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Africa's Crypto Revolution: Leapfrogging into the Future

Discussing the intersection of Africa and Web3 with Yoseph Ayele and Eche Emole
Jul 6, 202301:37:34
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Inside the episode

In this episode, we explore the frontier of crypto in Africa and the immense potential for both the continent and the crypto industry. Africa has a unique ability to leapfrog technologies, just as it skipped landlines and embraced cell phones. The dialogue revolves around crypto adoption in Africa and a network state project called Afropolitan, which aims to build an Afro-centric digital nation.

Yoseph Ayele discusses the opportunities that Web3 can provide in terms of financial stability, access, identity services, and credit facilities for Africa. He believes that Africa will be the first to reach a billion Web3 users. Eche Emole shares insights on Afropolitan, highlighting the project's focus on crypto, network states, and the creation of Afro-centric hubs worldwide.

Both guests express unwavering optimism and articulate the transformative power of these developments. This engaging and enjoyable discussion sheds light on Africa's trajectory in the crypto landscape and the potential for uplifting individuals and communities.


Timestamps

0:00 Intro

1:20 Goosebumps


5:15 YOSEPH AYELE

7:55 Why Africa Needs Crypto

15:15 Bringing Infrastructure

18:40 Stablecoins and Trust

22:20 Global Crypto Culture

28:00 Providing Essential Services

32:30 Adoption in Africa

37:00 Leapfrogging Technology

42:00 Becoming Borderless

47:45 Raising a Fund


53:00 ECHE EMOLE

55:00 Afropolitan

1:00:00 Africa is Primed

1:09:15 The Afropolitan Roadmap

1:15:45 Redrawing the Maps

1:19:30 Diaspora

1:28:45 The Team

1:33:05 Hope for Crypto


Resources

Yoseph Ayele

https://twitter.com/yosephayele?s=20

Afropolitan

https://twitter.com/afropolitan?s=20

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