crypto & cognac podcast

The Crypto & Cognac Podcast: The 2023 Black Blockchain Summit

John, the co-founder of the Black Blockchain Summit, is a guest on a podcast to discuss the impact of blockchain technology in Africa and the African diaspora. He is also involved in GitHub Africa, a Nairobi-based incubator aimed at promoting blockchain adoption across Africa. With a Master’s in Political Sociology from Oxford and a Bachelor’s…

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king arthur hayes

Fireside Chat with Arthur Hayes Part 1

This discussion between Arthur Hayes, Sinclair Skinner and John Wainaina Karanja covers multiple topics related to cryptocurrency, particularly Bitcoin, and its role in both developed and developing economies. The text first highlights the potential for Bitcoin to act as a decentralized currency that gives ordinary people, not just the political elite, a means to trade…

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John Karanja Futurism Forum

Driving Sustainable Energy Adoption across Africa using Blockchain

John Karanja, CEO of Melanin Solar and co-founder of BitHub Africa, presented at a conference on the topic of utilizing blockchain technology to advance sustainable energy adoption across Africa. Speaking from a rural region in Kenya, John highlighted that a significant portion (around 65%) of the African population lacks access to consistent energy, even though…

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Black People & Cryptocurrency

Black People & Cryptocurrency

In a live episode discussing Black individuals in the cryptocurrency space, the hosts introduce John Karanja, a pivotal figure in the community. John, is an admin of “Black People in Cryptocurrency” Facebook group and a contributor for the Whive protocol, the first African-led blockchain decentralized proof-of-work blockchain. The conversation initially dives into the controversial statement…

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KubitX - BitHubAfrica Partnership

Announcing Melanin Academy an Internship Program for Africa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE,┬áNairobi, Kenya: September 30, 2019 BitHub.Africa, a Blockchain Accelerator focused on driving Financial and Energy access across Africa is announcing the launch of Melanin Academy which will provide a 6-month long Blockchain Engineering Training and Internship program to selected youth across the African continent. This will be done in partnership with KubitX a…

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Evolution of Blockchain in Africa

World Blockchain Summit Keynote: Evolution of Blockchain in Africa!

The co-founder of BitHub Africa John Karanja opened the World Blockchain Conference in Nairobi by providing insight into the history of blockchain in Kenya and Africa. Starting his journey into blockchain in 2014, he recalled the challenges faced while running a startup, Cloud Pesa, which worked with mobile money like M-Pesa. Their venture eventually ran…

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