EXPERTS GHANA Africa Bitcoin Conference launches maiden ABC hackathon 1 year ago Samuel Post Views: 835 From Oct. 10 to Dec. 7, 2022, Bitcoiners, technologists, investors, humanitarians, educators, advocates, and artists from across Africa and the world will develop and pitch solutions to problems using Bitcoin technology as part of the maiden ABC Hackathon. Registration is open from Sept. 10 onwards and will remain open until Oct. 5 at 12:00 pm UTC, when entries for all submissions close. Over the past few years, there has been a massive surge in the adoption and use of cryptocurrency across the world. In Africa, even though internet penetration is low, the growth has been phenomenal, with a 1,200% increase in adoption between June 2020 and July 2021. This growth has been likely contributed to by the numerous crypto developers, technologists, investors, advocates and educationists operating in African Bitcoin ecosystems. In Africa, Nigeria is ranked first in the 2021 Global Crypto Adoption Index, followed by Togo, with Nigeria topping the peer-to-peer global rankings. Even though there is a huge driving force behind the scenes for the Bitcoin market in Africa, there is little discussion on the tremendous opportunities Bitcoin offers and the future of Bitcoin within the continent. This has created the need for increased collaboration among various contributors to the cryptocurrency industry to reinforce knowledge and resource-sharing as well as deepen networking channels between African actors and those operating in developed nations. Bitcoin has transformed the way people interact with money and the global monetary system. Over 300 million crypto users have emerged in just over a decade, far outnumbering the annual adoption rate of other digital innovations such as the internet or mobile money. Despite having the lowest internet penetration in the world, Africa has experienced the fastest growth in Bitcoin adoption. The winners of the ABC hackathon will be announced during the closing ceremony on Dec. 7, 2022 at the Africa Bitcoin Conference at Kempinski Hotel in Accra, Ghana. Source: cointelegraph.com About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: ABC Hackathon, Africa Bitcoin Conference, Ghana Continue Reading Previous African crypto exchange Yellow Card lands $40m Series BNext MTN is currently constructing 5G private networks for use in South Africa More Stories EXPERTS UGANDA Differences in gambling laws in Africa vs other parts of the world 17 hours ago Samuel CASINO EXPERTS Do People Actually Win Money Playing Slots? 17 hours ago Szarlot EXPERTS NIGERIA Don’t miss the Africa Gaming Expo Conference 2024! 2 days ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Big Africa Summit coming in March 3 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Kenya Cracks Down On Crypto To Avoid Financial Blacklist 3 days ago Samuel EXPERTS HOT NEWS UGANDA Comtrade gaming rolls out central monitoring system in Uganda 4 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Betting Board Launches Renewed Campaign On Illegal Gambling Dens 4 days ago Szarlot BETTING GHANA Sports betting operators support communities affected by dam spillage 4 days ago Samuel EXPERTS NIGERIA Joining us as a speaker at AGE Lagos is Olajide Boladuro 7 days ago Samuel EXPERTS Booming Games Enters African Market Via BetFounders Partnership 1 week ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS NIGERIA Changes and Challenges in Nigeria’s Gambling Industry 1 week ago Samuel EXPERTS NIGERIA Zu Tohtayeva will be joining us as a speaker at AGE LAGOS 2024 1 week ago Samuel Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.