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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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Dash Donates 1,000 books to Campus BCAT

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Lagos, February 24, 2020Dash, the top digital currency for payments and local adoption through ​Dash Nigeria, today announced the launch of a ‘Digital Cash Awareness Drive’ inclusive of distributing over 10,000 copies of ‘Digital is the Cash’ book across Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon & Haiti in English and French languages.

1,000 copies will be donated to the ​Campus BCAT​, a project of ​CryptoTVplus​, to be distributed across 30 university libraries, BCAT clubs, & tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

Nathaniel Luz, Lead of Dash Nigeria, says this is in a bid to promote the knowledge and understanding of Digital Cash, in the barest non-technical terms possible to the mass of people. He said this is the third phase of the campaign with the previous two (2) producing ​Digital Cash academy​ in text and ​Pidgin English videos​.

Digital is the CashThe ​book​ tells the history of money, the global financial system and its failings, fintech applications, blockchain, and the need for digital cash. It teaches Digital Cash in an easy-to-understand way while portraying the advantages over the legacy financial system.

According to Tosin Miracy, Director of the Digital Cash Awareness Drive, the campaign is positioned to give proper awareness and education of digital currencies to the public and correct some false notions that have earlier prevailed.

“We’ll focus on regulators, financial institutions, student clubs, tertiary institutions and libraries that are accessible to the public. It’s our belief that by donating 10,000 copies worth $100,000 across 4 countries and 2 languages, we’ll increase the reception of individuals and organisations towards digital currencies”.

Miracy also stated that translation of the book into French is ongoing with plans to translate the book into Spanish other languages in order to reach more nations of the world.

Applications for free copies of ‘Digital is the Cash’ book can be made ​here​.

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Blockchain Africa Conference 2020 Announces Binance as a Premier Sponsor

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Bitcoin Events is pleased to announce Binance as Premier Sponsor of the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by daily trading volume, is expanding its operations in Africa and is a proud sponsor of the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020. Binance was founded by CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) in 2017 and is now the top global trading platform for over 100 cryptocurrencies.

At the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020, Binance will detail its expansion efforts into South Africa as well as its projects and initiatives with the Binance Charity Foundation.

“Binance is proud to be open for business in South Africa, which is one of the most exciting markets for crypto,” CZ said.

BinanceThe company’s first expansion on the African continent was in Uganda in 2018 when it opened the first fiat-crypto exchange with trading pairs with the Ugandan Shilling. Binance also partnered with a global payment technology company allowing Nigerians to purchase BTC, BUSD, BNB with Naira (NGN) with debit and credit cards.

“Binance is dedicated to increasing the freedom of money and the advancement of blockchain technology. The African continent is a major part of this mission – where millions are unbanked but remain innovative in their use of technology. The Blockchain Africa conference is leading conversations around cryptocurrency and blockchain technology in Africa and Binance is keen to communicate with key industry stakeholders and thought leaders in Africa to jointly promote technology evolution in this new era across the continent,” he added.

See You at the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020 in Johannesburg!

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Terrabit Enables Web Staking for CREDIT Token Holders

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 15, 2020 — Leading South African blockchain company Terrabit has announced the launch of web staking for its digital currency credit (CREDIT) to enable anyone with an internet connection to earn staking rewards.

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Terrabit is a South African cryptocurrency exchange that offers fiat-to-crypto services in five African countries. The trading platform features all major coins and pays 100% of fees to users through referral. At Terrabit’s core, it offers users a decentralised digital payment solution and a hybrid PoW/PoS blockchain, CREDIT.

Terrabit provides CREDIT holders with a range of exchange options, zero transaction fees, and fast payments. Additionally, the company provides a staking platform and wallet, MiniPOS, which offers the most straightforward and rewarding CREDIT “mining” solution available on any digital device.

Now, CREDIT holders can also stake their tokens online to earn up to 100% staking reward per annum via Terrabit simple-and-easy-to-use web staking platform. This enables anyone with an internet connection to earn staking rewards when holding CREDIT.

CREDIT web staking features include:

  • Web-based CREDIT staking up to 100% per year
  • Profit is paid hourly
  • No lock-in period
  • 5 level referral
  • Easy-to-use

Daniele Marco Ronchese, founder of TerraBit and creator of CREDIT, said: “We are delighted to introduce web staking as a service to CREDIT holders as a new and convenient way to earn staking rewards.”

“Cryptocurrency staking has traditionally involved a complicated technical setup that has acted as a barrier to entry for the average investor. With our new web staking offering, we can empower all digital currency investors – big and small – to start earning staking rewards simply by holding their tokens on our secure online platform.”

To learn more about Terrabit, CREDIT and web staking, visit www.terra-bit.io.

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