Crypto Markets

Why Crypto Is Taking Over the Financial Market

Crypto and Financial Market

Crypto is still a puzzle to many people around the world. Crypto, on the other hand, is the new money-making capital market trend that is here to stay for the foreseeable future, supplanting the activities of traditional financial institutions and currencies for those that understand it.

To know more about what crypto is, the different types that exist, and how to get started, you can read this article: How Do I Purchase Crypto

Numerous prominent banks are increasingly investing in current crypto customers (JPMorgan with Zcash) or establishing their cryptocurrency (such as Bank of America). The question that comes to mind after this information is why is this virtual currency taking over the world?

  • Decentralization 

Using a decentralized system has put people in charge of their accounts. There is no other digital payment solution where you own your account. Billions of people have access to the Internet but do not have the legal authority to use conventional financial systems. These people are well-versed in the bitcoin sector.

  • User-friendliness

Cryptocurrency’s popularity stems from its accessibility of use. All you need is a smart device and internet access, and you can start making payments and money transfers right away.

  • System of tracking

All completed payments are logged in a shared database when crypto is formed. To preserve the integrity of records management, all currency owners’ identities are encrypted. You own the currency since it is decentralized. It is not under the control of the government or the financial institution. The blockchain maintains that all transactions involving “digital wallets” result in an accurate balance calculation. Every transaction is double-checked to ensure that the coins used belong to the current spender. A “transaction blockchain” is another name for this blockchain network. Through encryption and “smart contracts,” blockchain technology provides safe digital transactions that are nearly completely secure and free of fraud.

  • Fees for Transactions

Many people are familiar with the bank or credit card company’s monthly account bills and this leads to groans at the high fees charged for writing checks, and transferring payments by the conventional financial institutions. Service charges can eat up a lot of one’s money, especially if you do a lot of transactions in a month.

For crypto, however, service charges are usually not applicable because the data miners that execute the number-crunching that generates Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are compensated by the cryptocurrency network involved.

It is important to point out that indeed using a third-party management service to keep your bitcoin wallet up to date, may incur some charges, but they are likely to be significantly lower than the transaction fees charged by traditional banking institutions.

  • Ease of Doing Business

Cryptocurrencies are not bound to the exchange rates, interest rates, transaction fees, or other levies imposed by a single country, even though they are largely acknowledged as legal money on a national level at the moment. International transfers and transactions can also be handled utilizing the peer-to-peer method of blockchain technology, without the hassles of currency exchange fluctuations and the like.

To know more about the fate of crypto in the decade read this article: The Fate of Bitcoin in The Next Decade

The Author

Oladotun Olayemi

Dotun is a financial enthusiast who specializes in first-in-class financial content, including crypto, blockchain, market, and business, to educate and inform readers.