The price of Bitcoin rushed by more than 10% on the Zimbabwean exchange Golix in mid-November 2017 after the military successfully presents a coup d’état. The nation is also known for having the great economy; Zimbabwe’s highest month of inflation was November 2008, since the rate of the inflation hitten an estimated at 79.6 billion percentage.
According to the Golix website, Bitcoin has rocked up to $13,499 in the country, nearly increase its rate in the international markets. On November 15, Bitcoin was trading beyond $13,010 in its capital Harare.
The critical point in Zimbabwe and its effect(s) on Bitcoin
The Zimbabwean army hitten the Harare on November 14 after a week of confliction with the administration of President Robert Mugabe. The army describes the move was aimed at preventing an unexpected violence and a deadly civil war in the country. Mugabe has been the country’s head since 1980.
Because of the political crisis, the demand for Bitcoin in the country has increased to a new level since there was the shortage of hard currency in the country. The movement was created by the lack of national currency in Zimbabwe. in 2009, its government adopted the few fiat currencies such as US dollar and South African rand as the ledger tender after the high inflation which made the local currency worthless.
Golix says that it has processed beyond $1 million worth of transactions in the past 30 days, it increases from its turnover of $100,000 for the entire year of 2016.
Taurai Chinyamakobvu co-owner at Golix said the price of Bitcoin will be controlled by its supply and demand. The sellers of the digital currencies will be paid in US dollars that are deposited electronically. The money, anyhow, can only be converted into the hard cash at a sizeable discount on the black market.
On November 15, an ‘electronic’ dollar was able to purchase around eight South African rands, while comparing with the market exchange rate of 14.32 rands.