Everything great has a beginning and that was the same for the Blockchain Road Trip 1.0 (BRT 2019) which started with prayers by Thelma, a Flashcoin rep in Nigeria and the opening speech by Bookoons, a member of the organizing team.
What The Road Trip is About
The trip is an outreach program, to promote awareness on the issue of digital asset technology and provide a platform for discussing the crypto asset space between innovators, entrepreneurs, and regulators. The road trip is about enlightening undergraduates in Nigerian institutions on the blockchain/cryptocurrency trend, allowing them jump on the moving train.
The organizers see the undergraduates as the next generation of crypto enthusiasts and influencers, assisting in the adoption of the industrial revolution in the country.
The trip started from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) where the first speaker, Mr Amek, a blockchain enthusiast, evangelist, crypto trader and ambassador, enlightened the audience about blockchain and how to benefit from the technology.
The second speaker, Mr Shola, introduced the audience to ‘Blockchain E-commerce and how to leverage it in its early form.
The event got more thrilling with a fine display of crypto rap; Flashcoin giveaways to winners of the question and answer segment and the introduction of the third speaker, Mr James Junior.
James Hilton Junior, the co-founder of Flashcoin and a propagator of cryptocurrency adoption in Nigeria, gave a brief history about Flashcoin and the motive behind it. “Flashcoin has faster transaction speed, fee-less transactions and is available in 26 countries and counting”
Barineka Magboo, the head of the organizing team and an ambassador of Aeternity, has a flair of ‘catching them young’ and raising young ones as the future of tech in Nigeria.
He convened a hackathon event in July to build the best in the participants, who are students of Ekiti State University, Nigeria, allowing them to see a need and meet a need with blockchain tech.
The host, Barineka, talked about Aeternity blockchain and how blockchain technology works.
Follow the BRT map and never miss a thing:
The Blockchain Road Trip 1.0 officially started with the LAUTECH meetup on Day 2. Day 3 will start with site seeing in Ogbomosho and end with an arrival in Osun State. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) meetup will take place on Day 4. Day 5-7 will cover a trip to Erin-Ijesa, arrival at Okiti Pupa and Okiti Pupa meetup respectively. Departure day will be on Day 8.
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) is a tertiary institution located in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria. The university enrolls 25,000 students and employs more than 3,000 workers including contract staff.