“Africa will define the future (especially the bitcoin one!),” — CEO Twitter, Jack Dorsey.
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Blockchain Technology is growing Africa and many opportunities abound in this industry. Foreign investors are seeking to invest in the high potential economy of Africa. With the increase in venture capital flowing into Africa, there comes the need to build Africa for ourselves and our children.
According to the 2019 Africa Tech Venture Capital Report by Partech, Africa recorded a total of $2.02 billion in funding, with Nigeria accounting for $747 million followed by Kenya with a total of $564 million. Egypt recorded $211 million in funding while South is the last on the list with $205 million.
Many blockchain companies are contributing to the growth of the continent in many ways which no one recognises. This includes both individuals, blockchain companies, media outlets bringing blockchain awareness and other blockchain entrepreneurs.
In a bid to recognise these companies and individuals, Buidl Africa is powered by Cryptotvplus to recognize these efforts in Africa. Buidl Africa will help to recognize individuals and various products for their effort towards building the blockchain ecosystem in Africa.
Buidl Africa has kicked off with the nominations for the month recognizing efforts of entrepreneurs working to keep the space alive for blockchain technology to gain adoption in Africa.
Under the first category, Buidl Africa Product/ Brand of the Month, we have;
Yellow Card, Raise, Bitfxt, Naijacrypto, Paxful, Abitnetwork, Luno, Bitsika, Kubitx, House Africa, Binance Nigeria and ADAF.
Under the Buidl Africa Personality of the Month we have;
Marvin Coleby — (ADAF and Raise)
Don Gilead — (BMCT)
Nnamdi Uba — ( House Africa)
Nobert Hagumma — (Blockchain Association Rwanda)
Gaius Chibueze — (Abitnetwork)
Adebayo Adebanjo — (Jelurida Africa)
Eric Annan — (Kubitx)
Iyke Ari — (Constituency)
Atsu Davoh — (Bitsika)
Stephen Sunday — (Univote)
Rodrigue Foustou — ( Oasis Africa Innovation)
Roselyne Wanjiru — ( Crypto Enthusiast)
Under the Buidl Africa Community Manager of the Month, we have;
Toju Kaka — (BOScore)
Keith Mandela — (EOS Nairobi)
Samuel Joseph — (Tells4Africa)
Barineka — (Aeternity)
Chinedu — (Luno)
Emmanuel Babalola — (Binance)
Aliu — (OKex)
Emeka — (Huobi)
Destiny Marshall — (Kubitx)
Under the Blog of the Month we have;
Your very own Diutocoinnews.com.ng, CryptoTVPlus, Coinstituency, Bitcoinke, Blocknewsafrica, Eblockbuzz and Bitcoinafria.
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The last category is the Blockchain Article of the Month, we have; Toju Kaka, Iyke Aru, Oluwashina Peter and Senator Ihenyen.
According to Buidl Africa Team from Cryptotvplus, the nominations will be coming every week and month starting this month till July 2020.
By July 2020, there will be a voting platform where all nominees will be voted for and the winners will be picked. After which an award ceremony will come up on the last week of November every year beginning with Nigeria this year.
Wait for the Buidl Africa 2020 — Celebrating African Blockchain Entrepreneurs.