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December 14, 2017, 05:53:46 PM
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It's a really good sign that bitcoin is starting to gain more respect from the public. For sure this will change the way we spend money soon.
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April 06, 2018, 09:53:56 AM
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When I heard the news, I was very happy. Bitcoin is now open to all types of services. I think Bitcoin will provide a better service to the people. Bitcoin prices are high and this is basically the reason for success. It has to be implemented. In this way, Bitcoin can be recognized in every country of the country. So good luck for Bitcoin.
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April 25, 2018, 04:34:34 AM
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it is interesting to see how these countries which most of them are actually under developed countries are adopting bitcoin so much faster than some of the bigger developed countries in the world. they see the potential of bitcoin and this new technology so much better without all the drama and they want to be in the front row of it.
i wonder how their economy will change in a few years compared to others.

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April 25, 2018, 05:21:27 AM
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I think this makes sense - in Africa people have access to bitcoin on their phone, but may not own a bank account.

so did they fixed finally the high tx fee,

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April 25, 2018, 05:25:19 AM
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This is a welcome development for blockchain, this clearly shows blockchain is here to change the world for better. I wish other countries can emulate this.
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May 14, 2018, 04:41:31 PM
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South Africa? Apparently America now doesn't set trends for the whole world) Trump, wake up! Grin
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May 19, 2018, 09:14:09 PM
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his is very good news and a good example for many countries. This gives the development of cryptocurrency and bitcoin. Perhaps, other countries will introduce cryptocurrency on a par with the national currency.

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May 20, 2018, 04:04:37 PM
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Another sign that bitcoin is fast gaining acceptance from governments everywhere. There may be some issues about the transaction fees but it’s a good start. Good job, South Africa!

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May 20, 2018, 04:12:32 PM
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https://news.bitcoin.com/south-african-drivers-can-now-pay-traffic-fines-in-bitcoin/

A traffic fines administrator from the city of Alberton, South Africa has started accepting payments in bitcoin. Drivers from all over the country who wish to pay their tickets with the cryptocurrency can now do so via this new service.

Cornelia van Niekerk, the owner of Fines 4 u, serves about 500 businesses and 8,000 individuals for whom she manages the restitution of traffic violations. She told local media that she has been interested in bitcoin since June this year, and wanted to offer people who share her interest another opportunity to use their bitcoin in South Africa.

The service allows clients to get a price quote in bitcoin for paying the fines which are denominated in South African rand by the traffic police. The transfer to the authorities will be done in fiat, just as any other fine payment, with Van Niekerk making the exchange. She believes that the value of bitcoin will rise with time so she is not afraid of short term depreciation during the process. It is promoted as a faster and lower cost option compared to bank transactions.

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How cool was that,violation in traffic paid by bitcoin?seems like that KFC accepting bitcoin as payment for their chicken lol.

Well this is the future cryptocurrency,this is how satoshie looks while hes creating this ,qnd now starting the world domination,maybe this will take some time but i know not that long

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May 20, 2018, 04:31:34 PM
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Although it's good that the use of bitcoin is becoming more widespread, I don't know how practical this is. I don't know how much the average traffic fine costs in South Africa, but considering the high transaction fees of bitcoin, it may not make sense to use bitcoin to pay them. But of course it's good in terms of exposure, like I said.

I mean who knows, the bitcoin fees at the moment aren't even that high so I wouldn't think that it'd be much of a problem. Though I do think that the fees are HIGHER then other methods such as paying with cash, by check, credit card, etc.

I just don't know if people are ACTUALLY going to use this, it's something that could easily be done another way -- bitcoin seems like a nusiance unless adoption is high in South Africa.


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May 27, 2018, 06:18:43 AM
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You do not know Monacarine, but I am very happy with Monacar Bitcoin, because it is a good sign for the daily living of Bitcoin, Bitcoin gets international recognition every day, a government organization accepting Bitcoin is a good news for society. Because it is an addition to Bitcoin in the socio-economic perspective,, Grin
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May 27, 2018, 06:24:07 AM
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https://news.bitcoin.com/south-african-drivers-can-now-pay-traffic-fines-in-bitcoin/

A traffic fines administrator from the city of Alberton, South Africa has started accepting payments in bitcoin. Drivers from all over the country who wish to pay their tickets with the cryptocurrency can now do so via this new service.

Cornelia van Niekerk, the owner of Fines 4 u, serves about 500 businesses and 8,000 individuals for whom she manages the restitution of traffic violations. She told local media that she has been interested in bitcoin since June this year, and wanted to offer people who share her interest another opportunity to use their bitcoin in South Africa.

The service allows clients to get a price quote in bitcoin for paying the fines which are denominated in South African rand by the traffic police. The transfer to the authorities will be done in fiat, just as any other fine payment, with Van Niekerk making the exchange. She believes that the value of bitcoin will rise with time so she is not afraid of short term depreciation during the process. It is promoted as a faster and lower cost option compared to bank transactions.

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Wow. This is a very good news. But, I would rather stay innocent than pay with my bitcoins. Holding bitcoin this year would be much greater since you have the possibility to gain profit. I hope this raises the price of bitcoin.

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May 27, 2018, 06:34:48 AM
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This is a good innovation by the South African driver administrators, taxes can be easily paid at a go by any defaulter  using their mobile phones while copying the wallet address of the administrator this will ensure more adoption of bitcoin by the drivers while newbies drivers in cryptos will hurriedly learn how to use it.

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May 27, 2018, 12:40:27 PM
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meaning bitcoin in Africa has started to be considered as a legitimate payment instrument to pay fines for traffic violations? I think it's great faster and practical. I feel very happy that the positive judgment of the world community on bitcoin will be strengthened. Trust and reputation will increase demand and market supply to mine and invest bitcoin

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May 27, 2018, 12:57:39 PM
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amazing news, this will helps bitcoin to be more strong.
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May 27, 2018, 01:08:04 PM
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meaning bitcoin in Africa has started to be considered as a legitimate payment instrument to pay fines for traffic violations? I think it's great faster and practical. I feel very happy that the positive judgment of the world community on bitcoin will be strengthened. Trust and reputation will increase demand and market supply to mine and invest bitcoin
In africa bitcoin is more stablished then any other country or region. I know so many peoples from Africa who involved in crypto-currency. This helps to reduce economical struggle we have seen in African countries in decades.
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May 27, 2018, 01:16:25 PM
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African countries are rapidly adopting Cryptocurrency in general, Nigeria Government recently proposed on adoption of Blockchain technology into some parastatals
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May 27, 2018, 01:17:07 PM
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Though I do think that the fees are HIGHER then other methods such as paying with cash, by check, credit card, etc.
It depends on how you look at things. In most cases every payment service requires you to pay a fee of some sort. Credit card fees, depending on the service you are using, charge either the sender or the receiver (in some cases both). These fees are usually like 2-3% in total. If we take the average of that (which is 2.5%) and calculate the fee over an amount of $1000, then it means your fee is $25.

Bitcoin's current fee is like $0.05-$0.10 regardless of the amount. Lightning fees can be as low as zero (0).

I just don't know if people are ACTUALLY going to use this, it's something that could easily be done another way -- bitcoin seems like a nusiance unless adoption is high in South Africa.
For you Bitcoin might not be that much of a convenient way to settle these transactions, but for others it might be. SA and other countries in that region are dealing with high numbers of unbanked households. I can definitely see it working there. We probably won't ever find out with how authorities likely aren't going to release any data regarding this.

amazing news, this will helps bitcoin to be more strong.
It will help the government become wealthier, potentially. Cheesy

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May 27, 2018, 01:25:06 PM
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This has a positive impact on the promotion of BTC!
Many do not know BTC began to accept BTC! However, due to the slow transfer rate of BTC, high transfer fees will affect people's payment experience to BTC!
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May 27, 2018, 01:31:01 PM
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I don't even need to take some research out of this one, Africa is bitcoin-friendly one of the best countries to invest your bitcoin in, also one of the best countries to buy and sell bitcoin, Africa has made a great decision, I think that their economy would boost in the upcoming years and especially since you can now pay your traffic fines in bitcoin here in Africa I'd definitely see the growth of this country in the next 5 years as bitcoin develops I am also sure that Africa will develop also.
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