Kenya records the first graduating Blockchain class at Betty’s Place . The first business in Kenya to accept Bitcoin and Dash for payments.
The Betty’s Place Restaurant, the first business in Kenya to accept Bitcoin for payment was where graduates from first blockchain class in Kenya held their ceremony on Saturday.
The graduates completed the DLBRT Blockchain for Business Course held at Strathmore Business School From March 9th – 30th 2019, the graduants completed The
DLBRT Blockchain for business course held at Kenbrighy Actuarial and financial Services (KAFS) and Strathmore Risk Management Centre signed an MOU on blockchain Research. After their discussion, this programme was among the first to come about.
Among the graduates from the course is Betty’s Place .The programme was really an opportunity for the students for to understand and see how cryptocurrencies are used in a real business case.
Some of the attendees practicalised the occasion by paying for lunch via Bitcoin.
When we approached some of the graduating students during the graduation ceremony for anything they want to say and this is what the said about the course;
“For those who understand the importance of vocational training, its equivalent to TVET course offered in conjunction with Strathmore University. Its a university known for its excellence in delivery.”
“The course is a very good one that is hands on course which equips one with vital skills need to excel. The course comes with a certificate and its now a 2- day packed programme, this makes it even more attractive and interesting.”
According to Jacqui Kiruki, A Blockchain miner? Trader and enthusiasts, said:
“I would appreciate it if they course goes further by the creation more in-depth knowledge like to see this course evolve more by providing additional in-depth knowledge to those who’d like to pursue the course further and in the light of this, more blockchain experts are created. It is still at the budding stage.”
Roselyne Wanjiru– Blockchain Consultant at KeshoLabs. “ lt left me more anxious enough to keep on giving the training , quite insightful and orderly. Its just a stepping sttone.”
“It opened me up to understand more about Blockchain technology and also the fundamental knowledge for a better understanding of what Distributed Ledger means and how it operates in blockchain .” ~ Philip Kiagara – BBS (Bachelor of Business Science) FE (Financial Economics) 3rd Year.
“I enjoyed myself in the course and it was a wonderful experience. I had a better understanding of certain concepts that were alien to me .The class was full of interactive sessions and the interactive nature of the course was also very good. We have people from different fields and background coming together which helped greatly. Our places are all represented in the ecosystem .” ~ Muthoni Njogu – Advocate
These are the list of courses in 4 parts which the students had completed.
1. Introduction to Distributed Ledgers and Blockchain Technologies (DLBRT).
2. Blockchain Architecture: Components of a Smart Contract and the Ethereum Virtual Machine.
3. The Intersection of Smart Contracts with human readable content to form Smart Contract Templates.
4. Cryptocurrency Formation using ERC-20 Standards as a basis for Token Economics.
Understanding the word ; DLBRT
DLBRT (Distributed Ledgers, Blockchain & Research Technologies)is a public Kenyan start-up that centres on leveraging blockchain technology to create micro solutions which are digital enterprises.
Robert Muthuri – Research Fellow, CIPIT.
Akram Mathu – Financial Economics Student.
From the left is , Moi University, 3rd year Analyst/ Trader and Lujan Odera – Crypto.
The May Class is now currently in session.
This is among the first education programs in Kenya that wants to reach out to the Kenyan masses on what blockchain is all about and how it can transform users lives and businesses. One can sign up for the May Course.
You can drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information about Blockchain course. The opportunity to know more on blockchain
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