Another week, another WTF moment as Bitcoin flies through the charts🤩. This is the first time since 2017 that Bitcoin has hit ₦6 million ($16,000). And it feels amazing! Along with this price surge comes new developments in the crypto world that will definitely excite you. So without wasting any time, here it goes!
PayPal is Here!
PayPal has launched its crypto trading and payments in the United States. Customers will be able to trade a maximum of $20,000 per week, instead of $10,000 as they originally announced. Apparently, the plan is to bring crypto payments to 26 million global merchants on the platform. Dan Schulman, the company’s CEO thinks this new direction was bound to happen. The drift towards virtual currencies by Paypal’s existing customer base makes this move inevitable.
Blockchain is in West Africa, Weather You Like it or Not
West Africa is one of the most highlighted regions for climate change. It is also fast becoming a hot spot for crypto and blockchain. So Telokanda, a weather tech company is combining these traits to create weather solutions in the region. The company is partnering with blockchain platform Telos to upload weather change data to its blockchain as it’s happening. The data will be collected through devices known as weather balloons. The program will also notify citizens of weather changes via text message.
Less Crypto Crime = Better Crypto Clime
As crazy as 2020 has been, it’s a breath of fresh air to hear that crypto hacks have reduced. This generally means that the ecosystem is becoming safer and easier to transact in💃🏽. Exchanges have also beefed up their security. But according to the same report that gave us this awesome news, there’s some not-so-great news too. As hacks reduce generally, DeFi is seeing more thefts. So always keep an eye out when transacting with decentralised finance platforms.
Akon’s Crypto Locked up in New Kenyan Smart City
Akon has started a test-run of Akoin, his cryptocurrency project. The launch happened at the $2 billion Mwale Medical Technology City (MMTC), in western Kenya. Since MMTC was just buoilt and is powered by technological innovation, it is perfect for testing out a blockchain solution. The launch in Kenya is coming right before the completion of Akon City in Senegal. Residents of MMTC will be able to send and receive money using Akoin. Let’s see how that goes 🧐
Bayern Munich: The Blockchain Version
So…. there’s a fantasy league on the ETH blockchain that football clubs have been joining. It’s called Sorare and already has about 100 clubs. No joke, some of your favourite clubs have already joined such as PSG, Atletico Madrid, and Juventus. The latest addition is Bayern Munich. On the app, you can buy limited cards for your team. If your team does well in real life, the cards become more valuable and you can sell them. Do you love your team enough to put money on their head? 😂