Author: Blockbuild.africa

The advent of Bitcoin has paved the way for seamless cross-border payments. The demand for third-party intervention in financial transactions has become almost redundant as the crypto space poses an ecosystem of financial liberty. However, while we bask in the advantages of this unconventional financial innovation, we often disregard the origin of crypto transactions. It all began when Laszlo Hanyecz bought two boxes of pizza on May 22, 2010, using 10,000 BTC. This was the first time anyone was reported to have exchanged Bitcoin for physical goods and we can trace the origin of crypto transactions and the famous “Bitcoin…

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Binance is committed to equipping crypto beginners with resources for lifelong financial and career development Several Africans continue to live in poverty with minimal access to financial opportunities, quality education or good jobs. Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange and blockchain ecosystem, has taken its efforts to Cameroon and Francophone Africa at large to bridge this gap – as it enables greater financial accessibility for Africans, provides blockchain education as well as guidance on acquiring new skills and avoiding scams in the financial world. Here are some of the steps Binance has taken to equip French-speaking Africans: Education Binance is…

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With the gap between infrastructure and energy funding growing, how can project developers diversify their funding strategies? By Kelly-Ann Mealia, Co-Founder and Chairperson, Energy Capital & Power  Since January, I have been approached by investors and project owners alike who are looking to get projects funded or deals flowing. At the same time, I have been trying to estimate using available data the gap between infrastructure and energy funding. The figure we have been using is $250 billion a year between now and 2025. Given that the African population is set to double between now and 2050, we can expect…

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The collaboration is a clear indication of FIFA’s commitment to continually seeking innovative channels for sustainable revenue growth for further reinvestment back into football World football’s governing body confirms collaboration with green blockchain technology company Algorand will become the official blockchain platform of FIFA; Partnership was announced by FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Algorand Founder Silvio Micali in Los Angeles, USA. FIFA has teamed up with blockchain technology company Algorand to agree a sponsorship and technical partnership deal. The agreement means that the blockchain platform will become the official blockchain platform of FIFA and provide the official blockchain-supported wallet solution.…

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Yellow Card Financial has unveiled its new corporate branding. These changes come at a time where the company has achieved significant milestones, including a $15M Series A fundraise, and also reflect the transformation and strong positioning the company has on the African continent. Since 2018, Yellow Card’s mission has been to create financial freedom for all through its app and educational initiatives. While the old branding carried the company through these last few years, the new branding embodies a greater purpose, key positioning and also marks the evolution of the brand as the strongest trusted brand in the market. “We…

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SiBAN issues public statements to all public agencies, law enforcement agencies, banks, and other institutions in Nigeria Blockchain Technology is not Cryptocurrency Blockchain technology is not cryptocurrency. Blockchain enables anything of value, including currencies, identities, information, intellectual property, securities, and votes, to be stored, managed, or transferred efficiently, securely, and transparently, without a central authority or third party. Blockchain is applied in agriculture, aviation, banking & finance, entertainment, health, international trade, manufacturing, oil & gas, real estates, sports, telecommunications, transportation, and many other industries and sectors. Just like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain is an…

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Exactly a month ago, a growing community of ladies in the blockchain space, Crypto Ladies League, had its first public event to commemorate International Women’s Day with over 710+ registered participants from all over the globe. The 3-Day event themed “Women in the Emerging Blockchain Industry”, was dedicated to creating blockchain awareness, promoting digital education and advocating the participation and presence of even more women in the crypto ecosystem. Some of the Industry-leading female speakers who graced the occasion include: Olga Yaroshevsky – Head of Content Strategy, NexChange Group Teresa Chan – Vere NFT and Aventus Marketing Manager, Roselyn Wanjiru-…

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Filecoin, an open-source decentralized storage provider, has commenced its first ever networking conference in Nigeria today, Thursday, March 31, 2022. The networking program is a three-day event which ends on Saturday, April 2, 2022, and tagged the FileCoin Conference. The conference is geared at educating Nigerian tech enthusiasts about Web3, the blockchain and the possibilities it presents for Nigeria’s thriving economy. The 3-day conference comes with a multifaceted experience and would see in attendance top experts in the blockchain field and a workshop for tech enthusiasts to network with startup founders in the field. Speakers to grace the conference include…

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Harmony Naija DAO is set to hold its first-ever Virtual Hackathon tagged tech for social impact. The platform is looking towards having over 100 Web2 and Web3 Developers contesting to win 1 million Naira and an opportunity for 50k USD in funding.  The goal is to encourage developers’ transition from Web2 to Web3. Why TechForSocialImpact? As humans evolve, curious creatives, artists, thinkers and builders evolve. These individuals proffer solutions to existing and futuristic problems. There are several problems in our society ranging from Healthcare, Finance, Housing and Real Estate, Transportation, and Food Security. Are you enthusiastic about building solutions on…

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The Corona Virus pandemic came with some challenges that warrant some changes that have brought about more changes to our daily lives as humans in every part of the world. At first, it seemed like the world had come to a breaking point! Remote works, virtual meetings, virtual church services and video calls all became the new order of the day. online network saved the day during the lockdown, thus the world wasn’t on a standstill. Moving forward, nothing could stand in the way of the world’s growth, as better and improved ideas keep emanating, shaping the world to become…

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