Doris Ojuederie, founder of BAL; an educative forum that aims to bring all African women together through the Blockchain education in an Exclusive interview with Cryptotvplus shares an eye opener and her journey to the Blockchain technology.
There are quite a number of opinions about the Blockchain, however when asked what she would say about the Blockchain technology she said:
“Blockchain is a decentralized data base that transmit transactions in the form of information among various computer networks. It’s the next biggest technology that is going to change the way we transact and interact, it’s the new internet of value. Finally Blockchain is freedom”.
Also, she shares her journey into the fast emerging technology:
“My desire to learn and understand the Blockchain technology spurred up 6 years ago while I was a University undergraduate. I was opportune to find myself in a group where Bitcoin investment was constantly talked about. For the first time, I heard about Bitcoin and Blockchain. In my ignorant mind, I taught the whole Blockchain technology is all about Bitcoin.
She buttressed her point further:
As a young entrepreneur, I invested heavily in cryptocurrency. I had a routine of buying low and selling high. I made good profit as a young crypto trader.
As I advanced and got out of college, I conducted a diligent research and discovered there was more to this technology than just trading cryptos. Thereafter I became conscious that cryptocurrency is only a product of the Blockchain Technology and other offspring will spring up in time. My knowledge venture continued and I gradually utilized opportunities coming from this technology. After eventually graduating from college, I never submitted a CV. I was self-sufficient and needed no job. My Blockchain earnings were enough to take care of my basic needs. In the long run, I became financially independent, free, and started enjoying the freedom of being my own bank.
In what areas of Blockchain are you most passionate?
I am passionate about Blockchain Education and Blockchain Development. Knowing well that the Blockchain technology is an emerging Technology that will disrupt the way we live our lives, I have an earnest desire to study and know more about how to build this technology. The concept of decentralization and empowerment can only exist if we have Blockchain education. Interestingly I have a crazy passion for educating Women in Africa on how to benefit from the Low hanging fruits of the Blockchain.
What is your product all about? What challenges or problems have you identified? How will your innovation use the Blockchain to solve these problems?
I founded Blockchain African Ladies BAL an organization that educates and trains African women on various aspects of the Blockchain Technology. BAL organization was created due to my passion for educating newbies about the Blockchain Technology and to create many financially free African women. At BAL, we are gradually achieving this goal through our constant seminars, workshops, Webinars, and trainings.
The Future Plans for BAL
Every firm, organization, startups have a set goal which they aim to achieve on the long run. For Doris together with her team – a group of amazing women around Africa, this is how they aim to see these plans through;
One of the problem BAL intend solving is financial access and empowerment for women in Africa with the plans to produce 1 million female Blockchain enthusiasts and analysts across Africa, producing over 1000 female Blockchain developers across Africa.
Focus on education
The fastest route to get more women in the space is through Education. BAL attends and organize conferences, meet ups and Special training across Africa. I believe that getting more women in the Blockchain ecosystem will give the tech a faster Adoption. And with the various activities and programs
Finally, Africa’s leading female Blockchain startup-BAL have plans to build Tech Hub Centers across Africa, where women will effect Blockchain Applications and Development.
KubitX: Improved Liquidity and Local Debit Card Support
If you are following our progress you will have noticed that we are already implementing an “Instabuy” feature that will allow you to buy crypto over the counter using your local debit cards, wherever you are in Africa and the world. We will be starting off with Bitcoin. The global lottery communities will love this one. Not only the lottery folks but users of platforms like Luno, Remitano etc will also finally have a cheaper and quicker alternative for purchasing and storing their preferred crypto, especially as they can start trading with it right away on the exchange without having to pay the usual withdrawal fees!
Our payment gateway integrations will make this seamless, quicker and more convenient. Pay all kinds of bills using KBX and enjoy cash-backs!
KuBitcoin is ready for the world
The wait is over. KBX will be available for buying and trading on the exchange on 15 June 2019 from 15 hrs GMT. It has been a long time coming and we have been preparing the vehicles to help it go mainstream through real-life adoption and solid utility cases.
Once trading of KBX commences, we will make it available for direct purchase on our PROW app. People will be able to use KBX to pay for their utility bills, flights, cable and internet subscriptions and a host of many other e-commerce products and services. Users who choose to pay using KBX will get discounts in the form of cash backs on every transaction! Plus top KBX users will qualify for our periodic user raffle draws where they stand to win crypto, gift vouchers and real-life products from Business partners in Africa and beyond.
Not only that, our ambassadors will start onboarding real-life merchants who will start accepting KBX for payments too for a chance to participate in an airdrop program. The merchants, customers, and ambassadors will start to earn passive income from this initiative whenever a transaction is done using KBX via the PROW app. The utility of and therefore the demand for KBX will keep increasing as we onboard more users.
Now is the time to hold your precious tokens dear, and secure them jealously 🙂 To ensure that you can grow them while holding them, a staking platform is already in development to enable you to earn interest when you hold KBX for long periods.
In the coming weeks, we will start organizing crypto meetups in cities in Africa where we showcase our current products and how they interplay to make the life of the common man and crypto enthusiast easier, so we can expect gradual traffic increase. We will also be focusing more on liquid projects so that the exchange only has quality options for our dear customers. If you know any such quality project, please do not hesitate to reach out to email@example.com with details of the project. You may also ask them to fill this form.
Blockchain Saturday: Nigeria’s Most Prestigious Crypto Event!
The much anticipated prestigious blockchain event, Blockchain Saturday is set to return in Lagos, Nigeria. We are proud to announce that the 6th edition of The Blockchain Saturday event is here. After weeks of planning and execution, most of our plans have come to fruition, most of which centres around the venue, speakers and of course sponsors.
The theme for the event is “The Future of Money” and it is safe to say that despite the progress Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies have made over the years in going mainstream, there are still millions who doubt blockchain and cryptocurrency, and there are a whole lot more who are oblivious to this space entirely. So, the conversation about the history of money is super important, as it tells the story of where money is heading.
About Blockchain Saturday
Blockchain Saturday is a periodic meet-up where renowned experts, industry leaders and practitioners, as well as enthusiasts, within the blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem come together to synergize, share ideas, and network. This gathering is to facilitate the cross-pollination of ideas to drive towards a more sustainable blockchain ecosystem in Africa. At Blockchain Saturday, it is our belief that the idea of the next disruptive project similar to Bitcoin, can be conceived at this meetup, and for that reason, every idea is worth considering as we work together towards the nurturing and development of projects that will later become products that will solve real-world problems.
We all can create an enabling environment that is geared towards learning, and against the imposition of ideas on participants.
So, What is the Future of Money?
Bitcoin has left a remarkable dent in the future of money, and at Blockchain Saturday, we are always exploring ways to better leverage the disruptive power that blockchain and cryptocurrency offers. And we are excited that the speakers’ line-up to make presentations at the event will be speaking in line with this theme, with their respective projects in mind. They will be sharing their unique crypto journey, and how far they’ve all come, and the plans for the future.
The speakers we will be having the privilege of listening to are:
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Founder, CEO CryptoHub
You can’t mention the top personalities in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space in Nigeria without mentioning Chris Ani. The Founder and CEO of CryptoHub is a well-respected figure in the space, CryptoHub, which is one of the many arms of Digital Abundance is a platform focused on Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency trading education.
It’s a place where highly skilled tutors train newbies on important areas of the crypto world. It is hard to ignore the strides Mr Chris and his team have made in the space since their emergence, in enlightening interested people about cryptos.
The serial entrepreneur and author of Crypto 101, will be speaking on the title of his book “Crypto 101” which is focused on the newbies that have limited knowledge of cryptocurrency.
Co-Founder, CTO, Finmex.io
The need for technical people in the blockchain space can never be overemphasised, as they are the builders of any sustainable system. Mr Enitan is a seasoned developer, who also serves as the CTO on the Agricultural project – Agricblock, a project that aims to create a successful marriage between Agriculture and Blockchain technology, hence opening up a new market to an endless flow of possibilities.
Finmex.io, which is a peer to peer digital assets trading exchange that aims to provide cutting edge solutions to the challenges exchanges currently face. Enitan is the Co-Founder and CTO of this promising project, and he will be discussing the role crypto exchanges will play in the “The Future of Money”
EOS Nation Ambassador
Toju Kaka is the Africa Community Manager for BOS and an EOS Nation Ambassador working to facilitate the adoption of EOS in Nigeria. His newest venture EmpowermeEOS is a social enterprise that is helping marginalized young people earn EOS based tokens.
Prior to his engagement with BOS and EOS, Toju Kaka got his fame in the Nigeria blockchain space via Steemit (a blogging platform built on the Steem blockchain). Where he was one of the reputable Steemians in the country.
During the forthcoming BCS event, Toju Kaka will be speaking to the role the projects he represents (EOS/BOS) are going to play in the next monetary revolution.
Behavioural Psychologist & Writer, Steemit/Whaleshares
Everybody loves Mo, as she is popularly called across the Maschains (Steemit, Whaleshares and Trybe). A behavioural psychologist by training and a writer, Mo is actively engaged in the Mas-chains where she actively participates several communities and gets rewarded for her efforts.
She earns from creating content and blogging on platforms like Steemit, Whaleshares and a few others.
She will provide tips on how to earn cryptocurrencies by content creation on the blockchain, and she also will share some insights on how community activities can become a rewarding endeavour.
Founder/CEO, Bitfxt Technologies
Franklin Peters is the Executive Director Peters Blockchain Consults, Co-founder Billionairescode business club and the Founder/C.E.O Bitfxt. He is a Visionary leader and a business mentor and coach. He has a vast knowledge of Blockchain and cryptocurrency, financial intelligence and asset management.
He will be speaking about “Blockchain, the New Economic Goldmine” his discuss will be an offshoot from his project “Bitfxt” which is truly leveraging blockchain technology in solving our everyday transactional needs.
This promises to be an insightful discussion as Bitfxt are doing some exciting things in the financial space with their coin, and some innovative ways as to how it can be utilized.
Jamaa Lead Ambassador
Also known as the “The Blockchain Pastor” Steven Moses is the founder of Blockchain Chapel which has a strong presence across the mas-chains (Steemit, Whaleshares, Weku Easysocial). Being a strong personality on these platforms, Blockchain Chapel rewards posts that are centred around Christianity, love and peaceful and harmonious living.
He recently became Jamaa (a new content rewarding platform) Lead Ambassador for the Nigerian communities. And he will be Introducing Jamaa to the participants of the event.
Lead, Dash Nigeria
Nathaniel Luz is the Lead for Business Development, Dash – Nigeria. He is a Chief Player in the Blockchain space in Nigeria. He serves on the advisory boards of many remarkable Fintech startups and long-established firms in Africa. As a Pan-African, he has been rebuilding Africa since yesterday which establishes his life’s mission and vision statements. He has published several international journals, and articles ranging from topics like Blockchain and Future Technology, African politics, Free Market and Limited Government on leading web platforms.
Agbona is a tech entrepreneur who is passionate about technology and how it was designed to improve efficiency in our everyday life. He ventured into the world of cryptocurrency via the Steemit and Mas-chains portal, and he currently serves as Beam (a privacy-based coin) ambassador to Lagos Nigeria.
Ever since he ventured into the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, he has actively advocated for Africans to participate in this decentralized world. As it’s his belief that Africa’s problem can be solved with the decentralized power blockchain. Finance, elections, agriculture, governance, if these systems and the others are decentralized, it will immensely solve the majority of Africa’s problem.
It is based on this premise he created Blockchain Saturday, which is meant to a grass root outreach to informing people who know little about the crypto space about the potentials of a decentralized platform. By creating an enabling environment where both newbies, crypto seasoned experts, enthusiasts can come together to interact, network, share ideas. Who knows, the next Satoshi Nakamoto might just get inspired to create something revolutionary.
Why Should I Attend
Awesome learning, networking opportunities with leaders of the blockchain and cryptocurrency community in Lagos Nigeria
Free copies of Crypto101 book by Chris Ani
Free branded shirts
Free EOS and BOS account creation
Free Dash, Beam, Karma tokens, whaletokens and many others
Refreshment and dope professionally took pictures
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 22nd June 2019
Strictly by Registration
Sparkster Unlocks Tokens for Contributors One Year After ICO, Lists on Bithumb Pro
Sparkster has unlocked the Sparkster Token (SPRK) one year after ICO contributors bought in and announces listing on Bithumb exchange.
Sparkster is a blockchain project that prides itself in bringing the blockchain revolution to a new level, as it claims. It is a platform that enables just anyone to build software without writing code and the ability to run that software on the Sparkster Decentralized Cloud, a specialized blockchain that can support more than 10 Million TPS. It claims blockchain is too complicated and too slow to be adopted by mainstream business hence Sparkster’s Decentralized Cloud runs its software on users smartphones, avoiding server costs. The community earns tokens for making their devices available, and the business world enjoys much lower cost Cloud Computing.
It held an ICO during the month of July last year, raised its revised hard cap of $22.2 million and has since distributed tokens to contributors who found out they couldn’t trade even on decentralized exchanges such as Forkdelta or IDEX as it was locked by the project team.
This sparked outrage within its community of which series of AMA was being held to quell the situation. By March 2019, Sparkster team continued to assure its community that the unanimous decision taken by the team to lock its token was in the best interest of the project and its community and that big news was on the way to being announced.
Consequently, after a few months, it announced the token unlock and major exchange listing would happen on the 9th of June 2019. With much anticipation from its community and many of them expressing their doubts as this might be another antic by the team to make them keep faith with the project they considered a colossal disappointment, the Sparkster team acted through to its word by finally unlocking the SPRK token about a year after ICO.
Token price as at press time is $0.019 as compared to $0.15 which was its ICO price. It continues to assure its community that present token price does not reflect the overall value of the project and has since announced the listing of its token Bithumb Pro which is different from Bithumb.com, Korea’s largest digital asset trading platform.
It has also released ready-made products which the SPRK token is supposed to power as a utility token.
Sprtshub.io- Nigeria’s Premiere Blockchain Betting Platform Goes Live
Sprtshub.io Nigeria’s premiere Platform built on the EOSIO Protocol for blogging and getting rewarded with cryptocurrency has launched its Mainnet. The news about the launch came directly from the CEO Ejemai Joseph who was excited to announce that a few features of Nigeria’s premium sports platform are up and running.
The project is positioned to build a technology that will disrupt the sports industry. Over 8000 posts have been approved and curated since project launch. Also, about 4000 other posts have been declined.
– Sprtshub Team
More than a century now, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Movement, declared that the Olympic games should promote “International understanding and Peace.” 100 years down the line, it has been proven that when nothing else can, in the midst of tragedy and political unrest, sports possess the power to unite, inspire and change the world.
According to the team yet again, the top reason why Sport is important in modern society is that it is a source of inspiration which unites millions around the world. In my own opinion, right from the pre-colonial times, all kinds of sports were a true force for unity.
SprtsHub, as at January 2019 had already averaged 3000 monthly Active users from around the world. This invariably implies that Sprtshub successfully implemented the Testnet together with its highly supportive community.
What’s Next For SprtsHub
In line with the company’s roadmap, the project will in no distant time begin to make available to community and users more features to enable them to gain maximally from the use of the Sprtshub platform.
Among the completed projects are;
1. Development of Base Platform: Building and deployment of Base infrastructure for the entire project.
2. Build a Blogging platform: Develop the blogging platform for users and open up mining.
3. Connect to Steem Blockchain: Connecting the blogging platform to the steemit blockchain
4. Connect the EOS Blockchain
5. Start betting platform
6. Start gaming platform
The team assures its community of its commitment to effectively executing what is left of the roadmap as the projects progress.
some of the projects yet talked about are;
1. Token Pre-Sale
2. Airdrop and Bounties
3. token Launch
4. Listings on Exchanges
While letting us in on Sprtshub’s Tokenomics, Ejemai emphasized that the SHC tokens are evenly distributed with the future in mind. “we have reserved tokens for every stage of our growth, ensuring we are able to sustain our growth while scaling.”
The CEO- Ejemai is known for his tenacity and efforts in building the Steemit community called STACH from literally just an idea to being a national project. Ejemai through was able to set up Stach hubs at various locations within the country where Steemit enthusiasts from such localities where empowered to learn and at the same time earn from STEEMIT, the premiere content curator in the blockchain space.
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