Kushite East Africa launches web3 hub to drive blockchain adoption

The hub is also focused on training and collaborating with aspiring and existing web3 software developers in East Africa.

Kushite East Africa launches web3 hub to drive blockchain adoption
Photo credit: Kushite ICP East Africa hub. 

Kushite ICP East Africa hub, an initiative that promotes internet computer protocol (ICP) awareness in East Africa, recently launched a local web3 hub focused on the education and awareness of blockchain technology. 

Quick facts  

  • Per the initiative’s statement, its mission is to increase blockchain advocacy, awareness and adoption in East Africa.  
  • According to the Hub's co-founder, Yvonne Kagondu, one of the reasons Africa has peaked as an important market in crypto adoption is due to its young population.  
  • The hub says it looks forward to working with other groups to improve the crypto community in the region. This will be done through community meetups, hackathons, code jams and other events. 

Key quote  

“The hub is also focused on training and collaborating with aspiring and existing web3 software developers in East Africa,” Kagondu said.  

Be smart  

  • The Internet Computer Protocol (ICP) is a decentralized computing protocol that powers the Internet Computer network. It creates a global, open, and secure network by utilizing computers worldwide. Instead of relying on individual servers, this network stores and processes data using a distributed approach. 

Why it matters  

  • There is a notable growing interest among individuals, organizations, and educational institutions in Africa regarding blockchain technology. 
  • Governments in some African countries are also realizing the importance of blockchain education and are actively supporting initiatives in this regard. 
  • This trend is poised to empower individuals, drive innovation, and position Africa as a prominent player in the global blockchain ecosystem.