Binance, a cryptocurrency exchange, has organized a crypto education trip in five French-speaking countries to encourage blockchain adoption and financial accessibility on African soil.
Having kickstarted the first meetup in Cotonou, Benin, on September 10, the tour will be extended to four more countries, namely Togo, Côte D’Ivoire, Cameroon, and Burkina Faso, between September 24 and October 22 this year.
According to the announcement:
“The Benin meetup was an offline educational event introducing people to the world of cryptocurrency, as well as the Binance Ecosystem. Around 400 people were there with keen interest in blockchain technology. Attendees also participated in engaging games like an NFT quiz, with 250+ winners receiving NFTs.”
Binance views offline meetups in Francophone Africa as a way to increase and democratize crypto accessibility and adoption. The report stated:
“The Francophone meetups demonstrate the blockchain giant’s continued commitment to providing avenues for offline connections, learning, and sharing of experiences in the crypto space.”
These innovations were made possible by cryptocurrencies These will make it easier for Africans across borders to access the market. They will make it easier to settle users and facilitate cross-border transfers as well as remittances.
Carine Dikambi, Binance’s Francophone Africa Lead, stated:
“It is clear that Francophone Africa has limitless potential to be a key player in the blockchain revolution and we are committed to providing more people with access to the necessary information and tools to use digital assets and blockchain.”
The education tour will include topics such as crypto trading and practical applications of blockchain technology.
Blockchain.News reported Binance has educated over 541,000 Africans through its Binance Masterclass Education Series that was launched in January 2020.