Author: Dare Afolabi

Filecoin Orbit Lagos in partnership with Ethereum Nigeria on Friday, June 17, 2022, hosted the FIL Storage Provider Meetup for developers and Web3/Blockchain enthusiasts in Lagos. Facilitated by Chukwuemeka Enoch Mbaeibe, Ambassador Orbit Community Program Lagos, the meetup which saw both physical and online attendance saw industry experts discuss the significance of storage in the present-day world of technology. According to Chukwuemeka, the event aims to promote the storage ecosystem here in Africa and there will be similar subsequent events in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. Opening the session, Stuart Berman, CTO of PIKNIK and Program Director of ESPA,…

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Filecoin Orbit Lagos on Saturday, June 4, 2022, hosted an online workshop titled, ‘Smart Contract Attacks & Vulnerabilities’. Facilitated by Chukwuemeka Enoch Mbaeibe, Ambassador Orbit Community Program Lagos, the online event saw experts in the field of smart contracts demonstrate the vulnerabilities in smart contracts and how they can be avoided. Chukwuemeka said that the workshop was the first online-only event by the Lagos Orbit community after several physical meet-ups since the beginning of the year. This is our first online workshop, and we’re looking at the smart contract vulnerability, how to know your checks and trying to avoid loopholes…

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Blockchain isn’t only about the buzz that comes around it as a new technology capable of solving multiple challenges humans encounter, especially at the level of governance. It has also come to change the dynamics of a fundamental aspect of human life; finance. The power of blockchain technology has made decentralization possible, thus breaking the barrier for anybody who can leverage its capacity to create wealth. In light of this ongoing development, the African continent with its pool of talents is also deploying its own capabilities to catch up with the developed world to avoid being left out of the…

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Recently, Convexity, Africa’s foremost blockchain-focused solution and consultancy company marked its one-year anniversary in its Abuja office in Nigeria after it embarked on a vision to establish Africa’s first fully functional Blockchain Hub in Nigeria with the aim of supporting startups working around blockchain solutions and sole entrepreneurs to develop their ventures. In its first year, Convexity has provided a range of services including business building mentorship training, office/Co-working space with high-speed Internet broadband, while also adding funding from Angel, Venture Capitals at the end of their incubation period. Beyond being a Blockchain hub, Convexity has added other arms including…

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Cryptocurrency, the first use case of the blockchain application, set the ground rolling for this technology to proliferate into the economy by breaking financial barriers across borders. Further use of the blockchain technology came with the rise of the play-to-earn model, NFT and the Web3 project. The emergence of new technology applications, especially in the blockchain space is to drive a case for more financial empowerment. Going back to one of the use cases mentioned above  (Web3), it is important to note that, one can’t fully deploy Web3 without a knowledge of the Web2, not just surface knowledge of the…

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The Filecoin Conference organized by the duo of Filecoin and Ethereum Nigeria in collaboration with Orbit Community ended its 3-day hybrid event on April, Saturday 2, 2022, which saw workshops and various knowledge transmission on the latest in decentralized storage, Web3, NFTs and the likes. Some of the program participants also took part in a hackathon that saw three teams emerge winners of a combined $1725K. Asides from the financial benefits, the winners were promised VIP membership of the Orbit Community and a 3-month free usage of a Co-working space. Not relenting on their words in fulfilling these promises, the…

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Ride-hailing platforms have in no doubt changed the mobility industry with their propriety technology. Riders could make payments in fiat currency either by physical cash or transfer. However, with the coming of blockchain technology and by extension cryptocurrency, payments have been made seamless through peer-based payment means which included crypto coins and tokens. If digital currencies could make payment easy for ride-hailing, why not apply its propriety technology – blockchain – to solve the challenges that come with mobility and logistics. These days services have become faster, more convenient and more efficient, thus the need to infuse blockchain technology into…

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The role of data in making informed decisions in businesses can’t be overemphasized enough. At the core of every business lies the need to make decisions that could bring about transformation. With well-sourced data, businesses can determine how to jump on trends that lead to big changes. Beyond companies and firms, individuals also need to make informed decisions before taking certain investment steps. In as much as insights from well-sourced data can be effective, there is a need to make it relatable and understandable to all. Reni a blockchain research company is providing insights for individuals and organizations to make…

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Filecoin, an open-source decentralized storage provider on Saturday, April 2, 2022, ended its free 3-day conference at Zone Tech Park in Gbagada, Lagos with DOTWOG emerging as the first prize winner of its hackathon challenge. The 3-day networking program tagged FileCoin Conference was geared at educating Nigerian tech enthusiasts about Web3, the blockchain and the possibilities it presents for Nigeria’s thriving economy. The conference saw the attendance of industry-leading blockchain experts, founders and tech enthusiasts engaging in rounds of discussion and networking. Day One – Thursday, March 31, 2022- of the program saw various workshop sessions around Introduction to Blockchain…

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Today hundreds of millions of people still lack access to basic health records and medical professionals to adequate tools and technologies that support the health needs of their patients. At a time of unprecedented global health challenges, access to secure, relevant, and reliable data has become key to optimising the delivery of healthcare, and the management of national and global emergencies and health priorities. This narrative is taking a new turn as Immunify.Life is putting healthcare records on blockchain so that users can own their data. With Immunify, users can turn up to hospitals, present data from their phones while…

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