Kenyan Blockchain Advocate-Interview with Bitcoin News
In 2020, the adoption of blockchain technology and the use of cryptocurrencies by Africans has surged to unprecedented levels. Although many people attribute this to Covid-19, blockchain advocates believe that their work is part of the reason why many people are turning to digital currencies.
The importance of education
Starting from the first quarter of 2020, the adoption of blockchain-anchored digital currencies such as Bitcoin has accelerated in Africa and other regions, where the number of economically excluded adults is still high. In fact, it turns out that blockchain and cryptocurrencies are tailored to the “new normal” that has existed since the beginning of the pandemic.
Although blockchain and encryption advocates may see the increase in encryption use as a direct result of their efforts, some believe that this is an epidemic that forces many Africans to consider blockchain-related solutions. But as Kenyan blockchain advocate and educator Roselyne Wanjiru told Bitcoin.com News, the work she did is still necessary.
In a written response to a question sent to her via Whatsapp, Wanjiru also shared her experience as one of the few women involved in blockchain advocacy work. The following is Wanjilu’s answer.