25 March 2020
WhaleSpend & COVID-19

Over the past month, the news about coronavirus has been widely reported.

How can coronavirus be transmitted? According to infectious disease expert Charles Chiu from the University of California, San Francisco, the coronavirus (otherwise known as COVID-19) is transmitted through droplets of water during sneezing or coughing. The virus can also be transmitted by coming into contact with surfaces that the person has recently touched and subsequently touching areas of your face, making this virus different from the common cold that is transmitted through the air. It is not known exactly how long COVID-19 can survive on surfaces, but most experts estimate at least two days.

The Telegraph reports that the virus has spread to well over 100 countries after being first identified in Wuhan, China, infecting over 421,000 people and resulting in more than 18,800 deaths. Below are the 10 countries with the most cases (at 25 March, 2020):

  1. China: 81,439 cases, 3,281 deaths.
  2. Italy: 69,176 cases, 6,820 deaths.
  3. USA: 54,881 cases, 782 deaths.
  4. Spain: 42,058 cases, 2,991 deaths.
  5. Germany: 32,991 cases, 159 deaths.
  6. Iran: 24,811 cases, 1,934 deaths.
  7. France: 22,304 cases, 1,100 deaths.
  8. Switzerland: 9,877 cases, 122 deaths.
  9. South Korea: 9,137 cases, 126 deaths.
  10. United Kingdom: 8,077 cases, 422 deaths.

The number of cases around the world is still growing, but given the response of governments and leaders over the last couple of weeks to promote (and in some cases, mandate) social distancing, these measure will hopefully help in the #FlattenTheCurve movement to curb the spread of infection.

Flatten the curve

Flattening a Pandemics Curve

To help prevent the spread of the virus, we can all contribute by restricting our movements and remaining at home as much as possible. This extends to the use of digital payments when ordering food or purchasing necessities, so as to prevent transmitting the virus through banknotes.

One such solution that encourages the use of digital payments is whalespend.com, which has recently launched in Indonesia. WhaleSpend allows users to top-up their OVO and GoPay balances in Indonesia using a variety of cryptocurrencies, which can help prevent COVID-19 from spreading by eliminating the need to visit a dedicated booth that ordinarily allows you to top-up these applications with cash. These balances can then be directly used to pay vendors in the GrabFood and GoFood applications,

Topping up your balance on Whalespend.com is simple:

  1. Navigate to whalespend.com/id.
  2. Select your cryptocurrency.
  3. Choose which balance you would like to top-up (OVO or GoPay).
  4. Enter your Ovo or GoPay number.
  5. Enter your desired top-up amount (minimum IDR 20,000) and click ‘Submit’.
  6. A QR code will be generated for you to complete your payment.

Once you have made the cryptocurrency payment, your balance will be topped up within 48 hours of your transaction being made.

GrabFood and GoFood vendors are quite numerous and vary in type of food and price. There is also a service for buying goods and everyday items at supermarkets that are available on each of these applications.

Whalespend.com can also help you pay for credit cards by following these steps:

  1. Navigate to whalespend.com/id.
  2. Select your cryptocurrency.
  3. Choose the credit card option.
  4. Enter only your Credit Card number
  5. Enter your desired top-up amount (minimum IDR 50,000) and click ‘Submit’.
  6. A QR code will be generated for you to complete your payment.

The community effort is expected to help the government and society control the situation. Even the smallest contribution is very significant for the prevention of the coronavirus and can help the economy in these difficult times rather than stagnate.

Whalespend.com & COVID-19

Sebulan belakangan ini sedang santer dengan berita mengenai Virus Corona, Bagamana cara virus Corona dapat ditularkan?

Menurut Charles Chiudari laman edukasi University of California, San Francisco cara penularan virus corona atau yang dikenal dengan nama COVID 19 melalui sentuhan airliur yang terbawa pada waktu bersin atau batuk dan menyentuh bagian muka , sehinga Virus ini berbeda dengan Flu biasa yang ditularkan melalui udara. Sampai saat ini belum diketahui berapa lama virus Corona dapart bertahana di permukaan.

Telegraph melaporkanbahwa virus telah menyebar ke lebih dari 100 negara setelah diidentifikasi pertama kali di Wuhan, Cina, menginfeksi lebih dari 421.000 orang dan mengakibatkan lebih dari 18.800 kematian. Berikut adalah 10 negara dengan kasus terbanyak (saat ini pada 25 Maret, 2020):

  1. China: 81.439 kasus, 3.281 kematian.
  2. Italia: 69.176 kasus, 6.820 kematian.
  3. Amerika Serikat: 54.881 kasus, 782 kematian.
  4. Spanyol: 42.058 kasus, 2.991 kematian.
  5. Jerman: 32.991 kasus, 159 kematian.
  6. Iran: 24.811 kasus, 1.934 kematian.
  7. Perancis: 22.304 kasus, 1.100 kematian.
  8. Swiss: 9.877 kasus, 122 kematian.
  9. Korea Selatan: 9,137 kasus, 126 kematian.
  10. Inggris: 8,077 kasus, 422 kematian.

Dan untuk Indonesia masih terus berkembang tentunya kita harapkan tidak fatal dan CORONA berdampak terhadap perekonomian seluruh dunia karena efek pencegahan pemerintah merekomendasikan untuk lebih banyak self quarantine. Dan ada gerakan untuk membantu pemerintah dan dunia dengan cara mencegah #FlattenTheCurve

Flatten the curve

Flattening a Pandemics Curve

Untuk kita sendiri dalam membantu upaya pencegahan CORONA kita dapat berkontribusi untuk penggunaan pembayaran digital sehinga juga mencegah penularan melalui uang kertas yang kita tidak tahu sudah bertukar tangan berkali-kali, Kenapa pembayaran digital dapat membantu mencegah COVID 19 menyebar karena semua dilakukan tanpa tatap muka dengan menggunakan whalespend.com para pengguna uang digital dapat menukarkan kripto mereka menjadi saldo OVO dan Gopay yang dapat langsung digunakan ke Vendor-vendor yang ada di aplikasi Grab maupun GoFood. Transaksi dengan menggunakan Whalespend.com sangat mudah , dengan langkah-langkah berikut:

  1. Buka whalespend.com/id
  2. Pilih jenis kripto nya paling cepat memakai lightning
  3. Pilih ovo atau gopay
  4. Isi nomor ovo atau gopay
  5. Isi jumlah top up (minimal Rp 20,000) dan klik setuju
  6. Nanti muncul jumlah kriptonya auto convert dari sistem

Kalau sudah transfer bisa ditunggu saldonya masuk (max 48 jam) karena ada beberapa kripto yg agak lama baru masuk ke sistem

Kamu memesan makanan melalui Grab Food dan Go Food , sehingga aktivitas keluar rumah dapat di minimalisasi. Vendor Grab Food dan Go Food cukup banyak dan bervariasi dari jenis makanan dan harga ; lalu juga ada layanan unukt membeli barang-barang kebutuhan di supermarket dan juga mebeli kebutuhna sehari-hari yang tersedia di aplikasi.

Whalespend.com juga dapat membantu kamu membayar kartu kredit dengan langkah-langkah sebagai berikut:

  1. Buka whalespend.com/id
  2. Pilih jenis kripto nya paling cepat memakai lightning
  3. Pilih bayar kartu kredit
  4. Isi nomor Kartu Kredit
  5. Isi jumlah yang ingin dibayarkan (minimal Rp 50,000) dan klik setuju
  6. Nanti muncul jumlah kripto auto convert dari sistem

Dengan Upaya masyarakat diharapkan dapat membantu emerintah dan ekosistem sosial membantu mengontrol keadaan karena kontribusi sekecil apapun sangat berarti untuk pencegahan virus CORONA ini dan juga tentunya dapat membantu ekonomi agar dapat terus berkembang dan tidak stagnant kontribusi semua pihak dibutuhkan agar keadaan eknonomi dapat pulih dan berjalan normal.