Blockchain solutions company, Jelurida Africa, recently concluded a blockchain meetup in Kenya, as one of the meetup rollouts in the company’s meetup series which will be concluded in preparation for the commencement of the Europe-Africa Blockchain Developers’ Call. The meetup, which was held on the 27th of March, by 11am WAT, set the record as the company’s most attended meetup yet. It was hosted by the company’s managing director, Adedayo Adebajo and the company’s Business Developer for Kenya, Edson Kipkirui.
This edition of the meetup, which was tagged ‘Blockchain in Charity’, had Ezra Vazquez D-Amico as a special guest. Vazquez is currently the manager at blockchain charity company, GiveSafely.io, and possesses over 20 years’ experience working with foundations and non-profits. During the course of the event, Vazquez spoke on the opportunities and challenges of Blockchain in Charity, and equally answered the nearly 60 questions which were asked by the audience, during the QnA session.
One of the highlights on the integration of blockchain into charity in Vazquez’s discussion is donor engagement. With blockchain technology, donors can donate funds safely, get rewards and tokens on the blockchain platform, and equally participate in the decision-making in charity organisations by participating in tokenised voting. However, Vazquez did well to mention that whilst blockchain technology proffers a huge opportunity for global charity work, several challenges like scams, complicated blockchain systems, and restrictive regulation, have largely impeded its widespread adoption.
The members of the audience were highly interactive, and largely engaged Vazquez on questions relating to the theme of the event. One of the most prominent questions, however, was related to the risk of holding charity funds in cryptocurrencies due to the extreme volatility of cryptocurrencies. Vazquez answered this question by stating that whilst volatility undoubtedly poses a risk, charities on the GiveSafely.io platform are continually informed on the dynamics of cryptocurrencies, and the need to create a beneficial and informed policy on the management of crypto assets. The most active attendees of the Kenyan meetup were rewarded with 100 $IGNIS each.
The next meetup in the company’s books is the Ghanaian meetup, which will be focused on Blockchain in FinTech. The meetup will be held by 11am WAT, on the 3rd of April. The Ghanaian meetup will serve as the last edition in the company’s meetup series for this year. According to the company, the subsequent rollouts in preparation for the E-ADBC, will be workshops which will feature the certification of attendees. These workshops will kick off in the second week of April, and will run till June 2021.
For enquiries on upcoming meetups, workshops or the Europe-Africa Blockchain Developers Call, you may send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.