Blockchain Nigeria Launches BlockchainDev1000 Initiative


Blockchain Nigeria User Group, a group with the ultimate aim and purpose of championing the growth, development, and adoption of Blockchain Technology and Digital currency in Nigeria, has taken a big step further as it works to advocate for the Blockchain Technology in Nigeria through it’s various initiatives.

In a scheme tagged  BlockchainDev1000 , a huge step it is taking which includes plans to train plans to train about 1000 Blockchain developers.
Many view the blockchain technology only from one angle of its many uses; Cryptocurrency. Blockchain technology has been overlooked by most Nigerians and Africans, mainly due to ignorance about it.

As the volatility of cryptocurrency keeps many people away from it, many still link the case to the blockchain technology too.
Blockchain Nigeria User Group hopes to enlighten Nigerians on the structure and model of the technology to teach the ignorance

This initiative, supported by IBM and Vite Blockchain platform, aims to achieve its goal of 1000 trained Blockchain Developers within the next year or two.

According to the Founder, Blockchain Nigeria User Group, Chimezie Chuta, said that these developers, will fill the current talent gaps presently experienced in the industry.

Blockchain technology has endless potentials which promotes decentralization and transparency.
It is applied in so many use cases, the solution to many challenges, including agricultural, finance , trade and health challenges.

The pioneers of this technology together with these developers are expected to join hands and invent solutions for Nigeria and indeed Africa as a whole.
Meanwhile, the training is supposed to be top-notch and the Group still seeks partnerships ,

At the end of the training, the developers will be certified on::

• Certified Blockchain Developer
• Certified Blockchain Solutions Architect
• Certified Cryptocurrency Trading Expert
• Certified Solidity Smart Contract Developer
• Certified Corda Developer
• Certified Ethereum Developer
• Certified Hyperledger Expert

Unfortunately, the Blockchain technology, like many other technologies, is still in its relative infancy in Nigeria with the hopes that the adoption will soon rise.


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Credits: Joy Nwankwo


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