AFRICA BLOCKCHAIN HUB LAUNCHED IN KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA.
The Africa Blockchain Lab, a a joint venture between Coinfirm, a global blockchain-based identity verification company which provides bank-grade AML/KYC compliance to blockchain and cryptocurrency companies, and KAD ICT Hub, Kaduna. The state-backed IT Innovation Hub was launched.
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After the Launch of KAD ICT Hub in Kaduna in 2017. The state government backed company recently launched a Blockchain Hub which is the first Blockchain Lab Launched in Nigeria aimed at providing for the African Continent a home to companies and entrepreneurs building Blockchain-based products and services for the African community.
Grant Blaisdell, Co-founder and CMO at Coinfirm, explains:
“A Silicon Valley out-of-the-box solution approach has generally not worked in regions such as Africa; it requires a ground-up, organic approach. Coinfirm has already successfully built leading blockchain solutions, the largest structured blockchain database and coverage, and the first blockchain lab for Central Europe. Now, working with KAD ICT Hub, who share our vision of bringing transformative, blockchain-based solutions to African markets, and who have the local knowledge and expertise, we are going to do the same in Africa”
Talking on its benefits to entrepreneurs in Africa. Grant Blaisdell said;
“We want to work with, and provide opportunities for, African entrepreneurs working in one of the most exciting and disruptive fields today, while bringing our own solutions like our AML/KYC Platform and AMLT Network.”
Coinfirm’s AMLT Network provides an opportunity to individuals across the continent. Individuals can be rewarded with the ALMT token in return for reporting cryptocurrency addresses and evidence tied to online scams and suspected fraud to the AMLT Network and Coinfirm.
The leading ICT Hub in Nigeria KAD ICT Hub is a centre for computer engineering, software development and entrepreneurship. The launch of the KAD ICT Blockchain Lab creates a solutions room for companies and entrepreneurs working in the sector and region.
Yusuf Bashir, Co-founder and CEO of the Hub commenting on the new launch says:
“The Nigerian economy is the largest in Africa. Thanks to a new regime, we have a stable economy, which pulls along the entire continent. We are the place Africa looks to in terms of growth for the future. The transformative potential of blockchain is enormous, and we are confident that, working with Coinfirm, we can provide the testbed and support for today’s leading African blockchain companies, giving them the opportunity to become global leaders. “
Extending his gratitude to the State Gov. Nasir El-Rufai he said:
“Here in Kaduna, Nigeria’s third-largest state in terms of population, and leading learning and innovation hub, we are extremely fortunate to have a governor who is not only supportive of what we are doing but had ensured we are backed by the Kaduna State Government.”
About KAD ICT HUB
It was launched in 2017 by the Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai. The KAD ICT Hub is a partnership between the Kaduna State Government and Telemax Engineering Services Limited. Aimed at incubating world class technologies, innovations, housing softwares, launching educational courses, focusing on girls education alongside companies such as Coders4Africa, Draper Dark Flow and Gebeya. first-of-a-kind centre that incubates world-class technologies, talent and innovation.
Confirm is the creator of the data provenance solution Trudatum. And a global leader in blockchain-based identity verification technology AML/KYC compliance for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency companies.