AfricaHacks partnered with StemHub Foundation to host a valuable masterclass on Blockchain, the technology that powers Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other Cryptocurrencies by the Founder of AfricaHacks.
The fourth edition of the Tech series Masterclass which took place on Saturday, 6th June 2020 had Uchi Uchibeke, our Founder and Blockchain Engineer at SecureKey Canada where builds Blockchain solutions. We at AfricaHacks are committed to being the fourth industrial revolution platform dedicated to enabling African youths to learn, earn, create, and play. Africahacks organizes Africa’s largest tech competitions such as Naijahacks which is a physical & virtual hackathon and supports members events like Bothohacks across Africa.
Uchi Uchibeke gave a delightful and insightful lecture about Blockchain and how Blockchain is revolutionizing the tech Industry.
This Masterclass which was held on Google Meet had one of the largest attendance in the free masterclass series organized by AfricaHacks and StemHub Foundation. The Masterclass had the participants engaged in a 2-hour session about how Blockchain can yet be a major attraction in the African Tech Space.
The aim of this international tech session is to ensure that the black tech community both in Nigeria, Canada, and other countries benefit from the growth happening for black people in tech. The session also aligns with one of the goals of AfricaHacks which is to create or facilitate learning resources for people in our community. This session had about 100 participants in attendance during the Google Hangouts session.
The event began with Dr. Adeola Olubabamiji stating the mission and goal of the free masterclass as well as why StemHub Foundation partnered with AfricaHacks to offer this masterclass to young black developers across Africa. Christine Dikongue the VP of AfricaHacks International also enlightened the participants about AfricaHacks as a Platform where African youths can learn, earn, create, and play.
Blockchain technology revolutionizes the way we store and share data by storing data in a Secure, Flexible, and, auditable way. In fact, Harvard Business Review even said it has the ”Potential to create new foundations for our economic and social systems.”
Uchi Uchibeke who is a professional at using Blockchain Technology engaged the participants with the following:
- The concept of Blockchain and why blockchain is beyond Bitcoin
- Blockchain Platforms
- Benefits and uses of Blockchain in Africa Tech Industry
- Walkthrough of creating a Blockchain account and the use of Blockchain Cryptocurrency Platforms
During the session, the guest speaker Uchi Uchibeke gave the participants various challenges on the application of Blockchain in order for the participants to be fully engaged in not only the knowledge of Blockchain but also how efficient application and use of Blockchain and its platforms is very important in the African Tech Space.
This session was the fourth arm of the Tech Skills Masterclass series. The last session of The Tech Skill Acquisition Masterclass series will be on 13th June 2020 at 5 pm.
Learn more about Blockchain and Bitcoin in the Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin Ebook written by d'Uchi Uchibeke.