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Into The Walls Of Cryptocurrency, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Side

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Into The Walls Of Cryptocurrency, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Side

Everything in this universe has its ups and down (good and Bad sides) to be precise. Well, the same thing is applied to the Cryptocurrency space.

Cryptocurrency, as we all know is a digital currency that operates independently from a Central bank based on blockchain technology. Cryptocurrency market is driven by Speculators, especially Bitcoin. Most Cryptocurrency traders always look at the bright side (Good) of Crypto coins whilst ignoring the other sides (Bad and Ugly) when trading.

Will, it is advisable to check all sides (Good, Bad and the Ugly) before trading. Just relax as we dive into the walls of Cryptocurrency.  

First and foremost, the Good side. Cryptocurrency has been in the system for some time now. The question is what makes it so special? is it its characteristics and the ability to make transactions so simple and efficient. Just as the former member and Chairman of Overstock.com, Jonathan Johnson indicated that crypto does indeed make doing business easier.

In terms of speed in relation to transactions (withdrawal). The processing speed of real money at the bank is very slow compared to cryptocurrency since it has to go through a lot of processing like account verification (signature, id verification, etc.) With Cryptocurrency, since crypto miners are always active.

Withdrawing your Cryptocurrency is easy, fast and reliable.

Crypto coin such as XRP has the fastest and secure blockchain. It has an average of 1,700+ TPS which speeds up transactions. There are other Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin cash, Litecoin and many more with high speed that makes business easier as said above.

When withdrawing real money from a bank using a credit card. The processing fee is much higher than that of Cryptocurrencies. Most Cryptocurrency wallets such as ebitpoint and coinbase transactional fee are much lesser and very fast to process.

In short, Cryptocurrency has a neutral and standardized confirmation policy supported by software with no third party involved.

The Bad side of Cryptocurrency has a negative effect on society in general. As youth nowadays are now Crypto addict. Especially the get rich type, since all they think about is getting rich by investing without any advice from an expert.

Mining Cryptocurrency requires a lot of power (electricity). The amount of power drawn during mining is very massive. Aside from causing financial loss to the state it also generates a large amount of pollution (noise pollution).

It can be used worldwide and very difficult to trace, especially in darknet where all illegal activities go on and the major mode of payment is mostly via Cryptocurrency.

I hate to tell you that Cryptocurrency has an ugly side. Yes, an ugly side. As technology grows, Cryptocurrency crime grows alongside. Crypto crime has been in crypto space since the invention of Cryptocurrency, which has attracted all sort of crypto criminal activities such as money laundering (Allowing money that was used by criminal activity and using that to buy Cryptocurrency in other to hide the link).

ICO scam (scammers baiting crypto investors into sending coin or token to unknown address with huge returns and bosting as leaders of certain companies), illegal pornography, weapons, and other illicit commodities.

Volatility is the well-known ugliest side of Cryptocurrency. That is the instability of prices as a result of a vast array of factors. For example, China, Japan, and the United States hold the largest Cryptocurrency in the world. If their government decides to ban its citizens from the use of Cryptocurrency out of their system, the price of Cryptocurrency will fall drastically. The price of Cryptocurrency can be $5000 and in the next 10 seconds, it will rise to $5900 or fall to $ 3000 due to market activities.

As a crypto enthusiast, it is my advice for all Crypto traders to get worried as everything has its ups and down in relation to crypto space. But no need to panic, the rate at which the price of Cryptocurrency is rising is good for business.

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Binance CEO Closing The Wealth Distance Between Him And Mark Zuckerberg – Makes Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index

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Binance CEO Closing The Wealth Distance Between Him And Mark Zuckerberg - Makes Bloomberg's Billionaires Index
  • Bloomberg’s billionaire index has put Changpeng Zhao’s fortune at nearly $100 billion.
  • The Binance CEO has stated in the past that he will most likely give away all of his wealth.
  • Despite his financial fortunes, Changpeng Zhao faces a stern test from regulators around the world.

The rich list released by Bloomberg puts CZ as he is fondly called as the 11th richest man alive. His net worth by far outstrips the conservative figures given by Forbes last year.

Almost 100 Billion Dollars

Cryptocurrencies have earned a reputation for giving investors incredible returns on their investments and one of the major players in the ecosystem is already reaping the rewards. A recent Bloomberg rich list claims that Binance’s founder and CEO, Changpeng Zhao is worth $96 billion.

The rationale behind this valuation is that Zhao owns a majority stake in the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, Binance. According to data gleaned from trading volumes and fees, Binance recorded around $20 billion in revenue which is nearly 3 times the revenue of Coinbase. An interesting fact about the rating is that it does not take into account his crypto holdings. Zhao is said to hold a large cache of BNB that has since soared by over 1000%

“Don’t worry about rankings. Focus on how many people you can help,” he tweeted a few hours after the Bloomberg report went live. “Unpopular opinion: instead of wealth rankings, there should be a ranking of charity and philanthropy efforts.”

The CEO has previously stated that he intends to donate more than 90% of his fortune to charity over the course of his life like other wealthy entrepreneurs that had come before him. He claimed in an Associated Press interview that he personally did not require a lot of money to maintain the current standard of his life. However, in a money move, reports emerged that CZ had purchased a multi-million dollar home in Dubai in November 2021.

Binance and its CEO donated $150,000 for the building of an ultramodern school in Uganda and also pledged to raise $1 million AUD for the planting of 100,000 trees in commemoration of Earth Day. Other charitable moves include the financial donation to healthcare workers in Mexico and a 1 million donation to UNICEF to support COVID-19 Vaccination equality.

Where He Seats On The Rankings

A net worth of $96 billion places Changpeng Zhao over India’s Mukesh Ambani and below Larry Elison. However, if his cryptocurrency holdings are taken into account, Zhao could easily rub shoulders with other tech billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page that have net worths of $122 billion and $123 billion respectively.

Binance has been embroiled in regulatory battles with the authorities in various jurisdictions, leading to fines and bans. The exchange has taken steps to be on the good books of regulators and is hiring ex-regulators to help in its compliance drive. It is expected that after achieving regulatory passes in its troubled jurisdiction, Changpeng Zhao’s net worth could outstrip Mark Zuckerberg’s.

The founder of FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried was named the richest 29 year old by Forbes last year with a fortune of $26.5 billion. Other cryptocurrency billionaires include Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase, and the Winklevoss Twins, founders of crypto exchange Gemini.

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AMC Theatres to Start Accepting Ethereum, Litecoin, And Bitcoin Cash In Addition To Bitcoin By Year-End

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AMC Theatres to Start Accepting Ethereum, Litecoin, And Bitcoin Cash In Addition To Bitcoin By Year-End

The world’s leading movie theatre chain will be accepting Litecoin, Ethereum, and Bitcoin Cash in addition to Bitcoin as payments for confectionaries and movie tickets at all its U.S. outlets before December 31.

This is according to a Twitter announcement made by the Company’s C.E.O Adam Aron on Thursday morning sending out a wave of bullish sentiments on the three cryptocurrencies by crypto enthusiasts.

“Cryptocurrency enthusiasts: you likely know AMCTheatres has announced we will accept Bitcoin for online ticket and concession payments by year-end 2021. I can confirm today that when we do so, we also expect that we similarly will accept Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash.” 

Last month, the C.E.O in an early morning earnings call had disclosed that AMC was actively engaged in setting up payment systems that would allow movie enthusiasts to pay for various services and purchases using Bitcoin. He had also acknowledged receiving a lot of inquiries from users and shareholders on the possibility of the company accepting payments in crypto which could have largely informed Thursday’s announcement.

Although Litecoin foundation did not respond to the statement in writing, Litecoin’s news page and Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin retweeted AMCs announcement gesturing their affirmation.

Broadening the crypto payments net

Litecoin has been making inroads in institutional halls thanks to its long-term persistence and reliability. Its completed MWEB upgrade project which allows the network to become much more scalable and make transaction amounts un-viewable to the public makes Litecoin the ideal choice for payments while protecting users’ data.

According to the Litecoin Foundations Q1 report, various companies have already announced that they’re integrating Litecoin including Paypal, Vaultoro, Flare Network, Moon among others. Its successful payment integrations have also attracted a fair share of challenges with a recent false report that Walmart was integrating Litecoin in its payment network.

Bitcoin cash which fulfills the original promise of Bitcoin as “Peer-to-peer electronic cash” could also see mass use given its fast transactions, low fees, and reliable confirmation. It also allows use on a large list of wallets including Ledger and Trezor among others, which are synonymous with most U.S. crypto owners. Its discounts on payments due to the elimination of credit cards are likely to attract most AMC movie enthusiasts looking to pay using this method.

On the other hand, Ethereum payments to the company could be fulfilled through Ethereum-Pay,  a decentralized ERC-1363 payable token built on the secure Ethereum network specifically tailored to be integrated with E-commerce transactions. 

EthereumPay creates a universal payment platform that allows merchants & users around the world to do business with each other instantly and cheaper than ever. Ethereum payments are accepted by companies including Sotheby, Overstock, Gipsybee,  Shopify CheapAir, Tripio among others.

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