A versatile asset, Bitcoin can wear multiple hats, including its function as a currency. One Nigerian on Twitter recently detailed how Bitcoin has helped him overcome a slew of monetary difficulties.
“Growing up in Nigeria, I see #Bitcoin with a different lens than you do if you grew up in the US for example,” said the CEO of Bitnob, Bernard Parah, in a tweet on Thursday. His tweet was part of a thread detailing a bevvy of monetary difficulties, pointing toward Bitcoin as a solution.
“You cannot spend more than $100 on international sites using your card – You can’t spend your own money, you can’t buy that PS5 if you wanted to because of monetary controls,” Parah explained as one difficulty.
“You got lucky to go abroad, find some work and want to send money home to mom but have to pay ridiculous fees to do that. If it’s an emergency, those funds might not get there on time,” he noted as another example.
Money in the world can be siloed, especially when it comes to crossing borders. Sending bank wires requires transacting during banking hours, while other forms of money transfer take time to settle on the backend and may require personal information in the process. Bitcoin, on the other hand, works pseudonymously, without regard for borders or hours of operation.
Inflation can also be a problem in some countries, so storing native currency can be an issue, which Parah also mentioned in one of the tweets. Parah also pointed toward the control financial institutions have if money is stored with them. “Having your bank accounts blocked because you took part in or donated to a protest,” he posted as a difficulty suffered by younger folks. “If they own the money, they own you.”
After noting the internet’s improvements on the world, as well as the existence of web-based currency, he added: “This allows us to be global citizens from day 1, to trade with the world, to enjoy the prosperity being shared on the internet.” He also noted: “While you see magic internet money, what we see is a shot at freedom, a shot at prosperity and we don’t plan to stop going for this.” Parah covered a number of other points in his tweet thread.
#Bitcoin allows us to build a future for where one might never need to open a bank account in order to participate in commerce with anyone around the world.
The internet has changed our lives, mostly for the better. Now we have money that works on the internet
— Bernard Parah ⚡️ (@bernard_parah) May 20, 2021
Bitcoin Forecast and Analysis October 25 — 29, 2021
Bitcoin BTC/USD ends the trading week at 63433, continues to move within the growth and bullish channel. However, while above the local maximum, the quotes are in no hurry to go further up. Moving averages indicate a bullish trend. Prices went up from the area between the signal lines, which indicates pressure from the buyers of the asset and the potential continued growth of the asset’s quotes. At the moment, we should expect an attempt to develop a correction and a test of the support area near the level of 53665. Where can we again expect a rebound and a continuation of the rise in the Bitcoin rate with a potential target above the level of 76505.
Bitcoin Forecast and Analysis October 25 — 29, 2021
An additional signal in favor of the growth of BTC/USD quotes in the current trading week October 25 — 29, 2021 will be a rebound from the lower border of the bullish channel. The second signal will be a rebound from the support line on the relative strength index (RSI). Now the values of the RSI indicator are testing resistance, so it is too early to expect the cryptocurrency to grow directly from the current levels. Cancellation of the Bitcoin growth option will be a fall and a breakdown of the 47055 area. This will indicate a breakdown of the support area and a continued fall in BTC/USD quotes with a potential target below the level of 36605. Confirmation of the development of the bullish movement will be the breakdown of the resistance area and closing of quotes above the level of 67055.
Bitcoin Forecast and Analysis October 25 — 29, 2021 suggests an attempt to support area near the level of 53665. Then, the cryptocurrency will continue to rise to the area above the level of 76505. An additional signal in favor of the growth of the Bitcoin rate in the current trading week will be a test of the trend line on the relative strength index (RSI). Cancellation of the option to raise Bitcoin cryptocurrency quotes will be a fall and a breakdown of the 47055 area. In this case, we should expect a continued decline with a target at 36605.
China Banning Bitcoin Is a Big Mistake, Says Dan Held
- Bitcoin OG, Dan Held, tweeted, “China banning Bitcoin may be the biggest geopolitical mistake of the century.”
- His tweet sparked interesting conversations on the Twitter space, showing that people have varied opinions on the matter.
Dan Held, one of the OG supporters of the major digital asset, Bitcoin (BTC), initiated an interesting topic on Twitter yesterday. He says that China’s decision in banning BTC might be the ‘biggest geopolitical mistake of the century.’
China surprised the crypto space when it suddenly decided to ban BTC in the country. As this ensues, more crypto platforms are exiting the country and continuing their business elsewhere.
Of course, this decision created a massive butterfly effect in the market. There was some period this year that the market saw a drastic change from China’s move.
With that said, as Dan Held said, China’s decision may be a big mistake, indeed.
The Twitter crypto space, moreover, had different opinions on the matter. One account, @CurrencyWar1, said that “China’s CBDC will be the no. 1 digital currency in 2 years.” Another one, @theswampgirlUSA, said that “They [China] want the Chinese digital yuan to be a global reserve currency, not $BTC. Their #cbdc will incorporate #AI and social credit tracking so they can know everything about everyone.”
On the other hand, some are being speculative on the matter. For example, @Nuno_CFerreia said, “China is currently the number 2 holder of BTC… it doesn’t look like they banned it, they just want us to think they did.. the question is, why?”
Meanwhile, some took this as a positive thing. @jdubya said,
For China, yes. But it was the next positive step in the evolution of Bitcoin. It was not meant for one country to control so much of the mining resources. Better world distribution means a stronger network.
In any case, we will see if Dan Held’s opinion is true in the coming months or perhaps years. For now, the public is yet to see how China banning BTC will affect the country and the entire market.
At the time of writing, BTC’s price increased by 0.56% in the last 7 days and trade at around $61,000, according to CoinMarketCap.
Binance Moves 36,306 BTC Worth Staggering $2,214,339,246, Pays Just $3.47 in Transaction Fees
Global crypto exchange Binance just shuffled a 10-figure sum of Bitcoin between wallets as BTC clings to the $60,000 level.
Crypto data tracker BitInfoCharts spotted a massive transaction to the tune of 36,306 BTC – worth over $2.21 billion at the time of writing.
The transaction was first broadcast to the Bitcoin network on October 23rd at 4:41 AM GMT+8. The crypto was sent in a batch that includes a request to send 35,236 BTC ($2.15 billion) and 1,069 BTC ($65 million) along with two other transactions involving less than one BTC.
The Binance wallet that sent the 35,236 BTC was the 24th richest Bitcoin wallet in existence prior to the transaction.
All in all, Binance paid just 0.00005694 BTC in fees, worth $3.47.
Crypto exchanges occasionally move large batches of digital assets around for security purposes.
All of the sending and receiving wallets were identified by BitInfoCharts as the exchange’s cold wallets. Cold wallets are physical hardware wallets that can keep digital assets completely offline. They are generally considered more secure than hot wallets, which are software-based and connected to the internet.