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African digital assets exchange Quidax adopts Ripple xRapid

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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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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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Secret Behind Binance Coin: Why is BNB Outperforming Other Coins

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The crypto market has seen quite a lot of volatility in 2019, although not all of the price changes were bad, as they were in 2018. In fact, many coins saw significant growth. Bitcoin (BTC), for example, recently managed to breach one of its major resistance at $4,000. Many have predicted that breaching this roadblock will mark the next stage in Bitcoin’s growth, and potentially its return to higher levels.

However, while most of the market has been seeing significant gains in the past several days, one coin still outperforms them all — Binance Coin (BNB).

So far, in 2019, Binance Coin has shown a strong will of its own, often seemingly being immune to the market trends. While the coin did see a significant loss in 2018, it spent most of 2019 in recovery, even while the last remnants of the crypto winter still tortured the rest of the market.

Back in the early days of January 2019, the coin’s price was barely above $5. Now, however, only a bit over two months later, BNB price is at $15.86, and still seeing growth. The coin never suddenly spiked, but instead, its growth was steady and stable. Whenever it approached new resistance level, BNB would slowly carve its way through it, turning it into support, and continuing on.

But, what is allowing it to break free from…

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Why Bitcoin Price Remains Stable Before the Expected Hike

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The cryptocurrency rallied a few days back, but now, it has moved closer to 38.2% Fib level. Investors are enthusiastic that as it remains at this level for some time, and stabilize. The next move in Bitcoin price will take it to the 61.8% Fib level. This is when the hike in the price of the cryptocurrency will occur towards $4,200. However, after the surge in price, the upcoming weeks will see the Bitcoin falling swiftly to $3,000.

The truth is that if this move fails to occur, there may not be an improvement in the value of the digital currency. Also, this movement will enable the “bullish gartly pattern” we saw on the BTC/USD 4H chart to become a reality. Also, we are expecting that the Bitcoin price will decline the same way it has been recovering since early February.

Why this week’s closing price matters

Presently, Bitcoin price is still trading above what the intrinsic value is showing on larger time frames. However, we can see adequate room to accommodate short-term rallies. The price at which Bitcoin closes this week is very critical. It will be a clear indication as to how the digital currency will move in the coming weeks.

If Bitcoin closes at a price above $4,000, we are hopeful that the correction may come from early next week. On the other hand, any…

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Blockchain-Focused ETF Arrives on London Stock Exchange

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The crypto community is still waiting for the US SEC to approve Bitcoin ETFs, with speculation which application might get approval being one of the hottest topics in 2018. However, come 2019, the US government shutdown dragged on, and the Bitcoin ETF request which had the most potential to see a grant got withdrawn by the very companies that submitted the application.

While the question of BTC ETF remains hanging in the air, blockchain-focused ETFs seem to be a different matter entirely. In a recent announcement by an independent investment managed firm called Invesco, the company has stated that it was about to launch the largest blockchain-focused ETF in the world. They managed to go through with this plan, and the ETFs have reached the London Stock Exchange today, March 11th.

The exchange-traded fund includes a portfolio containing as many as 48 different firms which are bringing exposure to the emerging technology. Among them, there is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, which is a well-known creator of chips used for crypto mining, as well as the CME Group, which is the first regulated exchange in the US which launched Bitcoin futures. There are many other well-known companies as well, such as Intel, Microsoft, and others.

Chris Mellor, the Invesco’s head of ETF equity product management in Europe, said that blockchain has a huge potential to increase earnings, even though…

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