Changpeng Zhao had lead Binance on an expedition to Africa to promote blockchain technology, create thousands of jobs, and bring in billions of dollars worth of investments to the continent.
The Togolese Republic
Zhao started off in the Togolese Republic where he met President Faure Gnassingbéme. Zhao and the Binance team were invited by the country’s Prime Minister to “embrace the 4th Industrial Revolution for the youth”:
This is a physical letter signed by the Prime Minister of Togo, hand delivered to us minutes before we stepped onto the plane, from a meeting merely a day ago.
— CZ (@cz_binance) April 24, 2018
After discussions in the Togolese Republic, Zhao journeyed on to Uganda where they were met Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.
Video of the Binance meeting with President of Uganda Mr. Yoweri Museveni pic.twitter.com/iMax4Y2OKk
— CZ (@cz_binance) April 25, 2018
The Ugandan officials met with the Binance team to better understand the opportunities that cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech have to offer.
@binance will partner with @cryptosavannah @AggieKonde @HelenHaiyu to support Uganda’s economic transformation and youth employment through blockchain, embracing the 4th industrial revolution. We will do this by creating thousands of jobs and bringing investments to Uganda.
— CZ (@cz_binance) April 22, 2018
The meeting comes before the Africa Blockchain Conference to be held in Uganda on May 23 to 24. The conference is organized by the Blockchain Association of Uganda and will have President Museveni himself be the chief guest.
It was good meeting @cz_binance to discuss blockchain technology and learn about cryptocurrencies. This new technology can do a lot for Africa, and grow our knowledge economy. pic.twitter.com/tKexG8ytrb
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) April 26, 2018
With Zhao being the pioneer that put Malta in the blockchain map, things are looking good for the African nations.