I hosted a meetup in Ojokoro, Lagos, Nigeria on the 2nd of June. An introduction of Aeternity Blockchain was done and we had an awesome discussion on how Aeternity Blockchain was looking to solve a variety of problems in the present world and economy. Participants took interest in Opening a wallet to store their cryptocurrency(ies) and as suggested they took to downloading the Airgap wallet and Airgap vault. I had a swell time putting them through the wallet setup process and it was a huge success, Most of them said they would advice their friends and families to also setup a wallet because most were new to the idea of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency.
We also discussed about the courses available on dacade.org and most of them will be taking the courses on dacade.org in the coming weeks (starting with the “Introduction to Blockchain” course). I also asked them to give some ideal solutions to real world issues currently facing Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.
One of the attendees, Kenny, said he was really concerned about the difficulty/speed of remitting payments. He said he wasn’t into programming or coding but really wished he was, so he could take a look at the sophia code and see what he could build on the Aeternity platform to solve this particular problem. I suggested he took the “Aeternity Developer 101 Introduction” course on dacade.org and encouraged him to play around with a few examples which he agreed to.
Meetup was good overall and i expect some more progress in the coming weeks.
Here are some pictures from the meetup.