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CDCROP: Ray Youssef, CEO and co-founder of Paxful (Christie Harkin/CoinDesk)
'Hyperbitcoinization' Is Coming to an Emerging Market Near You, Paxful's Ray Youssef Says
The CEO and co-founder of the peer-to-peer bitcoin exchange that's popular in Africa explains why the Global South will lead the Bitcoin revolution.
CDCROP: Ray Youssef, CEO and co-founder of Paxful (Christie Harkin/CoinDesk)

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Most Influential 2021: Ray Youssef
Peer-to-peer bitcoin trading is a powerful force.
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Paxful Integrates Lightning Network for Bitcoin Transactions
The service will be available for transactions between individuals and to pay for goods and services.
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"End SARS" protesters in Nigeria last year.
'They'd Rather Buy Bitcoin and Take That Risk': An Interview With Paxful's Nena Nwachukwu
Last year’s End SARS protests over police brutality were a catalyst for Bitcoin adoption in Nigeria, says Nwachukwu, ahead of CoinDesk’s Crypto State event.
"End SARS" protesters in Nigeria last year.

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Africa 'Is Leading Global Cryptocurrency Adoption’: Paxful CEO
Paxful CEO Ray Youssef said all eyes should be on Africa right now.
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Paxful Launches Tool Allowing Businesses to Receive Payment in Bitcoin
The tool will convert customers' payments into bitcoin, which is then sent to the merchant's digital wallet.
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Economic Uncertainty Drives Crypto Growth in Sri Lanka
Paxful's crypto trading volume in 2021 has more than tripled compared to all of 2020.
Colombo, Sri Lanka- December 05, 2018; View of the Colombo city skyline with modern architecture buildings including the lotus towers.

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Egyptians Are Buying Bitcoin Despite Prohibitive New Banking Laws
Egyptian crypto trading volume and exchange sign-ups increased dramatically this past January, capping off an already high-volume 2020.
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Bitcoin 'Can't Be Stopped': Nigerians Look to P2P Exchanges After Crypto Ban
Some Nigerians plan to continue using bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies despite a directive issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) last week ordering banks to close down accounts associated with cryptocurrencies.
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