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Ripple’s money transfer network available in Nigeria

RippleNet, is now live in  55 countries including Nigeria, with XRP remittances now live in five continents.

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Ripple, the fast-growing fintech juggernaut and owner of XRP disclosed its global payments network, RippleNet, is now live in  55 countries including Nigeria, with XRP remittances now live in five continents.

RippleNet also stated that its services offering were available in 95 currency pairs, according to the fintech’s redesigned website.

READ: Crypto robber behind over $200 million theft, found

Quick fact; RippleNet is a network of institutional payment-providers that include banks and payment providers that use solutions developed by Ripple to provide a seamless experience to send money worldwide.

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RippleNet uses a leverage cutting-edge blockchain technology in streamlining payments services and helps in reducing costs.

It should also be added that On-Demand Liquidity (ODL), Ripple’s XRP-powered cross-border payments product is available in the US, Mexico, Europe, the Philippines, and Australia.

READ: President Trump’s action triggers Ethereum plunge

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Sequel to this feat, recall Nairametrics about a month ago gave critical insights into how Ripple, the world’s fast-growing crypto payment powerhouse, worked with bank regulators and policymakers in several governments for the adoption of digital payments.

READ MORE: 3 Crypto exchanges control about 14.3% circulating BTC supply

Global banks are already working with Ripple 

Japan-based Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, with assets of more than USD 2.8 trillion, announced in November 2018 that, in cooperation with Ripple, it would provide an international money transfer service on the payment corridor from Japan to Brazil.

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  • Banks using Ripple include Europe’s banking giant, HSBC Holdings Plc, with assets of about $2.5 trillion, which disclosed in 2019 that it would use the XRP payment solution.
  • Japan Post Bank with assets of USD 1.9 trillion, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, and Mizuho Financial Group with trillions of dollars in assets, also have a close relationship with Ripple Asia.
  • Others having a relationship with Ripple include Banco Santander, Barclays PLC, Royal Bank of Canada, and Toronto-Dominion Bank

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Olumide Adesina is a France-born Nigerian. He is a Certified Investment Trader, with more than 15 years of working expertise in Investment Trading and Financial Market Analysis. Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society. You can follow Olumide on Twitter @tokunboadesina or email [email protected]

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  1. Daniel Ogbuagu

    October 11, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Proud of you, as a fellow Nigerian. Keep it up, Toks.
    Love the very useful piece you wrote. Thanks.

  2. Webloaded

    October 11, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks for this, nice information

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6 Cryptos rich investors are buying

$ETH, $LINK, $REN, $ELF, $KNC, & $ZRX are among cryptos recently hitting one-year highs.

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A new survey has shown that though many crypto exchanges affirm their commitment to warding off criminals who aim to launder money and fund terrorist activities, Crypto: Investors flocking in large numbers into altcoins

High net worth investors are quietly putting capital into some cryptos amid the recent bullish happening at the flagship crypto market.

Unsurprisingly, all the cryptos seen by Nairametrics recording high cash inflows are based and built on Ethereum, and the amount of each held by the high net worth investors addresses has hit one-year highs in the previous week, according to a crypto analytics firm – Santiment.

READ: Zoom’s market valuation hits $50 billion mark, thanks to COVID-19

As investors give the world flagship crypto the much-needed attention, Bitcoin’s market price has been ranging between $12.7k and $13.3k, as crypto whales of many respective $ETH-based #altcoins have added to their non-exchange bags. $ETH, $LINK, $REN, $ELF, $KNC, & $ZRX are among those recently hitting one-year highs.

READ: Bitcoin Whale transfers $1.1 billion worth of crypto for $3.58

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What you should know

All seems to be going well for these crypto’s derivative Ethereum. At the time of writing this publication, Ethereum traded at $387.51 with a daily trading volume of $10,620,097,122.

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READ: Ethereum whale transfers 169,296 Cryptos

  • ETH price is up 0.2% in the last 24 hours. It has a circulating supply of 110 million coins and a max supply of ∞ coins.
  • There are good news and bad news for #Ethereum’s quest to again surpass the $420 price barrier.
  • The good news is that miners aren’t selling, and there is a big increase in new $ETH addresses being created, and pre-existing addresses have shown increased inactivity.
  • The bad news is that social sentiment is bordering on the euphoric territory, and daily active deposits have jumped in a big way.

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Why Nigeria is Africa’s biggest Crypto market

Cryptos are fast becoming more popular for payment transactions around the world and Nigeria has emerged Africa’s biggest market.

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Why Nigeria is Africa’s biggest Crypto market

Nigerians are fasting adopting the world’s most popular crypto – Bitcoin, as their mainstream for payments and wealth preservation. Thus, setting the pace for other African countries – as it leads the whole African continent combined in the use of Bitcoin via transactions turnover.

Then, it becomes unsurprising to see leading crypto brands like Binance, Paxful, FTX, Crypto.com, printing their labels in Nigeria, as it is apparently one of the fastest-growing crypto markets in the ever-changing world.

READ: Coalition of African lawmakers seeks debt relief for African states

According to a new study seen by Nairametrics, Nigeria has seen the largest influx of activity in peer to peer lending in the month of October.

What you should know

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Data obtained from usefultulips, a BTC analytic data provider showed Nigeria leads Africa’s peer to peer lending in the month of October 2020, as it posted a monthly P2P volumes of between $32.5 million, followed by South Africa and Kenya posting about $9million and $7.4 million respectively.

READ: #EndSARS: Access Bank announces N50 billion interest-free facility for businesses

What they are saying

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Ekene Ojieh, Head Of Public Relations, Buffalo Chase, a fast-growing crypto analytic firm, attributed the upward trend in the adoption of cryptos – most especially Bitcoin, to Nigeria’s demographic structure.

“Nigeria ranks 8th position in the largest country with crypto adoption. The reasons for this fact are not far-fetched.

“The Nigerian youth has about 32% of the entire population of about 200 million people.

READ: COVID-19: IMF Chief predicts $345 billion financing gap in African countries 

“It’s easy for a young country like Nigeria to adopt the use of bitcoin because a large percentage of its population falls within the age range that is tech-savvy. Although, that’s not the only reason why many Nigerian youths adopt bitcoin.

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“Nigerian youths prefer to secure their assets in bitcoin or stablecoins because naira like every other fiat currency is susceptible to inflation.

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“The borderless feature of bitcoin makes payment effortless and transaction fee outrageously low.

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“In the recent protest in Nigeria, we saw the sharp switch to bitcoin after the movement’s bank account was frozen making up to about 44% of the entire donation.

“Bitcoin gained an impressive 13.7% over week 43 – as per Glassnode. Bitcoin is currently traded at a $13,000 region. With the accessibility of bitcoin, we see more Nigerian youths adopting the use of bitcoin.”

READ: Rich Bitcoin investor moved $175 million worth of BTC for just $0.84

It’s also critical to note that a significant number of Nigerian youths, amid #EndSARS protest that had triggered police reforms, got help from Bitcoin, on the principle that its payments were secured and had no central authority, which could breach payment. The funds were consequently used in aiding and providing medical and legal bills for some youths who had peacefully set out for such cause and got arrested in that period.

Another thing that surely stood out in the just concluded #EndSARS protest and got the rare limelight in the crypto-verse, is a Nigerian female rights group better known as the Feminist Coalition, a non-governmental organization originally created to push for gender equality in Nigeria, used the power of crypto technology in disbursing funds for injured protesters, food, water, first aid supplies – that the co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey had to lend his support.

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Dorsey tweeted, “Donate via Bitcoin to help #EndSARS,” while also retweeting a tweet by the Feminist Coalition informing Nigerians of how to support the fast-changing female right group.

 

Bottom line

Nigerian millennials are fast adapting to the most ever-changing financial asset in the modern era and leading brands are also taking advantage of such prevailing macro.

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Most profitable asset in a decade, Bitcoin up over 26,600,000%

Bitcoin, from $0.06 in September 2010 exploded to its current price of around $13,000, representing a surge of over 26,600,000%.

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The odds are now playing strongly in favor of the world’s most popular crypto – Bitcoin.

Data retrieved from a well-known crypto custodian firm Blockchain showed how Bitcoin from $0.06 in September 2010 exploded to its current price of around $13,000 – representing a surge of over 26,600,000% in a span of 10 years.

READ: Pigs on a rampage as Bitcoin prices drop over 10%

READ: Bulls on rampage, Ethereum wallets now record high

Meanwhile, the same couldn’t be said about its closest performing rivals, which included the Yellow metal and the S&P 500, which climbed 103% and 233% respectively over the same stretch.

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Why this matters

The flagship crypto seems to run hot on many prevailing macros, not forgetting that the general economic law states that when demand is high and supply is limited, prices of such products will usually go up.

READ: Chainlink breaks into top 10 most valuable cryptocurrency in the world

  • Bitcoin has established a robust support level at $13,000,
  • It should also be noted in the past few years, that Bitcoin holders are refusing to sell and instead use it for wealth preservation.
  • Also, another strong sign giving crypto traders bullish bias include Bitcoin’s  Active Supply 3y-5y (1d MA) just reaching a 23-month high of 1,840,755.050 BTC, as seen from Glassnode – a popular analytic firm

A previous 23-month high of 1,840,745.362 BTC was observed earlier today.

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READ: Fate of $2.3 billion worth of Bitcoins in Limbo

What this means

Nairametrics earlier broke the news on how the world’s flagship crypto continues to gain traction at the speed of light. The renowned financial data media company, Bloomberg Intelligence, gave critical insights on why bitcoin, in just about five years’ time, could hit a valuation of $100,000.

READ: There are now 13,173 BTC millionaires around the world

READ: China’s economy bounces back from COVID-19 slump, with a growth of 4.9% in Q3 2020

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“Bitcoin’s foundation is firming for further price advances if its history is a guide. Since initially reaching $10,000 in 2017, the benchmark crypto corrected about 70% and remains in an extended period of consolidation around that level,” the report said.

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