Jelurida Africa, a group of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) experts based in East and West Africa, has announced it will be kicking off its East Africa Blockchain Expedition on October 23rd to educate local leaders on the benefits and latest advancements of the technology.
Africa is one of the hottest markets for cryptos, with Nigeria leading adoption on the African continent. South Africa and Kenya are also very crypto-friendly, and other nations are likely to adopt cryptos as the infrastructure develops.
Jelurida is taking the initiative to make more Africans aware of cryptos, and will be promoting cryptos in a number of African nations.
Boosting Blockchain Adoption In The Cradle of Humankind
With blockchain technology continuing to grow as one of the most disrupting technologies in recent times, the expedition will be looking to connect East Africa residents with some of the leaders in the field.
Not only will participants expand their knowledge on the topic but also obtain blockchain certifications to widen their professional horizons. Most people have the ability to use cryptos now, as smartphones of some form are extremely common.
However, many people may not understand how to use cryptos, and need a little help learning about how easy they are to use as money.
The expedition will start on October 23rd in Ethiopia and end in Tanzania on November 24th. During this period, the expedition will schedule meetings, meetups, and on-site training in these countries as well as in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe.
The 30-day tour is expected to empower local entrepreneurs, developers, officials, and companies to adopt blockchain technology, becoming active players in the development of the technology of the future.
With cryptocurrency adoption increasing by over 1200% over the last year, education efforts that allow residents to understand the technology behind the digital currencies is essential.
Clearly, a profit motive makes the asset class attractive, and many people see cryptos as a very attractive investment.
A New Approach To Blockchain Education
With blockchain technology still being in its early stages, educating those interested in it has been a major challenge due to implementation challenges.
This has been especially true in Africa, where theory has primed over hands-on education, preventing participants from actually experiencing the benefits of the technology.
To address this problem, Jerlurida Africa will not only provide participants with first-hand storytelling education on blockchain but also run hands-on workshops that allow participants to learn from experience.
This will be possible by using the Ardor client and Ignis, two technologies developed by the organization.
To further facilitate the educational efforts in the region, attendees will also receive free e-books that allow them to continue learning once the expedition is over.
Fertile Ground For Blockchain Adoption
Africa has been considered by many experts as one of the regions with the most potential for widespread blockchain and crypto adoption. Many people simply can’t enter the established banking system, due to the costs involved.
Cryptos solve all the issues connected to the unbanked. All people need is a smartphone, and in some cases, simple phones can use cryptos as well.
Organizations like Emourgo, the commercial arm of the Cardano Foundation, have actively invested in the region via programs like “Emurgo Africa”.
Having produced 4 fintech unicorns over the past years, Africa has been a major hub for innovation in the financial sector. This growing interest in alternative financial systems has a big synergy with the possibilities that blockchain and crypto entails.
Is not surprising that Jelurida Africa is now looking to plant more seeds that serve as a foundation for the African Blockchain industry of the future, allowing local communities to create revolutionary projects of their own.
This post first appeared on: Blockonomi