Bitcoin has now reached a market cap (MC) of over $1.13 trillion whereas Visa combined with MasterCard have a market cap of about $864 billion. This is a clear indication that the world's original cryptocurrency is more attractive than the two giant financial services added together.
Blockchain technology has been utilized in saving the lives of people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic for a long time. Now, the distributed ledger technology (DLT) is to be exploited to expedite disaster relief to affected regions if 10 designated volcanoes explode.
In this changing financial and economic environment, people are being forced to switch to cashless payments. Although most prefer to use traditional banking cards, some people prefer alternative means such as cryptocurrency. In fact, the interest in the latter is steadily growing, making users speculate it might replace bank cards over time.
Last month (May 25, 2020), a US white policeman Derek Chauvin killed a 46-year-old black man George Floyd from Minneapolis, Minnesota, after the victim was suspected of using a fake currency of $20 USD bill to purchase a cigarette at one of the shops in the area. If the digital payments services such as credit cards, mobile money, cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, were in place, George wouldn’t have died.
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Several credit card firms have started forbidding Bitcoin and cryptocurrency purchases with various decent reasons. This very week, Apple Inc. in collaboration with two American multinationals financial services firms Mastercard Incorporated and Goldman Sachs Group, officially rolled out a new card providing customers 3% cash-back (discount) on products and services bought directly from Apple, and 2% discount on any products bought using Apple Pay – Apple’s electronic wallet service - and 1% on other related transactions.
The United States based giant cryptocurrency exchange platform, Coinbase, has rolled out its Credit Card in Italy, a Visa card which a customer can use to pay in stores by drawing on his or her online digital currency portfolio.
A lot of agricultural projects in Italy have difficulty accessing credit and lack technological skills. Help could come from startups and from blockchain technology which promises to significantly change the future.