Crypto Exchange Giant Binance Outlines Plans to Expand in Africa 3562

Binance Labs Director Benjamin Rameau has stated that Africa is front and center of the company’s expansion strategy as it bets on a vision of the 21st century driven by the world’s youngest population gaining increased access to technology and opportunities.

In a detailed blog published on his Medium page, Rameau comprehensively outlines why Binance believes that the future is African, starting with a historical comparison to Asia in the 1960s – also an under-serviced continent with a poor population.

According to him, the same contrarian investment strategies that proved extremely successful as Asia kicked off an economic miracle in the face of all expectation are likely to reap similar rewards in 21st century Africa.

The post goes on to state that unlike in developed markets where it competes with a flawed existing financial system, crypto has the potential to build a completely new financial system in parts of Africa where to all intents and purposes none currently exist, such as South Sudan where only 9 percent of people over 15 years old have a bank account.

Earlier when CCN reported on Binance opening up in Uganda, the story noted that Ugandans’ access to financial services has grown rapidly over the past decade, driven by digital inclusion through a wide adoption of mobile money platforms. According to a World Bank news report, there has been an over 100 percent rise in the number of adult Ugandans with access to formal financial services since 2009, but the total percentage of the population with this access is still about 16 percent.

From a Binance perspective, this scenario contains the real possibility for huge growth. Essentially, an entire generation of hundreds of millions of young, technology-receptive people could come into crypto finance as their first ever experience of a structured financial system, establishing crypto as a default paradigm on the world’s largest inhabited continent, which would be game-changing for crypto perception and adoption worldwide.

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LABEL Foundation Integrates With Binance Custody To Offer Cold Storage Support For $LBL Token 5044

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LABEL Foundation has announced that it has officially integrated with Binance Custody to take advantage of their highly secure cold storage solution. With this integration, LABEL’s native tokens can be kept safely as the $LBL is now supported by Binance Custody and the tokens are safely stored using their institutional and insured cold storage feature. Moreover, both BEP-20 and ERC-20 are available for deposits as well as withdrawals. If all goes well, the LABEL team hopes to further expand its partnership with the Binance ecosystem in the future as well.

A budding relationship

Binance Custody was only released in 2021, but there is still nevertheless plenty of faith in the high level of user protection being offered by the service. LABEL had been searching for a reliable custody service for quite a while, and when choosing a custody service, the main aspects that LABEL primarily focused on were security and insurance coverage. Keeping that in mind, Binance Custody indeed appeared to be the optimal choice as it uses industry-leading secure MPC (Multi-Party Computing) , threshold signing schemes, and offline key-sharing storage to decentralize fund management, all of which are vital components to ensuring the safety of users’ digital assets.

Also, in terms of insurance, Binance Custody obtained insurance from Arch Syndicate 2012 at Lloyd’s of London, which was mediated by Lockton’s Emerging Asset Protection (LEAP), the world’s largest independent insurance broker, to further enhance investor protection. Insurance is one of the most important factors when it comes to a custody service, as it provides peace of mind to the customers as even if something does go wrong, the losses can be recovered.

The benefits of transferring ownership of digital assets to Binance Custody are hence not only limited to security from hackers and malicious individuals, but also delegation of authority. By sharing access with the custodian and delegating this authority, users can hence potentially prevent the loss of assets in the event of lost cryptographic inheritance, private passwords, or any other kind of data loss or hack.

Why choose Binance Custody?

Choosing Binance Custody was an easy choice for LABEL Foundation because of its aforementioned safe cold storage solution. As LABEL is all about revolutionizing the music industry through Web 3.0 technology, integrating with Binance Custody provides another level of security by protecting users’ $LBL tokens with the institutional-grade digital asset management infrastructure and security features. Once again, this provides some much-needed peace of mind to LABEL’s customers as reliable security measures have quickly become mandatory for any project in this industry. According to CSO Hyung Soon Choi, there will also be discussions on potentially considering further strategic collaboration with Binance Custody and the broader Binance Ecosystem.

What is Binance Custody?

Binance Custody is widely considered to be a top service as it is completely regulated, insured and effortlessly integrated with the overall Binance ecosystem. Fully customized solutions are offered via the service, as it essentially acts as an uncompromising platform between top-notch security and a simple as well as efficient user experience which provides a customizable multi-permission scheme. This in turn enables institutions and individuals alike to operate crypto assets in a systematic, secure and controlled manner.

The core technology behind Binance’s Custody is additionally certified to ISO 27001 and 27701, the world’s most recognized and sought-after quality control standards for information security and privacy, which is yet another reason as to why so many are actively choosing Binance Custody.

About LABEL Foundation

LABEL Foundation is a blockchain-oriented NFT copyright fee sharing platform that supports investment, distribution and advertising processes, removes significant barriers to modern content production and investment, and strives to eliminate the biased profit sharing structure that currently exists in this industry.

Essentially, LABEL Foundation represents an incubation system designed to disrupt the DeFi industry and it uses the native $LBL token, which is Ethereum-based governance and utility token, to do so. The native token may also be used in a variety of ways to help bolster the expansion of the LABEL ecosystem. Furthermore, the tokens are mainly used to establish the basic token economy of the platform by acting as payment, staking and governance entities. Lastly, the DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) voting infrastructure allows contributors to claim profits via the non-fungible token shareholding system, which adds a strong sense of community that is actively associated with LABEL and everything that it does.

For more information and regular updates, be sure to check out the official website and Medium, Telegram and Twitter channels.

Dvision Network Announces Binance Custody as its Custodian with DVI Token Supported 6200

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In another groundbreaking achievement, the blockchain-based metaverse platform Dvision Network has just announced its official onboarding on Binance Custody. As such, Binance’s custody services arm will support deposits and withdrawals of Dvision’s native token, DVI, on its platform. The support for DVI token on Binance Custody will be provided in a cross-chain manner, adding support for both ERC-20 and BEP-20 versions of the Dvision’s native token.

What is there to know?

Through the Binance Custody’s official Twitter account, it has been announced that it is currently accepting DVI token deposits and withdrawals for Dvision Network on its custody service. Binance Custody’s platform is undergoing an independent SOC 2 audit to validate its operational security. With that in mind, Binance employs safe MPC (multi party computation) to disperse control over client funds, thereby significantly reducing the dangers associated with centralization.

Moreover, Dvision Network has established itself as an initiative that values security and transparency in token administration, having previously offered cold storage services using Coinbase Custody early last year. With the latest announcement concerning Binance Custody, the network looks to expand its global influence and continue to offer safe and exciting products, features, and services.

What benefits do DVI holders get?

Thanks to the aforementioned onboarding, DVI token holders may now safely store their DVI tokens in Binance Custody’s offline, cold storage facility. Furthermore, Binance Custody provides institutional investors with the capability to run a completely compatible storage service that can safely store virtual currencies through the use of cutting-edge technology, security breakthroughs, and innovative procedures.

In addition, Binance Custody announced it had secured cold storage insurance in March. This insurance protects cryptocurrency stored in cold storage against named peril. It is underwritten by Arch Syndicate 2012 at Lloyd’s of London and brokered by the world’s largest independent insurance brokerage Lockton Companies’ specialist team LEAP (Lockton’s Emerging Asset Protection)

About Dvision

Based on blockchain technology, Dvision Network is an NFT metaverse network that aspires to be the greatest in the entire industry. Dvision Network uses its own virtual reality technology to build a cutting-edge metaverse environment, decreasing entry barriers for all types of users globally. As a result, designers, companies, and general users may partake in a truly dynamic and memorable metaverse experience. Visit Dvision’s website, Telegram, Medium, and Twitter channels for additional information and frequent updates.

Popular BTM Operator: Bitcoin of America Welcomes Shiba Inu Coin to Its Bitcoin ATMs 5878

Bitcoin of America has officially announced the newest addition to their Bitcoin ATMs (BTMs). Shiba Inu coin is now available at Bitcoin of America ATM locations. Bitcoin of America has more than 1800 BTMs across 31 states. They recognized the growing popularity of Shiba Inu and decided it was time to include it in their BTMs. Bitcoin of America also offers Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum options. This news comes after their recent addition of Dogecoin in March of this year.

Bitcoin of America is a popular virtual currency exchange registered as a money services business with the United States Department of Treasury (FinCEN)(RegNum). They are known for their top-of-the-line customer support while also providing a fast and hassle-free transaction.

Bitcoin of America makes it easy for everyday businesses to get their hands on a Bitcoin ATM and for customers to buy Bitcoin. They take care of their host locations by providing passive income, increased foot traffic, and marketing. They even handle customer support and any maintenance/installation services.

The popular operator has made many updates to its BTMs and services over the past year. They launched their universal kiosks, which operate as a traditional ATM combined with BTM functions. Bitcoin of America has created a point-of-sale system for their tablet program, which has allowed businesses to accept cryptocurrency as a new form of payment. Bitcoin of America is constantly expanding and improving its services.

Data Mynt Payment Processing Platform Now Supports Bitcoin Payments 5883

Data Mynt, a leading provider of simple, stable cryptocurrency payment products, now enables payments over the Bitcoin network, which already supports roughly 225,000 transactions per day and $30 billion USD dollar equivalent volume per day worldwide (as of publishing).

Data Mynt merchants and partners join the 15,000 retailers that accept Bitcoin today, making it the world’s most widely used digital asset for payments. Retailers include Twitter, Whole Foods and Overstock.com.

Now the Data Mynt payment processing platform enables payments from any wallet and asset across the $2 trillion combined market cap (as of publishing) available to make a payment over the Bitcoin, Ethereum Mainnet and Polygon networks.

The Data Mynt payment processing solution enables merchants and enterprises to expand their payment options for their customers and partners. At the same time, it reduces payment processing costs and eliminates frictions such as chargebacks and crypto price volatility.

“As a payment processor, it only makes sense for us to enable our merchants and partners to accept what the world already accepts—the biggest cryptocurrency,” noted Data Mynt CEO Alex Christian. “Almost one-quarter of the US population owns Bitcoin. Many other countries such as Brazil, Indonesia, UAE, Singapore, Israel, India, Mexico, and South Africa have even higher adoption rates. Data Mynt merchants can feel good knowing they offer these Bitcoin owners another payment option.”

The dedicated Data Mynt global sales team began rolling out its payment platform in Q1 of 2022.

About Data Mynt

Data Mynt is a leading crypto payment processor. Its wallet, asset and blockchain-agnostic suite of solutions offer partners and merchants an omnichannel approach to accepting on-chain crypto payments free from volatility and the risks and costs of traditional payment methods. The Data Mynt payment platform is also designed to streamline implementation delivering a seamless customer experience. DataMynt.com

Popular BTM Operator Bitcoin of America Wins Silver in 11th Annual Best in Biz Awards 8122

Bitcoin of America has been named a silver winner in the Company of the Year – Midwest category in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. Bitcoin of America is a popular virtual currency exchange, registered as a money services business with the United States Department of Treasury (FinCEN)(RegNum). Apart from ensuring a fast and hassle-free transaction, their customer support makes them the best in the industry.

Bitcoin of America has demonstrated rapid growth. In June of this year, Bitcoin of America’s Chief Financial Officer reported record company growth. In January, the company had a total of 630 Bitcoin ATMs. To date, they have seen a 138.095% increase in their number of locations. They even hit a major achievement of 1500 plus BTMs. Bitcoin of America has also seen enormous growth in their number of employees. In just one year their team grew over 32 percent.

Bitcoin of America also added new products, services, and even updates to their BTMS. In May, they announced the launch of their new universal kiosk. The kiosk combines the capabilities of a traditional ATM with a Bitcoin ATM. The universal kiosk is known to offer 3 different functions. The first is the traditional ATM feature where customers can dispense cash from a debit card. The second function is being able to buy bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies with cash. The last is that customers can sell crypto in return for cash. This is huge for business owners. These universal kiosks are bringing stores additional revenue streams, while also saving floor space. They also announced that Ethereum would be available for customers to purchase from any of their locations.

Besides offering cryptocurrency services to customers, Bitcoin of America has helped hundreds of businesses across the United States. Bitcoin of America offers a host program for store owners who are interested in cryptocurrency or are just looking to earn extra income. They take care of their host locations by providing them with passive income, increased foot traffic, and marketing. They even handle customer support and any maintenance/installation services.

Bitt Develops Africa’s First CBDC 6169

eNaira, the Bitt-developed central bank digital currency (CBDC), has officially rolled out in Nigeria. Citizens and residents of Nigeria are now the first on the continent of Africa to use a legal tender digital currency for their daily financial transactions.

Bitt is very excited to be entering the African CBDC market as the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Technology Partner. Bitt’s market-proven Digital Currency Management System (DCMS) is currently licensed by national financial institutions in six countries across Central America and the Caribbean. Nigeria is a sophisticated economy which operates on a modern infrastructure. Bitt’s DCMS fulfilled CBN’s criteria for technological competence, efficiency, platform security, interoperability, and implementation experience.

CEO of Bitt, Brian Popelka, “We are elated to have developed, tested and deployed the eNaira monetary infrastructure in record time. Today’s launch is an exceptional achievement for both the CBN and Bitt teams. We look forward to continued partnership on this CBDC deployment journey and to provide additional features to expand eNaira’s value to all Nigerians.”

Bitt is driven by the empowerment of people through providing accessible, low-cost, and real-time payments; and supporting the digitization of economies. Bitt’s DCMS could lower infrastructure cost and improve the access and user experience of receiving and sending money, thereby promoting financial inclusion throughout Nigeria. Furthermore, the eNaira has been designed to promote local innovation, leveraging Nigeria’s world-class FinTech talent.

Bitt’s DCMS is a production-ready digital currency infrastructure that enables central banks and financial institutions to efficiently deploy their own digital currency. Bitt’s DCMS plugs into the underlying transaction network of choice, such as Hyperledger Fabric (used in the implementations of DCash in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union and the eNaira in Nigeria), and Stellar (to be presented at the 2021 Singapore Fintech Festival).

About Bitt
With a staff of over 60 highly skilled professionals from around the world, Bitt is a global financial technology company that provides digital currency and stablecoin solutions to central banks, financial institutions and ecosystem participants worldwide. Bitt is at the forefront of financial innovation, with a specialization in central bank digital currencies (CBDC) and stablecoins. The company’s Digital Currency Management System (DCMS) leverages blockchain-based distributed ledger technology to introduce the benefits of the most efficient financial ecosystem to date.