Author: Staff Writer

On Saturday the 6th of March, blockchain solutions company, Jelurida Africa, successfully concluded the first edition of its blockchain meetup in Tanzania. The meetup, which was centred on Blockchain in Real Estate, was the first of several meetups which the company plans to roll out this year, in preparation for its signature blockchain program, the Europe-Africa Blockchain Developers’ Call. The meetup was both virtual and physical. The physical meeting was held at the Practical School of Journalism (PSJ) in Dar es Salaam, and several students, blockchain enthusiasts and Dar es Salaam residents were in attendance. The meeting was moderated by…

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Jelurida Africa Team Jelurida Africa is set to scale its blockchain operations in 2021, as the company has announced its expansion to other African countries. In 2020, the blockchain company launched the maiden edition of the Africa Blockchain Developers Call Series, a program targeted at fostering blockchain education in Africa. This program was immensely successful, and it equally sealed the company’s footprints in numerous African countries. This year, the company plans to fully optimise its presence in more African countries. This move has been described by the company’s Managing Director, Adedayo Adebajo, as a major step in actualizing widespread blockchain…

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Everyone in the crypto scene has a story to share of how they discovered or came across bitcoin. This is what My Crypto Journey is all about.Have you ever imagined we all will be here as one big community advocating for decentralisation, transparency, and trust? This becomes possible because we all encountered or heard about bitcoin.Bitcoin is the commonality we share. This series is opened to bitcoiners,  crypto enthusiast, actors, and key players in the crypto and blockchain scene. In this edition of My Crypto Journey, we have Doris Ojuederie – Founder, Blockchain Africa Ladies share with us how she came…

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Tracing the African evolution from traditional banking systems, to seemingly, the current proliferation of fintech and agritech startups, there is no gainsaying the fact that blockchain, and by extension, cryptocurrencies, will constitute a major player in the continent’s evolution story. With the increasing fluctuations in the African economic systems, coupled with the need to key into relatively stable forms of investment as an alternative to unemployment, several Africans have turned to crypto assets. However, in spite of this large user base which crypto has garnered over the years, there is a plethora of stories involving African crypto traders who have…

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The Campus Blockchain Hackathon is an initiative of Africa Blockchain Institute (ABI), to give students from institutions of higher learning in Africa, early exposure to the career and business opportunities being presented by the Blockchain/DLT Digital Innovations. The Hackathon creates a structured and sustainable community that nurtures and empowers awesome developers by providing and democratizing access to knowledge, capital and mentorship. “The African continent has this year become the new hotbed for peer-to-peer cryptocurrencies trading, as shown by the Chainanalysis crypto adoption index that places, for the first time, Nigeria and Kenya featuring in the top second and eight of…

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The Africa Blockchain Developers Call (ABDC) is set to hold its Pitch Day, which is a day event for finalists of the ABDC Bootcamp. The event would be held on Saturday, 28th of November, 2020. The event, sponsored by Jelurida, shall witness finalists “present their amazing real life possible Blockchain solutions in different economic sectors.” The Bootcamp trainees shall present their three projects on the Ardor Platform in a competition to win the grand prize of €1000. According to the organization, the prize shall be awarded for the best solutions deployed on the Ardor Network. The pitches shall include the…

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It has been an adventure into a world of insight and prospects, as the African Blockchain Developers Call ended its weekend series with its final session on the 21st of November, 2020. The session, marking its scheduled twelfth session, with the themes “BlocBlockchain in Smart Metering as applicable to Power, Water etc” and “Blockchain in Real Estate” featured an examination into the prospects of blockchain technology in driving innovation and Smart Metering and Real Estate. The session, which was a merger of its intended theme on Smart Metering and theme of the Series’ eight week on Real Estate which was…

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Published twice a week (Mondays and Fridays), Decentralized Brief  is a curation of the most important news story in the world of Crypto, Blockchain and AI. Subscribe for the newsletter here and read our previous curations. This week, we learn how to teach your AI to drive, why some people think AI still lacks a lot of common sense, and the vacuum cleaner that could be listening on your conversations. Teaching robots to drive Robots can now learn complicated tasks by just watching a couple of demonstrations that might not be even perfect. The new system designed by researchers, helps a domestic robot,…

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The African Blockchain Developers Call (ABDC), a web conference series aimed at increased participation and adoption of blockchain solutions, which ran on its on the FLOOR Platform consistently for more than ten weeks, explored the theme “Agriculture Blockchain Applications” in its tenth week of its weekend series. The session, which explored the pros and cons of the application of blockchain to the agriculture sector and the possibilities of IoT and blockchain synergies applications to the industry, was held on the 7th of November, 2020. In the keynote address titled “Distributed Technology for Green Economy Revitalization,” the Special Guest of Honour…

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The African Blockchain Developers Call (ABDC), a web conference series aimed at increased participation and adoption of blockchain solutions, which has ran its on the FLOOR Platform consistently for more than ten weeks, explored the theme “Blockchain in Media/Art” in its eleventh week of its weekend series. The session, which explored the emerging issues and prospects of the music, media and art industries towards adopting blockchain solutions, was held on the 14th of November, 2020. The convener of the Series, Adebayo Adebajo, explained the objective of the sessions and stated that the sessions had gone a long in driving brilliant…

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