As Nigeria gradually transits into a digital economy, the country needs to leverage on emerging technologies that have the potential to help us transform the economy. Today we say that the Internet has transformed our lives. This is because the Internet transformed the way we share information. This is the first-generation Internet; the Internet of information. In the same way, blockchain will transform lives, businesses, and governments. How? As described by Dan Tapscott, blockchain is the second-generation Internet. Beyond information, blockchain will transform the way we share anything of value.
Ever imagined a program that does not only focus on blockchain solutions and their builders, CEOs, and ambassadors but also brings the blockchain users into focus?
Enter Blockchain Empowered, a new and refreshing initiative that projects blockchain technology as a powerful tool for the empowerment of the people, by the people, and for the people through real-world applications of the technology.
Franklin Peters, CEO Bitfxt, came into the spotlight in Feburary 2019, when it was reported that the company got funding of up to $15m (over 5 billion naira) from UK syndicate of hedge funds and UK company, Payitup Clearinghouse. In this exclusive chat, he tells us about his journey and shares his thoughts on the challenges Blockchain/cryptocurrency start-ups experience in Africa. He also gives up a sneak peek into Bitfxt’s plans for subsequent months.