To propel blockchain adoption and financial accessibility on African soil, crypto exchange Binance has launched a crypto education tour in five French-speaking countries.
Having kickstarted the first meetup in Cotonou, Benin, on September 10, the tour will be extended to four more countries, namely Togo, Côte D’Ivoire, Cameroon, and Burkina Faso, between September 24 and October 22 this year.
Per the announcement:
“The Benin meetup was an offline educational event introducing people to the world of cryptocurrency, as well as the Binance Ecosystem. There were about 400 attendees with keen interests in blockchain technology. Attendees also participated in engaging games like an NFT quiz, with 250+ winners receiving NFTs.”
Binance sees offline meetups as a stepping stone toward deepening and democratizing crypto accessibility and adoption in Francophone Africa. The report noted:
“The Francophone meetups demonstrate the blockchain giant’s continued commitment to providing avenues for offline connections, learning, and sharing of experiences in the crypto space.”
The innovations rendered by cryptocurrencies are expected to render a borderless way for Africans to participate in the market. Moreover, they will simplify settlements for users, cross-border transfers, and remittances.
Carine Dikambi, the Francophone Africa Lead at Binance, stated:
“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.”
The education tour will touch on various topics like understanding crypto trading and real-world applications of blockchain technology.
Through the Binance Masterclass Education Series launched in January 2020, Binance has already educated more than 541,000 Africans about cryptocurrencies and how to detect bad actors or scams, Blockchain.News reported.
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