In the wake of Peer-to-peer (P2P) crackdown underway in Nigeria, the country’s Bitcoin community has taken a remarkable step towards empowerment by dedicating International Women’s Day to educating and uplifting women through Bitcoin education. On March 16, 2024, hundreds of women from diverse backgrounds, from students to entrepreneurs to professionals to housewives, united by a common desire to learn and grow in the digital age, joined forces to empower women. Participated in a series of targeted educational initiatives. Demystifying Bitcoin and decentralized digital financial technology. Each session provided participants with valuable insights from leading women experts in different areas of life. Tochi Onia, Uta Uta, and Ifeoluwa Adegoke use their career journeys as a point of contact for young women exploring the intricacies of Bitcoin as a technology, and the use of finance and open source technology. It broadened participants’ thinking about the endless opportunities that await them in the world. It could change their financial future.

break down barriers

Despite the regulatory challenges surrounding blockchain and digital financial systems in Nigeria, organizers remained undaunted in their mission to empower women. They sought to break down barriers to financial inclusion and create opportunities for economic empowerment by gaining knowledge and skills in Bitcoin, open source technology, and business analysis. The event, hosted by the convener of Women In Bitcoin Club, was sponsored by companies focused on digital financial technology, Noones, DigiOats, BlockAfricaAfrica Creative Media, and other indigenous P2P channels such as NickXchange, to promote financial inclusion in Nigeria. and proved to be an important milestone in promoting gender equality. Digital economic space. Leading proponents of decentralized technology and financial innovation, these individuals demonstrated an unwavering commitment to driving positive change and fostering a culture of inclusion and empowerment. Their participation made the event a huge success and helped it reach a wide female audience across Nigeria.

Looking to the future

As Bitcoiners in Nigeria reflect on the success of this groundbreaking initiative, they remain steadfast in their commitment to improving financial literacy and promoting equal access to economic opportunity for women. With continued support from stakeholders and a favorable regulatory landscape, they are poised to expand their reach and make an even greater impact in the coming months and years. These demonstrate resilience and determination in educators’ efforts to empower women through education and technology during times of uncertainty and upheaval. As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, draw inspiration from their examples and give all women the knowledge, resources and opportunities to succeed in the digital economy, especially in Africa and large swaths of the Global South. Let’s keep working toward the future.

This is a guest post by Heritage Falodun. The opinions expressed are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of his BTC Inc or Bitcoin Magazine.

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