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Jelurida Africa Is Set To Expand Into More African Countries

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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 adoption in Africa.

To bring this expansion to reality and equally harness its potentials, the blockchain company has expanded its workforce to accommodate highly qualified community managers, business developers and marketing executives from 5 African countries. These countries include Ghana, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya and Nigeria. There are also plans underway to extend the expansion to other African countries. The first official meeting with the team was conducted yesterday, in order to officially kickstart the company’s expansion process.

The new country representatives of Jelurida Africa include: Appiah Kwabena, Business Dev/Community Mgr, Ghana, Charles Chale; Business Dev/Community Mgr, Tanzania, Francois NIRINGIYIMANA; Business Dev/Community Mgr, Rwanda, Edson Kipkirui; Business Dev/Community Mgr, Kenya, Nelson Lemashon, Social Media Manager, Kenya.


Whilst blockchain education was the central focus of Jelurida Africa in 2020, the company is charting a new course this year, by placing a central focus on product deployment. The products which are set to be deployed are mainly products which were pitched by African developers at the Maiden Edition of the Africa Blockchain Developers’ Call (ABDC Series 1), alongside other locally-developed blockchain products on the Ardor platform. The mission for the product deployment is basically to build solutions for the customers, rather than attaining customers for the products.


Subsequently, Jelurida Africa will be fully involved in the pre-launch, project testing, community boosting, funding and marketing of the ABDC Series 1 projects. This is in a bid to create blockchain products which are specially tailored to suit the needs of the African society. Alongside project deployment, there are equally plans to launch BIoT labs in the second quarter of the year. This is in a bid to foster research and development. Evidently, Jelurida Africa has numerous plans in store for 2021.

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Jelurida Africa sets to Begin 30-day Blockchain Campaign Across East Africa

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Jelurida Africa, the regional arm of the blockchain organization behind Ardor, Ignis has announced the date it would host an East Africa Blockchain Expedition. According to a press release, the multi-country expedition, whose objective is to educate and promote blockchain technology among public and private sector in East Africa will start on October 23.

According to the press release, the expedition will start in Zanzibar, Tanzania before it continues to other East African countries such as Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zibabwe, and Tanzania. In order to promote blockchain education, the group will organze meetups in universites, financial institutions and public offices. The team plan too reach to local law makers and private firms and institutions as well as developers and blockchain enthusiast in each of the named countiries to be part of the expedition.

Some of the key learning point of the East Africa Tour, include: Learn & Use Blockchain, Get Blockchain Certification, Join our Community, Test Our Products, Launch Our New Platforms, and Winning of Amazing Gifts. 

According to Adedayo Adebajo, the managing director of Jelurida Africa, in an interview with KUTV Kenya, he emphasized the need for trust and immutability of data to scale and improve dealings with the neighboring countries.

“When it comes to deploying solutions on the blockchain, it become easy for anybody to trust you even without knowing you because they have your digital identity and they can verify your previous transactions without having to rely on total party participation.” Adebajo concluded. 

Introduction of an innovative way to foster Blockchain Education

To shift Blockchain education from its usual theoretical practices, Jelurida Africa hopes to include innovations in explaining Blockchain technology to the common person. Through the use of Ardor client and Ignis rich features, Jeluridawill deliver a solution-focused training that allows participants to get first-hand experience on the potential of blockchain technology. The mechanics of storytelling and personal experiences will be used to further drive home the meaning of Blockchain technology. This will make the topic relatable to participants of the expedition. 

Sustainable Communities in East Africa

Once the tour kicks off, new communities will be developed. These communities will be supported by Jelurida Africa to grow into full-fledged projects. Increase in blockchain start-ups, projects and enthusiasts will project East Africa as a major region for emerging technologies. This is what Jelurida Africa seeks to gain from the project. 

The Ardor blockchain network, which will be deployed by Jelurida Africa has been deployed in Vienna for an initiative by the Hot City which involves crowdsourcing waste and recycling it into an energy grid.

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Jelurida Africa Launches Blockchain-backed Certificate Platform, Digicert

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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 certificate fraud in African institutions and universities. With blockchain-backed certificates, the risk of forging would be little to none, as one of the most prominent features of blockchain technology is its immutability.

To upload or create blockchain-backed certificates through the platform, users can sign up with telephone numbers across several African countries, and subsequently verify issued certificates from anywhere in the world. Asides creating certificates, recipients of such certificates may equally apply to receive them, provided that such recipients possess the unique hash code which is allotted to each certificate at the point of issuance.

Due to the fact that MyDigiCert operates an immutable system for creating, issuing, receiving an verifying certificates, issues such as certificate loss, certificate fraud or unnecessary delays in certificate issuance which often embattle the African educational system can be adequately curbed. Similarly, the product’s payment plans are specially tailored according to individual needs. As such, every person would be able to find a reasonably affordable payment plan to suit his or her needs. Payments can be made through a debit card or bank transfer, all powered by Paystack. The product is offered as a subscription-based SaaS platform, and there are equally provisions for institutions that may be seeking to fully run to product through their own servers.

An in-house testing was conducted on MyDigiCert on the 6th of May, 2021. The official date for the launch of the product has been slated for June 13, 2021. In commemoration of the official launch, a blockchain workshop will be conducted for African universities.

MyDigiCert is one of the several products which Jelurida Africa is set to launch this year. In addition to its pipeline of prospective blockchain products, the company is set to launch the first Europe-Africa blockchain bootcamp for European and African developers and policy makers across both continents. For partnerships on any of Jelurida’s products or the upcoming blockchain program, you may send a mail to info@jelafrica.com

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Zero Fee, Scalable: New Ardor 3.0 Is The Defi Game Changer

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Ardor’s innovation in blockchain is not one that can go unnoticed. Its child chain platform allows anyone from individuals, startups and large corporations to easily build their own Blockchain service. This blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) framework, that incorporates several blockchain uses asides crypto, now has a new and improved third version that promises to serve developers better.

What is Ardor?

Launched in 2018, Ardor is an open source multi-chain platform that seeks to make blockchain services available to anyone. Ardor brings a unique level of scalability and security to blockchain. 

Like Ethereum, Ardor works on smart contracts. Uniquely, it offers blockchain solutions that can be easily deployed at very low-cost, high level scalability and security. 

Ardor’s child chains allow for the trading of any other asset, and also Decentralize voting and governance systems.

Phased transactions is also one feature present on the Ardor platform. Phased transactions are transactions that allow for the creation of terms and conditions before the transaction takes place.

According to the pioneers behind NXT, the platform eliminates the barriers to using blockchain solutions

The Ardor design also meets a large number of market requests. 

A decentralized asset exchange.

Individuals are able to trade assets on any child chain. This means anyone can create and trade a child chain token with the unique Ardor child chain feature. Child chains can independently interact with one another under the Ardor parent chain.

Governance systems and decentralized voting.

The blockchain network is one that offers virtually all block chain services. All child chains on Ardor have a secure and anonymous voting feature. 

Phased transactions

Prior to a transaction, the network will enable users to set conditions for the transaction. Such conditions include; minimum number of votes and transaction time. 

Smart contracts is a key feature of the Ardor platform. The feature comes with a level of ease that requires little level of expertise. This is particularly good for individual users who lack such expertise.

The feature will require users to submit the parameters for the contract and ID the transaction type. The smart contract feature on Ardor, unlike most networks, is completely decentralized, making it arguably the most secure smart contract platform. 

Blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS)

Blockchain-as-a-service became popular in fintech after the launch of Ethereum in July 2015. Over the years, blockchain has been proving that there’s more to it than crypto, several developers and innovators are making it clear that it can bring a lot of ease, security and efficiency to several systems of the world. 

Additionally, it can cut a lot of cost associated with running a lot of systems. A lot of companies are already using blockchain to create more efficient systems such as governance and logistics. 

Initiatives such as Ardor are now making the technology accessible to anyone, making it easy to make easy to customize blockchain services that could lead to blockchain innovations.

Updates to Ardor 3.0

Pruning of child chain transactions is one of the major updates on the Ardor network. This means that a transaction that will affect the calculation of proof of work consensus algorithm, does not need to find a chain with the best cumulative difficulty.

According to the document summarizing the changes in Ardor 3.0, developers who built on version 2 will easily transition to the new version. 

Interestingly, a tweet by NXTER magazine revealed that a mobile phone could easily run an Ardor blockchain, smart contracts, Dapps (DeFi applications) with 0 cost fees. 

No cost to running DeFi applications could be a major competitor for the ethereum blockchain that requires exorbitant fees to run DeFi protocols. 

 However, Co-founder of Jelurida, Lior Yaffe, has said that “While #Ethereum based #NFT projects are faced with high transaction fees, #Ardor and #Ignis based singleton assets are shaping up to be a viable option providing low fees, simple APIs and a decentralized asset exchange out of the box.”

With a use case event coming up on the 25th of February, Ardor could be opening up a new alternative in the world of Decentralized Finance.

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