Cryptocurrency Business is Thriving in Smaller Countries
Several developed countries, like the United States, China, Russia and others, see Bitcoin and other digital currencies as speculative tools. They think investors will only become rich or benefit if they invest and wait for probably like five, ten, fifteen or even twenty years along the line. Nevertheless, some countries look at cryptocurrencies as a new, fast, secure and easy means of payment, especially when carrying out cross-border payments. In this technological era, smaller countries globally have continued to embrace the use of blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Russian Arms Producers Uses Bitcoin to Circumvent Sanctions
The Russian arms producer, Soyuzmash, seeks to bypass US sanctions using cryptocurrency. The Union of Machine Builders recently requested permission from the Central Bank of Russia to allow it accept payments in Bitcoin for all its activities related to weapons. They believe this will enable them doge the US and other existing international sanctions. Russia is the world’s second main exporter of arms, commanding 21% of the global market, following the US with around 36%.
Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies are Booming on the African Continent
Despite hacking scandals and high volatility, Africans continue to use cryptocurrencies for speculative, investment, and savings purposes. This highly perceptive continent of technological innovations has become a new El Dorado for digital currencies, which store transactions in a public and ultra-secure database called blockchain.
Political Turmoil Sees Venezuelans Store Wealth in Crypto
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, one of the most oil-rich countries in South America and the world at large, is still experiencing political instabilities and this has led its economy to stagnate. The traditional (fiat) currency bolivar has lost value due to the hyperinflation that hit the country, this has forced its citizens to massively store their wealth in crypto currencies such as petro, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and others.
Golix Files Case in Court Against Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe
The Reserve bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) issued rules of thumb in a circular on May 13 that detailed that all cryptocurrency activities carried out in the country were being stopped. The RBZ went ahead and indicated that all domestic digital currency operations were given the maximum of two months to begin complaining. RBZ is now facing a lawsuit from a giant cryptocurrency exchange.