Binance, the blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, has kicked off a crypto education tour across five countries in French-speaking Africa as part of its mission to drive blockchain adoption and boost financial accessibility in the region.
According to Binance, because making payments across country lines is ‘pretty difficult’ for Africans, cryptocurrency makes it easier through innovative and simpler remittances, cross-border transfers and settlements.
People in Francophone Africa who are interested in learning about blockchain technology and cryptocurrency will get to:
- Learn the basics of blockchain.
- Discover how others are using crypto in their everyday lives and how to store value with crypto and earn on crypto balances
- Understand real-world applications of the blockchain
- Understand crypto trading and how it works in simple terms
Earlier this month, Binance held the first meetup of the tour in Cotonou with an offline educational event for 400 attendees. As well as learning about Binance and crypto, attendees also took part in an NFT quiz.
The tour next heads to Togo on 24 September, Côte D’Ivoire (8 October), Cameroon (22 October) and then Burkina Faso (9 October).
Carine Dikambi, Francophone Africa lead at Binance, said: ““It is clear that Francophone Africa has limitless potential to be a key player in the blockchain revolution and we are committed to providing more people with access to the necessary information and tools to use digital assets and blockchain.
“Community is a vital part of blockchain and by bringing together like minded people to learn and grow in the space, the future of blockchain in Francophone Africa is inevitably prosperous.”
Last month, Binance also unveiled a crypto education hub in Yaoundé, Cameroon in partnership with Inoni Tech, a non-profit tech hub providing resources and training for young people across Francophone Africa.
Since the launch of the Binance Masterclass Education Series, Binance has educated over 600,000 Africans about cryptocurrency – some offline and others, virtually.