The United Africa Blockchain Association wants to teach one million people about blockchain technology. The non-profit organization based in South Africa wants to arm people for a digital future.
One million people in Africa will be taught advanced knowledge of distributed ledger technologies, blockchain and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. In addition, the United Africa Blockchain Association has set itself the task of teaching mainly children and women about the peculiarities of new technologies.
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IT Web Africa reports that the blockchain initiative will start in September. Heath Muchena, research director of the initiative, plans a variety of actions in this spirit:
We will be conducting blockchain training programs, moderating and hosting hackathons and blockchain events. In addition, we intend to initiate start-up boot camps for companies developing blockchain-based solutions that focus on Africa’s emerging and developing economies. We facilitate partnerships and strategic alliances with domestic companies that have already tailored their offerings to African consumers.
As the magazine further reports, there are already first initiatives in Mauritius, Kenya and the Seychelles. The United Africa Blockchain Association wants to meet their growing interest in distributed ledger, blockchain and cryptocurrency. According to Google Trends, interest in Bitcoin is especially high in Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana. The first courses will take place in the largest city in South Africa. Muchena continues:
We will hold weekly sessions in Johannesburg every Saturday. We plan to move to Cape Town soon, and we aim to visit various African countries on a regular basis, especially in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Ghana, where we have or are currently building program delivery partners. (The) Roadmap is influenced by how much support we can get from sponsors etc.
Bitcoin in Zimbabwe
Especially in inland Zimbabwe , cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are already being eagerly used. Similar to the South American Venezuela, Bitcoin serves as an alternative currency to protect against nationwide inflation and economic woes. Ex-dictator Robert Mugabe had increasingly ruined the country.
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