Kenyan journalists will receive free education on how to report on cryptocurrency and blockchain thanks to a partnership between BitKE and CELO, a mobile-first blockchain for emerging markets. The first Blockchain and crypto crash course for African Journalists is scheduled to hold on December 3rd Dec 2021 between 09.30 am – 12.30 pm (East Africa Time) and 07.00 am – 10.30 am (West Africa Time).
The Celo Foundation, a non-profit foundation that supports the development of the Celo open blockchain platform has organized a one-day blockchain technology training programme. Topics to be covered include:
- Introduction to Blockchain and Crypto
- Adoption of Blockchain and Crypto in Africa/Kenya
- The Regulatory Landscape
- Blockchain Innovations
- Reporting on Blockchain and Crypto.
The crash course will be virtual as well as physical, and it will be open to all interested business journalists and editors from across Africa.
The following are some of the trainers for the session:
- Michael Castillo – Editor, Forbes
- Daniel Kimotho – Ecosystem Lead Kenya, Celo
- Roselyne Wanjiru – Lead on Chain Analyst, Utafiti
- Alex Matu – Educator/Advisor, BitKE.
- Michael Castillo Forbes Editor (Keynote speaker).
This is the first of many journalist pieces of training BitKE plans to conduct as part of its mission to educate Africa about crypto and blockchain.
Understandably, the knowledge of crypto and blockchain has not been well spread out in Kenya and other parts of Africa, and that is why BitKE has decided to find a solution by hosting this crash course for Kenyan journalists on Blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Blockchain is a technology that enables the existence of cryptocurrency and other things. For a lot of people, Bitcoin is the most recognized cryptocurrency, but there are a whole lot of others.
Even when blockchain technology and the use and adoption of cryptocurrencies are gaining traction and relevance in Kenya, media coverage of these innovations remains limited and less recognized.