Cryptocurrency has become more than just a buzzword for the tech- and business-savvy. While it may have only earned the pull that it has over the past couple of years, cryptocurrency, or crypto, has been around since 2009.
Today, we have more than 10,000 different cryptocurrencies, with an estimated total value of $1.7 trillion.
Top 5 Most Popular Crypto Traders in Nigeria
The technology behind cryptocurrency and activities to develop digital currencies have been around since the 1980s and the 1990s. In fact, one of the earliest attempts to launch a digital currency took place in the 1990s with DigiCash.
Fast forward to 2009 with the creation of Bitcoin, which would be regarded as the first cryptocurrency, and we’re now seeing the birth of a mass of different cryptocurrencies monthly.
Some of the top cryptos, with billions of dollars in market capitalization, include Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tether, Binance Coin, and Dogecoin. With cryptocurrencies’ rise in popularity, almost every ‘Dick and Harry’ has a digital coin.
Cryptocurrencies are also breaking walls and Nigerians have evolved with this trend. The most trending in Nigeria is Bitcoin. This has resulted in a number of rich Nigerian Crypto traders' in the past few years. Here's a list of them.
Gaius Chibueze, also known as Bitcoin Chief, is a UK-based Nigerian universal crypto trader who hails from Enugu State, Nigeria, a cryptographic merchant, and the CEO of ABiT Network. Born 3 March 1988, He is one of Africa’s most influential pioneers in cryptocurrency trading, mainly Bitcoin.
His two books titled “How bitcoin change my life” and “Get rich off the net” has sold over 6000 copies on Amazon, whose publication in 2016 was paused for an unknown reason.
The Bitcoin Chief began his career as a songwriter and poet who was in the street of Abuja selling shoes with a colleague. He wrote a book. He started his journey in the cryptocurrency space in 2011.
Bitcoin Chief is the founder and CEO of ABiT Network which comprises several brands coupled together underneath. Their flagship currency is the Tatcoin.
The organization comprises the following branches. ABiTrader App Platform is available in the Google play store to learn about trading cryptocurrencies. Other functions include the purchase of Tatcoin and staking of Tatcoin.
ABiT Crowdfunded Real Estate App: ABiT network created a fully decentralized Crowdfunded Real Estate organization where you can invest in real estate properties while enjoying profits or dividends where necessary.
It also has a decentralized E-Commerce solution where individuals can buy or sell any of their commodities at discounted prices. ABiT network also has a farming solution investment in place. A subsidiary of the ABiT network is Bitcoin.
Chris Ani is a Crypto trader born in Lagos state and hails from Enugu state. After graduating from the university, he created a film called “big brain of Agriculture”, in this film he advises youth to take up agriculture.
You've probably heard of Crypto hub or DABA school. In early 2017, He launched the bitcoin & crypto trading education platform called “Cryptohub” and is the author of Crypto 101; a book about bitcoin for beginners.
He emerged the winner of Cryptocurrency Influencer in Africa for 2020, organized by Binance. Chris Ani has been one of the promoters of bitcoin and other cryptos.
He has advised Nigerians not to miss out on Cryptocurrency, and has told them to buy bitcoin on more than one occasion. He bought his first bitcoin in 2016 and founded Digital abundance business academy (DABA) to help Nigerians learn how to trade and make money from the cryptocurrency market.
Chris has organized and attended several workshops and seminars on crypto & blockchain technology across the world. If you're a beginner, you should follow Chris Ani who is a versatile crypto trader with vast experience in speculating and investing in the cryptocurrency market.
His start-up DABA school has impacted hundreds of Nigerian youths and has made them achieve their financial freedom and manoeuvre through the etiquette of the market.
Timi is a software developer and the founder of BuycoinsAfrica.n He also co-authored 'The Little Bitcoin Book' and was the co-founder of tixdotafria; a platform created for event planners to sell their event tickets.
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He was among the ones who talked about “Bitcoin Around the World”- how it’s being used, especially in relation to human rights.
This session was recorded and released as a podcast episode on What Bitcoin Did.
Also at the Singularity University’s Global Summit in San Fransisco. The topic was “Protecting Human Rights with Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency”. His heights are really commendable and he has about 10,000 followers on Twitter.
Fidelis is a blogger and Crypto trader. He grew up loving technology and doing research and started by working for people online and earning a little amount of money.
Fidelis built Mobi and wapka websites at a time when website development was still in its early stages, He also built Waploaded on the WordPress platform and grew it to become one of the most popular websites in Nigeria.
Waploaded.com fetches millions of page views daily from countries like Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, and more. He also is a crypto trader and has an academy where he teaches people how to trade crypto and also gives out signals on profitable trades.
Cryptocurrency matters in Nigeria, today, cannot be discussed without having Paul Ezeafulukwe at the forefront. Paul is the current Chairman of SIBAN (Stakeholders in Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria).
As the Chairman of SIBAN, he is dedicated to fishing out every bitcoin scam plotted against bitcoin investors in Nigeria.
It's impressive how Nigerians are thriving in the world of Crypto. There is a lot of money from crypto trading. Give Crypto a thought today.