Nigerian cryptocurrency startup KoinWa has launched web3 education platform EduBlok in a bid to empower university and college students with relevant skills.
KoinWa, which allows users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies, was in June one of 25 African fintech startups selected for the inaugural Amazon Web Services (AWS) FinTech Africa Accelerator cohort.
Its education arm, EduBlok provides users with blockchain education and training, and helps other educational institutions design blockchain and artificial intelligence curricula. CEO Hakeem Disu is both a trained teacher and author of the e-book “How blockchain is solving real life African problems”.
“Blockchain been the next big thing in the technology space, but is not included in the education curriculum of Nigeria,” he said. “EduBlok is looking to solve this problem by designing the academic curriculum and textbooks, and also providing blockchain education and entrepreneurship skills.”
Funded by KoinWa, EduBlok has already impacted over 10,000 people in university-underserved communities, and has also given away 15,000 e-books.