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A prolonged hyperinflation of the Venezuelan bolivar has made it just about unusable. Over the last couple of months, bitcoin has taken control over the country as the primary currency and the citizens have been using the digital currency to buy basic goods, medicine, and other key items.
Patricia Laya, Venezuelan Bureau Chief at Bloomberg, has revealed that the daily limit of country’s ATMs is set at 5,000 bolivars, worth around $0.05. Laya expressed that she had held up 20 minutes in line to get $0.05 in hyperinflated currency worth just about no value.
Because of the deficiency of money and the quick decrease in the valuation of the Venezuelan bolivar, the residents have started to investigate different strategies for payments since the start of 2017. Since the estimation of money has dove and the residents, organizations, and experts have effectively dismissed the cash, the majority of the Venezuelan population has started to opt for alternative forms of money.
Consistently, the fame of bitcoin inside Venezuela has surged, as a rapidly expanding number of individuals have begun to use the digital money as the primary cash, medium of trade, and store of value.
In a meeting with the Associated Press, Venezuelan inhabitant John Villar expressed that he has purchased two plane tickets to Colombia, his better half’s medicine, and paid his workers with bitcoin in the previous month. Villar stated that he plans to keep using bitcoin like the majority of Venezuelans.
“This doesn’t involve politics. This involves survival,” said Villar.
Currently, it is nearly impossible to buy any goods or services with Venezuelan bolivar, given its low value and adoption in the country.
In coming days, Venezuela may become the first country where bitcoin takes over the national currency and becomes country’s main financial system.
In Venezuela, the majority of the people have lost trust in the government, national bank, and banks. Its currency is almost broken and its esteem has dived to a point where no goods or services can be acquired with it.
Bitcoin is a decentralized and peer to peer currency framework, store of significant value, and a safe haven asset that shows a trustless ecosystem. Anybody inside the system can send and get payments from each other on a shared premise, without the involvement of intermediaries.
In future, bitcoin will probably rise as the real substitute to the declining fiat monetary standards. In the long term, bitcoin could even replace multi-trillion dollar fiat currencies like the US dollar, Japanese yen, and Chinese yuan, if it continues its current development rate and exponential increment in value.
PayPal is one of the most well-known services of online transactions. It makes online, fiat transactions fast and easy while on the other hand, Bitcoin is both a currency and a payment system that operates independently. Due to the speed, security, and convenience of Bitcoin, the demand for the digital currency has increased dramatically.
Although, one question that strikes everyone is whether you can buy Bitcoin with PayPal? Well, yes and here’s how.
People claim that buying Bitcoins with PayPal is difficult, mostly because bitcoin traders expect this system to be dangerous and risky, with a high chance of having their money stolen, and may refrain from purchasing Bitcoins through PayPal.
There are two methods that allow one to buy Bitcoins with PayPal: VirWox or credit cards.
VirWox charges commission fees, but buying bitcoins with PayPal through VirWox is much easier than using a credit card.
VirWox is an exchange of virtual currency, you can buy Bitcoins, Lindens and much more.
You can use PayPal or credit cards using Skrill payment. Note that you can only deposit limited amounts of money every 24 hours. Your 24 hours limit will be increased as you complete successful transactions.
Just click on the “BTC/SLL” button on the sidebar.
Note: On your first transaction, there may be a 48-hour delay until your bitcoins are sent to your wallet. Although, after your first, the rest will be instant and can be traced in the blockchain.
Bitcoin is a new cryptocurrency currency in the digital world. Transactions are made without a middle authority. Which means, no banks! No need of heavy fees for transactions. No need of central authority’s order to confirm the transaction and you are allowed to do transactions anonymously. This is the secure and legal way of transactions. Because the transaction is verified by the proper channel named blockchain. Who keeps the records of transaction and verify them through proper ways. Bitcoin is pretty much like cash for the Internet.
This is the network, nobody owns, Same like email technology. No one owns this technology. Bitcoin network is controlled by its users in all over the world. Developers are working on bitcoin services continuously, but they don’t have a right to interfere in transactions process. They even don’t have authority to create change in bitcoin protocol. Because users of this technology are free to use any software or version.
Satoshi Nakamoto …….
A great silence. Still, the creator of this worldwide technology is unknown. 9-pages paper was released named,” bitcoin, peer-to-peer electronic cash system” in the last of 2008. From that day and today, bitcoin is number one cryptocurrency in the world. And, still, the inventor of this technology is a mystery.
There is a large number of bitcoin users in the world from different sectors. Includes the business transactions, buying and selling of good, restaurants start accepting bitcoin as a payment and much more. At the end of August 2013, bitcoin exceed with the US $ 1.5 billion with millions of dollars. US, Canada, China and most of the other countries start transactions by using bitcoin. Worldwide acceptance of this technology shows that the future of currency is bitcoin. Till 2017, more than 2-time bitcoin cross the value of the gold. This is the fact, and there is no comparison of gold and the bitcoin. Because of digital currency. The primary purpose of this comparison is, bitcoin’s value crossing the value of gold. This shocking fact has blown away everyone’s mind. As a result, bitcoin takes part in most of the international transactions.
will make a sensible decision of transaction. A person is wise if he/she knows the value of a single bitcoin. Either he/she is buyer or not.
Here, the question is, how acquire bitcoin?
How can we use it the for the transaction? and
Where do they come from?
Simple, you are interested in doing transactions via bitcoin. You will download software, make an address, choose a right and desired person for your transaction and send him/her a request. As, that person accept your request, create a business relation and exchange your needs with one another.
And, if you are going to buy or sell the goods. Do payments through US dollar or Euro, then exchange them into bitcoin.
You can also purchase bitcoin from bitcoin exchange
Purchasing of the bitcoin is not a big deal. Keep them save from scam’s eyes is an important fact. Technology anonymously uses in all sectors of the world. Once you will drop the catch…. Means you didn’t hold it again. Which, clearly means that you have to take decisions safely and wisely.
You also can earn bitcoin through mining.
People don’t want to someone own them in their lives. They want to play hide and seek in real life, in daily routine. That is why they like the transactions through bitcoin.
There is complete freedom of payments. No bank holidays, no borders, no bureaucracy, no restrictions.fully control their money. Here, you can choose your desired fees for transactions.
While you are going to do transactions, be aware of scams.
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On 5th March, it’s been reported that a patent has been filed by PayPal in order to speed up cryptocurrency transactions by eradicating the confirmation period of payments. However, it’s been claimed by many Bitcoin experts that this is already possible through the current technologies in the cryptocurrency industry.
Basically, the main purpose of PayPal patent is to improve the whole procedure of settling cryptocurrency payments between both buyers and traders on retail or e-commerce platforms. To avert each transaction from being broadcasted to the public Blockchain, users’ secondary wallets will let the unique private keys of both buyers and sellers to be transferred privately.
The PayPal patent read;
“In order to be sure that the Bitcoin transaction will ultimately result in a transfer of Bitcoins to the payee, the payee must wait until the mining process confirms the transaction before transferring goods and/or services to the payer. In many transaction situations, a 10-minute wait time will be too long for payers and/or payees, and those payers and/or payees will instead choose to perform the transaction using traditional payment methods rather than virtual currency. Issues like this have slowed the adoption of virtual currencies despite their advantages.”
According to a Bitcoin developer, Peter Todd, PayPal is attempting to patent a technology that is already present in the cryptocurrency industry. In 2016, Opendime was created by a former Bitcoin marketplace “Coinkite”, and is a hardware Bitcoin wallet with multi-signature bank-grade security. It lets users transfer Bitcoin with inner private keys, allowing them to utilize Bitcoin like fiat money, such as the US dollar. However, compared to Ledger and Trezor, Opendime structurally differs from other hardware wallets as it cannot be reused. Opendime is basically a USB stick as it can only be used once and has to be destroyed to use the funds that are stored inside, which allows it to be used as cash.
PayPal’s technology encourages its users to transfer the whole wallet or private key linked with a predefined amount of a cryptocurrency and the procedure of transferring bitcoin payments through Opendime, which is just like PayPal.
The patent explains:
“The systems and methods of the present disclosure practically eliminate the amount of time the payee must wait to be sure they will receive a virtual currency payment in a virtual currency transaction by transferring to the payee private keys that are included in virtual currency wallets that are associated with predefined amounts of virtual currency that equal a payment amount identified in the virtual currency transaction.”
PayPal’s technology could let the cryptocurrency payments to be processed between both buyers and traders quickly by eradicating hefty transaction fees only if it’s executed at large commercial scale.
Yeogieottae, which is a major hotel booking platform in South Korea has recently partnered with the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Bithumb, to allow cryptocurrency payments. Even in Japan, the biggest sellers have started to accept Bitcoin payments for a while.
However, on the other hand, a problem could occur while transferring private keys if the settlement occurs in a centralized manner. PayPal patent clearly explained that for carrying out the process of settling payment, it could depend on a payment service provider device as it could lead to a centralized system, managing the transfer of private keys.
Owen Williams revealed the findings of GDPR last week, which disclosed that PayPal shared complex financial information of its consumers with over 600 entities. The centralization of cryptocurrency payments and private keys could direct to susceptibilities and data selling if this technology by PayPal’s can exploit non-custodial wallets and allow both users and traders to endure in full control of their private keys during the whole process.
CoinfloorEX is basically a London-based exchange, which was founded back in 2013. On Wednesday, it announced that from next month, it will be launching bitcoin futures contracts by merging with numerous other companies to propose such product to their consumers. This British cryptocurrency exchange’s main focus is to enter the bitcoin futures market.
Unlike its competitors, Coinfloor will be offering substantially firm futures contracts, and according to a wire service report, when the contract will come to an end, the actual asset that is being traded will be delivered and, in this case, it’s bitcoin. Cboe and CME are offering these bitcoin futures contracts and these contracts are cash settled, however, they don’t deliver bitcoin to the owner of the contract.
According to the co-founder of Coinfloor, Mark Lamb, the product was originated because of an extensive demand from some of the exchange’s customers.
Mark Lamb told Reuters (news agency company);
“When you talk to the liquidity providers, they all say the same thing, which is they want a physically delivered futures contract so they can hedge their exposure across exchanges.”
Coinfloor is probably the fifth one in the companies that offer bitcoin futures contracts by joining with following trading platforms;
Cash-settled contracts are being offered by the U.S.-based Cboe and CME, so does the CryptoFacilities, which is based in the UK. The main perception of bitcoin futures is still contentious, as the U.S. CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) is also announcing that after getting a pushback on the current products, for the futures contracts, it needs to work on a heightened-review-process.
Likewise, more information about the CFTC’s oversight of such products has been also requested by few representatives, as they also noted that the taxpayers have to be protected from manipulation, vicious activities and scams, for the better future of the market.