Groups take blockchain literacy campaign to university, unveil incubation hub

At the event held recently at Covenant University Ota, Ogun Sate, the Chief Executive Officer, Kora Network, Dickson Nsofor, said that the initiative was one of the things the company could do as a start-up.

The Nigerian Blockchain Alliance (NBA), a sub-division of Cryptography Development Initiative in Nigeria (CDIN), in partnership with Kora Network, a blockchain cross-border payment platform, has carried out training for students of Covenant University Ota to build their capacity in blockchain literacy.

According to the organisers, the initiative known as ‘Campus Blockchain Hackathon’ was staged to engage the academic community on the importance of blockchain technology, its relevant use, and specifically, its adoption for enterprising solutions.

The hackathon which was the premier edition of the campus blockchain challenge, covered topics which gave the students an understanding of blockchain and how it works and also discussed current and future applications and how they are being implemented to change the world profitably.

At the event held recently at Covenant University Ota, Ogun Sate, the Chief Executive Officer, Kora Network, Dickson Nsofor, said that the initiative was one of the things the company could do as a start-up, to support the ecosystem within the university.

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“We are here to provide technical expertise and one of the things we intend to achieve was to give back social impact into this community and to ensure that we guide the students that are already in school to do something really good as they work on projects,” he said.

In his remarks, the Marketing and Community Lead, Luno Nigeria, Chinedu Obidiegwu, noted that the hackathon was an innovative idea to build a blockchain community in the school to give students the learning required for them to get on the blockchain platform and develop it.

He maintained that Nigeria cannot afford to lag behind as there are endless possibilities for start-ups, as blockchain technology was being adopted around the world.

He said: “With the pitches from the students that we listened to, you could see the passion to solve problems and the ability to learn and adopt solutions to problems that they have identified.

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