With the announcement of ConsenSys Founder Joe Lubin during Devcon 5 launching the drive to increase the Ethereum developer community to one million, Ethereum.network will be working with Bloceducare a project launched to drive blockchain education, customer support and advisory services to leverage on the potential and population of developers in Nigeria to attract developers into the Ethereum community.
The pilot project will focus on having developers building simple and relatable use cases that can be implemented in their immediate environment. At the end of the 15-weeks, developers with the top three projects will be rewarded $1,000 each while five other developers will earn $300 each for a job well done.
With ethereum.network financing the project, Cryptographic Development Initiatives in Nigeria(CDIN) a non-profit professional organization founded to address the gaps in the learning and practice of cryptography in Nigeria and Crevatal will be partnering with the project to ensure the success of the project.
The partnership with the CDIN is very strategic considering the perfect alignment of this project with the “Campus Blockchain Development Project (CBDP)” for which the pilot phase was recently concluded in a National Campus Blockchain Hackathon event chaired by the Director General of NITDA and the launching of the Blockchain Industry Association of Nigeria.
The CDIN as a trailblazer in the Nigerian blockchain and digital assets ecosystem with its network of partners and stakeholders has been driving awareness, education, policy advocacy, industry dialogue and collaboration among relevant stakeholders in order to collectively unlock hidden potentials, create job opportunities, open new business horizon and enable economic transformation while discouraging criminal activities in the Nigerian Blockchain/Cryptocurrency ecosystem.
According to the president of CDIN (Fadele Adeolu), the “500 Ethereum Developer’s initiative” by Bloceducare is highly commendable and will go a long way to complement similar efforts and programmes being undertaken by other stakeholders in the space and agencies of government like NITDA and the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy.
He finally calls on these strategic stakeholders, who have always been the secrets behind the development in the ecosystem to join forces with this project for the progress of the ecosystem and the nation at large.
The project is still open to sponsors in various categories such as media partners, branding and developer participation.
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