We were discussing about this topic earlier, and we just couldn’t come to a conclusion on the youth and crypto-currency.

Anyways it another meeting day headed BRO. GARBA ABRAHAM NIGER STATE DG

BEFORE WE CONTINUE LET’S LOOK AT THE MEANING WHAT IS CONTEMPORARY YOUTH

  • THIS MEANS BELONGING TO THE SAME AGE; LIVING OR OCCURRING IN THE SAME PERIOD OF TIME.
  • CONFORMING TO MODERN ORDERED CURRENT IDEAS IN STYLE, FASHION, DESIGN, ETC.

WHAT ARE CRYTOCURRENCY
THIS IS A DIGITAL CURRENCY IN WHICH TRANSACTIONS ARE VERIFIED AND RECORDS MAINTAINED BY A DECENTRALIZED SYSTEM
“DECENTRALIZED CRYPTOCURRENCY SUCH AS PINKOIN, BITCOIN NOW PROVIDE AN OUTLET FOR PERSONAL WEALTH THAT IS BEYOND RESTRICTIONS.

A STUDY CONDUCTED BY ARCANE CRYPTO — A NORWAY-BASED CRYPTO researcher — in COLLABORATION WITH LUNO, A LEADING CRYPTO EXCHANGE PROVIDER, MAINTAINS that Africa is ideal for RAPID CRYPTO ADOPTION DUE TO CURRENT HIGH INFLATION RATES, VOLATILE CURRENCIES, AND A DEARTH OF BANKING INFRASTRUCTURE, AS WELL AS A YOUNG DIGITAL-DRIVEN POPULATION.

ACCORDING TO COINMARKETCAP’S Q1 2020 REPORT ON CRYPTOCURRENCY ADOPTION, AFRICA HAD THE SECOND LARGEST ADOPTION OF CRYPTOCURRENCIES WORLDWIDE. THE CONTINENT HAD A PERCENTAGE YOUTH GROWTH OF 91.47%, OWING MUCH TO NIGERIA’S 210.6% GROWTH IN YOUNG CRYPTO USERS.

AT 210.6%, NIGERIAN YOUTH LED THE REST OF THE WORLD IN PERCENTAGE GROWTH OF CRYPTOCURRENCY ADOPTION, FAR AHEAD OF AUSTRALIA (+158.07%), SPAIN (+120.71%), CANADA (+112.45%), AND MEXICO (+97.33%) THAT MAKE UP THE TOP FIVE.

THESE NUMBERS MIGHT SEEM IMPRESSIVE CONSIDERING THAT THE GLOBAL CRYPTO MARKET WAS NOT SPARED FROM THE PANDEMIC IN Q1 2020 WHEN IT’S MARKET CAP FELL BY 57% to $150 BILLION IN MARCH 2020.

  • HOWEVER, AS SHOWN BY ARCANE’S RESEARCH, AFRICAN COUNTRIES ARE BEHIND OTHERS IN INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WILL SUPPORT THE USE OF CRYPTOCURRENCY. THERE IS NO MEANINGFUL MINING ACTIVITY, AND IT STILL HAS THE LOWEST NUMBER OF MERCHANTS THAT ACCEPT CRYPTOS AS A MEANS OF PAYMENTS.

AFRICA ALSO HAS RELATIVELY LOW NUMBERS FOR NON-P2P TRADING BUT HAS A HIGHER FOCUS ON P2P TRADING. THIS MEANS THE MAIN DRIVE FOR MOST AFRICAN USERS IS BUYING CRYPTOS WHEN THEY ARE CHEAP AND SELLING TO OTHERS FOR A PROFIT.

WHILE CRYPTOS ARE NEITHER LEGAL NON ILLEGAL, ARCANE BELIEVES THE HESITANCE OF MOST AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS TO TAKE A STANCE IS LINKED TO THE LOW ADOPTION LEVELS. IT WOULD THEN SEEM THAT SEVERAL AFRICANS ARE STILL NOT SURE WHAT TO MAKE OF THIS CURRENCY.

“CRYPTOCURRENCIES ARE THE TALK OF THE INTERNET THESE DAYS, BUT YOU DON’T SEE WHERE TO SPEND THEM WHEN PURCHASING AN ITEM BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT YET LEGAL. OUR BEST OPTION IS TO BUY THEM, SELL, AND MAKE MONEY,” SAYS KEVIN A CRYPTO TRADER IN NIGERIA.

ACCORDING TO KEVIN, WITHOUT THIS OPTION, SEVERAL NIGERIAN YOUTH WILL NOT SEE THE VALUE OF CRYPTOS OR TAKE IT SERIOUSLY AS A POSSIBLE CURRENCY FOR THE FUTURE.

A CLOSER LOOK AT CRYPTOCURRENCY
ARCANE REPORTS THAT THE RAPID ADOPTION OF CRYPTOCURRENCIES IS BEING FUELED BY THE VOLATILITY OF TRADITIONAL CURRENCIES, AN UNSTABLE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC TERRAIN, AND A LARGE POPULATION THAT IS UNDERSERVED BY BANKING SERVICES.

HOWEVER, THE CRYPTOCURRENCY MARKET IS ALSO SUBJECT TO VOLATILITY WHICH CONSTANTLY SHOOTS THE PRICE UP OR CRASHES IT WITHIN A SHORT TIME.

AN ANALYSIS BY INVESTOPEDIA REVEALS THAT JUST LIKE THE REGULAR STOCK MARKET, MARKET FORCES STILL AFFECT THE PRICE OF CRYPTOCURRENCIES SUCH AS BITCOIN.

WHEN THE VALUES OF NORMAL CURRENCIES ARE ABOUT TO DROP, GOVERNMENTS CAN INTERVENE TO LIMIT THE IMPACT, BUT AS AN UNREGULATED MARKET, THE FLUCTUATIONS ARE UNCONTROLLABLE AND SUBJECT TO THE ACTIVITIES OF BIG INFLUENCERS OF THE MARKET.

WHAT THEN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS GROWING ADOPTION?

FOR KEVIN, BITCOINS REPRESENT ANOTHER MEANS TO MAKE MONEY, BUT NO ONE IS CERTAIN AS TO WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR IT.

“I STARTED TRADING BITCOINS IN 2015, AND THEN YOU WOULD HEAR THINGS LIKE ‘BITCOIN WAS JUST $2 IN 2011, IF YOU HAD BOUGHT IT THEN, YOU WILL HAVE $504 NOW.’ TODAY, AT ROUGHLY $9,000, THE SAME MESSAGE IS STILL BEING PREACHED,” HE RECOUNTS.

RATHER THAN LET THEIR MONEY SIT IN THE BANK WHERE IT WILL ACCUMULATE CHARGES, KEVIN INSISTS MOST YOUTH WOULD PREFER TO BRAVE THE UNCERTAIN WATERS OF BITCOIN LIKE THEY DO IN THE FOREX MARKET OR WITH US STOCKS.

WHY CRYPTO MIGHT TURN OUT TO BE SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN YOU THINK

NO ONE HOLDS A PATENT FOR CRYPTOCURRENCIES, SO ANYONE CAN CREATE THEM. WHILE THE MARKET IS UNCERTAIN FOR UNREGULATED DIGITAL CURRENCIES LIKE BITCOIN OR ETHEREUM, RECENT TRENDS ARE SHOWING THAT WORLD GOVERNMENTS AND THE CORPORATE WORLD ARE NOT ENTIRELY AVERSE TO CRYPTOCURRENCIES.

COMPANIES LIKE FACEBOOK, IBM, AND JPMORGAN CHASE ARE DEVELOPING THEIR OWN INTERNAL CRYPTOCURRENCIES.

WHILE ARCANE BELIEVES THAT THIS MIGHT INFLUENCE THE ADOPTION OF CRYPTOS, THE CREATION OF DIGITAL CURRENCIES BY GOVERNMENTS OR CORPORATIONS MIGHT CHANGE HOW IT IS USED AND MONITORED.

KEVIN BELIEVES THAT ONCE GOVERNMENTS START CREATING THEIR OWN CRYPTOS, THEY WILL BE EERILY SIMILAR TO FIAT MONEY SINCE THEY WILL BE REGULATED AND PROTECTED AGAINST THE FLUCTUATIONS NORMALLY SEEN IN THE UNREGULATED AND DECENTRALISED CRYPTO MARKET.

PINKOIN INTRODUCTION AS AN INDIGENOUS BASE CRYTOCURRENCY HAS COME TO ENSURE THAT

  1. THE YOUNG GENERATION HAS DAILY UBI
  2. POVERTY FREE GENERATION.
    IF ONLY WE CAN ACHIEVE 2000 MARCHANT IN EACH LGA OF THE COUNTRY THE GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO KEY INTO THE DESIRE OF THE YOUTH.

INKSUPDATE TEAM

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Hmm mm… Weldon Mr lecturer, it was very obvious that many of exchangers doesn’t have the ideal of what this program is all about…
    Sir we need more enlightenment on how this inksnation program is different from other crypto currency.
    Thanks…

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