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Following the ongoing peer-to-peer (P2P) crackdown in Nigeria, the country’s Bitcoin community has taken a remarkable step towards empowerment by dedicating International Women’s Day to education and upliftment of women through Bitcoin education. On March 16, 2024, hundreds of women from diverse backgrounds ranging from students and entrepreneurs to professionals and housewives, united by a common desire to learn and grow in the digital age, came together and participated in a series of educational initiatives aimed at empowering women by demystifying Bitcoin and decentralized digital financial technologies. Each session provided participants with invaluable insights from top experts in different areas of life. Tochi Onyia, Ure Utah and Ifeoluwa Adegoke opened the minds of participants to the endless opportunities that awaited them in the world of finance and open source technology, using their personal professional journeys as a point of contact for young women towards the exploring the intricacies of Bitcoin as a technology and its potential to transform their financial futures.

Breaking down barriers

Despite the regulatory challenges surrounding the Blockchain and digital financial system in Nigeria, organizers are not deterred in their mission to empower women. By equipping them with knowledge and skills in Bitcoin, open source technology and business analytics, they sought to remove barriers to financial inclusion and create opportunities for economic empowerment. The event hosted by organizer Women In Bitcoin Club, sponsored by digital fintech-focused companies Noones, DigiOats, creative media BloccAfricaAfrica and other indigenous P2P channels such as NickXchange, turned out to be a milestone in promoting financial inclusion and gender equality in Nigeria. space of the digital economy. These leading proponents of decentralized technology and financial innovation have demonstrated their unwavering commitment to driving positive change and fostering a culture of inclusion and empowerment. Their participation helped make the event a resounding success and reach a wider audience of women across Nigeria.

Looking forward

As Nigerian Bitcoiners reflect on the success of this groundbreaking initiative, they remain steadfast in their commitment to advancing financial literacy and promoting equal access to economic opportunities for women. With continued stakeholder support and a favorable regulatory landscape, they are poised to expand their reach and make an even greater impact in the months and years to come. In a time of uncertainty and upheaval, they have demonstrated resilience and determination in educators’ efforts to empower women through education and technology. As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, let us be inspired by their example and continue to work towards a future where all women have the knowledge, resources and opportunities to thrive in the digital economy, particularly in Africa and the countries of the South on a large scale.

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

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