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Techrity and African Blockchain Center for Developers join the Roostock Community to hold first major event in Africa: the Rootstock Nigeria Meetup

Techrity and African Blockchain Center for Developers join the Roostock Community to hold first major event in Africa: the Rootstock Nigeria Meetup

On July 16th, 2022, the African Blockchain Center for Developers (ABCD) and Techrity, in collaboration with the Rootstock community, will hold the first Rootstock Nigeria Meetup. This free-of-charge event aims to bring together everyone across Nigeria interested in web3 and the blockchain industry.

July 11 – Gibraltar, United Kingdom – The keynote speakers at the event will focus on decentralized finance and how blockchain technology can be utilized for social impact and financial inclusion. IOVLabs Co-Founder Gabriel Kurman will host a virtual, detailed questions and answers session to share his expertise with the event participants.

The event will also be an opportunity for interested participants to learn more about and apply for the Rootstocker ambassador program which will allow them to become regional advocates for the Rootstock ecosystem. Participants will also enjoy a hands-on workshop for executing smart contracts on Bitcoin. This nearly five-hour-long program is focused on engaging with and educating the tech community in Nigeria on the benefits of building on Rootstock.

The Rootstock Nigeria Meetup will take place in Rivers State ICT Department, Port Harcourt, on Saturday, July 16th, at 10 AM local time, and will be streamed online and shared on Rootstock Twitter.

Gabriel Kurman, IOVLabs Co-Founder says: “Rootstock is home to the fastest growing DeFi for Bitcoin ecosystem that aims to bring real-life solutions to problems that users of centralized finance face. I am thrilled as this event is the result of a joint mission of the Rootstock community, ABCD, and Techrity, and what’s more – it’s the first such venture undertaken in Africa. Given its young population and Bitcoin adoption, Nigeria has the opportunity to lead the development of the Internet of Value in Africa. The development of web3 and blockchain is equally important to us in providing access to advanced technologies that can be useful in combating the digital divide and financial inclusion.”

About African Blockchain Center for Developers

ABCD is focused on providing access to mentorship, developer resources, community, hands-on learning opportunities, job opportunities, and an organizational network for Blockchain developers and enthusiasts in Africa. ABCDevs intends to build an active community around Blockchain development solutions, and provide an opportunity for Africa to showcase its talents while also being a stakeholder/pioneer in the Blockchain industry.

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About Techrity

Techrity is a tech non-profit, that started operations in December 2020, incorporated in April 2021, and inaugurated on October 2, 2021. The organization is focused on talent development and building innovative solutions using technology for social good in Africa. We aim to bridge the gap in unemployment, gender inclusion, and poverty by providing the vital resources needed to kickstart young talents into tech and build solutions for social good in Africa.


About Rootstock

Rootstock is the first, biggest, and longest lasting Bitcoin sidechain. It is the only Bitcoin layer 2 that combines the security of Bitcoin’s proof-of-work, with Ethereum’s smart contract capabilities.

Rootstock is open-source, EVM-compatible, and secured by over 60% of Bitcoin’s hashing power, which makes it a gateway to a vibrant ecosystem of dApps that continues to evolve to become fully trustless. 

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