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CampusBCAT2019 in University of Ibadan: The Largest Ever Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Event in Southwest Nigeria

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CampusBCAT2019 which was held on the 7th of September 2019, at the prestigious University of Ibadan organized by CryptoTVPlus, the topmost Blockchain and Cryptocurrency media platform from Africa has officially set a new record as the most attended event in the southwestern part of Nigeria bothering around the Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.

The maiden edition of an educational and advocacy movement about Blockchain and Cryptocurrency across Nigerian campuses held at the University of Ibadan, the premier university of Nigeria on the 7th of September where it saw myriads of blockchain enthusiasts trooping in from several parts of the country to participate in the kick-off of the much-awaited Tour expected to happen in at least five different but strategic Nigerian Universities across the nation.

As it was announced during a recent press release by CryptoTVPlus, CampusBCAT2019 seeks to launch Nigerian students into the already galloping fourth industrial revolution where the typical Nigerian student is not just a spectator but actively participating in the ongoing revolution either as an advocate or one who builds around the technology.

With a seeming disconnect between the youths in Nigeria and amazing founders both at home and in diaspora leveraging blockchain technology to offer innovative solutions that has noticeable impact on Nigerians, CampusBCAT2019 was born out of the need to bridge that gap.

The event was graced by reputable speakers such as Chinedu Obidiegwu, Marketing and Community Lead for Luno, Franklin Peters, Founder & CEO of Bitfxt Technologies and Tola Fadugbe, Founder of Crypto Masterclass who spoke on their respective topics where they educated the participants through the invaluable wealth of experience.

Gud Talent Igwe, CEO of Sumo Bank was also present as a speaker, Opakunle Omotayo, Africa Ambassador for Bitcore X, Toritseju Kaka, Founder of EmpowermEOS and Community Manager BOSCore, Chiagozie Iwu of Naijacrypto, Ophi Rume, better known as Cryptopreacher and Emmanuel Babalola, Secretary General of Stakeholders in Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria, SiBAN equally had their chances of educating the keenly interested participants.

A Group Photo of the Guest Speakers

Students and other enthusiasts who were live at the event had the opportunity to network, participate in Q & A sessions and panel session where they engaged the guest speakers with burning questions that needed answers.

One of the Guest Speaker Educating the Students On Crypto

A UI student asking a question on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

With a total event ticket of two thousands maxed out by participants who pre-registered for the event, the red carpet and event venue at the University of Ibadan was thronged by those who seek to gain entry and secure their seats in the hall.

The atmosphere on the event date was supercharged, students and participants had opportunities to win prizes such as free data top-up as given out by Franklin Peters, the CEO of Bitfxt demonstrating the practical use case of his newly launched BoundlessPay platform. Other prizes included free T-shirts, a laptop bag from Luno and also a star prize of a brand new smartphone awarded to a random winner by EmpowermEOS Foundation.

Winner of brand new Smart Phone awarded by EmpowermEOS Foundation

Naijacrypto also did an amazing giveaway program where it asked any participant to retweet using the signature hashtag of the program – #CampusBCAT2019 while also tagging its Twitter handle. The requirement was to get up to a thousand retweet within the shortest possible time for the winner to go home with one hundred and fifty dollars ($150).

This initially seemed difficult but was quickly achieved by the winner who rode on the already trending #CampusBCAT2019 across several social media networks to hit the mark.

The crowning point of the event was the inauguration of the very first BCAT Club at the University of Ibadan with its Caretaker Executive Committee announced.

The BCAT Club which is expected to be the legacy for any CampusBCAT event held in any of the Nigerian schools was established in UI while the portal for interested students of the universities was also opened for registration.

A Group photograph of some of the student attendees and organizers of CampusBCAT2019 UI

Tony Emeka, the Co-founder and CEO of CryptoTVPlus, the organizing convener of the CampusBCAT movement speaking on the event said:

“We are happy at what we see happening today. It is no longer a small dream but a national vision where our students are not told what is happening around pervasive technology such as the blockchain. A lot of the problems we see today in Nigeria can be solved using the blockchain technology and our Nigerian students must be ready to take the bull by the horns.”

“Enough of the wait on the government to start doing things right in our country Nigeria. As students who run departmental, faculty and SUG elections, you can actually demonstrate to the political class that the right thing is possible by conducting your leadership selection process using the blockchain because of its transparent and permanent nature. You can also create a departmental or faculty token which you can use for various important activities within the school. With this, we are sure a nascent technology such as the blockchain will no longer play a back-burner role but employed for greater societal gains” he said.

Co-founder & CEO, CryptoTVPlus and Organizing Convener CampusBCAT, Tony Emeka addressing attendees.

The BCAT Club established at the University of Ibadan as a result of CampusBCAT2019 event held there also exposed to the students to several other opportunities members stand to enjoy.

Victor Ugochukwu, the Chief Operations Officer at CryptoTVPlus who is also in charge of the planning and publicity of CampusBCAT2019 speaking at the inauguration of the BCAT Club UI Chapter said:

“This is the dawn of a new era for Nigerian students. I am a strong believer in the Nigerian dream and how uncannily talented Nigerian students can be if given the right environment and resources to explore. BCAT Club will offer our students the opportunity to interface with organizations building a project or two using the blockchain technology. From recruiting bright minds to offering internship positions or even leveraging the students interests in the blockchain technology to help push for the testing and adoption of their product solutions. While there are nonprofit merits such as conducting SUG elections and the likes on the blockchain as pushed forward by the university chapter of the BCAT Club, students can also reap invaluable monetizable benefits just by being a member of the club.

He continued by saying
“It is high time our successful Nigerian entrepreneurs who have carved out a niche for themselves on blockchain and cryptocurrencies started lecturing our students. Through BCAT Clubs scattered across each tertiary institution in the country, project leads and founders can come around to teach as visiting lecturers, sharing firsthand, invaluable knowledge to the students. This is one of the strides we hope to achieve, institutionalizing blockchain related courses in universities where project founders and leads teach these courses.”

Right to Left: Co-founder and CEO, CryptoTVPlus and Organizing Convener CampusBCAT and Victor Ugochukwu COO, CryptoTVPlus, Head of Publicity and Planning CampusBCAT2019 addressing attendees.

With the euphoria of the event still enveloping the city of Ibadan, the CampusBCAT2019 train is already at full speed on its way to the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State in Nigeria on the 24th of September. With anticipation building, CampusBCAT2019 in Uniport promises to be even bigger and hotter than what was experienced in UI.

CampusBCAT is expected to take place in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), University of Benin (Uniben) and Covenant University.

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CryptoTVPlus Announces Campus Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Awareness Tour (Campus BCAT) 2019 – Press Release

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CryptoTVPlus, a top blockchain and cryptocurrency media house from Nigeria is set to commence its educative based Campus Blockchain & Cryptocurrency awareness Tour across major Nigerian universities starting from the 7th of September 2019 in University of Ibadan.

 

Campus BCAT is a university-wide education program aiming to teach and expose tertiary education students on the facts and misconception of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Over the years as the decentralized ledger technology continues to garner attention from different parts of the world and Nigeria becoming a hotbed for daily bitcoin trading and several other innovative solutions being developed, it has become clear that Africa can only achieve astronomical heights and not the usual catch up it has always played with any technology revolution through proper understanding of what blockchain and its varied applications presents through education.

 

The train is expected to start off from Nigeria’s premier university, the University of Ibadan (UI) on the 7th of September, after which it leaves for Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU). The train is expected to touch at least five universities in Nigeria scattered across the geopolitical zones of the country.

 

Tony Emeka, the Co-founder, and CEO of CryptoTVPlus says;

 

“There are always meetups, conferences and others about blockchain which is good, but the enduring effects emanating from these events haven’t really been felt. This is exactly our motivation behind the Campus BCAT initiative as we are well aware of the strategic roles youths and millennials play in the adoption of any new technology, social media is an example

With BCAT Clubs establishment at every one of the schools we touch, the underlying structure to help with the growth and awareness of the blockchain technology in Nigeria is put in place.”Tony Emeka

 

With the publicity of the events already gathering steam, some of the interesting features to watch out for in Campus BCAT 2019 are;

Features of Campus BCAT 2019

  • Opportunities for students to meet and connect with startups using Blockchain technology
  • Showcasing partners products session
  • Panel Session
  • Exciting prizes in cryptocurrency to students 
  • Students learn about the digital currency evolution 
  • Talent Hunt Session
  • Campus BCAT Club Establishment

Victor Ugochukwu, COO of CryptoTVPlus who is also in charge of the planning and smooth publicity of Campus BCAT 2019 speaking on the proposed event said;

 

Africa is changing just like the rest of the world and I am particularly interested in seeing us play major roles at the center stage of disruptive technologies such as the blockchain. It is important that we adapt and reorganize our system to better fit into the more and effective knowledge-driven economies of the world. While we are educating our youths across campuses and giving them the opportunity to express their unique ideas around blockchain, we are also interested in making sure we remedy a deficiency in our system which is the lack of the availability of credible data. How many students in Nigeria are interested in blockchain? How many attended a blockchain/cryptocurrency event within the last quarter or even the previous years? How many have started building or even did their research project around blockchain technology? All these pertinent questions and more would be easily answered with the structure we would be establishing in these respective universities across Nigeria.”  

 

With initiatives like Campus BCAT, perhaps university and tertiary students as a whole would be better positioned on how to make lasting impacts on their societies with the myriad opportunities the blockchain technology affords its enthusiasts. 

 

UI Campus BCAT – 7th September 2019

OAU Campus BCAT – 14th September 2019

Other Schools – Kindly visit the Campus BCAT official website for details.  

 

To sponsor or become a partner of Campus BCAT in any university please visit www.campusbcat.org.

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SiBAN, Nigeria’s Blockchain Association, Launches Free Membership Campaign

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SIban is sanitizing the blockchain and Cryptocurrency Space in Nigeria

As part of its efforts to sanitize the Blockchain and cryptocurrency space in Nigeria, SiBAN (Stakeholders in Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria) is inviting every stakeholder and player in the space to register as a member of the Blockchain association. To encourage as many Nigerians as possible, SiBAN membership is currently free. This was contained in a public notice released by Emmanuel Babalola, SiBAN Secretary and Co-Founder, Crypton.

Blockchain is Africa’s chance to transform the continent in a decentralised economy. SiBAN is committed to leading this transformation in Nigeria, powered by the engine of active, engaged, and functional membership. This is why SiBAN has introduced its membership campaign which is currently free to individual players in the space, says Paul Ezeafulukwe, SiBAN President and Founder BLOKgrup, who is presently in Port Harcourt for SiBAN’s Blockchain Education Train, Port Harcourt Meet-up.

SiBAN membership will not remain free. In the future, free membership is expected to be reviewed. So we encourage everyone to get on board the free Blockchain train before it leaves the station, pointed out the Vice Chairman (Membership & Strategic Partnerships), Jude Ozinegbe.

This open-membership campaign is a response to a good number of requests SiBAN has received in the recent past.

Blockchain and cryptocurrency developers, enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, experts, founders, Over the Counter (OTC) merchants, and other individual players in every aspect of the Blockchain technology are welcomed by SiBAN. SiBAN membership is also open to professionals with interest in Blockchain application across various industries, including agriculture, banking, finance, health, law, sports, etc.

To be a part of something not only big but impactful, a platform for Blockchain advocacy, collaboration, education, funding, and essentially self-regulation amongst players in the space, all active players in the Blockchain space in Nigeria are invited.

SiBAN is the Blockchain association for Africa’s largest economy and biggest black population in the world. Community-driven, SiBAN’s vision is to “transform Nigeria into the world’s safest and biggest blockchain space with the largest blockchain solutions, investments, and adoption”.

To become a member of Nigeria’s Blockchain association, register here: http://bit.ly/join-siban

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Blockchain Life 2019 October 16th—17th , Moscow, Expocentre

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Blockchain Life 2019 October 16th—17th , Moscow, Expocentre

The 4th largest international forum on blockchain and cryptocurrencies Blockchain Life 2019 takes place in Moscow on October 16th17th.

Experts and participants from 70 countries will discuss the fast development of blockchain technology in Russia and the world. All possible ways of making money on cryptocurrencies and innovative start-ups, blockchain implementations and market forecasts will be reviewed at the forum.

Participants and speakers: owners of the international industry leading companies, founders of top cryptocurrencies, government officials and business representatives, investors, developers and everyone who wants to understand the subtleties, establish useful connections and join the global blockchain and cryptocurrency community.

Blockchain Life 2019 is one of the most significant events in the world and the biggest event in Russia and Europe. Every year forum gathers more than 6,000 participants from 70 countries, bringing together industry professionals and the ones who have just started their profitable way in the crypto market.

Get your ticket online: https://blockchain-life.com/

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Utopia: A Breakthrough Decentralized P2p Ecosystem Announces The Launch Of Beta-Testing

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Utopia A Decentralized P2p Ecosystem Announces Launch of Beta-Testing

Utopia, a breakthrough decentralized P2P ecosystem that consists of instant secure messenger and mail, mineable cryptocurrency, file storage and transfer, built-in browser and much more, announces the launch of beta-testing.

We live in a world of total surveillance, where a lack of privacy is becoming a norm and confidentiality is a thing of the past. We, a group of networking technology enthusiasts, feel that such a state of affairs cannot continue for long, and our answer is Utopia! Utopia is a feature-rich ecosystem platform that is specifically designed to protect the privacy of communication, confidentiality, and security of personal data. It was created for the privacy-conscious public who believe that privacy is paramount. -(London, UK).

Utopia is freedom, anonymity, and censorship free driven product that took 5 years to develop. Total surveillance, information flow control, and official deceptions are exactly what Utopia is intended to prevent. When you use Utopia Big Brother is no longer watching you. With Utopia you are able to bypass online censorship and firewalls, meaning that you are free to communicate with whoever you want whenever you want. Freedom of speech is guaranteed by Utopia ecosystem. User physical location cannot be revealed. Communication and data cannot be intercepted and read by a 3rd party. All account data is stored on Utopia user’s local device in an encrypted file.

What makes Utopia so amazing?

Utopia is a decentralized peer-to-peer network, with no central server involved in data transmission or storage. The network is supported by people who use it and deliver high-quality features and perfectly smooth user Interface that offer a lot of value. With Utopia you can send instant text and voice messages, transfer files, create group chats and channels, news feeds and conduct a private discussion. A channel can be geotagged using integrated uMaps which simplifies Utopia channel search and adds an additional security layer. As a result, there is no need to use public map services which are known to collect your data to feed Big Data massives.

uMail

uMail is a decentralized alternative to classic e-mail. No servers are used for mail transmission or storage. uMail account, that is created in a minute, enables unlimited messaging and attachment storage. Utopia ecosystem encryption guarantees the security of mail transmission and storage. Your uMail, as an internal part of Utopia, cannot be blocked or seized.

All financial functionality can be found in Utopia built-in uWallet: make and accept payments denominated in Utopia mineable cryptocurrency Crypton, accept payments at your website, pay by Crypto Cards without revealing your Identity or bill fellow Utopia users for your services.

Other features include API and console client for fast and easy integration into third-party applications.

Utopia Network includes a safe alternative to traditional Domain Name System (DNS) called Utopia Name System (UNS). This is a decentralized registry of names that are impossible to expropriate, freeze or corrupt by 3rd-party. Once registered it is your property for infinity.

UNS combined with Packet Forwarding functional allows to tunnel any kind of data between users in ecosystem, making possible to host different types of resources including websites inside Utopia Network. Utopia has built-in Idyll browser to view websites within Utopia peer-to-peer network. Idyll is a great alternative to TOR browser.

Developers of Utopia project worked hard for over 5 years and there are many other amazing features you will enjoy like voice encryption, tons of stickers and smiles, multi-player games, collaboration, and organizing tools.

Utopia team is now happy to announce the launch of a public BETA test

Anyone is now able to familiarize themselves with Utopia’s unique features and revolutionary approach to decentralized ecosystem designed for privacy. There is a generous reward system for any kind of support – bug and idea reporting, promotion and influence activity. BETA testing stage will last for approximately 3 months. After the end of this period the final version of Utopia ecosystem will be released and available for download. Utopia is absolutely free software with no one-time or recurring payments for using the widest range of Utopia functionality.

To apply for BETA program and learn more information including screenshots please visit https://beta.u.is/ website. Once you open beta-tester’s account on Utopia beta-testing portal, you will be able to immediately download and install Utopia on your PC, Mac or Linux.

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