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Quidax has partnered up with Ripple, and it’s positioned to start using the blockchain firm’s xRapid product (the only product of the company that uses XRP) to revolutionize money transfers and settlements.

Not too long ago, Quidax, a European based virtual asset exchange, launched its services in Nigeria in an attempt to spread its wings to the African continent. Their story dates back to 2016 when their architects came together to develop a platform with the intention to leave a dent in the financial sector. Their primary purpose is to open the doors of opportunity to as many individuals as possible who are interested in making money and in wealth creation.

The second Ripple partner in Africa (first was Flutterwave who embraced the Ripple blockchain not too long ago), Quidax is being hosted by a trading platform which will allow their users to buy and sell digital assets using their secure, simple, and seamless user interface. Once it gets launched, Quidax will facilitate their users with the capability to buy and sell six virtual currencies with the promise to expand to over 20 cryptos in the next three months.

According to the CEO of Quidax Africa, Buchi Okoro, who happens to be Nigerian, the platform has the potential to break the existing financial barriers that will, in turn, allow Nigerian residents to have more opportunities to create wealth for themselves. He disclosed:

“Having thought about the problems that are bedeviling the current financial landscape in a global level, our mission as Quidax is to challenge the status quo by pushing humanity forward. As an exchange, our goal is to break down financial barriers that are barring our people from accessing wealth creation opportunities” 

By looking at the sheer number of alternatives available to their users, we can undoubtedly conclude that Quidax is the substantial exchange platform functioning in Africa. The digital tokens included in the exchange (as of now) include Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, Ripple’s XRP, Bitcoin, and Litecoin.

One of the things that make Quidax stand out is its ability to take away the hustle of running between minimized mobile applications while transacting. It also offers a wide range of virtual assets to buy and sell. The all-inclusive benefit of Quidax has spark interest among many crypto enthusiasts in Africa contributing to the massive trade sign-ups being experienced on their platform.

Currently, the crypto exchange company is at an advanced level of its preparations to kickstart its cryptocurrency and blockchain education to increase the level of literacy in Nigeria and the African continent at large. The cryptocurrency literacy endeavor is needed on the African continent now more than ever.

Apart from offering Nigerians more information concerning cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, Quidax will also be facilitating citizens of the West African with a platform to trade virtual currencies. To achieve this, the company is looking into partnering with key individuals who are instrumental in the Abuja Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence Roundtable event.  CEO Okoro added,

“As a cryptocurrency trade platform, Quidax is open to collaboration with other players in our quest to achieve our vision and mission of enlightening Nigerians and Africans on this emerging technology.” 

Ripple (XRP) Price Analysis After Partnership with Quidax

Ripple’s new innovative product for making payments, xRapid, is already facilitating businesses and financial institutions with capabilities of transacting with one another seamlessly without friction. And early this morning, the world woke up to the news that XRP/USD broke free from Monday’s low of 0.4452 US dollars through the bearish sentiments that are still strong.

Despite all the top cryptocurrencies being in the red currently, Ripple’s XRP price is up by 0.78% and stands at $0.445 taking the recent 24-hours of trading into account, with its current market value standing at slightly below 18 billion US dollars.

It is expected that XRP prices might surge upwards as the news of Ripple partnering with Quidax continues to gain momentum (remember they are going to use xRapid, the product that uses XRP), especially in Africa.

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Many facets of our lives are now digitized––money is no exception. 

Have you noticed that paper money is on its way to being obsolete because so many people receive direct deposit and love the simplicity of their debit card? 

Not to mention, cash carries germs, as we’ve heard lots about during the pandemic. Many businesses have turned to card only options in light of this. 

But what about cryptocurrency?

You probably heard everyone raving about it a few years ago, but the excitement’s calmed down quite a bit. That doesn’t mean that it’s not a viable option you should keep in mind. 

What’s Cryptocurrency? 

Let’s start with the basic definition of cryptocurrency so we’re all on the same page. Cryptocurrency utilizes cryptographic methods and complex coding systems to encrypt sensitive information during data transfers. This protects your funds and personal information on a whole different level. 

These transactions are virtually impenetrable due to the combination of mathematical and technological protocols created and put in place. This aspect of cryptocurrency is what makes it safer. Also, the details of transactions are kept private. No one can see who sent what, etc., because those rigorous mathematical and technological protocols protect it.

The Pros: 

Different From Traditional Banking Transactions

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Enhancing the DigitalBits Ecosystem through the XDB Foundation

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The DigitalBits ecosystem welcomed a new benefactor in the form of the XDB Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for DigitalBits. The main objectives of the XDB Foundation include the DigitalBits Ecosystem Support Program, supplying both financial and non-financial assistance to qualified entities and projects within the DigitalBits community, with a focus towards innovation and speeding ecosystem growth.

Michael Gord, MLG Blockchain and GDA Capital founder, has been appointed to the role of Managing Director of the XDB Foundation.  “I am excited to see the launch of the XDB Foundation and to be joining the DigitalBits ecosystem in this new capacity,” says Gord. “In the coming weeks, the XDB Foundation will share additional updates regarding its key initiatives.  Over the past 2 years, we have seen DigitalBits achieve various milestones and with this next chapter I’m excited to see the XDB Foundation contribute as the new project lead supporting education, research and development, and ecosystem growth and adoption.”

Michael Gord’s first initiatives within blockchain started with establishing the McGill Students’ Cryptocurrency Club, McGill Students’ Fintech Association, Bitcoin Canada and providing leadership on the global expansion of the Blockchain Education Network.  Notably, he is also a key contributor to the Kerala Blockchain Academy, one of the largest innovation hubs for blockchain technology worldwide. 

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As Global Tensions Grow, Bitcoin Price May Go Higher

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BTC Surged Again as A Safe Haven Asset During Global Tensions

  • India – China Border Conflict

After weeks of squabbling and brawling along their long-disputed border, hundreds of Indian and Chinese soldiers engaged in a deadly clash Monday in a river valley that’s part of the region of Ladakh last week. Troops had massed on both sides of the border in recent months in the northern India region of Ladakh and the southwestern Chinese region of Aksai Chin, causing global concerns of a potential escalation between the two.

  • North and South Korea Clash

Last Tuesday, North Korea destroyed the liaison office it jointly operates with South Korea in the city of Kaesong, just north of the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries. 

North Korea also said it would send troops to now-shuttered joint cooperation sites on its territory, reinstall guard posts and resume military drills at front-line areas in a violation of separate 2018 deals with South Korea. Jeong said South Korea will take “immediate, swift and corresponding” steps to any North Korean provocation.

The tensions grown in Asia and the potential “second wave” of coronavirus in the United States may add more difficulties to the global economic recovery. Thus, Bitcoin, as a safe haven asset, attracts more investors to buy and hold. 

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