a bitcoin in your purse or pockets in the form of notes or coins, but you can easily carry it on your phone or tablet.

Simple to use

Most of the time, to open and manage a bank account is quite tedious and long. This is not the case with a Bitcoin account. You can set up your account in a matter of minutes.

Value is determined by demand

The value or price of Bitcoin is not fixed like other assets. It depends on market dynamics. The value of Bitcoin is determined by the strength and volume of its demand.

How to Buy Bitcoin

If you are interested in buying Bitcoin in Nigeria and ready to explore the untapped benefits in the world of cryptocurrencies, there are different exchange platforms, brokers, and marketplace that can help you. Below is a guide on how you can go about this.

Buying Bitcoin on Binance

Binance is the biggest cryptocurrency trading platform on earth today, recording up to $2.46 trillion in May 2021 transaction volumes. The platform offers the largest trading base for listed crypto and offers the major trading pairs with leads like BTC, ETH, XRP, USDT, DAI, BNB and BUSD on the P2P front.

At present, to buy Bitcoin in Nigeria using the Binance platform will only be possible using the P2P platform it offers. Firstly, you need to register your new account using this process:

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           You need to sign up for a new account  and complete the KYC procedure
      

·        Your driver’s license, international passport or national ID card will be needed

·        You also need to link a bank account to your profile to use for the transactions

·        You will be notified if your application is successful, and you can start using your new account.

How to buy Bitcoin on Binance P2P  Platform

On the platform, log in to to your account, and navigate to the P2P page from your account dashboard.

  • Locate the  the P2P and express tab and click on your preference
  • With the express tab, the platform matches you with the available sellers on the platform with you deciding
  • transfer the funds to the seller and wait for at lest 15 minutes
  • You will have to click on payment made tab to notify the seller
  • Your BTC will show up on your balance after the seller confirms receipt of payment made.

Buying Bitcoin on the Coinmama Exchange platform

Coinmama as an exchange platform was founded in 2013 with the mission of making simple how Bitcoin (BTC) is traded. The platform has more than 2.9 million users in over 190 countries in the world. It also provides the platform for some users in selected markets to sell their Bitcoin.

How to open an account on Coinmama

  • Go to the sign-up page to create your account. Fill in your email in the allocated spaces as well as your country of residence to get started.
  • Thereafter, click on the verification link sent to your email

Verification

  • Complete the requested form to confirm your identity and safeguard your account.
  • Thereafter, you will be required to upload an ID to approve you for purchase. Choose the ID type you will like to upload based on your country of residence. Take a photograph of the front and back of your ID with your phone camera with all four corners visible and clear image and text, then upload them to your account.
  • Then, write “Coinmama” and date on a piece of paper. Hold the paper and the ID you’ve just uploaded and take a photograph of yourself. Ensure your face, ID, and paper note are visible. Then upload the photo to your account.
  • After successfully uploading, click to submit. Your form and documents will be reviewed by the verification team for verification. If everything is okay, you will be approved to buy Bitcoin online with Coinmama within fifteen minutes.

How to buy

  • Sign in to your account to buy bitcoin. Select the cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) you want to buy and the currency of your choice
  • Select the package of your choice and input your desired amount, thereafter you can tap “buy”
  • Input your selected third party wallet address
  • A confirmatory link will be sent to your email to confirm your wallet address, click on it if it is correct
  • After your payment has been approved and the wallet address confirmed, the coins will be immediately delivered to your wallet.

Buying Bitcoin on the Luno Exchange platform

Luno has been in the cryptocurrency industry since 2013 with transactions worth more than 14 million dollars. The platform has customers in over 40 countries.

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How to open an account on Luno

First, you need to go to the sign-up page to create your account. Similar to that of Coinmama

Verification

  • Complete the requested form by filling in your first name, middle name, gender, date of birth, phone number address, city, and zip code. You can also click on the ‘I’ve confirmed my email’ option in the Luno app. After which you will be automatically verified with the submitted phone number and personal details.
  • If not, you will be required to upload a document for verification (driving license, identity card, or passport). Open the Luno app and sign in, tap Profile on the Menu, navigate to Settings, select Upgrade. The document is required to show your identity number, name, date of birth, and a clear photo.
  • You may also need to confirm your address. To get this done, you will upload a photo or an ID which contains your name, address, residency, and issue date. This ID must not be older than 3 months.

How to deposit

  • Open the Luno app and sign in
  • Select Wallets from the menu
  • Choose your local currency wallet
  • Select Deposit
  • Choose the method with which you’d like to top-up your wallet
  • And follow the on-screen prompts from there

How to buy

  • Verify your identity on Luno.
  • Deposit to your local currency wallet, once it reflects in your wallet, then you can proceed to buy.
  • Thereafter, you can simply tap the specified amount on the homepage screen to buy or specify the amount of your choice. Then pay or make use of Luno Exchange.

Buying Bitcoin on Coinbase

Almost all users begin their crypto journey through Coinbase. The platform has been in the cryptocurrency industry since 2012 with quarterly trade worth more than 335 billion dollars. The platform has more than 56 million verified users, 8,000 institutions, and 134,000 ecosystem partners in over 100 countries.

How to buy on Coin base

  • Sign in to Coinbase. Account creation and verification quite like Coinmama
  • Choose either Buy / Sell on the upper right-hand side.
  • Select the Buy field to choose the asset you’d like to purchase. 
  • Specify the amount you’d like to buy either in crypto or your local currency.
  • Choose your payment method.
  • Click Preview Buy to verify your purchase (you can always click the back arrow to make a change).
  • If your details are correct, click Buy to complete your purchase.

Buying Bitcoin on eToro

eToro is a social trading network founded in 2007. It is among brokers hosted on trusted brokers.ng. You need to register an account on the platform to buy bitcoin.

Opening an account involves:

Uploading a valid ID (ID Card or Passport) and a proof of address (electricity, water bills, etc.), through eToro’s platform. Approval takes less than a day.

To buy Bitcoin on eToro:

  • Select a bitcoin exchange or trading platform, in this case, the eToro trading platform
  • Ensure your account is verified
  • Deposit through your preferred deposit method and buy bitcoin fractionally.

Buying Bitcoin on plus 500

Plus 500 is a trading platform founded in 2008 which allows for the trading of cryptocurrencies among other commodities such as Forex and ETFs.

It is among the brokers hosted on trustedbrokers.ng. Though it is one of the main trading platforms in the United Kingdom, it is not open to customers from Nigeria.

Buying Bitcoin on marketplaces such as Localbitcoin

LocalBitcoins is an escrow service that serves as a crypto marketplace helping to match bitcoin buyers and sellers. Users are free to advertise trades for any payment method they choose. Below are five steps you can follow to buy bitcoin:

Step 1:  Register

Register an account with LocalBitcoins.

Step 2:  Search for advertisements

After registration, go to the main page, and search for offers.

Step 3: Select an advertisement

From the list shown, select offers.

Step 4: Pay the seller

Evaluate the offer and pay

Step 5: Mark payment complete

Click the paid button and the transaction will reflect in the wallet

How to store Bitcoin

In the same way money or cards are stored in a purse or handbag containing a wallet, bitcoins are also stored on the phone or computer desktop hosting a digital wallet whether web-based or on hardware.

Bitcoin Price Outlook

Though Bitcoin has struggled over the past few months, even falling by more than half in April 2021, many analysts that bitcoin may overtake the U.S dollar as the dominant form of global finance by the year 2050 which puts the price of Bitcoin at above $66,000 by the end of 2021.


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All You Need To Know About Making Money With Binance Peer-To-Peer Trading In Nigeria

Binance P2P platform gives sellers of crypto the avenue to meet buyers with no hindrance and fees. It is fast becoming the preferred way to trade crypto in Nigeria.

Nigeria is presently the second leading global center for online searches conducted for bitcoin after America according to recent Google data. The range of uses for cryptocurrencies in Nigeria includes remittance for imports, support for family and friends as well as settlement of other bills.

The unfolding scenario makes Nigeria a huge market for crypto service providers, and with Binance as a formidable global leader, we have set out in this guide all you need to know about Binance P2P, and how it works in Nigeria.

What is P2P trading?

When a trader and a seller get matched on a cryptocurrency trading platform with no intermediary taking custody of fees or value thereof, it is a Peer-toPeer setting at work. with Binance, users of the P2P platform are able to buy and sell crypto with ease using their wallets and bank accounts or agreed payment methods.

What to know before getting started?

  • You need to have a registered account
  • Provide KYC details like proof of ID, BVN, and a phone number
  • Binance holds on to the crypto in escrow till the seller confirms receipt of payment
  • The seller should not release the crypto without confirming that expected payments is received
  • A private messenger is available on the platform for ease of buyer to seller chat or to contact customer support.

All of these above safeguards are necessary to avoid sellers and buyers losing funds to fraud, and the process is credible if adhered to always.

How can you make money with P2P trading?

Any market where there are sellers and buyers offer a chance to make money, and Binance P2P platform is not different.

Many people are online and looking for ways to bypass the forex shortages in the country and cryptocurrencies are a formidable pathway. You can trade NGN, DAI, BNB, BTC, XRP, USDT BUSD and ETH on the platform.

1. Work with clear terms

On your sales page, state your transaction terms in simple and clear terms and be sure to abide by these terms. You can state:

  • Make payment to the recipient provided and send me an SMS
  • Or please send a private message after payment or send an SMS
  • Expected turnaround time is 15 minutes, please be patient

If for any reason you are not able to meet the terms, be prompt to communicate this to the buyer to avoid a dispute initiation.

2. Use a reasonable profit margin

For example, if BTC/USD is 40,000, selling at $40,500 will net you more buyers than using $42,000, this is as there are many buyers and sellers on the platform. Several transactions over a month can earn you up to $4,000 in fees instead of waiting for three months to make a single sale with a high margin.

3. In-demand payment methods are preferable

Whether it is you setting your terms or working with someone who does, you need to stick to in-demand payment methods. Do not make assumptions or vague descriptions.

Be bold to say, “Pay to XYZ Bank only” or ‘’Send cash with a money agent only”. Either way, the funds can only be sent to the account or recipient that you have provided.

4.Be friendly with helping new traders

On the platform, you are going to come across new traders, and they might not be familiar with the processes. If you come across one, be patient and provide some guidance. The Binance P2P platform has a private message function that is free of charge to use between sellers and buyers, you can message the buyer to make clarifications.

5. Be responsive

it is your personal duty to be responsive and make sure that you respond to enquiries in a timely manner to keep good ratings. If more buyers rate you poorly and line up complaints on your profile, you will lose your patronage and be out of business in no time.

How to become a verified merchant?

The process here is simple and you need to adhere to the requirements to be accepted:

  • Open a new account and be registered
  • Be KYC-compliant and at least 18 years old
  • Provide a utility bill as proof of residence
  • Have a fiat bank account in your name with at least $100 or its local equivalent
  • Complete and submit an application form
  • You also might need to shoot a small video, holding your ID card, and an inscription that is required of you in order to validate your ID.

With these steps completed above, you will be able to get an approval to become a seller in Binance P2P platform.

Are there risks in P2P trading?

There is a good chance to make money with the P2P platform and there are inherent risks too that are worth highlighting. The safeguards are also shown side by side.

  • Avoid losses as a seller by refusing to take your trades outside the platform so as not to fall prey to scams. Binance provides escrow account to house your crypto till you have confirmed receipt of funds
  • Take an additional step to log into your banking platform to confirm your buyer’s deposit to avoid releasing crypto when payment is not made
  • Use a second phone number different from your bank alert phone number as unscrupulous people can send fake alerts to your phone perpetuate fraud
  • If a payment claim is made by a buyer and it does not reflect in your account, you can file an appeal to get come information and customer support assistance.

Tips to get more trades

You can get more trades by using these tips:

  • Use your referral code and share on social media
  • Post the link to your seller’s profile on your social media pages or crypto-themed groups
  • Join the Binance Africa/Nigeria Telegram group and you can win some referrals there.

How to buy on Binance P2P Platform

Binance is a cryptocurrency exchange platform that was created in 2017. It also provides cryptocurrency users with wallets to store their cryptocurrencies.

How to open a Binance account

  • Go to Binance and click the “Register” button. 
  • Fill in your email address and select a secure password. If your friend gave you a referral code, you can also input it in the “optional Referral ID” space created.

Verification

  • Follow the steps given for verifying your account by clicking the code sent to your email address or mobile number.
  • You may also be required to upload an ID or document or level 2 identity verification. Please follow all the instructions given for easy verification.

Currently in Nigeria, the easiest way to buy Bitcoin on Binance is the P2P platform , which does not necessarily need you to make a deposit

How to Buy Bitcoin on Binance

Because of the regulations on cryptocurrencies trade by the Central Bank of Nigeria, a new way was devised by exchange platforms such as Binance to make buying Bitcoin easier. This new way is what is called Peer-to-peer transactions or P2P. It connects buyers to sellers directly with no transaction fee unlike other platforms on both app and website.

This method allows you to buy bitcoin from several sellers online. Below are the three steps to follow to buy your bitcoin successfully.

Step 1: Pick your preferred currency and payment method.

  • Click on the P2P section.
  • Select the Buy tab and the BTC crypto. Then click on the filter icon at the top-right part of your screen
  • Select your preferred method and currency. As a Nigerian, you are to select Naira and Transfer via Bank.

Step 2: Make transaction

  • Choose an offer from the offers displayed
  • Input the number of coins you want to sell, choose a payment method, and click on Buy BTC.
  • Thereafter, make a transfer to the seller’s account using the information provided before the time lapses. You may also chat the seller up.
  • Ensure that you send the money to the seller and tap on Transfer next.

Step 3:  Bitcoin transferred to your wallet

  • Click on Confirm. Avoid doing this if you have not made any transactions. (It is a violation of the P2P User Transaction Policy).
  • Thereafter, the status of the transaction will display pending.
  • After the seller can successfully confirm, Bitcoin will be transferred to your wallet.

Start Selling and Winning

You can start selling on the Binance P2P platform with all the insights provided in this guide. Be mindful of the safeguards, and you will be able to make a decent amount of income and ROI.

Cryptocurrencies, Ethereum and The Future

The use of Ethereum in the crypto chain has been monumental, From the initial rise of ICOs to the growth of DeFi, it has become a leading bulwark. Here is the pathway to the future.

Cryptocurrencies took the world by storm in 2017 when Bitcoin reached an ATH that tethered at the $20,000 mark. Ever since, the market has posted some amazing ROI that has left other asset classes scrambling for cover.

With the initial mad rush to take a cut of the bitcoin pie simmering down by nid-2018, investors did begin to explore other crypto with potentials, While ETH was also affected by the downturn that hit the crypto market, other initiatives led to the development of DeFi markets, which largely revolved around Ethereum at the time.

In a factual assessment, with its smart contract features, Ethereum largely led the way for real world assets to be tokenized although that glaring advantage has taken a hit of late. The likes of Cardano, Tron, Stellar, and Ripple have introduced smart contract features that are giving Ethereum platform a good run for the DeFi money.

If you want to thrive in the modern market, you should familiarize yourself with the features of Ethereum that have helped positioned it a leading cryptocurrency and a global digital market frontline asset.

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About Ethereum

Ethereum can be referred to as a modern technology covering vast online activities and trading. Ethereum is an online platform that aids payments and transactions globally. It provides an avenue for everyone to work online and earn money.

Ethereum has made transactions globally easy as it covers and accessible globally. All transactions and payments will be made online with ease and no third-party issue. All that is needed is to register on the platform, secure your wallet, fund it and transact with precautions. Ethereum service is also available 24/7 customer support service if you have any issues. 

Perks of Ethereum

This crypto provides an unbiased and equal opportunity for everyone. Being on the platform and obeying rules makes you entitled to benefits and profits concerning trades and activity. 

It serves as a modern avenue for online development and financial breakthrough. Ethereum provides a transparent, open-source service that allows you to monitor your activities and use strategies or codes used by pros on the platform. 

It makes investments much more effortless. Ethereum serves as your bank, your secured wallet, which can be accessed and used for any transaction anytime, anyway. 

It is available in any quantity. You can purchase Ethereum worth any value of money you have for small investors or beginners.  

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A Guide on how to get started on the Ethereum platform. 

After registering on the platform, here are the basic things you need to do. 

Select a wallet. This wallet connects you to trading on the platform and keeps records of your transactions. 

Fund your wallet. The currency of Ethereum is ETH, as the US currency is Dollars (USD $). This currency will be exchanged for any transaction with any currency on the platform. This is like a balance to avoid confusion and currency preference. 

Start trading on the platform. This is essential to make profits and key to your financial breakthrough. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Ethereum and its Future

Is it feasible for Ethereum to reach $2000? 

Generally, every cryptocurrency is not fixed; hence rise and fall in their price. Ethereum has once been valued at $1400, though fallen now but very much feasible to exceed the $2000 worth.

Is Ethereum better than Bitcoin? 

With the recent rise in Ethereum value, it is safe to choose Ethereum over Bitcoin in terms of its usability, beyond just as a crypto. Its blockchain value is growing.

Ethereum is the future, and this can be seen from the expanding use it has seen in the DeFi game.

Conclusion

Ethereum is a leading crypto with clearly marketable credentials. With steps taken to re-imagine the blockchain and make it nimble and responsive to marketplace realities, there is no doubt that it is not giving up its market lead so easily.

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Leading Reward Tokens That Rule The Crypto Space In 2020

Reward tokens are awarded in the crypto space by platforms as an incentive to patrons. Here is how the market leaders have fared so far in 2020

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Crypto Reward Tokens: Which platforms perform best?

The advent of DeFi automated exchanges has brought new ways to invest and earn money with cryptocurrencies. Being already interested in investments of the sort, many crypto adopters have rushed to these – particularly those programs where money can be earned by just parking your crypto in a particular exchange and  in return, you earn a reward.

These tokens, often thought of as crypto reward tokens, are currently being advertised as great investments, since they’re low-risk propositions. They’re also helping to build the backbone of a global working blockchain economy that could eventually rival, or even replace, our current, banking-based economy.

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How do they work?

As stated above, crypto reward tokens work in much the same way fixed-term deposits and savings accounts work with traditional banking. You give the bank (or in this case the DeFi exchange) your crypto tokens, it is to fund loans, and you get a percentage of the interest back after some time. There are no fixed terms, so your crypto isn’t stuck there – however, the longer it remains there, the higher the earnings you get in return.

That sounds good. Can I do this with any tokens?

Not with just any token, since you’ll have to use tokens that are supported by your platform of choice. While in most cases this means Ethereum-based tokens and stablecoins, some platforms do allow external tokens.

Still, there’s nothing keeping you from participating using one token and then converting the earnings to another, so if it’s plain earnings you’re looking for, then the lack of support for your token of choice shouldn’t be a problem.

Which ones are the best performers currently?

While there are dozens of possible offerings, each with its own pros and cons, and while it’s impossible for there to be a single one that’s best for everyone, we have reduced our list to three main tokens you should look out for and consider: Nexo, Celsius, and Crypto.com. The reasoning for our choice is as follows:

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Core Features

The more features and services an exchange offers, the more likely it is to succeed in the long run. For reward tokens, this means more users, which leads to higher, more regular earnings.

Out of these three, Nexo is the one closest to a standard banking operation – as it is both licensed and regulated. It is backed by Deloitte, giving it the much-needed industry approval. Its main offering as a platform for customers is both savings accounts (that net you rewards) and a loaning platform. Interests are given daily and all transactions are insured. Nexo supports fiat currencies, and a few other exchanges do. same

Celsius offers much the same as Nexo, although it isn’t as tightly regulated. Celsius also offers their loans without requiring credit checks, which expands its audience at no risk to you, as all loans are insured. Interests from Celsius are awarded weekly.

Crypto .com also offers savings accounts and loans. However, their main draws are support for a large range of currencies and, more importantly, its crypto-backed debit cards that allow you to make purchases using your saved cryptocurrencies without having to go through exchanges.

Safety Features

Wherever money is handled, safety is paramount. While all three of these exchanges are considered safe, their features vary.

Nexo insures all wallets for up to $100m. Moreover, deposits are kept in cold storage under a third-party custodian, as per EU/UK regulations. Its security and management systems have been heavily audited and are considered top-of-the-line.

Celsius, like Nexo, has all wallets insured and kept in cold storage by a custodian – BitGo, the same one behind Nexo. Its mobile app offers two-step authentication. There’s no web app to speak of.

Unlike its other two competitors, Crypto.com doesn’t list third-party insurance or custodians among its features. However, the company and its holdings are insured by the FDIC and all user deposits are kept in cold storage.

Ease of Use

This is the point where there’s more variation among all three companies. Although ease of use and access should be paramount, it’s common for crypto-based companies to sometimes falter in this regard.

While Nexo offers both web presence and a mobile app, there’s no way to buy or exchange cryptocurrencies from it – with the app serving mostly as a tool to check what you already have there. It is generally simple to use and has support for different types of accounts, including business ones.

Celsius has no web presence whatsoever. It also only offers its highest interest rates if you choose to be paid using its own cryptocurrency, which can be problematic for some users.

Crypto.com, for all of its available services, has one flaw: Not all territories are supported. Most particularly, the crypto exchange and credit lines aren’t available for US residents (however, the crypto-backed debit cards are.)

Recent Performance

Since it’s not uncommon for exchanges to offer their best rates if you allow them to pay you using their native cryptocurrencies, the recent performance of said tokens is an important metric to consider.

Nexo’s performance on this regard has had its highs this year, and few lows. While the price of the NEXO token is only 30% higher than back in January, over the year it has seen peaks that have led it to over 100% ROI vs January. It also hasn’t seen huge lows – meaning it’s a relatively low risk currency.

Celsius is easily the biggest performer among these three. The CEL token has gone from $0.14 at the beginning of the year to an all-time high of $1.43 as of this writing – reporting a 1000% price increase. It’s hard to argue against a performance like this.

Crypto.com’s performance is close to that of Nexo, in that it’s had a few highs (none as high as Celsius’) and few lows. The MCO token did have a sharp price drop during March, but it recovered quickly in a bull run that had the token go from roughly $2.5 to $5.5 within a month. Its price as of this writing sits roughly 30% higher than in January.

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In Rideshare Disruption, Here Is How Cryptocurrency Payments Can Boost Local Economies And Make The Greater Good Possible

Rideshare is becoming the norm in many parts of the globe. It is a chance to promote the greater good in local communities. Here is how this can happen with crypto payments

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When blockchain appeared nascent, not many people gave it a chance to make a difference. However, keen tech watchers knew that like the Internet, it was sure to stand the test of time. Cryptocurrencies have emerged as a major face of what blockchain tech can do.

Utilizing the idea of crypto payments for rideshare is basic. One great side to crypto adoption is the inevitability of decentralization. To couple the benefits of breaking down centralized systems in transportation and payments for services can be a game-changer.

How Rideshare tech works

Open the application and press the find button to locate a driver. Drivers in the zone will get a notification, and when a driver acknowledges, the rider and the driver can be linked up using the Geo-find feature.

The success of a rideshare innovation is such that municipal governments, businesses and individuals can leverage it for the betterment of the local economy. Employment opportunities for the people in the locality can be boosted and productivity will be on the upswing.

Be that as it may, paying with cash could sometimes be a limitation., as it does not offer the sort of recognizable proof confirmation that other methods offer. Also carrying cash around might be dangerous due to the crime rate in the area. Due to this factor, the rideshare can get integrated into the blockchain innovation.

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Why an outright prescription in payment method could be a limiting factor in some areas, the open customizable nature of blockchain tech allows for preferences.

The developments along these lines shows that forerunners in the rideshare business are losing out in market share for far-flung areas by centralizing operations in cities. Therefore, local organizations and companies can explore options so that ride share be accepted globally beyond (beyond city centers.)

The above is a win-win situation for everybody such that the rideshare companies make more money, and it helps in the ease of transportation within those areas, also providing employment opportunities to people of the region.

Business and Social Boost

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Utilization of blockchain innovation is for all intents and purposes necessary in the use of rideshare apps, and it is extremely positive to see a few organizations attempting to induce this idea into their various plans of action. Some of these have already started seeing the positive side of this blockchain invention in their ride-sharing application. The ride-sharing economy is increasing rapidly and consolidating intense types of innovation which will prompt future advancement.

With regards to understanding the idea of ridesharing, the essential objective is to reduce the number of vehicles on the road. As opposed to including new vehicles on the streets. Some of these organizations hope to benefit as much as possible from the operating system of ridesharing and are also looking at how they can benefit from blockchain-based rideshare apps. 

Rideshare organizations like Uber and Lyft are handling this issue also, although they are in full control of the clients. But for clarity, it is necessary to understand that an open-source innovation is viable. This will help to increase their appeal to the public and give people an edge with the many possibilities of blockchain technology.

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Better Credibility

Decentralizing transportation is not an amazingly easy task, but the presentation of blockchain innovation makes a lot of difference. The consideration is beyond the ease of settling cost by individuals, and as credibility is boosted considerably.

An area of benefit is that this development would encourage record keeping in transactions that are being made, thus encouraging transparency among the drivers. Furthermore, the appropriated record innovation would enable the organization to take correct payment percentages from their drivers.

It is sure that these ridesharing companies would make more money wherever they choose to operate. Also, companies can avoid claims of driver exploitation as both parties would have relevant records and receipts to fall back to in the case that this leads to a legal issue.

Better Employment Numbers

Another advantage of this in all regions of the country is that most drivers are scared to work in regions that are dangerous and known for the high crime rate. But once the rideshare app is being incorporated into the blockchain, it would limit the amount of cash that a driver would have in hand, hence it would discourage criminals from trying to rob the car.

Last Words

The basic idea behind crypto payments for rideshare is that non-cash payments is less prone to theft. On the flipside, once ridesharing is decentralized, the regions of high crime rate may experience a reduction in crime rate. This basis for this optimism is that some criminal activities are caused by lack of adequate employment in the area.

With the decentralizing of rideshare, this would give employment opportunities to the people that stay in these regions. This is an especially important advantage of the global acceptation of ridesharing.

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