Binance, the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider has launched a crypto education tour across 5 countries in French-speaking Africa as part of its mission to drive blockchain adoption and enable greater financial accessibility in the region.
On September 10 2022, Binance kicked off the first meetup of the tour in Cotonou, Benin with a goal to empower crypto newbies and enthusiasts in the region with the right knowledge about blockchain technology and how to use it as a tool for financial freedom.
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. The remainder of the tour will be held in:
- Togo: September 24, 2022
- Côte D’Ivoire: October 8, 2022
- Cameroon: October 22, 2022
- Burkina Faso: October 9, 2022
Binance continues to be at the forefront of blockchain education through its offline meetups which have been instrumental in democratising and deepening cryptocurrency adoption and accessibility in Francophone Africa. Just last month, the company launched a crypto education hub in Yaoundé, Cameroon to provide resources and training for young people across Francophone Africa. Taking their mission a step further, 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.
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.Carine Dikambi, Francophone Africa Lead, Binance
The importance of these education initiatives cannot be overemphasized for the region. This is especially because making payments across country lines is pretty difficult for Africans. Cryptocurrency simplifies all this by innovating and simplifying remittances, cross-border transfers or settlements for users. These innovations are an engine of growth for crypto adoption in Francophone Africa and Africa as a whole as they offer a borderless way for Africans to participate in the crypto market today.
With the growth in general user interest, education and even media interest, crypto has the potential to foster innovation, financial inclusion and economic competitiveness for Francophone Africa.