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What Does Bitcoin Depict in its Future Course of Action?

This market is not stable at the moment. It is driven by flow of transactions driven by sentiments of opportunistic and fear of loosing big.

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People use a bitcoin ATM in Hong Kong. VOA

Bitcoin has been in exitance for nearly 10 years now and it has witnessed all extra ordinary ups and downs in all these years. There was a time back in 2017 when it recorded the highest ever price of $19783. Although the prices plunged back down by more than two third from its peak in response to the interference of regulators. Such swings in the prices of any currency instruments does not occur in the normal course of market.

More of that later, let us focus on understanding the concept of Bitcoin.

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You cannot expect to rush into cryptocurrency trading and think you will make a huge
investment worth millions. Pixabay

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency developed on the platform of blockchain technology. Its founding developer is believed to be Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, which is known to almost all interested folks. But, Bitcoin and its peers does not operate in the form of bills or coins published or regulated by a government or bank. They are electronic assets formed and checked by a community of users who act in a decentralized way. They follow the same set of protocols as laid down by the person or persons who dreamed them up including Satoshi Nakamoto. It’s so called Bitcoin miners use the encryption technique which is depicted by the term “crypto”.

Bitcoin’s real innovation indeed was the development of Blockchain technology which is the foundation of all new crypto currencies being developed till date (except a few). Blockchain is a publicly visible and largely anonymous online ledger that accounts the calculations performed by miners to authenticate the transactions without the need for a regulating central authority. One can buy or trade bitcoin and other altcoins at any of the major cryptocurrency exchange.

 

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Transactions in cryptocurrencies occur the same way that you make transactions using any other fiat currency. pixabay

 

How does it Operate?

Well, as far as the price of the crypto is concerned, it is mostly driven by the demand and supply factor in the economy, just like the price of any scrip in a stock exchange is determined. However, the stock market are regulated by the regulating authorities like SEBI in India, but there is no such regulating body in operation for cryptocurrency markets yet. Although, US is in the process of making a regulating body to control the activities of cryptocurrencies and give membership to those crypto operators who abide by the rule of such body. We might see a whole lot of regulatory bodies for this segment in the coming years.

Let’s turn towards the real deal for common folks. Exactly how does a transaction occur using these cryptocurrencies. Well the answer is as simple as you already know. Transactions in cryptocurrencies occur the same way that you make transactions using any other fiat currency. There are various e-wallet service providers, in which you can keep your crypto tokens (Bitcoin in this case). The only thing is that you may need to route through a crypto exchange in order to get hold of this currency unless you are getting paid by some other user. Several crypto exchanges are in operation now a days from where you can easily buy bitcoin with credit card or choose for the USD to BTC conversion over the counter. You can pay a part of Bitcoin in order to fulfil your transactional payment just as a cent in case of a dollar. Not to mention that you can transact with Bitcoin through electronic mode only.

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A Bitcoin logo is shown at a Bitcoin trading store, Dec. 21, 2017. VOA

That concludes the basic understanding of how this crypto operates in the real world. Bitcoin and its peers hold the potential for a revolutionary change in the operations of an economy. But this market is not stable at the moment. It is driven by flow of transactions driven by sentiments of opportunistic and fear of loosing big. For any new mode of transaction to overtake the current fiat monetary market, it must be as stable and regulated by a responsible authority. It is definitely going to take some considerable time for cryptocurrencies to get regulated. Until then, people will continue to use Bitcoin as per their potential and needs thereby making a strong case for its mass adoption.

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Jewar International Airport to be a Growth Catalyst in the Region

Jewar Airport expected to create infra, generate jobs

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The Jewar international airport is expected to increase the employment rate in the region. (Representational Image). Lifetime Stock

BY ROHIT VAID

The upcoming International Airport at the Jewar township of Greater Noida is expected to be a growth catalyst for the region, say industry analysts, as the project is expected to create urban infrastructure and generate jobs.

Accordingly, experts have predicted the project to not only boost the aviation industry but also a host of other sectors such as real estate, hospitality, tourism, transportation and construction.

“Jewar Airport will provide an impetus to the real estate sector in Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway,” JLL India’s Chief Economist Research and REIS Samantak Das told IANS.

“Real estate developers and corporates will be encouraged to invest in commercial real estate in the region. It would lead to a jump in investment and infrastructural development leading to rising in demand for both residential and commercial properties.”

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Experts have predicted the Jewar international airport project to not only boost the aviation industry but also a host of other sectors. (Representational Image). Lifetime Stock

Additionally, Das pointed out that apart from residential, commercial and residential segment, the demand for logistics and warehousing sector is expected to get a boost by development of Jewar Airport.

“It will also lead to growth in manufacturing and exports sector. Since the region is also near to tourist attractions such as Taj Mahal, Mathura, the tourism sector will also be positively impacted by the development of the airport,” Das said.

ANAROCK Property Consultants’ Vice Chairman Santhosh Kumar, said: “As far as job creation and value addition is concerned, the project will definitely give a major boost in the future.

“But again, this also depends on actual ground implementation of the project. As and when the project progresses, it will help revive the property market in nearby areas like Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway.”

Besides, Kumar expects the new airport to increase demand for the housing sector and even lead to an uptick in terms of commercial activities including office spaces and retail.

“More and more office spaces will erupt along the region as rentals will be relatively cheaper than Gurgaon and even Delhi,” he said.

Aviation industry insiders, including airline executives, said that the new airport, once fully developed, will aid in decongesting the Delhi’s IGI Airport.

“It will definitely expand the reach of air services to a larger population base of the NCR region,” an airline management executive told IANS.

Locals of the Jewar township told IANS that they expect more employment opportunities arising out of the airport development.

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Aviation industry insiderssaid that the new airport, once fully developed, will aid in decongesting the Delhi’s IGI Airport. (Representational Image). Pixabay

“Future generations will be able to reap more employment opportunities as a direct result of the airport development,” Ashok Kumar, a resident of Ranhera village of Jewar township told IANS.

“Employment opportunities in transport and hospitality sectors are being scouted even by the current working generation.”

However, others like Naipal Singh of Rohi village, though supportive of the project is not satisfied with the compensation given by the state government for acquisition of his land parcel for the airport project.

Last month, Zurich Airport International AG was selected as the concessionaire for developing the airport at Jewar.

The company, headquartered in Switzerland, made the highest per-passenger bid for the airport. The Swiss company operates the Zurich Airport, and eight airports in Latin America.

“Under a 40-year concession, the Flughafen Zurich AG will build and manage the new greenfield airport in Jewar. The new airport will be located around 80 km south of Delhi and will be fundamental to accommodate the expected flight traffic growth rates in the National Capital Region,” the company had said.

“The capital investment associated with the first phase is expected to amount to roughly CHF (Swiss francs) 650 million during the construction period of approximately four years. The first phase will be able to accommodate around 12 million passengers per year,” it added.

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The Noida International Airport will come up in a 5,000-hectare area and is estimated to cost around Rs 30,000 crore.

The first phase of the airport will be spread over 1,334 hectares and cost Rs 4,588 crore. It is expected to be completed by 2023. (IANS)