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Cryptotvplus: Live In Kampala, Uganda

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Cryptotvplus is set to bring you live coverage of the “African Blockchain Conference” holding in Kampala, Uganda

The Blockchain Association of Uganda is set to host the Africa Blockchain Conference in Kampala. The event which would be a 2-day event starting tomorrow would hold on May 23rd and 24th. This event will bring together policymakers, industry leaders, academia, entrepreneurs and blockchain enthusiasts to share their ideas.

The conference which has the support of the Ugandan Government aims to Spurr up conversations amongst the private and public sector which is the reason for the theme of the conference ” The role of Blockchain technology in Africa’s transformation”.

Cryptotvplus would be at the event to bring you live updates and interviews of whats going on at the conference. The team which departed for Kampala, the capital of Uganda Yesterday arrived safely and are making preparation for live coverage. Cryptotvplus which is one of the media partners of the conference and is set to tell the African narrative of its blockchain and cryptocurrency expedition and the possible ways it can improve the lives and working conditions of its citizens.

How we can build a blockchain ecosystem and position ourselves to be part of global discussions is the focus of the conference. This conference would increase our knowledge base and improve our processes thereby simplifying tasks, identifying key areas for development and employing its citizens to adopt its usage. Two major areas that would experience a major turn around would be in Governance and Business. “The blockchain technology would create immediate benefits through enhanced efficiency with greater transparency and accountability in our business and governance systems which are key factors in enabling Uganda to become an investment destination, and catapulting our economic growth,” said Kwame Rugunda, chairman of the Blockchain Association of Uganda.

 

The Guests and speakers that would be at the event range from the President of Uganda, H.E. Yoweri K. Museveni, H.E. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Former President of Mauritius. Other speakers and Panelist include the CEO of Binance; Changpeng Zhao, Patrick Mweheire, CEO Stanbic Bank, Uganda, Elizabeth Rossiello, CEO BitPesa, Nairobi, Prof. Tumusiime-Mutebile, Governor, Bank of Uganda, to mention a few.

The array of guest and speakers shows that Uganda as an African country at serious in its quest to improve the quality of their government and businesses. The topics of discussion would range from regulation and policy, governance, cryptocurrencies and digital assets, cybersecurity, innovation and technology, and risk and investment opportunities, among others.

Stay tuned for more when the event starts tomorrow.

 

 

 

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Does Your Business Need to Adopt Blockchain Technology?

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The blockchain technology has vast potentials and numerous applications. However the blockchain technology is not the one-for-all solution it appears to be despite all the hype. Most often, some ICOs and start-ups utilise the blockchain technology in their business model. However, they adopt the technology just for the sake of it, while it remains inconsequential to their business.

The Blockchain has been referred to as the fourth revolution and lots of companies who are applying the technology without understanding their business model and the role the technology plays in it could find out that they have wasted their time and money.

On the other hand, some businesses have strategically implemented blockchain and could find themselves way ahead of their competitors. But the question remains how do I know if my business should implement the blockchain?  The blockchain technology uses cryptography to keep exchanges secure, while providing a decentralized database, or “digital ledger”. Transactions in the network are immutable and since the blocks are built on a network that is essentially a chain of computers where all need to approve an exchange before it can be verified and recorded.

That being said, the business models that can benefit from the blockchain are numerous.  Usually, they are businesses that have to do with the storage of data, cloud storage, business contracts, payment methods or supply chain management. It could also be employed to businesses that require improved security and transparency. So, yes the technology is filled with limitless possibilities but, there are some things you need to take into consideration. Does your business need a decentralised information storage system? You need to be sure that the blockchain would improve the security of the business or create financial inclusion. Is tokenization is needed for the business? Do you necessarily need to conduct an ICO for the businesd?

These are questions you’d need to put into perspective before plunging into the river of the blockchain. The truth is that, the business management will however have to decide the way forward.

 

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Cheetah Africa Moves on to Connect Fintech Startups to VCs

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Few days after the Launch of Cheetah Africa, plans have been put in place to launch the organisation towards achieving its set milestone. The FinTech and Blockchain platform held its launch  recently at the BWC Five Star Hotel Victoria Island on  3rd August, 2018. The event was geared towards introducing the platform that would bring investors and startups together.

Lucky Uwakwe the Co- founder of Cheetah Africa in an interview with cryptotvplus explains the aim of the platform. He says, “The goal of cheetah Africa after the end of the event Is basically simple. It is mainly to help startups get the awareness or the exposure with the international community, helping them them get on board on this huge market that is out there.”

Getting funds and attracting investors is a difficult feat for most startups. Lucky explains, “A lot of them have not been exposed to it, a lot of them are spending the energy they would have use to build beautiful solutions on the product of blockchains unfitted. They spend quite a lot of these energies on sourcing out funds. But Cheetah Africa will now give them that exposure because Cheetah Africa will focus on trying to extract those foreign VCs, attracting them to people who love to invest in African startups. Cheetah Africa will be doing more of that for them, while the young startups in Africa will focus more on building solutions which they love to build.”

He further explained that there will be a form of test for these startups which he termed “acid base test”. He explains the need for the test saying, “We feel so many people have beautiful ideas but some of these beautiful ideas might not be properly carryout or might be done in a way that doesn’t meet up to standards. So, Cheetah Africa will also help to filter some of these trashy products out there.” The firm also aims to expand their reach beyond Nigeria and cover all the 56 countries in Africa.
Nathaniel Luiz , co-founder of Cheetah also spoke to our correspondent saying, “Cheetah Africa is going to be a platform for them to find somewhere to incubate their ideas. so cheetah  Africa is going to stand as a support system,that is why we have the pool of Africa start-ups and innovations.”

 

 

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Top Universities Offering Blockchain Courses

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The educational sector is known for being slow in adopting new technologies. Most often they take their time to study the technology, form committees, redesign the programs and by then the technology is already getting out of vogue. However, with the blockchain technology, while some institutions are sceptical about integrating the blockchain technology into their educational system, some other institutions are taking the bull by the horn. Here’s a list of top universities that have established themselves as an authority in the blockchain technology with courses, programs and certification.

UNIVERSITY OF NICOSIA

The University of Nicosia was the first university to accept Bitcoin as means of payment for tuition. UNIC was founded in 1980 and is the largest university in Cypress. Unlike other schools offering only conventional certification with a master’s degree, UNIC offers an online, 3-semester long master’s degree program.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

The Princeton University was founded before the American Revolution and is one of the oldest universities in America.
Princeton is putting it mark in the blockchain space and offering open courses on Coursera such as its Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technology program. Although it’s not a full program, it is still prestigious.

MIT

MIT has become an authority on blockchain technology, it is making its mark with the Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative. The Initiative aims to further development and awareness of the blockchain technology through research projects and support for blockchain groups.

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Cornell University is one of the youngest Ivy schools dedicated to the most current modern technology. Cornell is offering the Cornell Blockchain, the project is supported by the Cornell’s Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3). The project will provide certification and education.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY

The University of California at Berkeley has been ranked the best public research university in the US. The Blockchain course being offered at Berkeley is a student-led organization pioneering the blockchain technology in the university. Education, consulting and research in blockchain is offered by the students, alumni, and community members

Other top universities offering the blockchain technology include;

Duke University

Georgetown University

New York University

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University)
Stanford University

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

 

 

 

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Your Favorite Celebrity is into Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

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The crypto storm is moving everything in its path and celebrities are not left out. The number of celebrities interested in the crypto and blockchain space is gradually increasing. These celebrities are great influencers and can help spread the crypto knowledge as well as inform those who are unaware of what the blockchain technology is about. Here are some of the celebrities who are involved in blockchain and cryptocurrency;

Athletes in Crypto

Asides displaying their sportsman skill in their various fields these celebrities are also involved in one blockchain or cryptocurrency projects or the other. Luis Suarez, who plays for FC Barcelona and Uruguay’s national football team invited his 25M followers on Instagram to join Stox. Suarez is making his predictions on the US open on the Ethereum-based prediction market platform and wanted his followers to join in. Another football star, Lionel Messi is now a global brand ambassador for Sirin Labs, developers of the blockchain-based secure smartphone and PC.

Footballers are not the only one interested in cryptos as boxer, Floyd Mayweather supported an ICO called Hubii Network. Floyd also announced that he would soon be called Floyd Crypto Mayweather. Way back in 2015, Boxing legend, Mike Tyson partnered with Bitcoin Direct to introduce Bitcoin ATM.

Actors/Actresses in Crypto

Actors and actresses are not left out as well from Hollywood Ashton Kutcher who is an investor in the cryptocurrency exchange, BitBay, and Unikrn, an eSports betting digital platform.  Right down to Brooke Pierce, holloywood actor who was a child star in problem child. He co-founded a venture capital firm called Blockchain Capital (BCC). Also, Actress and comedian Roseanne Barr began publicly backing bitcoin last year, she also tells her followers to keep themselves informed about digital currencies.

Drew Carey is not to be left out as the comedian and actor encourages bitcoin adoption particularly in the food and beverage industry.

Singers in Crypto

Rapper and actor, Jamie Foxx used Twitter to endorse Cobinhood’s ICO, a ‘zero trading fee cryptocurrency exchange’. It seems rappers are all into cryptocurrency as rapper, The Game who owns a marijuana dispensary in the state of California became part of the advisory board of Paragon, a blockchain based company that aims to disrupt the marijuana market. DJ Khaled was seen with a Centra card on Instagram. He has since been in support of the Centra ICO.

On the other hand, Rapper and songwriter Nas has invested in Coinbase as well as up to 40 technological startups.  Also, former Spice girl Mel B became the first musician to receive bitcoin as payment way back in 2013.

Many more celebrities are involved in cryptocurrency. Akon plans to build a blockchain city in his home country Senegal. Social media personality Kim Kardashian received her first bitcoin and a physical representation of the cryptocurrency last week.

 

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