Cardano tour in Africa: Charles Hoskinson meets with the presidents of Burundi and Zanzibar – DiarioBitcoin

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Cardano tour in Africa: Charles Hoskinson meets with the presidents of Burundi and Zanzibar - DiarioBitcoin By Hannah perez

The Cardano founder meets with politicians and businessmen from African countries to discuss the potential of Blockchain adoption on his tour of the continent.


The founder of Cardano and CEO of IOHK, Charles Hoskinson, has been meeting with several of the heads of state of African countries as part of a tour Cardano for Africa.

The tour is part of the vision of Cardano to deploy its technology Blockchain on the African continent. IOHK, the technology development company of Cardano, has been working on agreements to build and implement decentralized solutions in various African nations. Now, Hoskinson is traveling the region to strengthen and continue to advance these agreements.

The tour started in early October, as revealed by the founder through his Twitter account. He wrote on October 10 that he was getting ready to go from South Africa to Egypt, and more recently he has posted several images from his Africa tour.

Hoskinson shares with African presidents

As his social media posts suggest, Hoskinson has been meeting with the continent’s top politicians to talk with them about the potential and innovation of Blockchain.

On Monday of this week, the CEO of IOHK shared at an event with the President of Burundi, Évariste Ndayishimiye, in which they discussed the future of the East African nation’s digital transformation. This was announced by Hoskinson through a tweet where he shared a photograph with the president and his government team.

Prior to his participation in the event in Burundi, Hoskinson announced that he had visited Zanzibar, a country where he also met with the current president of the nation, Hussein Ali Mwinyi. The founder shared an image on his tweet where he is seen standing next to the eighth president of Zanzibar. The developer is expected to continue the tour to Kenya, Ethiopia and Egypt in the coming days.

On October 15, Hoskinson flew from his home in the United States to Cape Town to participate in various talks dedicated to developing solutions Blockchain in African countries that were held at the Innovation Center of that city as part of the CiTi event (“Cape Technology Initiative and Innovations”).

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In his speech during that event, he suggested that in the future Africa will position itself among the first countries in the world to start using products based entirely on Blockchain, a development that will potentially guarantee the region’s progress in areas of technology and digital finance.

Cardano sets its sights on Africa

A week ago, Hoskinson had posted a video to update the community of Cardano about the African tour. During the broadcast he joked referring to the long journey as a “pan african tour”And said that he has been having many meetings with the main politicians and businessmen.

Among the meetings held by the founder of Cardano in Africa, he revealed that he had had a dinner with the CEO of the retail giant ShopRite, one of the main supermarket chains on the continent, and its innovation team. Then he said that there was “tons of other meetings”On the schedule, including a third African president.

Beyond the tour, Hoskinson also mentioned in his video the upcoming small update of Cardano, Plutus Application Backend (PAB), a tool that helps developers use smart contracts on the network that is expected to take place between the end of October and the beginning of November. The founder commented that he has run into a lot of FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) on Twitter in relation to the update and the ecosystem Cardano usually. In this regard, he assured that the platform continues to evolve, said that it is strong and secure at the moment, and that it has never seen so much demand.

The project Cardano has set its sights on the African continent, predicting that it will become the next innovation center Blockchain. This year, IOHK has already closed several agreements with companies in the region to develop social focus programs while taking advantage of the technology of Cardano to respond to local problems. Among them, the firm closed a Unique agreement with the Ethiopian government that aims to bring a decentralized identity system to more than five million students in the country.

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Sources: Twitter, U.Today, U.Today, file

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