With the advancement of digital currencies comes a sizeable number of opportunities. When leveraged, businesses and different organizations could create alternative and sustainable revenue sources. However, to stretch the possibilities, the economies of third-world countries could actively benefit from the integration of digital currencies.
A key problem with these developing countries is the low production rate and struggling labor market. Many times, the resources necessary for production are left to importation. The upper class deploys the necessary tools and underpays the lower class for their manual labor. This then results in a shift in the distribution of wealth ownership.
To break the cycle, although this may not result in the equalization of wealth ownership, dependency on digital currencies for small business owners could be normalized in the near future.
For dominant assets like Bitcoin, businesses could leverage the transparent and decentralized model of Bitcoin’s blockchain by employing payment options for crypto-assets on their platform. For businesses that are yet to create an online presence, Bitcoin ATMs and merchant apps could come in handy.
Another booming channel is the deployment of foreign Crypto-related ventures looking to offset their firms to a Crypto-friendly destination. Developing countries can accelerate economic growth by carefully milking out this billion-dollar opportunity.
With first-world countries like the United States clamping down on digital currency ventures, the demand for Crypto-friendly countries is a highly profitable business venture for any nation willing to trade space in return for tax benefits and lots more.
Cryptocurrency investment firms are another independent method for wealth creation among citizens of developing countries. Asides from cryptocurrency trading, which is already becoming a dominant practice among a large number of millennials in developing countries, investment practices that allow interested parties to independently invest their funds in return for annual profit could help to flatten the poverty rate. This is especially useful for countries like Nigeria and South Africa where numerous Ponzi schemes have thrived in previous times.
A notable event was the arrival of MMM (Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox) a Ponzi scheme that ran through 2016 and 2018, promising Nigerians hefty returns after they invest and also refer users to the platform. The platform later collapsed shortly after its founder Sergei Mavrodi passed on in 2018. The Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) reported that a whopping $49.3 million (₦18 billion) was lost to the platform.
To date, unofficial sources claim that Nigeria, Ghana, and other leading African countries are still in the business of investing in such schemes. If major reputable cryptocurrency investment corporations were to strategically establish firms in different parts of the country, an economic boost could be recorded as the interest scale looks highly assuring.