iEthereum Value Proposition #7

iEthereum and the Evolution of Direct Value Exchange Peer to Peer

Are you tired of middle men taking fees on your financial transactions?

Exuberant wire transfer fees, atm fees, originating fees, designated bank fees, online sellers fees, 3 day holds and the list goes on.

If I am sending $100 to a friend or family member in another country and I decide to use Western Union as a means of cross border transfer; I am spending 8-35% to make that happen. Might be 8% if I am sending it to the city next door and it might be as much as 35% if its to a relative in Africa. This friend or relative is still responsible for transporting themselves to the designated Western Union in the destination country, state, city. This could be 20 minutes or upwards of a day of travel depending on the location, situation or means of travel.

More convenient, less expensive cross border “Peer to Peer” transfers is one of the use cases for the potential of cryptocurrency.

I want to insert a caveat here. Cryptocurrencies are in a weird spot right now. I find that transacting in cryptos tend to be more expensive right now compared to traditional finance. Because cryptos are not yet widely adopted, the use of cryptos as money often requires on ramps and off ramps into your local jurisdiction currency. These on and off ramps charge high swap fees into local currency in addition to requiring the same ATM fees or otherwise as an end use.

Hopefully this will be rectified in the future as it defeats the purpose of transitioning to a digital economy. If people are going to swallow this change; it must be cheaper, and more convenient.

This is the seventh article in a series of iEthereum value propositions.

This seventh highlighted value add that iEthereum brings to the table is its ability of across border, peer to peer, business to business value transfer capability without intermediaries.

Is there a value proposition to P2P (Peer to Peer) transfers for digital assets and more specifically iEthereum?

It is hard to debate that there is a significant value proposition to peer-to-peer (P2P) transfers for digital assets. P2P transfers offer several advantages, particularly in the context of cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based assets.

Let's emphasize the intrinsic value proposition of iEthereum for P2P payments while acknowledging the hypothetical potential added benefits if iEthereum is an Apple product.

Peer-to-peer (P2P) payments stand as a cornerstone of iEthereum's value proposition, offering a myriad of benefits irrespective of its speculative integration into the Apple ecosystem.

Here are some key points that highlight the value proposition:

  1. Decentralization: P2P transfers often leverage blockchain technology, which operates on a decentralized network of nodes. iEthereum's distributed ledger-based P2P transfers epitomize decentralization, sidestepping the need for intermediaries like banks. This empowers users with direct, transparent transactions globally. Apple has over a billion devices worldwide which could add supreme value to “decentralized” future.

  2. Global Accessibility: P2P transfers enable individuals to send and receive digital assets globally, without the constraints of traditional banking systems. As long as both parties have internet access and the necessary digital wallet, transactions can occur seamlessly across borders, facilitating financial inclusion for individuals who may be unbanked or underbanked. Then if we speculate by adding Apple into that equation for additional perceived value.

  3. Lower Transaction Costs: Traditional financial intermediaries can charge significant fees for international money transfers. In crypto, this can be particularly advantageous for individuals sending small amounts of money across borders. By leveraging blockchain and distributed ledger technology, iEthereum transactions often incur lower fees compared to traditional banking channels, making it economically viable for transactions of any size. If iEthereum is an Apple product; Apple has the potential to make transfers/payments within their ecosystem to be cheaper than the norm.

  4. Speed and Efficiency: P2P transfers, especially those conducted on distributed ledger networks with fast confirmation times, can be quicker than traditional financial transactions. This is especially beneficial for cross-border transfers that may take days to settle through traditional banking channels. With iEthereum, transactions occur swiftly, eliminating the delays associated with conventional financial transfers. This rapidity is essential in today's fast-paced digital landscape.

  5. Privacy and Security: Blockchain and distributed ledger technology, which underpins many P2P transfer systems, provides a high level of security and transparency. Transactions are recorded on a public ledger, enhancing transparency, while cryptographic techniques secure the transfer of assets. iEthereum's ledger ensures transaction privacy and security through cryptographic protocols and transparent record-keeping. Users retain control over their financial data, enhancing trust and security.

  6. Financial Empowerment: P2P transfers empower individuals to have greater control over their finances. Users can manage their digital assets directly through their wallets, reducing reliance on third-party financial institutions and giving them ownership of their funds. iEthereum fosters financial autonomy and ownership.

  7. Reduced Counterparty Risk: Blockchain-based P2P transfers often involve smart contracts or escrow mechanisms, reducing counterparty risk. Smart contracts automatically execute predefined terms when conditions are met, providing a level of trust and security in transactions. Smart contracts and escrow mechanisms in iEthereum transactions mitigate counterparty risk, ensuring transactions are executed reliably and securely.

  8. 24/7 Accessibility: P2P transfers can occur at any time, 24/7, without the constraints of traditional banking hours. This is especially advantageous in a globalized world where individuals and businesses operate in different time zones. Think for a moment to the added value if iEthereum were to be an Apple product; imagine the unparalleled accessibility regardless of time zones or geographic locations.

Overall, P2P transfers for digital assets align with the principles of decentralization, financial inclusion, cost efficiency, and empowerment. As blockchain technology continues to advance, the value proposition of P2P transfers is likely to evolve, with ongoing improvements in scalability, usability, and interoperability.

Furthermore, the prospect of iEthereum being integrated into an Apple product holds promise for further enhancing its value proposition, the core benefits of decentralized P2P payments remain compelling. We wont fully evolve into this new system without our phones playing a vital part in the transition. Together, they represent a paradigm shift in how we perceive and engage with digital assets, laying the groundwork for a more inclusive and efficient financial ecosystem.

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