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Why blockchain technology is necessary for cross border payments

Why blockchain technology is necessary for cross border payments

Blockchain technology is essential in our daily lives, including supply chain management, automobile, food, agriculture, and banking. One of the greatest uses of blockchain technology is cross border settlements. Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency, and many people are using Bitcoin for cross-border transactions. Many people are using Bitcoin for cross border transactions to dodge government sanctions. For example, in Nigeria recently, people are using Bitcoin to buy goods from China because the naira/dollar rate fluctuates between the banks and the parallel market. 

The challenge with Bitcoin is that the transaction is often slow. It takes up to ten minutes to complete a Bitcoin transaction, and the fees are also on the high side when you compare to other cryptocurrency like the XDC network and XRP. It is a proven fact that Ethereum cannot be suitable for cross border traction because of high gas fees at peak times. For a blockchain technology project to be considered for cross border transactions. We need a fast and efficient payment network.

Is blockchain technology ready for the challenges yet

The US dollar is majorly used for world cross border transactions. The US dollar is still inefficient because many countries rely on US banks to complete transactions even if the trade doesn’t involve the United States. It concentrates the power to them, and they control what is happening to most of the countries. Which means they can sanction their enemy countries from global trade. Blockchain is a decentralized system in which everyone has control of their trades. But the argument for blockchain as a means of cross-border transaction is still irrelevant when a transaction takes several minutes, and transaction fees are extremely high. Blockchain must present an efficient system with low transaction fees and fast to ensure that we can create a truly decentralized system for cross-border transactions.

 

Improved blockchain network for cross border transactions

A Blockchain technology transaction that will be suitable must be truly decentralized, fast, and has low fees. Many blockchain projects do not fit all the criteria, but a project offers the three characteristics of an excellent cross-border network. The name of the project is XinFin.

Xinfin offers high-speed cryptocurrency payment systems that facilitate cross-border transactions within a few seconds; for example, Tradefinex platform real-time cross-border payments and settlements via XinFin’s XDC network. XDC tokens allow the transfer of funds using DLTs using multiple synchronized ledgers and numerous processing nodes, reducing the risk from a single-point-of-failure.

 

XDC Community member Mr.Rushabh Parmar from XinFin Says,

 “Blockchain technology provides a cheaper option to the large unbanked population to start using wallet technology without setting up a physical bank or ATM setup. Pandemic like Covid19 provided a boost to the usage of wallet technology. XinFin Network enables the option to avail technology to mass by providing near-zero fees, 2 second transaction time, and smart contract support provides options like escrow or recurring micropayment at near-zero transaction Fees.” 



Conclusion

Blockchain can remove the dominance of the US dollar for cross-border transactions but his development cannot happen if blockchain transactions are slow and fees are high. A truly decentralized system that solves all these problems means that Blockchain can remove the dominance of the US dollar by creating a truly decentralized blockchain cross-border payment system.

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ETH/USD Orbiting 551.65 Retracement Level: Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 29 November 2020 ETH

ETH/USD Orbiting 551.65 Retracement Level:  Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 29 November 2020 ETH

Ethereum (ETH/USD) traded sideways early in today’s North American session as the pair appreciated to the 558.68 area after trading as low as the 531.00 area in the Asian session, a test of the 50% retracement of the appreciating range from 439.77 to 623.22.  Traders are observing that ETH/USD is tightly oscillating around the 551.65 area, representing the 50% retracement of the depreciating range from 623.22 to 480.08.  The next upside retracement levels in this range include the 568.54, 589.44, and 592.59 levels.   The recent pullback was a test of the 479.03 area, representing the 78.6% retracement of the appreciating range from 439.77 to 623.22.  One level that traders are carefully monitoring is the 503.57 area, a level that represents the 38.2% retracement of the recent appreciating range from 310.00 to 623.22, and price activity was recently buoyed above this area.  Stops were recently elected below a series of retracement levels including 579.73, 563.58, 553.14, 531.50, 526.88, 509.85, 496.86, and 483.06. Larger Stops were elected below the 550.01 and 504.72 areas, retracement levels related to the wider appreciating range from 313.00 to 623.22.  On the upside, Stops were recently elected above the 615.19 area during the climb higher, an upside price objective related to buying activity that originated around the 142.10 level earlier this year.  The pair’s next upside price objectives include the 637.79, 668.87, 679.78, and 698.88 levels.   Traders are also paying close attention to technical resistance around the 627.83, 638.28, and 652.36 areas. 

Stops were also recently elected above the 583.59 and 592.24 areas during the ascent, retracement levels related to selling pressure that commenced around the 894.50 and 1419.96 levelsStops were also recently elected above the 519.16, 521.13, 524.97, and 540.64 areas during the ascent higher, preceded by Stops triggered above the 503.54, 508.69, and 510.22 levels.  During pullbacks lower, traders are paying close attention to the pair’s trading activity around the 461.31 area, an upside price objective related to buying pressure that emerged months ago around the 125.52 area.   Some additional downside retracement levels include 432.71, 431.36, 427.78, 424.14, 422.81, 419.74, 415.20, 411.91, and 408.12. Additional areas of potential downside support include the 400.56, 395.87, 387.62, 380.03, 377.17, 367.24, 366.72, 354.44, and 353.78 areas.  Traders are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bullishly indicating above the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (4-hourly).  Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (hourly) and below the 200-bar MA (hourly).

Price activity is nearest the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) at 554.10 and the 200-bar MA (Hourly) at 553.94.

Technical Support is expected around 417.60/ 388.49/ 366.72 with Stops expected below.

Technical Resistance is expected around 627.83/ 637.79/ 668.87 with Stops expected above.

On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.

On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bearishly below SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.

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ETH/USD Continues Recovery After Holding 503.57 Level: Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 28 November 2020 ETH

ETH/USD Continues Recovery After Holding 503.57 Level:  Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 28 November 2020 ETH

Ethereum (ETH/USD) extended its recent recovery in today’s North American session as the pair appreciated to the 529.90 area after trading as low as the 505.01 area in the European session, a test of the 100-bar 4-hourly simple moving average.  Traders lifted ETH/USD back above the 50-hour simple moving average during the North American session.  Some short-term upside retracement levels that traders are monitoring relate to the recent depreciating range from 623.22 to 480.08, and these include the 534.76, 551.65, 568.54, 589.44, and 592.59 levels.  The recent pullback was a test of the 479.03 area, representing the 78.6% retracement of the appreciating range from 439.77 to 623.22.  One level that traders are carefully monitoring is the 503.57 area, a level that represents the 38.2% retracement of the recent appreciating range from 310.00 to 623.22Stops were recently elected below a series of retracement levels including 579.73, 563.58, 553.14, 531.50, 526.88, 509.85, 496.86, and 483.06. Larger Stops were elected below the 550.01 and 504.72 areas, retracement levels related to the wider appreciating range from 313.00 to 623.22.  On the upside, Stops were recently elected above the 615.19 area during the climb higher, an upside price objective related to buying activity that originated around the 142.10 level earlier this year.  The pair’s next upside price objectives include the 637.79, 668.87, 679.78, and 698.88 levels.   Traders are also paying close attention to technical resistance around the 627.83, 638.28, and 652.36 areas. 

Stops were recently elected above the 583.59 and 592.24 areas during the ascent, retracement levels related to selling pressure that commenced around the 894.50 and 1419.96 levelsStops were also recently elected above the 519.16, 521.13, 524.97, and 540.64 areas during the ascent higher, preceded by Stops triggered above the 503.54, 508.69, and 510.22 levels.  During pullbacks lower, traders are paying close attention to the pair’s trading activity around the 461.31 area, an upside price objective related to buying pressure that emerged months ago around the 125.52 area.   Some additional downside retracement levels include 432.71, 431.36, 427.78, 424.14, 422.81, 419.74, 415.20, 411.91, and 408.12. Additional areas of potential downside support include the 400.56, 395.87, 387.62, 380.03, 377.17, 367.24, 366.72, 354.44, and 353.78 areas.  Traders are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bullishly indicating above the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (4-hourly).  Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (hourly) and below the 200-bar MA (hourly).

Price activity is nearest the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) at 507.28 and the 50-bar MA (Hourly) at 519.49.

Technical Support is expected around 417.60/ 388.49/ 366.72 with Stops expected below.

Technical Resistance is expected around 627.83/ 637.79/ 668.87 with Stops expected above.

On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bearishly below MACDAverage.

On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.

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The benefits of Ethereum 2.0 will come sooner rather than later according to Vitalik Buterin

The benefits of Ethereum 2.0 will come sooner rather than later according to Vitalik Buterin

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  • Vitalik Buterin, has recently answered a number of questions from the community as a part of a “ask me anything“ session on Reddit. 
  • The co-founder highlighted many different topics but specifically said that he expects some significant and noticeable network improvements to come for the project sooner rather than later. 

Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of one of the biggest crypto projects in the industry known as Ethereum has recently answered a number of questions from the community as a part of a “ask me anything“ session on Reddit. The co-founder highlighted many different topics but specifically said that he expects some significant and noticeable network improvements to come for the project sooner rather than later. He further said:

“TLDR: merge happens faster, PoS happens faster, you get your juicy 100k TPS faster.”

Over the years, the network for Ethereum has experienced some significant rounds of high congestion. Three years ago in 2017, the popular CryptoKitties game slowed down the network massively but with the decentralised finance space growing rapidly, the network has been seriously clogged up.

As a result of this, it has led to high fees and longer than average confirmation times.

With Ethereum 2.0 very much just around the corner, there is a significant scaling upgrade solution that is supposedly going to speed up the network rapidly. This will increase the number of transactions per second and it will also move the blockchain to a different consensus algorithm known as a proof of stake. Phase 0 for the upgrade is set to occur on the 1st of December in two weeks!

The co-founder further went on to say that “all of these changes are designed to decrease the time until eth2 becomes useful to people.” 

For more news on this and other crypto updates, keep it with CryptoDaily!

© 2020 CryptoDaily All Rights Reserved. This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.

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ETH/USD Rangebound After Recent Pullback: Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 27 November 2020 ETH

ETH/USD Rangebound After Recent Pullback: Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 27 November 2020 ETH

Ethereum (ETH/USD) weakened early in today’s North American session as the pair depreciated to the 504.89 area after trading as high as the 529.16 area in the Asian session, an improvement after trading as low as the 480.08 area earlier this week.  The pullback was also a test of the 479.03 area, representing the 78.6% retracement of the appreciating range from 439.77 to 623.22. One level that traders are carefully monitoring is the 503.57 area, a level that represents the 38.2% retracement of the recent appreciating range from 310 to 623.22Stops were elected below a series of retracement levels including 579.73, 563.58, 553.14, 531.50, 526.88, 509.85, 496.86, and 483.06. Larger Stops were elected below the 550.01 and 504.72 areas, retracement levels related to the wider appreciating range from 313.00 to 623.22.  The next downside retracement levels in this wider historical range include 468.11, 431.50, and 386.21.  Stops were recently elected above the 615.19 area during the climb higher, an upside price objective related to buying activity that originated around the 142.10 level earlier this year.  The pair’s next upside price objectives include the 637.79, 668.87, 679.78, and 698.88 levels.   Traders are also paying close attention to technical resistance around the 627.83, 638.28, and 652.36 areas. 

Stops were recently elected above the 583.59 and 592.24 areas during the ascent, retracement levels related to selling pressure that commenced around the 894.50 and 1419.96 levelsStops were also recently elected above the 519.16, 521.13, 524.97, and 540.64 areas during the ascent higher, preceded by Stops triggered above the 503.54, 508.69, and 510.22 levels.  During pullbacks lower, traders are paying close attention to the pair’s trading activity around the 461.31 area, an upside price objective related to buying pressure that emerged months ago around the 125.52 area.   Some additional downside retracement levels include 432.71, 431.36, 427.78, 424.14, 422.81, 419.74, 415.20, 411.91, and 408.12. Additional areas of potential downside support include the 400.56, 395.87, 387.62, 380.03, 377.17, 367.24, 366.72, 354.44, and 353.78 areas.  Traders are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bullishly indicating above the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (4-hourly).  Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (hourly).

Price activity is nearest the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) at 503.62 and the 200-bar MA (Hourly) at 542.15.

Technical Support is expected around 417.60/ 388.49/ 366.72 with Stops expected below.

Technical Resistance is expected around 627.83/ 637.79/ 668.87 with Stops expected above.

On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bearishly below SlowD while MACD is Bearishly below MACDAverage.

On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bearishly below SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.

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