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Belfrics Group Launches a Blockchain Skill-Drive Initiative in Association With DIT

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DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Belfrics Group, one of the largest international blockchain conglomerates of the world, in association with Dar Es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT), one of the leading technology and engineering institutes in Tanzania and the East African region, today announced a joint initiative to develop a pool of talented and skilled technology professionals for blockchain as a domain. Belfrics Academy SDN BHD, the research, international training and skill development vertical of Belfrics Group of Companies, would lead the efforts to address the knowledge gap and the rapidly growing requirements Blockchain Talents in the industry.

BelfricsOn this momentous association, Mr. Praveenkumar Vijayakumar, Founder and CEO — Belfrics Group of Companies said“We all know that the Internet is filled with the so many online courses on Blockchain technology. But the sad reality is that the quality of talent and knowledge that is out there, is not even close to what the industry needs. There is still a humungous knowledge gap, and a huge void in terms of the quality and quantity of blockchain talent in the market. This is not only an Africa problem; this is a world problem! And we are happy to have associated with an esteemed institute like DIT which is synonymous with technology as an industry.”

DIT, being one of the leaders in the space of capacity building for the latest technologies in the industry, keenly believes blockchain to be the next big wave in the digital transformation of the world, and especially, Africa. Similarly, Belfrics Group of companies has been one of the leading conglomerates spearheading the blockchain movement across the globe. With its presence in Asia Africa Middle East and South America regions, Belfrics is one of the few global companies to have worked with government bodies, financial regulators, and conglomerates for a blockchain-ready infrastructure.

We are pleased to see educational leaders like DIT come forward and being open to the need of the industry. I would say, that this is the right time, between being proactive or before being reactive to the industry demands. Employment and development is Key, and for that we must understand where the future is. DIT is doing just that. In fact, we’re pleasantly surprised to see the level of awareness and requests from other prestigious institutes from the East African Region for blockchain skill development. Since we are one of the major blockchain talent hirers ourselves, we are very much aware of the quality and quantity of the talent available currently. Such collaborations are required to address the current gap,” says E C Uday Senan, Global Strategist — Belfrics Academy.

Blockchain technology is among the emerging technologies that will soon revolutionize the internet and the ICT industry. Due to its inherent features, such as distributed system with no single point of failure, usage of cryptography for data protection, and fast data transfer and sharing of digital assets, Blockchain has huge potential and a number of applications, particularly in developing countries. To leverage the potentials of this technology, it is critically important we create awareness of the technology as well as build the capacity of our students, staff and the general public. This is exact what DIT will do in collaboration with Belfrics. This will enable DIT to become the hub of blockchain technology, the hub where capacity building of our people as well as experimentation and eventually development of the blockchain systems for improving government service delivery will take place,” says Dr Joseph W. Matiko, the Director of ICT Centre at Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology.

“DIT is positioned to support the industrial economy by creating skilled workforce for the nation. Therefore, collaboration between DIT and Belfrics is important for capacity building of our students and staff and creating the digital skilled workforce in the country. We are really pleased to establish this collaboration because it is in line with our strategies of teaching factory concept and engagement of the industry in teaching and learning activities,” says Prof Preksedis M. Ndomba, Principal of the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology.

“We are excited to partner with Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) on the launch of Blockchain Trainings for Corporates, DIT Students and Staff Members and the Tanzania Community at large. Blockchain Technology ensures digital skills are accessible to Tanzanians particularly youth and supports with securing meaningful opportunities where they can apply their talents, ideas and expertise to advance the Country’s economic, Industrialization and social development,” said Aziz ChonyaDirector, Belfrics Tanzania.

The collaboration between DIT and Belfrics comes in at a very crucial stage, with Africa being closely eyed as the next talent-hub by the world. With blockchain strongly anticipated to be the driver for the next stream of technological innovations, African countries “stand to benefit from this shift more than other nations because most of Africa has a Greenfield in banking, finance, health and other legacy infrastructure. Africa has a unique opportunity to leapfrog in many areas and develop new infrastructure and use cases to power the future” according to an article on medium.

Belfrics Academy, the international research and skill-development vertical of Belfrics, is dedicated to customized blockchain training for Universities, Colleges and training institutes, and capacity building for Government bodies, Regulators and Private Organizations. Belfrics Academy also mentors and nurtures Blockchain talents by setting up Innovation-hubs within the University campuses to drive and mentor more blockchain talent and ideas.

Belfrics is one among the very few companies who have developed and built their own blockchain, ‘Belrium’, which is now live and deployed, and which is being seriously considered as the technology carrier by many government bodies and conglomerates for solutions from identity data harmonization, to supply chain infrastructure, to smart governance infrastructure to healthcare infrastructure, around the globe.

DIT and Belfrics Academy, through this collaboration, aim at nurturing as much talent as possible in the academic year of 2019, as the demand is rapidly increasing, thus resulting in employment of young Africans in this technology space.

For more information about Dar Es Salaam Institute of Technology, please visit https://www.dit.ac.tz and http://belfricsacademy.com for more information about Belfrics Academy.

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CoinCola’s First Meet-up in Lagos

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LAGOS, Nigeria, July 18, 2019 — A few days ago, the first-ever CoinCola meet up took place at the prestigious Tayo Aderinokun Lecture Theatre located in the University of Lagos, Nigeria. The event, which took place on the 13th of July 2019 had over 120 persons in attendance including businessmen, students, crypto traders, blockchain analysts, crypto experts, local media companies and many newbies to cryptocurrency.

CoinColaThe meet-up was also attended by the CEO of Coincola.com Allan Zhang, the Business Manager of CoinCola, Ivan Chan, an International staff of CoinCola Abby and the Regional Manager for CoinCola in Africa, Samuel Joseph.

Ivan Chan started the event with a brief introduction to what CoinCola is all about and the purpose for the meet-up in the University of Lagos. He stated the vision of CoinCola and how the company seeks to connect Africans to the future of finance.

Over the course of the event, CoinCola’s CEO & Founder Allan Zhang talked about the outlook of blockchain technologies, his thoughts on Libra coin by facebook, strategic goals of CoinCola, the unique characteristics of CoinCola and the business use-case models of CoinCola.

During a short speech presentation, CoinCola’s Regional Manager Samuel Joseph gave an opening speech, spoke about the core features of CoinCola, such as fast escrow market, inbuilt exchange, face ID recognition system and a hint on how students of Unilag can make money from CoinCola.

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Moreover, the meetup participants had the opportunity to participate in several CoinCola games, such as “find your family” fly your airplane ” and a chance to win 100 Naira worth of Bitcoin. The game session was led by Abby and assisted by Samuel Joseph.

Over the course of the event, the Regional Manager for CoinCola Joseph Samuel held a round table session with some key leaders in the Nigerian crypto space such as Chris Ani, Tony Nwabishop, a Dash representative, a pro trader and the CEO of CoinCola Allan Zhang.  The round table discussion was centered around bitcoin’s adoption in Africa and why crypto is a better way to carry out remittance. The session lasted for over 25 minutes with great inputs from all members of the round table.

CoinCola team is super excited about the success of the meet-up in Unilag and the great yearning by the Nigerian youth to learn about the future of finance. for that reason, The Busines officer, Ivan, announced the three job openings for vigorous Nigerians who are passionate about cryptocurrency and are willing to join the CoinCola team grow its presence in Nigeria.

CoinCola team looks forward to having more meet-ups around Nigeria, getting more partnerships with local Nigerian influencers and media house so as to help grow the knowledge of cryptocurrency and blockchain which will at the end lead the people of Nigeria into the future of finance.

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Africa Blockchain Alliance Announces Call for Applications for Second Cohort of Africa Blockchain Developer Program

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July 15, 2019, Johannesburg, South Africa – In February 2019, Africa Blockchain Alliance (ABA) announced the launch of Africa Blockchain Developer Program in partnership with ConsenSys Academy, the educational arm of ConsenSys, a market-leading blockchain technology company. 

The program was launched to give developers in Africa the opportunity to gain the skills to become industry-ready blockchain developers and empower them with the tools they need to leverage blockchain to solve some of the pressing problems in Africa and the world.

ConsensysThe first cohort of the program is graduating in July 2019 and applications are now open for the second cohort starting in August 2019. Africa Blockchain Alliance is looking to increase the number of developers and country representation with this next cohort and will also be awarding scholarships to a number of developers for the program, thanks to a $10,000 grant from ConsenSys Grants, which was announced during the 2019 Ethereal Summit in New York in May 2019.

The program, which is mostly online with in-person sessions in select cities, gives developers in Africa access to ConsenSys Academy’s Developer course at a significantly discounted rate. Developers on the course will have access to dedicated mentors who will have weekly office hours with them for 1 to 2 hours per week and answer their questions daily. Developers will also have unlimited access to an online forum with over 2,000 developers who are all current and past developers trained by Consensys Academy. The program will run for a period of 11 to 12 weeks (approximately 3 months) starting from August 2019. On successful completion of the program, graduates will be issued certificates on the Ethereum blockchain and given the opportunity to work on blockchain projects in Africa and around the world.

Here is what some of the developers from the first cohort had to say about the program;

Kwadwo Amo-Addai (Ghana): The Africa Blockchain Developer Program is one of the best online education programs I’ve taken in my life. It has successfully initiated me into the Blockchain space, and fully-prepared me for venturing into this emerging technology sector.”

Allan Katongole (Uganda): “The Africa Blockchain Developer Program was quite informative both in a theoretical and practical aspect. The mentorship and office hour sessions were top notch and provided efficient and quick solutions in situations where I was stuck technically.”

 AFRICA BLOCKCHAIN DEVELOPER PROGRAMWael Yousfi (Tunisia): “Three months ago, I joined the first cohort of the Africa Blockchain Developer Program. It gave me the opportunity to learn more about Ethereum blockchain development. I learned to develop solidity smart contracts and I built my own decentralized application using solidity and truffle. Thanks to Africa Blockchain Alliance for giving me the opportunity to be part of this program. I highly recommend it to every African developer interested in blockchain development.”

For more information, please visit: http://afriblockchain.org/developer/ 

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VibraVid: A Solution to YouTube Woes

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We mostly use the internet nowadays, even children at their very young ages are hooked on to the gadgets and the internet. They even have their own YouTube stars and sensations. Indeed, Ryan of Ryan Toys Review was recorded by Forbes as YouTube’s highest-earning star, raking in $22m.  

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A seven-year-old boy who reviews toys has been revealed as YouTube’s highest-earning star, raking in $22m (£17.3m).

The young boy was asked by the NBC, why kids liked watching his videos, Ryan – who is now eight – replied: “Because I’m entertaining and I’m funny.”

Every toy that he features on his blog was instantly selling out making him get more sponsors, doubling his net worth. 

When you gave your smartphone to your child and they started to play random videos on YouTube, did they get a penny from watching them? Aside from gadgets being harmful to mental health and eyesight if they’re spending more time on the internet, maybe they can learn some words and things from it. The video creator will surely earn when your kiddo watches the videos, what about your child? Absolutely not.

On the other hand, old vloggers may be lucky as they already built a strong fan base before this industry hit the market so hard, but things are not in favor of new YouTube vloggers. Huge numbers of them are struggling to promote their contents. Simply because there are too many of them competing now. They’re having a hard time gaining real followers that will support them from start to end. It becomes a competition where things are really unfortunate and makes them lose their passion.

As we stand on the threshold of the next wave of the digital content revolution with the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), this digital content vulnerability could become more than problematic unless we transform the basic platform that we use.

What if we combine it with Blockchain?

What if we tokenise everything?

What if we use the platform, VIBRAVID

VibraVid is a decentralised online sharing platform built on the TRON blockchain that’s aiming to become a decentralised answer to the industry giants like YouTube. The platform aims to transform how consumers interact with digital content and in the process increase the revenue potential for content creators.

VibraVid aims to deliver content directly from creators to users, thereby eliminating the presence of intermediaries in the form of record companies, labels, physical media manufacturers, banking organisations, etc. As a result, internal reserves for revenue creators of content will be significantly increased.  

In the VibraVid Platform, both content creators and fans/listeners can earn money with the innovation of Blockchain.

What is BeatzCoin? 

BeatzCoinBeatzCoin is a cryptocurrency that has value, just like Bitcoin (BTC), and is used in transactions and functions in the VibraVid platform. It is built on the Tron (TRX) network. With Tron, MainNet will be used for all cryptocurrency transactions made between users. Transactions made within the platform, between wallets have been tested to be confirmed in 3-5 seconds. BeatzCoin can be bought and used to pay for video and audio content, marketing and advertising by users, creators and advertisers. You can also earn BeatzCoin through airdrops, bounties, content creation, publishing, promotion, sales, rentals, events, event tickets, fan merchandise, tips, crowdfunding donations and staking. 

BeatzCoin was endorsed by the famous blockchain influencer John McAfee, who is an outspoken member of the team. They have recently completed the private beta test and will launch the app publicly as early as July 31st.

Making money is now easy, but remember, just because you made a lot of money doesn’t mean you know how to spend or invest it well. Do not lose faith because you’re struggling with platforms such as YouTube, there is an alternative, VibraVid. Continue making great content, continue positively influencing people’s lives, but get what you deserve, be a pioneer with VibraVid.

For more information please direct to our official pages: 

Website | Whitepaper | Artist Accelerator | Bounty Campaign | English Telegram community more than 19,300 members | Korean Telegram Community with  835 members | Twitter | YouTube | Facebook | Discord | Reddit | Ann Thread

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