Author: Blockbuild.africa

Do you have a ground-breaking idea for using blockchain technology to solve a real-world problem? Are you passionate about driving positive change in your community through the power of decentralization? If so, Africa Blockchain Institute encourages you to apply to be a part of the program. The Incubation Program is focused on fostering innovation, and elevate Africa’s role in the global blockchain landscape. Selected participants will receive training, mentorship, and resources to help bring their ideas to fruition. This is the 4th edition of the Africa Blockchain incubation program that has successfully incubated different blockchain start-ups from across Africa. Benefits…

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Apply for the Web3 Business Grant Program, multi-million initiative designed to enable companies to build Web3 payment systems with ease, eliminating the complexities of development. Fuse has created a tailored ecosystem and infrastructure to meet businesses’ specific needs, guaranteeing efficiency and reliability. They provide grants to advance Web3 projects, drive mainstream adoption, and simplify non-custodial consumer fintech application launches for businesses. Deliver a seamless payment experience using the stablecoin-focused payment system. They handle the complexities of blockchain, offering fast, cost-effective, and global transactions. Avoid vendor lock-in with the open-source API/SDKs and standard EVM blockchain environment. Benefits of participation Aside from…

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With a successful run of the Ethereum community events in 4 Nigerian cities and Accra, Ghana, Francophone Africa finally held its first Ethereum event tagged ETHCameroon 2023 conference and hackathon. ETHCameroon is a community of builders, educators, thinkers, designers, creatives, and entrepreneurs in Cameroon that meet periodically to share challenges, successes, and opportunities in the Ethereum and Blockchain space while building Web 3 solutions for the African continent. ETHCameroon hosted its event on 25th November 2023, at JFN Univeristy, Douala, with the theme, “Building Decentralized Tools for Sustainable Development”. The 3-day event brought together more than 150 participants from different…

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In an insightful interview, Seun Dania, CEO of a prominent cryptocurrency exchange, Tradefada, commended the successful efforts of the Nigerian Police Force in apprehending the perpetrators behind the security breach at Patricia Technologies, a Nigerian cryptocurrency exchange. Dania highlighted the significance of this development in restoring trust not only in Patricia Technologies but also in the African startup ecosystem at large. He emphasized that the apprehension of criminals by the police is a crucial step in dispelling concerns of funds mismanagement and in reaffirming the integrity of Patricia Technologies. While expressing his unwavering support for Patricia Technologies, Dania pointed out…

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Women in Blockchain Africa is hosting its first-ever Female-Led Blockchain Hackathon, themed “Web3 & Blockchain for Inclusive Growth: Building Future-Proof Solutions.” The event is a 2-week hack from November 25th to December 9th, 2023, set to harness the power of blockchain and Web3 technology to solve real-world problems and drive positive change. The hackathon is a power-packed event that will bring together a diverse audience of over: Over 10 esteemed mentors representing various industries Developers, founders, creators and entrepreneurs from the African blockchain and Web3 community African Women entrepreneurs and startup founders who are interested in integrating blockchain technology into…

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Payments infrastructure company Stitch today announced the launch of a new payment method: Pay with crypto – the most comprehensive of its kind available in South Africa. With this method, businesses can allow a growing set of customers who wish to buy goods and services using crypto to do so directly, and get settled in ZAR. Cryptocurrency adoption continues to grow in South Africa. A study from Binance indicates that around 7.7 million South Africans own cryptocurrency today, often purchased using popular exchanges such as Binance and VALR. Globally, interest in using crypto to pay for goods and services is…

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The Filecoin Orbit Community is hosting the Filecoin Futurescape Summit on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at the FIL Cape Town, The Lookout, V&A Waterfront Cnr Granger Bay Blvd, Bay Rd CapeWestern Cape South Africa. With the aim to educate participants about decentralized data storage the Futurescape Summit is set to unleash the power of Filecoin Virtual Machine to Blockchain developers, tech and smart contract enthusiasts as well as Anyone curious about Filecoin’s Virtual Machine. The Filecoin Virtual Machine is revolutionizing decentralized applications and smart contracts. Discover its capabilities and learn how to leverage this technology for your projects. The Futurescape…

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Crypto Smart recently hosted the second edition of its Borderless Developers’ event, themed, “Becoming Solutions”, at Aztech Arcum Event Centre, Hotel Stadium Road, Port-Harcourt, River State. The annual gathering is a Web3/Tech event created to attract, inspire, educate and onboard developers into the Web3, and general Tech space. According to the founder of Crypto Smart, Karla Obakpolor, the Borderless Developers’ event has 3 significant goals; To learn about the different facets of the Blockchain and tech space To showcase products built by Borderless developers and other young people creating solutions To network, be inspired and have fun Kicking off the…

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The Filecoin Foundation’s global outreach expands with the launch of the Filecoin Orbit Dubai Community in the United Arab Emirates, following a successful workshop with the theme, “Filecoin Orbit DXB Decentralized Storage and FVM”. Led by Chukwuemeka Enoch Mbaebie, Regional Lead, Filecoin Orbit Community, Middle East/Africa, the workshop explored the potential of the Decentralized world. In July 2023, North Africa had its first Filecoin workshop in Morocco and now the community effort has expanded its reach to the Middle East leveraging the Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE Enoch discussed the “Understanding the Filecoin EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine)”. The Filecoin EVM…

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Blockchain remittance app Minit Money announced today that it has opened its first Southern Africa remittance corridor, enabling Zambians living in South Africa to easily and affordably send money home. Speaking from the Africa Fintech Summit in Lusaka, Zambia today, Minit Money Co-founder and CEO Angus Brown said, “We’re delighted to announce the launch of Minit Money’s ability to serve the Zambian diaspora community in South Africa. We have experienced significant growth in our existing corridors of Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Cameroon, Senegal, Benin, Ivory Coast & Kenya and the Zambia launch marks our first foray into the Southern Africa region.”…

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