Binance Hosts Crypto Masterclasses on Nigerian University Campuses


Crypto exchange Binance is the largest exchange in the world and one of the most used exchanges in Africa. It has found a loyal user market among Nigerian youth who have turned to crypto to combat rising unemployment and inflation rates in the country. Given this, the crypto exchange has launched a number of initiatives to help its customer base in the region leverage crypto and its services.

This time around, Binance has brought education directly to its users. The crypto exchange has started hosting masterclasses at various college campuses around the country to teach people about crypto and drive adoption.

Binance brings education to the masses

Binance recently launched the Binance Masterclass Series, a series of student-friendly learning courses. These courses will teach students about cryptocurrencies and how they can take advantage of the burgeoning space to gain financial freedom in a tough economy. It gives Nigerian students the tools they would need to leverage blockchain technology to ensure they are not left behind in this important space.

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Binance Africa previously made its intention to do so known via Twitter, where it announced it was bringing crypto education to campuses across the country. Masterclass Season 1 is supposed to take place on three campuses with more than 8 hosts. All classes would focus on crypto education and learning around space.

The country is the first to benefit from what is expected to be a campus series across the continent. Crypto adoption is on the rise in Africa, with many startups popping up in the region. Crypto trading is now a popular way for young people to create income as the country has a youth unemployment rate of almost 50%. Binance continues its commitment to incubate the growth of crypto adoption on the continent with this move.

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Emmanuel Babalola, Director at Binance Africa, echoes the exchange’s commitment to advancing blockchain education. “Blockchain education is central to our goal in the global marketplace,” the director said. “As a blockchain infrastructure provider, we are committed to ensuring that more and more people have access to the right information about how the ecosystem works.”

“Africa is a very important market for Binance as we see the profound opportunity blockchain brings to the entire continent,” Babalola added.

Binance will hold an educational event on February 19, 2022 at the FWT Theater in FUTO, Owerri. The event will be led by Binance Campus Ambassadors, covering the subjects ranging from blockchain fundamentals to business principles.

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