Author: Samuel Attah

Tech Writer | Interested in How Bitcoin & Blockchain Can Change Africa.| Barça fan

According to a United Nations report, the internet is a basic need. However, only 18% of Africans have access to it. As stated earlier, access to the internet in Africa is low and sub-optimal. The following reasons can be linked to the causes. Penetration To make the internet available in a particular rural area, there is a need to build telecom masts where there is a high connection rate. It could take decades and a huge amount of money to do this in every nook and cranny of most African countries. This limits internet connection in most rural communities. Current…

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The hours in February 23rd to 25th have been quite eventful in the crypto space. In the wake of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis, Bitcoin price dipped well below $35,000 with analysts and crypto enthusiasts fearing it could hit as low as $30,000. Following the attack on Ukraine by Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, cryptocurrencies suffered loss of strength with major indicator, Bitcoin falling to $34,626, a far cry from its $39,000 stance just a day before. However, the crypto market has bounced back quite well as most indexes are now green. During the time of writing this article, Bitcoin was trading at…

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In concept, NFT renting is as simple as its name suggests. Individuals who do not own a particular NFT, but would either like to use it or experience it for a limited time, may go out to a relevant platform that supports NFT rentals, and rent it. The NFT rental industry will open up access to individuals who would like to experience a specific NFT which they cannot otherwise afford. This is similar to renting a race car for a day, other than having to pay half a million dollars to get one for yourself.  By enabling NFT lending and…

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In the spirit of catching them young, the Africa Blockchain Institute organized the first-ever Blockchain Summer Bootcamp for teenagers (age range 13 to 19 years old). A successful Bootcamp, according to the participants’ testimonials and stakeholders, held at the OpenLabs, Ring Road, Accra Ghana, between Monday 2nd August, and Friday 6th August 2021.  The teenagers applied from across Africa, and selected participants all converged at the OpenLabs, Ghana, for an intensive five days of learning, interacting, and implementing personal  Blockchain projects. The participants were divided into three significant tracks, thus; Blockchain Development, Blockchain for Creatives and Blockchain Entrepreneurship.  Blockchain Summer…

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Image Credit: Africa Blockchain Institute (ABI) The 2021 edition of the Africa Blockchain Hackathon, a brainchild of the Africa Blockchain Institute (ABI) is ready for take-off. The initiative was created to allow young professionals, tech enthusiasts, students and policymakers amongst others to gain exposure to the opportunity of Blockchain/DLT Digital Innovations through mentorship, career and business opportunities. The Hackathon Program is a product of the partnership with FreeTON Africa (Sub Governance). The Hackathon provides a controlled, structural and sustainable mentorship model as well as a community to nurture and empower developers with potential towards building DLT and blockchain solutions. Registration…

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As one of its action plans for accelerating blockchain adoption on the African continent, Jelurida Africa has launched a blockchain-backed certificate-issuing platform called MyDigiCert. The platform allows issuers to store certificates on the blockchain, and equally give requisite access to intended recipients of the certificate(s). MyDigiCert equally provides an option for certificates to be verified on the blockchain through the use of a unique hash which would be allotted to each certificate that is duly issued by the platform. According to the Managing Director of Jelurida Africa, Adedayo Adedajo, MyDigiCert was primarily created in a bid to curb the widespread…

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Many people make money online – and you can be one of them. It’s easy to get started. And in this post you’ll learn how to make money online with WordPress. 1. Start A Blog The first thing you need to make money online is a blog. When you start a blog you can create your own content and posts. Choose something you’re knowledgeable or passionate about. One of the most common ways to make money is to add advertisements to your sidebar. Signup for Google Adsense Or you can get paid to write posts (also called sponsored posts). Review…

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When you decide to create a website there are three important things to decide when you get started. First- what you want to name your website (your URL). Second – what you want to use to build your website (WordPress, obviously). And third – where you want to host your website. There are hundreds of hosting companies that boast as being the best for this or that, but are they really? In this guide we’ll help you choose the best WordPress hosting for your website. Managed Hosting: WPEngine If you’re looking for awesome WordPress hosting, look no further than WP…

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You have a website – great! But that’s just the beginning. Now you need to create great content that ranks in search engines to build traffic. And that’s what we’ll be covering today. Learn everything you need to know about WordPress SEO so your website ranks in search engines. Use a Great WordPress Theme First things first – get yourself a great WordPress theme. For example – the Total theme. Nt only is this theme full of powerful site building features (drag and drop page builder, parallax backgrounds, header styles, bbPress & WooCommerce support, fully responsive design, and more) but…

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