Paypal Censorship Over UK Academic Writing Cheating Might Boost Bitcoin Use
Paypal has announced its disassociation with the academic essay writing services and announced last week that they won't be processing any of the payments associated with the group. The academic essay writing services was a loophole used by lazy students in the UK as a way to get qualified even without putting in minimal effort.
The decision might look great from the UK education's system point of view, but many believe that the move would leave many third world's academicians to go out of the job. However, there is a way to nullify the move, if people leaving in the third world countries understand Bitcoin and start using it.
Reports also claim that Paypal even before announcing its disassociation with the academic essay writing platforms had made it quite difficult for the third world countries like Kenya to use its services. This is why Bitcoin could prove to be the only solution for the countries like Kenya, as the payment system is decentralized and does not really care who is using the services or where they are located.
PayPal's Censorship Highlights The Need Of Bitcoin
Paypal's new fee structure has already made it difficult for merchant users, and the amount of transaction fee might give another reason to people to move towards Bitcoin or other faster and more efficient crypto payment portals.
According to a Kenyan newspaper, the move by Paypal to disassociate itself from the UK's academic essay writing platform is influenced by the British Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, lobbying the firm last month. Another expose by The Daily Mail suggest that a total of 46 vice-chancellors of different British universities have asked the payment giant to a ban on the essay-writing website in the interest of protecting the integrity of UK institutions.
Although the move by Paypal might put a restraint on the number of students obtaining a fraudulent university degree, its impact on third world countries would be quite worrisome, as the current system helped them find an alternate source of income. The reality is, it is a case of financial censorship, and the universities must have looked at finding a way to put restrictions on the students who look for the alternatives to get their degree.
Essay Writing Has Become A Big Industry In Kenya
The impact of PayPal ban on Kenya would be quite devastating since Academic essay writing has become a genuine business back there.
After the Paypal announced its disassociation with the essay writing sector, the Kenyan group of the academic essay writers has come out to make people understand the impact of the decision.
Many Kenyan graduates who were not able to find a proper job were solely dependent on writing academic essays for the first world lazy and rich kids. The profession was lucrative, given it made them easy money. The Kenyan academic writer wrote a blog explaining the impact and also said that the writing process fetched them $1000 per month, which is more than the average professional wage of the working class in Kenya.
The blog post also detailed how the Paypal made it increasingly difficult for
the writers to get paid even before the ban. The writer says Paypal withheld higher transaction amounting to $2,000 and ran a number of identity checks before releasing the payments. The writer says that Paypal was kind of racist towards their nation as their payment withhold was based on the assumption that such large sums of money moving into Kenya might be used for criminal activities.
How Bitcoin Can Come To Their Rescue
Bitcoin was created with the intent to help the developing and third world nations to get past the monopoly of centralized banking and payment systems like Paypal. Many African nations have already discovered crypto and Bitcoin and have been extensively using it to counter the hyperinflation and monopoly of their governments.
Venezuela sets the perfect example of how Bitcoin adoption can help a nation avoid a civil war and perish due to the doom brought on by failed banking systems. It might be difficult to gain trust and make people use a technology which is relatively new, but once the tone is set, there is no looking back.
Paypal's decision to disassociate itself from providing its services for academic essay writing might sound fair keeping the UK education system into perspective, but there was no fault of those living in third world countries trying to earn some extra money. They were neither doing anything illegal nor were they at any fault.
The decision might curb the payment flow but won't eradicate the actual problem of first world university students paying hefty sums to pass on their test. They would find someone else to do their job. So, the Paypal and the university chancellors must look for a better solution.