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EcoHack Africa 2018 Aims to Build Blockchain-Based Green Economy Platform for Africa

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EcoHack Africa 2018, organised by AfricaGen, is the first Pan-African green economy blockchain hackathon that will bring together 100 programmers, economists, and environmentalists from around the globe to congregate in Kigali, Rwanda. Their objective is to build an open-sourced blockchain based green economy platform for Africa – the Sahara Marketplace.

The Sahara Marketplace will be a one-stop centre for individual farmers, entrepreneurs, cooperatives and institutions to raise funds for agriculture or ecosystem services through carbon credits, crowdfunding, and grants from individuals, businesses, multinationals and aid organisations.

AfricaGenThe hackathon is co-organised by AfricaGen, the Rwandan Ministry of Youth, KLAB and Rwanda ICT chamber, with technical collaboration with the Rwandan Ministry of Environment. It aims to create a real-life blockchain application building experience to encourage the creation of a blockchain industry in Rwanda and in Africa. Africa gets about 3% of the $35 Billion carbon credit market, while India and China get about 70% of the total. This platform aims to bring more of that money to Africa, as an alternative and in addition to traditional development financing. Increasing Africa’s share of carbon credits from 3% to 10% would bring in $2.5 Billion in much-needed financing for the continent’s most vulnerable population.

The hackathon will use “NYANDUNGU URBAN WETLAND ECO-TOURISM PARK” as the main case study to build the platform. The Nyandungu Park is a project to restore a degraded wetland in Rwanda capital Kigali and transform it into an eco-tourism park. The park is owned and developed by Rwanda Environment Management Agency.

The hackathon will also work on solutions for two of Africa’s most ambitious ecological projects: – “Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative” (GGWSSI) which aims to restore the rapidly deserting lands around the Sahara desert, and form a barrier against further desertification; – “the AFR100” initiative which seeks to restore 100 million hectares of degraded land throughout Africa.

The event has gained the support of the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), the leading association for the blockchain ecosystem. Sandra Ro, CEO of GBBC, said: “EcoHack Africa 2018 and its Sahara Marketplace are excellent initiatives, helping educate the African youth on the latest technological advancements in blockchain and its practical implementation. As the influence of Blockchain spreads, we’re delighted to see more initiatives established across the globe that are designed to educate and empower people.”

About YouthConnekt Africa

The sixth edition of YouthConnekt Africa (YCA) will take place between October 8-18, 2018 at Kigali Convention Centre with the theme: “Connekting Youth for Continental Transformation”. Launched in 2012 in Rwanda, YouthConnekt Africa has emerged as a high-impact solution for African countries to realise the demographic dividend. YouthConnekt has been embraced for its innovative design and implementation providing youth with the skills, networks and information needed to scale their initiatives and gain meaningful employment. To date, six countries have already launched YouthConnekt and many others are in the process of emulating the model. Africa’s greatest resource is arguably its nearly 420 million youth. Yet, this tremendous asset is relatively untapped largely due to limited access to education, health services mentorship, finance, employment opportunities required to meaningfully participate in the continent’s socio-economic transformation and realise the demographic dividend.

About AfricaGen

AfricaGen is a Pan-African youth do-tank organisation with the ambitious objective of mobilising 1 million Africans for the development of the continent through technology and innovation. AfricaGen focuses on open collaboration in order to build home-grown solutions in the most efficient way possible.

For more information, please contact:

AfricaGen Website: www.africagen.com

Email: info@africagen.com

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Claim Amazing Prizes As You Bet on Your Favourite Euro 2020 Teams!

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Euro 2020

Can you hear the horns and football fans preparing their songs? Can you feel the anticipation and excitement in the air? Euro 2020 is here! The stage is set, the teams are ready. It’s another time to watch some of the world’s best players battle on the pitch to bring glory to their nations.

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About 1xBit

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African Crypto Exchange Quidax Raises Over $3 Million on the Worst Day of Crypto in Less Than 48 hours

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On what could be tagged as the worst day of crypto this year, African-founded exchange, Quidax, raised over 7,772 BNB from the public sale of its token, QDX. The crypto market suffered its first major dip in 2021 on Thursday, May 19 with Bitcoin dropping as low as $30,000 from highs of $64,000. In spite of this, the public sale of QDX sold out in less than 48 hours.

Recently, Quidax announced that it had processed over $3 billion in transaction volume since its launch in 2018 with over 400,000 customers across more than 70 countries. In the announcement, Quidax also shared a shift from its African-focused strategy to becoming the global home of BEP20 tokens.

Next Steps for Quidax

On Friday, the exchange revealed that $QDX will be listed on its platform and DeFi platform, JulSwap, from Sunday, 23rd May, where anyone will be able to trade QDX.

QuidaxQuidax also unveiled its QDX roadmap that highlights the next developments within the QDX ecosystem. The revelation included the listing of several tokens including BNB, DOGE, and SHIB.

As part of its roadmap, the first major product in the QDX ecosystem, QDX Vault will enable people to stake their QDX tokens and earn token airdrops from every other token that gets listed on the exchange.

Additionally, an airdrop has been scheduled in June for Quidax and JulSwap community members that hold QDX.

The QDX roadmap also indicates the launch of a self-service listing that will go live in August. This unique feature will serve BEP20 projects looking to list their tokens on Quidax exchange within 24 hours.

A Fast-Growing Ecosystem 

The Quidax ecosystem continues to grow with partnerships. One such partnership is with blockchain analytical firm, Chainalysis. Quidax recently revealed that it would be listing Wall Street Games Token (WSG). Wall Street Games is one of the biggest blockchain-based gaming platforms and this development shows the commitment towards building a unique ecosystem.

Apart from its instant exchange & order book services, Quidax enables OTC trading for institutions and gives fintech companies the tools to offer cryptocurrency services to their customers through a dedicated plug-and-play API.

About Quidax

Quidax aims to be the home of BEP20, giving anyone access to tokens on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC), as well as popular cryptocurrencies. Apart from instant exchange services, Quidax enables OTC trading and gives fintech companies the tools to offer cryptocurrency services to their customers through a dedicated API. Quidax was officially launched in 2018 and currently has over 400,000 customers in more than 70 countries.

Website: Quidax.com

Quidax Native Token: Quidax.com/QDX

QDX Token Community (Telegram): https://t.me/QDXToken

Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuidaxGlobal

Facebook: https://facebook.com/QuidaxGlobal

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quidaxglobal/

Quidax Global Community (Telegram):  https://t.me/QuidaxGlobal

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First Julpad Token Launch to hold on May 19 with African Cryptocurrency Exchange, Quidax

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Julpad Token Launch

Cryptocurrency Exchange Quidax has announced that it will be launching its ecosystem token, QDX, on JulSwap’s launchpad Julpad on May 19, 2021, at 10 am (UTC) QDX will be the first exchange token to launch on Julpad.

On Twitter, the company revealed that the QDX private sale had sold out within 10 minutes. According to Quidax CEO Buchi Okoro, the speed of the private sale showed how enthusiastic the community is towards QDX. ‘’The record sale of the private allocation shows the enthusiasm towards QDX and our transition towards becoming the home of BEP20 tokens,’’’ he added. The private sale was the first phase of the token launch, with 3% of the total QDX supply made available to strategic partners and early community members.

To keep everyone updated on the token launch, Quidax will be hosting two AMA sessions on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, by 3 pm (UTC) and by 5 pm (UTC). The sessions will be held on the JustLiquidity telegram channel and the QDX telegram channel. Both will feature Quidax CEO, Buchi Okoro, and JulSwap CEO, Tobias Graf to answer questions about the token and how to get it.

The exchange had recently revealed that it was evolving from its African-focused strategy towards a global strategy that will position it to become the global home of BEP20 tokens. Quidax also announced a partnership with JulSwap, one of the biggest decentralized exchanges (DEX) in the Binance Smart Chain Ecosystem.

Last week the African founded startup shared that it had done over  3.2 billion dollars worth of transactions since launch and have grown their customer base from 50 customers in 2018 to over 400,000 customers across 72 countries today.

Quidax has also partnered with leading blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis to provide transparency and reduce fraud cases within its ecosystem. Chainalysis has a track record of helping cryptocurrency platforms assess risk, safeguard against illicit transactions, and protect their reputations with superior Anti-Money Laundering (AML) solutions. Quidax will be able to leverage Chainalysis solutions to optimize its platform. 

About Quidax

QuidaxQuidax aims to be the home of BEP20, giving anyone access to tokens on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC), as well as popular cryptocurrencies. Apart from instant exchange services, Quidax enables OTC trading and gives fintech companies the tools to offer cryptocurrency services to their customers through a dedicated API. Quidax was officially launched in 2018 and has processed over $3 billion in transactions. Quidax also has a global appeal with over 400,000 customers in more than 70 countries.

Quidax Token: Quidax.com/QDX

QDX Token Community (Telegram): https://t.me/QDXToken

Facebook: https://facebook.com/QuidaxGlobal

Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuidaxGlobal

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quidaxglobal/

Quidax Global Community (Telegram):  https://t.me/QuidaxGlobal  

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