As technology continues to foster the growth of businesses across the globe, it has become imperative for Nigeria to be positioned as a contributor to the fast growing digital economy.
There are however multiple factors that can affect the growth and expansion of the digital economy, a few are infrastructure, innovations, policies, access to funding and proper education, amongst others.
The lowest hanging fruit but with the most impactful and long lasting effect on the nation’s economy is education.
One organisation that has been in the forefront of the need for digital skills and by extension, improving the lives of Nigerians across the nation is Cyberchain.
Cyberchain is a decentralised, brand-neutral and people-focused ecosystem that promotes the need for ethical use of cybersecurity and blockchain technology.
Cyberchain converges some of the best minds in the tech space annually and connects them with enthusiasts that are eager for the knowledge shared by these experts, blockchain developers, founders and investors have also found Cyberchain events, perfect fits for them to engage and foster viable business relationships.
According to the Founder – Jude Ozinegbe, a Digital Transformation and Blockchain Consultant, “Cyberchain was born out of the need to ensure Nigerians get proper sensitisation about the numerous benefits of the digital economy, which includes but not limited to creating more jobs for Nigerians, ease of doing business, transparent Governance, safe online presence and even placing Nigeria on the global map by creating world class projects that contribute to the nation’s GDP”
Cyberchain embarked on a national tour this year with the theme: “Embracing The Metaverse Economy”, starting with the City of Akure in Ondo State in March, then onto Uyo in Akwa Ibom State in May, Benin City in Edo State in July, the next will be Abuja, the FCT on the 22nd of October at NAF Conference Centre Opp LG Showroom Kado Abuja Nigeria.
Speakers for the Abuja conference include Mr. Mohammed Jega, Founder at Domineum Blockchain, Mr. Adedeji Owonibi, Founder at Convexity and A&D Forensics, Mr. William Phelps, Investment Manager at Adaverse and many others.
The grand finale of their national tour will hold in Lagos on 12th November 2022, with even more breathtaking industry leaders, like Chris Ani of DabaTV, Tony Emeka of CryptoTV Plus, Chuta Chimezie of BNUG, Kristian Kruz of Element USA.
Nollywood ace actress and business tycoon, Mimi Orjiekweng will also be making an appearance at the Lagos event and present prizes at the flagship Cybersecurity Hackathon dubbed: “Cyberthon” where winners will walk away with over N1,000,000 and other gifts for their performance at the ethical hacking competition, supervised by Digital Encode Limited.
They also planned to wrap up this year’s event with the first and biggest Blockchain boat cruise on 13th November 2022 where celebrities, founders, investors and top leaders in the blockchain space will have ample time to network, dine and wine, while enjoying the lush and ambient view of the Ikoyi/Lekki waters.
Jude Ozinegbe does not hesitate to always acknowledge brands that have always supported Cyberchain, like:
Zinochrome, NCC, NITDA, Digital Encode, Binance, TradeFada, Bitmama, FBM Homes, Convexity, RedswanCRE, LBank, FTX, Adbond, WhiteBit, Gamic Guild, Adaverse, Emurgo, AAX, Farmchain, SiBAN, Boundless Nexus, Rocket, CryptoTV Plus, LenzOne, ChannelsTV and others too numerous to mention.
More details are available on their website.