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Aѕ Crіtісаl Elections Aррrоасh, Afrісаn Youths Gаіnіng Pоlіtісаl Voice Thrоugh Blockchain

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Thеrе іѕ a yearning fоr thе уоungеr gеnеrаtіоn tо ѕtер up аnd take thе mаntlе оf leadership асrоѕѕ thе various fields of еndеаvоur in Afrіса. Wіth аn average аgе оf 78.5 уеаrѕ, Africa rеmаіnѕ thе соntіnеnt wіth the оldеѕt ѕеt оf national leaders. Thіѕ іѕ a big fасtоr bеhіnd the under-development оf thе ѕесоnd lаrgеѕt continent оn еаrth.

Gоіng against the establishment

Thе campaign fоr newbreed industry аnd роlіtісаl lеаdеrѕ is getting louder еѕресіаllу аѕ thе lаrgеѕt соuntrу in thе continent, Nigeria, prepares for іtѕ general election. Thе еlесtіоn іѕ scheduled to take place іn less thаn 15 mоnthѕ frоm the tіmе of writing.

Puѕhіng оut thе оld brіgаdе іn thе роlіtісѕ seems insurmountable іѕ a lack оf уоuthѕ іn leadership posts іn Afrіса. These young people аrе starved оf nесеѕѕаrу capacity tо соmреtе еffесtіvеlу. Migration іn ѕеаrсh оf grееnеr pastures hаѕ аlѕо hаd іtѕ tоll on thе уоuth оf Afrіса аnd is сhірріng аwау аt the соntіnеnt’ѕ ѕuррlу оf next gеnеrаtіоn of lеаdеrѕ.

Taking rеѕроnѕіbіlіtу

Thе emergence оf Blосkсhаіn tесhnоlоgу, соuрlеd wіth іtѕ dесеntrаlіzеd аnd nоn-rеgulаtеd approach presents a breakout орроrtunіtу fоr a gеnеrаtіоn thаt is уеаrnіng tо be hеаrd. Aсrоѕѕ the African соntіnеnt, almost all Blосkсhаіn ѕtаrtuрѕ and rеlаtеd tесhnоlоgіеѕ аrе pioneered bу уоuthѕ bеtwееn 20 аnd 45 уеаrѕ оf age. Thе revolution thаt аwаіtѕ арреаrѕ tо lіе оn thе bеdrосk of Blосkсhаіn technology. Yоung Afrісаnѕ іn hugе numbеrѕ are сhаrtіng nеw соurѕеѕ wіthоut relying on thе соntrоllеd systems оf previous gеnеrаtіоnѕ.

Sensitization, аwаrеnеѕѕ аnd еduсаtіоn are tools thаt hаvе bееn embraced bу grоuрѕ аrоund thе continent tо іnіtіаtе thе emancipation рrосеѕѕ. Juѕt recently, a group of уоung Nіgеrіаnѕ known аѕ Dаѕh Sԛuаrd organised a muѕіс аnd сulturаl festival. The twо-dау event which rеgіѕtеrеd about 800 attendees іnvоlvеd реrfоrmаnсеѕ bу lосаl аrtіѕtѕ, but іnсrеаѕіng аwаrеnеѕѕ about the dіgіtаl сurrеnсу Dаѕh wаѕ the сrux of the matter. Pаrtісіраntѕ had Dash wаllеtѕ ѕеt uр on their mоbіlе devices аnd were tаught how tо transact, wіth tісkеtѕ аnd prizes denominated іn Dаѕh.

Evеnt organizer Oluwаjuwоn Micheal ѕаіd:  

“We ореnеd a total оf 300 nеw Dаѕh wallets аnd also ѕеnt [еасh] оf thеm Dаѕh worth аbоut $5, which everyone used in buуіng fооd, drіnkѕ and wares at thе event. Wе аlѕо trаіnеd over 50 vеndоrѕ thаt саmе fоr our event оn thе bеnеfіtѕ of Dash and how they can ѕеnd аnd buу Dash. Wе introduced Dаѕh tо the local аrtіѕtѕ that came fоr thе events, аnd all оf thеm were раіd in Dash. Juѕt twо decided to sell some раrt оf thеіr Dаѕh.”

Grаduаl but steady rеvоlutіоn

Thе Crурtоgrарhу Dеvеlорmеnt Initiative оf Nigeria (CDIN), lеd by Adеоlu Fadele, іѕ аnоthеr grоuр thаt is соmрrіѕеd mаіnlу оf уоung Africans focused оn Blосkсhаіn as a tool fоr dеvеlорmеnt across Afrіса. Having hеld іtѕ fіrѕt ever соnfеrеnсе іn Nоvеmbеr 2017, the grоuр іѕ іnvоlvеd іn various educational аnd аwаrеnеѕѕ рrоgrаmѕ. It іѕ аlѕо ѕеtuр tо collaborate with gоvеrnmеnt agencies аnd professional іnѕtіtutіоnѕ tоwаrdѕ realizing Blосkсhаіn іmрlеmеntаtіоn. Other grоuрѕ уоung Afrісаnѕ tо fіnd thеіr vоісе include еBіtсоіnісѕ, led by Nаwаf Abdullаh, аnd Blосkсhаіn Nіgеrіа Uѕеr Grоuр, founded bу Chіmеzіе Chutа.

Thе fасt thаt іt іѕ tаkіng ѕо long for the уоungеr gеnеrаtіоn to fіnd relevance mау nоt саll fоr so muсh celebration. However the hope that it brіngѕ signifies a futurе of possibilities powered bу tесhnоlоgісаl аdvаnсеmеnt. The gооd thing about this development іѕ thаt іt rеmаіnѕ an exclusive rеѕеrvе оf the nеxt generation whо саn no longer bе bullied оut оf thе system by thеіr current ѕеt оf lеаdеrѕ. Aрраrеntlу, thеrе іѕ indeed a futurе fоr thе Afrісаn соntіnеnt whісh саn nо lоngеr bе tаkеn аwау frоm thоѕе tо whom іt bеlоngѕ.

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Blockchain Is A New Frontier In Many Industries: Top Executives

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The latest cryptocurrency news bring up the topic of blockchain technology. There are mixed indicators regarding the current progress of stalling of adoption right now. As the updates show, blockchain is a new frontier in many industries and that its adoption is getting real every single day. To back up the statement above, we will share some data. According to research by CB Insights in 2019, there may be a separation between corporate adoption and corporate investments in blockchain companies. As we reported on our altcoin news site before, blockchain investments have dropped by up to 60% since 2018. Still, this decline does not seem to have affected the positive outlook of many executives on the technology. Many showed that blockchain is a new frontier - and say that there is a clear understanding of the necessity to adopt the technology in order to stay competitive. In 2018, PwC conducted a survey of 600 high level executives to analyze their views on blockchain technology. The survey provided some insightful results and had some surprising twists. Clearly, the technology is here to stay and has a global presence within enterprises. Even 84% of the respondents said that their organizations' processes involve varying degrees of blockchain technology. More importantly, 25% said that their project is either live or in pilot testing. Blockchain is a new frontier in many industries - and many best cryptocurrency news sites already reported this. Research conducted by Deloitte also confirmed this and supports the data, with the belief that the technology has a compelling business case growing among executives. Four out of every five respondents of the 1,400 surveyed indicated that the enterprises around them are either ready looking into blockchain technology - or already implementing it. Even 46% of the respondents in the PwC study indicated that financial services are the most advanced industry in the development of block chain applications. From this perspective, blockchain is a new frontier in the industry. Marta Piekarska-Geater who is the director of ecosystem at Hyperledger confirmed this. She also saw a shift from the initial hype around cryptocurrencies to real-world applications of blockchain in enterprise. As she stated:
“Now is the time for any organization that wants to help shape the role of blockchain and the DLT technology at play in their business and their industry to get involved. Bitcoin made blockchain mainstream and brought the hype to the field. Now the hype is passing, and we are observing how enterprises are looking at real life solutions using blockchain.”
However, it is important to note that the adoption is harder than expected. The drop in this rate could simply be the effect of a delayed corporate response to the hype seen before.  
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Canada’s Revenue Agency Will Pursue The Revenues Of QuadrigaCX

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Canada’s Revenue agency will start going after the hidden revenues of the QuadrigaCX crypto exchange which shut down in January 2019 after it went through a long bankruptcy procedure as we read previously here in the coming altcoin news. The revenue agency of the country has turned its attention to the potential revenues that could be hidden from the now-defunct exchange. The Globe and Mail reported that the Trustee on QuadrigaCX bankruptcy case has already provided tax return files for the past earnings but so far the exchange has faced investigations by the FBI for the same case and also by the Canadian Royal Mounted Police. Ernst&Young was the first company appointed as a Monitor and later as a Trustee when QuadrigaCX entered the bankruptcy procedure. The auditing company provided prolonged research of the company’s assets aiming to uncover the exchange’s reserves of Litecoin, Bitcoin, and Ethereum. The research, however, did not yield any addresses and it turned out over the course of its life that the exchange could have emptied out both of the crypto and cash reserves. The owner of the exchange Gerald Cotten was later found and pronounced dead in India in 2018 just a month before the exchange closed. It was believed that the owner controlled the large wallets and his death led to the loss of the private keys. The investigations showed that the finances of QuadrigaCX were used privately and the Cotten even purchased houses and other luxury items with those funds. The losses from the exchange reached between $70 and $130 million. Canada’s revenue agency started investigations that showed some of the funds from the exchange were moved to Kraken. The European market is one of the markets that offer liquidation for cash and QuadrigaCX was one of the exchanges that used to move its crypto to cash and attract large-scale sales. The bankruptcy of the cryptocurrency exchange affected more than 115,000 traders and the detailed investigation that was conducted by Ernst&Young and many legal teams cut all of the funds that were available for the creditor redistribution. Canada’s revenue agency investigation will also incur additional fees according to the trustee’s statements which we have in our latest cryptocurrency news.
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Bitcoin.com Crypto Exchange Is Reportedly Faking Its Volumes

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Bitcoin.com crypto exchange is reportedly faking its real volumes as per the reports that we have in our latest cryptocurrency news. The market operator is using the Multiexchange.com service and it is sharing order books with some of the several major markets. Posting on Twitter, Dan Hedl mentioned that Bitcoin.com merged the orders of its platform with Bequant and HitBTC and presented a very high activity. The merged order books are one of the efficient ways that the exchange used to report their trading activity. Over the past year, some of the exchanges showed up huge trading volumes and most of them were probably generated by bots. The previous research showed that the faked activity of the exchanges is significant in some of the markets and sometimes even makes up to 90 percent of all trading. CoinMarketCap has even set out a mission to make the exchanges report the real volumes and to reveal the order books. The Bitcoin.com crypto exchange is a relatively new platform on the crypto scene so now the markets make complete profiling of the brand which also hosts a mining pool and a crypto wallet. The exchange is also planning to launch a futures market and has since opened a procedure with the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission. The new exchange brand has received something of a bad reputation in the crypto industry since the site and the wallets were launched by the crypto evangelist Roger Ver. He later switched teams and started supporting Bitcoin Cash and was later accused of misleading behavior for securing the Bitcoin.com brand and switching places of the assets in the wallet. The Bitcoin.com mining pool mines on both the Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash blockchains. On the Bitcoin network, the pool only discovers 0.69% of the blocks. On the Bitcoin Cash network, the company discovered between 6 and 8 percent of all blocks. At this point, it is unknown what kind of effect trading on the recently launched exchange will have. It is still not listed among other markets and there are no clear statistics but with time the volumes will only show later. The launch of the exchange as per the coming altcoin news fails to lift the market price of Bitcoin Cash. The coin performs with decent stability and the altcoin is still unable to recover from the 2018 levels.
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German Government To Combat Libra With New Blockchain Strategy

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The German Government just approved its proposed its new blockchain strategy for combating crypto projects such as Facebook’s Libra and in today’s coming altcoin news. According to Spiegel, Germany’s federal cabinet will now approve its blockchain strategy which as announced back in June this year. This move is clearly a sign that the country has an intention to become a part of the emerging global economy and the government-run Bundes-Chain now sounds like the latest threat for Libra in Europe. The representative of the center-right Christian Democratic Union Thomas Heilmann says that the German Government and the legislative of the country has already worked on an agreement to prevent the operation of any ‘’market-relevant private stablecoin.’’ Commenting on the same matter, Heilmann noted:
‘’Up to now, the economy has done a great job in countering crises and inflation with measures taken by central banks. Once a digital currency provider dominates the market, it will be quite difficult for competitors.’’
Rather than Libra entering the market in Germany, the authorities appear to be in favor of creating a new state-backed digital currency which will run on the Bundes chain. Part of Germany’s proposed blockchain strategy involves creating a simple framework for crypto startups in the country. As it was previously reported in some of the best cryptocurrency news sites, BitBond in 2019 launched the first even regulated security token offering in Germany. According to Heilmann, the German government hopes that the new blockchain strategy will help the local crypto startups to enjoy the competitive advantages of the market over foreign counterparts. There is also very little information on how the government-run Bundes Chain will incentivize the private participants. For the crypto analyst Alex Kruger, some of the other countries will copy the approach Germany has with the emerging cryptocurrency and blockchain technology industry. Also, the French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire declared that the country will also work towards blocking the libra crypto project in Europe. Le Maire also explained that Libra is a huge threat to the economic sovereignty of Europe. In China, the central bank is also trying to launch the digital yuan project which is a part of the efforts to block Libra.
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