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Emerging Tech Africa
Emerging Tech Africa spotlights people doing amazing things with emerging technologies. From artificial intelligence (AI) to the Internet of things (IoT) and, of course, blockchain technology.
6 Mar 2023
$20 billion payout: USDT over the years
In this interview, Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Tether (USDT) explains what stablecoins are, how they work, and surviving the cryto space. USDT is the world' largest stablecoin by marketcap. However, it has gone through a lot to stay on top. The lack regulation in the crypto space means anyone can take a stab at you with no regulator to come to your aid. But despite the ups and downs in the Ardoino belives Tether is a formidable company ready to take on what the crypto ecosystem throws at it.
7 Nov 2022
Earning $15k monthly as a Web3 designer
Anyone can be a designer but standing out in Web3 goes beyond fancy fonts and colours. Clement Hugbo takes us through his design career and how he has built a name for himself in the Web3 design space.
26 Sept 2022
Understanding babies with AI
The sound of a baby’s cry could save their lives and the co-founders of Ubenwa, who made this discovery, have built a technology to detect birth asphyxia using an infant’s cry. Is it truly possible? Find out.
18 Aug 2022
Unmasking crypto scammers
On this episode, we talk about crypto scams and how they are done. Adedeji Owonibi, a crypto forensics expert joins us to explain in detail how scammers try to escape the hand of the law and a new blockchain protocol that could be a watershed moment for the entire crypto industry.
11 Aug 2022
How the Smart bra was invented
On this episode, we had a conversation with Nigerian robotics engineer — Kemisola Bolarinwa — and her invention — the Smart bra. She discussed the motivation for creating the tech and her hopes for the future. She also talked about Nigeria's hardware space and why governments and investors need to pay more attention to the space.
4 Aug 2022
Introducing Emerging Tech Africa
On this episode of Emerging Tech Africa, I decided to reintroduce us to emerging technologies; what they are and why we need them. We look at how they’re popular from the fintech techs and eCommerce we’ve come to know as “tech” in Africa and why they’re just as important. Its a preamble into the issues we’ll be highlighting on the Emerging Tech Africa Series. We will cover stories of great innovators ad Africa’s emerging/deep tech space.
22 Jul 2022
Becoming one of Nigeria’s first female-blockchain engineers
Oluchi Enebeli went from battling poverty to becoming one of the most sought-after blockchain engineers in Nigeria. Her story unfolds in one of the most unusual ways tech stories are known to go. But despite the failures and setbacks, she took one decision that altered the story for good.
14 Jul 2022
Prodigeezy’s journey from music video director to metaverse builder
Iyobosa Rehoboth is the director of some of the biggest music videos in Nigeria. Except you’re not Nigerian or you’re living under a rock you have probably heard Falz’s This is Nigeria. It’s video which has over 20 million views on YouTube was directed by Rehoboth known professionally as Prodigeezy. While you might still find Prodigeezy on the set of high-profile music videos or in the company of celebrities, he’s playing more with tech than a camera nowadays. What is he doing? He’s bringing music to the blockchain by helping artistes connect with fans through NFTs. Prodigeezy doesn’t want to create just another NFT collection, he plans to bring the entire musical process to the virtual world and he’s starting with the Heads by Buju collection.
7 Jul 2022
Where Web3 and regulation meet
There's no doubt that technology moves faster than regulation. In the case of Web3, technology is miles ahead. Interestingly, some regulators seem to be making efforts to catch up with the technology. In today's episode of People in Emerging Tech, we look at where regulation meets emerging technologies. Experts at the Techpoint Africa Blockchain Summit, discuss Nigeria's Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) rules and guidelines for all crypto and digital asset service providers and what it means for the space.
1 hr 10 mins
30 Jun 2022
Ugochukwu Aronu’s journey from oil money to blockchain gold
In this week’s edition of People in Emerging Tech, we follow Xend Finance CEO, Ugochukwu Aronu’s journey in discovering his passion for tech. Aronu was all about getting rich, he went from an oil money hot pursuit to discovering that tech was the real goldmine. Even though tech could get him all the money he wanted, money could not make him stick with tech. He found something far more desirable than wealth within the tech space, one thing that has made most tech entrepreneurs strive for greatness.
23 Jun 2022
How Tadii Tendayi is building an inclusive blockchain for Zimbabwe
In this week's episode of People in Emerging Tech, we look at Tadii Tendayi's discovery of crypto and why he decided to help people with his expert crypto skills rather than use them for himself. From providing daily incomes to people in Zimbabwe to paying tuition fees for school kids, Tendayi dreams of a future where blockchain gives inclusive finance to all Africans.
16 Jun 2022
Venn Oputa is putting African history on the blockchain
Venn Oputa is the Co-founder of NFT collection, Afrobubble. A collection inspired by the story of African female warrior Queen Amina. While Afrobubble is a means to promote African history on the blockchain, the real reason for it's creation runs deeper and Venn share's Afrobubble's exciting roadmap.
9 Jun 2022
Emmanuel Njoku: Road to blockchain stardom
In this episode of People in Emerging Tech, we take a close look at the life of Njoku Emmanuel, Co-Founder and CEO of crypto startup, Lazerapy and his journey to becoming a highly sought after blockchain engineer at just 19 years old.
2 Jun 2022
'Ademi' vs NFTs: The doggedness of a crypto trader
On this first episode of People in Emerging tech, we look into the journey of an expert crypto trader, from her first contact with Bitcoin to her losses with NFTs. We narrate how she went from crypto trading to crypto influencing and finally becoming an expert at marketing crypto projects. There’s more to crypto than trading, find out how Ademi has made a name for herself in the crypto space.