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BIAN Announces National Campus Blockchain Hackathon Focused on Sustainable Growth

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The Blockchain Industry Association of Nigeria (BIAN) – formerly Nigeria Blockchain Alliance (NBA) – in collaboration with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) announces the National Campus Blockchain Hackathon focused on sustainable growth. With the successful launch of Campus Blockchain Hackathon in five (5) Nigerian universities, the Blockchain Industry Association of Nigeria (BIAN), the brain box behind the Campus Blockchain Development Programme is concluding the pilot stage of Campus Blockchain Hackathon with a national programme.

Campus Blockchain Hackathon is an initiative of Blockchain Industry Association of Nigeria (BIAN), a sub-division of Cryptography Development Initiative in Nigeria (CDIN), in engaging the academic community on the importance of Blockchain Technology, its relevant use cases, and more specific, its adoption for innovative solutions. The Hackathon aimed to give Nigeria University students early exposure to the career and business opportunities being presented by the Blockchain/DLT digital innovations in order to domesticate the knowledge and skills for sustainable national development.

African tech startupsThe two-day event will bring together developers, enthusiasts, stakeholders, and students from the various teams that participated in the subsequent hackathon hosted by the initiative. With the theme; “Blockchain Innovations for Sustainable Growth,” the event is scheduled to hold in Nigeria’s federal capital territory, Abuja, on 24th and 25th of September, 2019. The National Campus Blockchain Program is proudly sponsored by Jelurida, IBM, and Nile University of Nigeria. Virtually everyone will agree, Technology can play a vital role in achieving sustainable growth. The blockchain is one of such that can help accelerate this progress. Just like the arrival of the internet which launched us into an era of technological change, the blockchain is a cutting-edge technology that possesses similar potential to redefine and transform every sector.

Through this project, the Campus Blockchain Hackathon seeks to harness innovation, by providing blockchain literacy, inclusion, skills and proffer long term solutions to critical problems towards the sustainable growth we desire.

Commenting from BIAN’s office in Abuja, Mr. Adeolu Fadele, President of BIAN said: “Education is the bedrock of any country’s development; the educational system of any country is considered as the cornerstone for meaningful achievements. The element of continuity and change remains hinged on education. Therefore, even though there is evidence of improved public understanding, increasing mainstream interest, and the emergence of startups that are building practical solutions using the blockchain technology in Nigeria today, however, all these cannot be considered to be true development until the learning institutions are carried along in a structured and sustainable manner.”

Campus Blockchain Hackathon began in October 2018, at the foremost Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, with over 1000 participants from the first day, undeniable evidence of Nigerian students’ growing interest in emerging technology as Blockchain Technology. After which, the project reached Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; Kwara State University; Federal University of Technology, Akure, and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Speaking ahead of the event, Mr. Kayode Babarinde, National Coordinator, Campus Blockchain Development Programme said: “The enthusiasm and participation of students across the five (5) universities in which Campus Blockchain Hackathon has been successfully held, has demonstrated that student culture in Nigerian universities goes beyond the norms of obtaining the degree and getting a good job. They are beginning to think outside the box and see real value in emerging technology as Blockchain. With the National Hackathon, we can look forward to mind-blowing innovations.”

The National Campus Blockchain Hackathon will also explore and fuel insightful discussions around key areas by featuring keynote sessions, panel discussions, learning, networking amongst others. The Program is Chaired by Mr. Kashifu Abdullahi, Director General, at the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

The event is open to entrepreneurs, software engineers, blockchain developers, start-up founders, business/tech consultants, government stakeholders and as well as individual with a keen interest in the field of blockchain.

For registration and further details please refer to the event website: www.bit.ly/nationalcampushack

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P2P Trading Platform CryptoLocally Adds Its Own Native Token: GIV

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With COVID-19 and people looking for economic opportunities from home, cryptocurrency exchange platforms have been looking for ways to expand. Over the past few weeks, the P2P trading platform CryptoLocally has added numerous tokens, such as USDJ, JUST, USDT-TRC20, and now CryptoLocally’s most recent addition is GIV, a token native to CryptoLocally. This new coin will allow users to take advantage of a number of special features that makes GIV stand out from the native coins of other platforms.

What is CryptoLocally?

CryptoLocallyCryptoLocally is a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) crypto trading platform that supports many next-generation blockchains. Its team is committed to creating the easiest, fastest, and most convenient way of trading cryptocurrencies. They have achieved this by providing a service that allows users to directly interact with one another without third-party interventions and user funds are protected by an escrow until transactions are complete.

What is GIV?

GIV is the token native to CryptoLocally’s platform and it can be used to purchase or access a number of special features.  There are various means of obtaining GIV, which range from just signing up to being an active trader on our platform. The more GIV users obtain, the more they will be able to take advantage of the special features that come with owning GIV.

How Can Users Gain GIV?

Immediately after signing up on CryptoLocally, all users will receive 10 GIV. Additionally, new users to the platform will receive a one time “Spin-the-wheel” gift where they can spin a wheel containing various GIV prizes right after signing up. Users can also earn GIV through CryptoLocally’s referral program which allows both parties to immediately earn free GIV and on top of that, earn 0.1 GIV for every 10 USD of a completed trade made by the referrals forever. While these methods allow users to easily gain their first tokens, the best way to earn GIV is by being an active trader.

Being active on the platform allows users to comfortably earn GIV based on the trade amount, with a ratio of up to 1 GIV per 10 USD traded! Since GIV is stored directly on CryptoLocally’s platform, there is no need to worry about getting an additional wallet. While being an active trader on CryptoLocally is the fastest way to gain GIV, traders can also buy GIV from Binance DEX.

Why Use GIV?

GIV has several benefits that are unique compared to other native tokens. Here are some of the benefits and why you should consider using GIV:

1. Get paid to trade

By trading on CryptoLocally, users will earn GIV based on the trade amount, with a ratio of up to 1 GIV per 10 USD traded. Thus, the more users trade the more GIV they will earn.

2. Refer friends, earn GIV

Earn 10 GIV per referred user that completes a trade and then earn additional GIV based on the trade amount your referrals make!

3. Coupons that facilitate trading

50% off Coupons: For 800 GIV, users can purchase this coupon which will reduce trading fees by 50% for 1 trade.

Boosts: For 600 GIV, users can purchase a “boost” which, when applied to an offer, will place it at the top of the list.

4. Access to the Tier system

Bronze: Just by signing up all users are placed into the Bronze Tier. Being in this tier allows them to earn GIV from signing up, referring friends, and actively trading on the platform. In addition, you can spin a GIV wheel and receive a GIV gift. Additionally, after each completed trade, users will be awarded GIV based on the trade amount, with a ratio of 0.8 GIV per 10 USD traded.

Silver: In order to gain access to the benefits of the Silver Tier, users must maintain a GIV balance of at least 250 thousand GIV. At this level, they will get 25% off on all their trade fees + all of the perks from Bronze tier. Similarly to the bronze tier, you will be awarded GIV based on the trade amount, with a ratio of 0.88 GIV per 10 USD traded.

Gold: This is the highest tier and is attainable by maintaining a GIV balance of at least 1 million.  While this may seem difficult to reach, users in the Gold Tier will get 50% off on all of their trade fees. At the highest tier, you will experience the highest level of GIV rewards, allowing you to earn GIV based on the trade amount, with a ratio of 1 GIV per 10 USD traded.

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How to Monetize Your Publications on Social Networks Using SaTT Solution

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Through advertising, brands can easily reach out to audiences that they wouldn’t otherwise meet through organic means.

SaTT is an online advertising platform that upgrades the advertising transaction process through the use of blockchain while removing the high costs associated with launching a campaign, reducing payment delays for publishers that rely on ad revenue, as well as injecting some much-needed transparency into the industry with performance-based payments.

SaTT TokenUsing SaTT, it is possible for anybody to play the role of an online influencer and be compensated for the posts that they make on social networks, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Youtube. As a project that is founded on the Ethereum blockchain network, all transaction on the platform is fully automated and transparent.

Advertising, as we know it, is a very important aspect for every business as it is a way for them to put themselves out there to the world in order to gain more recognition and eventually, patronisation.

The world of advertising has undergone different changes at different times. In the earlier days, adverting was done through traditional means such as billboards, handbills, and posters. Although these methods of advertising are still in use in today’s world, it is however no longer a secret that in this digital world, even advertising is going digital.

The most popular digital means of advertising is currently through social media. Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube among many others are mostly used for advertising purposes because it is believed that the majority of the world’s population spend their time on these social networking platforms.

One way or the other, everyone has placed an advertisement on social media – consciously or unconsciously either by sharing their personal businesses or innocently sharing a post from a business page that they find interesting. The only downside to this, however, is that promoting content on your personal social network page is supposed to earn you some money because a client’s recommendation or fan exposure on social network is an invaluable resource for a company and they pay close attention to them.

How Does SaTT work?

Advertisers can list their advertising campaigns on the SaTT platform with the assurance of getting an effective result as the system is implementing an incentive-based approach which incentivises publishers that takes part in this advertising campaign which in return is beneficial to the advertisers as the advertisements will reach the correct audience that will engage with the post through this method.

A Product Already in Use

The platform is already fully functional as there are already listed advertising campaigns in which publishers can take part in and get rewarded in SaTT tokens. Although the platform is up and running with already working products, fundraising is, however, still ongoing for the sales of the SaTT token – the native cryptocurrency token of the platform.

Companies are already using the platform to generate turnover as the performance-based approach taken by the SaTT project has proved to be a very effective method so far. Publishers also have been making money from participating in advertising campaigns that are already listed on the platform.

Skilled and Experienced Team

Recently, the company announced the addition of the famous investor from Asia, Richard Wang, to their team, as an advisor. Richard Wang is a partner with Draper Dragon, a company that is known for investing in early-stage high growth China-centric technology companies and a subsidiary of Draper Venture Network.

With more than two decades of experience in business development, technical marketing, and sales management in high technology coupled with his outstanding background in finance, blockchain, and technological disruption, Richard Wang’s strategic presence on the board is expected to accelerate the company’s success in the Asian market.

Conclusion

The problem of not being able to monetise publications made on social media is one that has lingered for a very long time. With the SaTT solution, there will no longer be excuses for using social networks but not getting anything out of it as the platform was created with the sole purpose of giving publishers the kind of reward that they truly deserve.

Making use of the blockchain will further help in boosting confidence in publishers knowing that they definitely are going to be paid, given that their submissions have passed all verification processes as the entire system was built on a total automation system.

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KoinKoin Launches Hybrid Digital Assets Exchange Services in Nigeria

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The Nigerian blockchain and cryptocurrency community have been provided with another novel opportunity to derive value from the digital assets market. This opportunity has come in the form of “KoinKoin”, a hybrid cryptocurrency exchange.

KoinKoin allows users to participate in both peer to peer cryptocurrency trading services, as well as direct fiat to cryptocurrency exchange.

KoinKoin is headquartered in London, but on Thursday, June 04, 2020, the company announced that it has commenced full operations in Nigeria. This comes after an almost one year long beta testing experience and UAT. According to the announcement, crypto users in Nigeria can now enjoy full functionality on the platform in ways that suit their desires.

“KoinKoin’s digital asset exchange services are immediately available and users can readily make deposits and withdrawals with their Naira based credit and debit cards in purchase of BitCoin, Ethereum and LiteCoin.   KoinKoin’s digital asset exchange offers peer to peer exchange services as well as a direct fiat to cryptocurrency exchange”.

A Decentralised Social Commerce Marketplace

KoinKoinApart from offering exchange services for cryptocurrency users, KoinKoin has also delivered the first marketplace application underpinned by  Ethereum. This is a Social Commerce platform that is available to users on both Android and iOS. As a wholesaler or retailer, the KoinKoin Social Commerce platform gives you the opportunity to sell your products directly to your personal or social media network. 

Based on the Ethereum network, transactions on the KoinKoin Social Commerce platform are decentralized. It allows users across the various regions of Africa to trade among themselves without the limitations of foreign exchange. At the same time, such transactions help users to protect their privacy and promote the confidentiality of doing business.

Founder and CEO of KoinKoin, Ola Atose expresses his excitement at the launch of this product. He says: “I am truly excited about this launch and I deeply appreciate the KoinKoin team for all their hard work over the past months.”  

Atose and team are already looking ahead to delivering digital exchange services across Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda later on this year.

To learn more about KoinKoin, click here!

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