Author: Dare Afolabi

The Ethereum Nigeria community continued its Ethereum Road Show Workshop for the year 2023 across 4 cities as the journey kicked off in Abuja in mid-August with the theme, “Blockchain Security 101”. The journey continued on Tuesday, August 29 at the NITDA IT Hub, University of Lagos, for ETH Lagos Workshop, where blockchain enthusiasts and experts gathered. The theme of the Lagos RoadShow Workshop was, “Layer2: Scaling Ethereum”. Opening the meetup, Enoch Mbaebie Ethereum Nigeria Lead, commented that Ethereum Nigeria will help to position Nigeria as a hub for blockchain and innovation in Africa. “Our key objectives include awareness and…

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Ethereum Nigeria through the Filecoin Orbit Community Lagos recently hosted Robert Dowling, the renowned blockchain expert and Program Manager for Filecoin Foundation at a workshop hackathon at the NITDA IT Hub, University of Lagos. Robert Dowling in his first-ever visit to Lagos discussed Filecoin’s world of decentralized data storage and its boundless opportunities. Recall that Filecoin Africa the umbrella body of the Filecoin Orbit Community Lagos announced the Filecoin Virtual Machine Road Show, a series of workshops that will span across several African countries. The Lagos workshop hackathon gathered developers working around web3, blockchain, and smart contracts who are ready…

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In today’s world, where construction costs continue to rise, many individuals find their dreams of progress and home improvements hindered by limited finances. Whether it’s a minor repair or an essential purchase like solar panels or a water tank, these improvements can significantly enhance one’s quality of life. However, for those without access to traditional financial services, securing funding for such endeavors can seem nearly impossible. But what if there was another way? Tigere an innovative company, is making significant strides in addressing the housing finance challenges faced by the under banked in Africa by leveraging the power of blockchain…

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Blockchain has come as a game-changer in the tech industry, having the potential to impact sectors including finance, health, and supply chain management. As great as this technological revolution comes, it is essential that the leadership in this sector shows a reflection of society’s diversity. Women are highly underrepresented in global blockchain leadership. A 2020 Deloitte report, shows that women make up only 26% of blockchain professionals globally while 7% hold executive-level positions. This apparent lack of diversity limits the range of perspectives in the blockchain industry while also indicating what appears to be a culture of exclusion. Despite this,…

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Following the global Ethereum Merge, a series of post-merge events have taken centre stage around the world. Ethereum Nigeria held its first Ethereum Merge event in Lagos a few weeks ago and in continuation of its drive to push blockchain technology across Africa, the community hosted the “Beyond Ethereum Merge” Meetup to round up the FIL Kaduna event. Paul Oamen, a Blockchain developer discussed “Beyond Ethereum Merge”, explaining its fundamental meaning, why the transition from Proof of Work (PoW) to Proof of Stake (PoW) was a necessity, its consequences, how it would solve the global energy consumption challenge and what…

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Global crypto bank Xend Finance recently unveiled Polygon’s Fellowship, an exhaustive eight-week accredited mentorship program and hackathon in Africa, in collaboration with Polygon, a Web3 framework used by some of the top organizations in the world. Meta, Stripe, and Reddit are some of the businesses that are already employing Polygon. The company’s inaugural bootcamp and hackathon in Africa will use Polygon and Xend Finance technology to introduce the region’s developers to its ecosystem. Those selected for the mentor-led program will gain knowledge of decentralized app development on the Polygon blockchain and, following successful completion, obtain the official Polygon Africa Bootcamp…

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Africa Blockchain Institute, headquartered in Kigali, Rwanda is re-imagining the possibilities of Blockchain education by providing the highest-quality and stackable learning experiences. The Pan-African Institute was founded to promote the adoption, development, and use of Blockchain Technology as it provides high-quality Blockchain education to professionals, entrepreneurs, government regulators, and the public. Blockbuild had a chat with Kayode Babarinde, the Executive Director, at Africa Blockchain Institute. Over the years, Babarinde has acquired expertise in Blockchain Technology, Digital Transformation Policy, and Business Management. He has delivered training to multinationals and development organizations that want to adopt Blockchain Technology for their operations. Kayode…

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Blockchain solution provider, Domineum held its Blockchain Developers Summit in Abuja on 21-22 July 2022. The two-day event saw a massive gathering of blockchain experts, stakeholders, providers, developers and enthusiasts engage in impactful discussion and how the technology can impact Nigeria and Africa. A major highlight of the summit was a startup pitch session, that saw founders working around blockchain and related technology pitched their products. Aryan Rathore, Founder of Techbross, emerged winner of the startup pitch. Aryan, who will be thirteen this September is deploying the metaverse in providing the next level of gaming experience. In a chat with…

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BlockHeader Web3 in collaboration with Filecoin Orbit Nigeria recently concluded its 3-day workshop and hackathon which took place from Friday, July 29 to Sunday, July 31, 2022, at CoLab, Kaduna’s first Innovation Hub and Co-working Space. This is BlockHeader Web3’s first hackathon in Northern Nigeria. The 3-day event titled: Build the Future is in line with the platform’s goal of seeking an acceleration toward web3 education through participation and adoption that is necessary to drive the new wave of innovative solutions. The event had some of Nigeria’s best minds in Web3 discussing the topic and also developers, designers and enthusiasts…

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It was a wrap after a successful hosting of the Filecoin Orbit Community Abuja Hands-on Workshop tagged, “Fil Abuja” on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Ventures Park, Maitama, Abuja. The hands-on workshop event saw a convergence of blockchain experts and enthusiasts gather to discuss and learn about various subjects in the blockchain ecosystem. Welcoming the speakers and participants to the Abuja meetup, Chukwuemeka Enoch Mbaebie, Convener, Fil Abuja and the Filecoin Orbit Community Lead, expressed his appreciation for the reality of the event, being the first in Abuja. According to Chukwuemeka, the Nigeria Orbit Community is a part of the…

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