January 20, 2021 — Binance, the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange, via its Binance Masterclass education series, plans 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, beginning with a two-hour Binance Masterclass –  Developers’ Edition on ‘Careers in Blockchain Technology’, where Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao (CZ) will introduce the program, the Binance Smart Chain and Binance Africa teams will host weekly programs (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

The Binance Masterclass series is an ongoing monthly FREE crypto education webinar hosted by the Binance Africa team. In 2020, Binance Africa 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. 

As of December 2020, the Binance Africa team has organized more than 400+ free events in 2020, getting attendees across 40+ countries (mostly African) online and offline.

Binance continues to expand its crypto education efforts on the continent in 2021, starting with the Binance Masterclass – Developers‘ Edition: ‘Careers in Blockchain Technology’. 

In addition to 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:

WeeksFocusSpeaker
Week 1Blockchain: Technology, Innovation, and ThinkingA brief conception of blockchain.History with blockchain(whitepaper\1.0 2.0)Possible future of blockchainXiao Wu – CEO, WhiteMatrix
Week 2 Financial Service and Cryptocurrency On BlockchainOverview of cryptocurrenciesOverview of traditional financial servicesImpact of crypto on financial servicesSamy K – Ecosystem Development, BSC 
Week 3Dapp development with ChainIDEMake an introduction about Chainide, about the feature and function.Bring engineers go through with the whole process of compile\deploy\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 smart contract programming language —– solidity. (ie. Solidity Grammar/ function/ .sol file structure/ memory storage)Prophet – Community Supervisor, WhiteMatrix
Week 5 What is DeFi? Make one yourselfMake a definition of DeFi. How is it different from traditional finance? Are there any advantages?Take a few 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 follow DeFi to go furtherHow 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 7 Interact with smart contract by yourself, from start to finishHow to use the program to interact with the contract? The relationship between react and Javascript.(The related links will list in pre-class information.About the JS grammer and react rules.)Display an example about how to build a simple website that can react with deployed smart contracts.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 outlookUgochukwu Aronu – CEO, Xend.
Yele Bademosi – CEO, Bundle  
Demo ShowPick 5 best projects from Masterclass students for a demo.  Every team has 15 minutes to present their idea.N/A

About Binance

Binance is the world’s leading blockchain and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider with a financial product suite that includes the largest digital asset exchange by volume. Trusted by millions worldwide, the Binance platform is dedicated to increasing the freedom of money for users, and features an unmatched portfolio of crypto products and offerings, including: trading and finance, education, data and research, social good, investment and incubation, decentralization and infrastructure solutions, and more. 

For more information, visit: https://www.binance.com/ng  

About Binance Smart Chain

Binance Smart Chain is a blockchain platform developed by Binance and its community. It is a sovereign smart contract blockchain delivering Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible programmability. Designed to run in parallel with Binance Chain, Binance Smart Chain retains the former’s fast execution times and low transaction fees while adding Smart Contracts functionality to support compatible dApps. For more information on Binance Smart Chain, visit https://www.binance.org/#smartChain

About ChainIDE

ChainIDE is an online multi-chain Integrated Development Environment aimed at letting developers quickly start the smart contract development/testing/deployment in one stop without any preset. It now supports over eight blockchains, including Binance Smart Chain, Ethereum, and Diem. ChainIDE has helped DApp developers in more than 120 countries around the world. So far, there have been more than 3,500,000 smart contracts compiled by ChainIDE. By integrating various decentralized applications, including games and DeFi, the ChainIDE has shown its potential to become the intermediary of public, private, and consortium blockchains. For more information about ChainIDE, visit: https://bscide.com/

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