A huge part of Binance Africa’s 2021 goals is to spread crypto education and adoption across Africa. This journey started in 2020 where Binance successfully educated over 70,000 Africans about crypto fundamentals, practical tutorials on how to set up an account – and buy & sell crypto, technical analysis and crypto trading.
They are kicking this year with a Masterclass that aims to equip up to 1000 African blockchain developers with the right tools and skills to build their first DApps on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) network. All within the first quarter of 2021.
From January 31, 2021, we will kick off the Binance Masterclass – Developers’ Edition tagged ‘Careers in Blockchain Technology’ live on ZOOM. Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao (CZ) will introduce the program, the Binance Smart Chain and Binance Africa teams will host a weekly program (for 8 weeks) under the theme Rebuilding Financial Systems on Blockchain.
With this event, the Binance Africa and Binance Smart Chain teams aim to show the multitude of career options in the crypto and blockchain space – beyond crypto trading. The 8-week program will be coordinated by crypto industry thought leaders from ChainIDE, Xend, Bundle, as well as the BSC team.
- Location: Zoom (first 1000 attendees) & YouTube
- Register at: https://www.binance.com/en/event/masterclass_jan
- Date and Time: 31st January 2021, 4PM WAT, 5PM SAST, 6PM EAT
In addition to the Binance CEO’s keynote speech, this edition of Binance Masterclass will include two key sessions: Careers in Blockchain Technology (led by Chuta Chimezie) and BSC and Becoming a Blockchain Developer (led by the team lead for Binance Smart Chain)
The Masterclass on January 31 aims to increase product awareness for blockchain development within Africa using BSC. Attendees will:
- Acquire high-income development skills
- Learn blockchain development with Binance for FREE
- Receive a certificate of participation issued on Binance Smart Chain (for those that complete the 8-weeks course)
Binance Masterclass will also be giving away $1000 worth of crypto during the event.
The 8-week program on Rebuilding Financial Systems on Blockchain begins on February 1st. Click HERE to register and see the schedule below:
|Week 1||Blockchain: Technology, Innovation, and ThinkingA brief conception of blockchain.History of blockchain (whitepaper 1.0 and 2.0)Possible future of blockchain||Xiao Wu – CEO, WhiteMatrix|
|Week 2||Financial Service and Cryptocurrency On BlockchainOverview of cryptocurrenciesOverview of traditional financial servicesImpact of crypto on financial services||Samy K – Ecosystem Development, BSC|
|Week 3||Dapp development with ChainIDEIntroduce ChainIDE about the feature and function.Let engineers go through the whole process of compilation, deployment, and interaction.||Tim Zhang – CTO, WhiteMatrix|
|Week 4||How solidity works in a smart contract?Make an introduction of smart contracts and talk about the internal connection with block chain.Introduce the Solidity smart contract programming language (i.e., Solidity grammar, function, .sol file structure, and memory storage)||Prophet – Community Supervisor, WhiteMatrix|
|Week 5||What is DeFi? Make one yourselfDefine DeFi. How is it different from traditional finance? Are there any advantages?Take a look at DeFi projects like Uniswap, AAVE, YFI, etc.What will we build? A system includes staking and reward.||Prophet – Community Supervisor, WhiteMatrix|
|Week 6||Let’s go further into DeFiHow to use another contract in the smart contract?The implementation of staking and rewarding.What else can we do? (lending/ Aggregator)||Prophet – Community Supervisor, WhiteMatrix|
|Week 8||DeFi Case Study/Inside out. Panel: How to build a successful DeFi project?||Ugochukwu Aronu – CEO, Xend.|
Yele Bademosi – CEO, Bundle
|Week 9 (Optional)||Invited speakers: Frontier blockchain technology outlook||Ugochukwu Aronu – CEO, Xend.|
Yele Bademosi – CEO, Bundle
|Demo Show||Pick 5 best projects from Masterclass students for a demo. Every team has 15 minutes to present their idea.||N/A|