Bitcoin is hope. Especially for billions of people left out of the current financial system. Africa is home to some of the most unbanked countries in the world – it is estimated that 57% of the population does not have access to a traditional bank account.
The hope Bitcoin brings can be hard to access for non English speakers. While it is estimated that 237 million of the 1.2 billion people living in Africa speak English and 141 million speak French, that leaves hundreds of millions of people without access to the vast amount of educational content that is written only or primarily in these languages. Accentuating the challenge is the fact that there are thousands of languages spoken in Africa.
A new Bitcoin Education Platform
Bitcoinmtaani, a new Bitcoin-only education platform is now bringing original and translated content to native African speakers. The project will feature a podcast, product reviews, articles and more across multiple African languages.
Video transcriptions of the Bitcoin whitepaper have been rolled out to speakers of Swahili, Yoruba, Isizulu, and Lingala.
Hear from founder Guantai Kathurima, who launched the project with a vision to provide Africans with knowledge, skills and resources in Bitcoin.
Galoy is excited to support Bitcoinmtaani’s efforts to bring more Bitcoin education and adoption to Africa. Follow @Bitcoinmtaani and @masterguantai on Twitter, and visit bitcoinmtaani.com to stay connected to this important project.