Azteco is making big moves. Their vouchers are now available in 600K new locations in Nigeria, 6K in Canada, and 28K in the U.K. Their system was already one of the most accessible ways to buy bitcoin, and now, in those countries, Azteco is basically everywhere. Better yet, clients don’t need to provide neither bank nor credit card details. Related Reading | Nigerians Move Almost $40 Million In P2P Bitcoin Trading In A Month “Go to your local store and buy a top up voucher just like the ones you’re used to. Enter your Voucher number to redeem,” buying bitcoin with Azteco is akin to adding credit to your cell phone. “There is nothing to learn or understand; it just WORKS,” the company tweeted. However, if you need a more detailed game plan, here it is: Fill out the form here. Receive an email with a barcode. Go to a Paypoint, or other location as instructed. Show the barcode and pay. Receive your voucher instantly via email. The headline here, though, is the number of locations Azteco recently onboarded. 600K Cash-In Locations In Nigeria Recently, one of the main topics in bitcoin is adoption in the African country. “Nigeria is the number two leading country in Bitcoin adoption, and now, Nigerians have access to Azteco through 600,000 Cash-In locations. We expect an explosion in uptake.” Since the process is identical to acquiring phone credit, people already know how to do everything required. We expect this uptake because Azteco is the most simple method of buying Bitcoin on the market, identical in process to the top-up's everyone on the African continent is used to with adding air-time to Mobile Phones. There is nothing to learn or understand; it just WORKS. — Azteco (@Azteco_) March 3, 2022 “Nigerians have total freedom to send and receive Bitcoin from anywhere instantly, reliably and privately,” Azteco promises. BTC price chart for 03/05/2022 on Bittrex | Source: BTC/USD on TradingView.com Azteco Available At 6K Canada Post Locations In the post office, “you can buy Loadhub and use it to get an Azteco Voucher. Now Bitcoin is within arms reach of 98% of all Canadian Citizens.” Pay with cash or bank transfer and rest assured that Azteco doesn’t “store any personal information longer than required to fulfill your order, after which we delete that information.” Here are the very simple instruction for Canada Post’s clerks: There are 6000 Canada Post locations in Canada. And at each one, you can buy Loadhub and use it to get an Azteco Voucher. Now Bitcoin is within arms reach of 98% of all Canadian Citizens.🍁 https://t.co/kFIv8dudVw pic.twitter.com/BZtc0hFWXX — Azteco (@Azteco_) March 3, 2022 Here’s a map with all of the Canada Post’s locations: At every Canada Post outlet in Canada you can buy an Azteco Voucher right now. Get a Bar Code from https://t.co/kFIv8dudVw take it to your local post office and the instant you pay, your voucher will arrive in your recipient's email. It's simple, safe, fast, secure and private.🍁 pic.twitter.com/DNlhqmSFfe — Azteco (@Azteco_) March 4, 2022 Azteco At 28K Extra Locations In The U.K. The vouchers are already available at a very popular chain store, but this is bigger. “Azteco is now available at 28,000 locations across the UK through PayPoint. Now everyone in the UK has easy, instant access to Bitcoin.” The process is extraordinarily simple. Select the amount of Bitcoin you want to buy, and have your barcode emailed to any email address. Show your barcode at any Paypoint location and pay. The instant you've paid, your Azteco Voucher is emailed to the address you specified. pic.twitter.com/q8lajO7vWc — Azteco (@Azteco_) March 1, 2022 Conclusions And Solutions In today’s world, governments proved that they would go after the finances of entire populations just for the fact that they disagree with their politics. A solution like Azteco is welcomed with open arms. It’s not exactly KYC-free, but close enough. Related Reading | Startup Providing Convenient Bitcoin On-Ramp Lands Google Talent “Azteco doesn’t have user accounts, just like Pay as You Go SIM Cards. It’s “disposable Bitcoin” for small amounts,” the company states. And Nigerians, Canadians, and U.K. residents now have availability in physical locations that they usually go to. They can pay their electric bill, re-fund their phone, and get some bitcoin without breaking a sweat. Will this affect the market at all? It’s not likely. Retail buyers are just a small percentage, and, as stated, Azteco is for small amounts. Will this benefit everyday bitcoin users in those countries? Absolutely. Featured Image by Blake Wisz on Unsplash | Charts by TradingView
D.C. United of the Major League Soccer (MLS) has signed a three-year jersey sponsorship arrangement with blockchain technology developer XDC Network as recently announced by the MLS giant. For the first time in the history of Major League Soccer, D.C. United supporters will have access and experiences never previously been available in the sport (MLS). As of the start of the 2022 MLS season, XDC Network will appear on the front of both home and away kits, as well as training tops. NEWS: D.C. United Announce First-of-its-Kind Partnership with Leading Blockchain XDC Network 🗞️➡️ https://t.co/EONXqNHMkb — D.C. United (@dcunited) February 22, 2022 On the front of D.C. United’s shirts, XDC will take the position of Leidos, a national security, health, and engineering solutions corporation. Commenced in 2014, Leidos’ first contract with the team lasted until the 2021 season. The XDC tie-up’s worth has not been revealed yet. In contrast, a 2018 revelation in The Athletic estimated that D.C. United’s contract with Leidos was worth US$3 million per year at the time. XDC has also been termed the official blockchain and NFT marketplace partner as part of the arrangement. With the help of XDC, D.C. United fans will be rewarded for their commitment with fan tokens, which can be exchanged for unique experiences and privileges. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) may also be bought, sold, traded, or interacted with through XDC, and people can learn about blockchain technology as a result. Danita Johnson, president of business operations at D.C. United said: “XDC Network is a major player in the rapidly evolving blockchain and crypto sector. There are a broad variety of unique blockchain use cases for the XDC Network, which makes it an ideal platform for corporations. In addition, the XDC Network is one of the most competitive and energy-efficient blockchain ecosystems on the market because of its near-zero ‘gas’ costs, fast transaction speeds, and near-carbon neutral environment.” D.C. United is one of the most decorated teams along with being one of the founding members of MLS, having won 13 domestic and international championships since its inception in 1996. Fans can buy the new black-and-red uniform, which has the XDC Network logo on the front, at www.mlsstore.com or D.C. United Club Shop, which is situated at Audi Field. Moving towards the market, the 24-hour volume of XDC increased by 20% and the price raised by 5% on Coinmarketcap while writing this article. The XDC token is listed on major exchanges and users can trade them on the 30+ exchanges and instant swaps around the globe including Gate.io, ProBit, Bittrex, BitMart, CoinSpot, BEQUANT, WhiteBIT, Bybit, BitKan, BKEX, DigiFinex, HitBTC, ChangeNow, KuCoin, Liquid, Bitfinex, Bitrue, Changelly PRO, WBF, InstaSwap, SimpleSwap, GlobianceDEX, Xswap and many more.
Coinbase, along with 17 other crypto firms, recently launched a ‘Travel Rule Universal Solution Technology’ (TRUST), a platform that will enable the group of well-established US companies to achieve compliance with anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) obligations–announced the largest crypto exchange in the US.
18 giants of the crypto industry have formed a new initiative to counter money laundering and set new regulatory standards. Coinbase, the biggest crypto exchange in the US, announced in a blog post the launch of the Travel Rule Universal Solution Technology (TRUST), which is an “industry-driven solution designed to comply with a requirement known […]
The publicly-listed cryptocurrency firm Coinbase announced the launch of a collaborative effort called TRUST (Travel Rule Universal Solution Technology).” The plan is described as an “industry-driven solution” developed to comply with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Travel Rule. There are currently 18 crypto firms that have joined TRUST so far, and the collaborative effort is […]