Port Louis, Mauritius - Africa Blockchain University, Althash and Paxful have launched an initiative to provide a free Blockchain Course for 2500 Africans, particularly the youth. Dubbed ‘Free Blockchain 101 Course in Lockdown’, it is a two-week tailored course that will run from April to October 2020.
There will be a batch of at least 200 students that will be enrolled for the online course, which begins on April 15. With rolling admission, anyone who cares to learn about emerging technologies like the Blockchain can apply to learn free of charge.
“Education is a key priority for Paxful and we’re excited to bring this initiative to them,” said Ray Youssef, CEO and co-founder of Paxful, “We’ve observed that Africans are ingenious and resourceful – they are entrepreneurial, innovative and creative problem-solvers. Ultimately, they are redefining our understanding of the uses of bitcoin and blockchain technology.”
Additionally, every participant who completes the course would receive a certificate issued from the Althash Blockchain – Credence Hub. It is expected that learners at the end of the course will understand the fundamentals of Blockchain technology, its financial & non-financial use cases, and how to use our resources to explore building projects.
This partnership is a commitment towards knowledge and skills acquisition of young people in Africa in these chaotic times. It is part of the continuous effort to empower Africa with Blockchain Technologies. “The rationale behind ‘Free Blockchain 101 Course in Lockdown’ is to create an avenue for people to expand their understanding of Blockchain in these dismal COVID19 lockdowns. Our motivation is that people, notably our youth, will take advantage of the initiative to extend their knowledge and identify new job opportunities in the evolving 4th Industrial Revolution, ” Afrikanus Kofi Akosah, President, Africa Blockchain University, announced.
Vince Hoffman, Executive Vice President for Community Relations at Althash stated:
“Althash Education is Educating & Empowering the willing on how to leverage Blockchain technology for a brighter future. It is only through mass education given to everyone willing, do we stand a chance to equalise the playing field.”
About Africa Blockchain University
Africa Blockchain University is a Non-Profit Institution dedicated to promoting Blockchain technology throughout the continent of Africa with policy advocacy, research, training, and project incubation. Our mission is to unleash and inspire entrepreneurship abilities in African Youth by equipping them with the opportunities that the Blockchain avails.
Althash is a hybrid blockchain that combines Bitcoin protocols, and the Ethereum EVM. Althash’s cryptocurrency is HTMLCOIN, which is used as gas for all smart contract transactions. There are dozens of dApps deployed on the Althash Blockchain.
Paxful is a people-powered marketplace for money transfers with anyone, anywhere, at any time.
Their mission is to empower the forgotten four billion unbanked and underbanked around the world to have control of their money using peer-to-peer transactions. The company, founded in 2015, has over 3 million customers globally who you can instantly buy and sell bitcoin with—using over 300 different payment methods. As part of their mission Paxful also launched #BuiltWithBitcoin, a social good initiative with the goal of building 100 schools funded entirely by bitcoin all across emerging markets.
Administrative Manager – Africa Blockchain University