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Bitcoin & Co. - Tim Akinbo: Bitcoin is a Store of Value for the African People

Published on June 18th, 2020 by BTCMedia

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My guest in this episode is Tim Akinbo. He comes from Nigeria and is involved in the Bitcoin space since 2014. I got to know Tim when I asked for bitcoin donations for a school in Harare, Zimbabwe. He contacted me on Twitter and offered to setup a BTCpayserver so that we can receive lightning payments, too. That was of great help. I looked him up and realized that Tim is also a Bitcoin Core contributor, Software developer and has a lot of experience with e-commerce and international payments.

"I think from an individual perspective, Bitcoin will make it possible for people to really, really save, on the African continent." - Tim Akinbo

Our topics:

How he learned about Bitcoin His contribution to Bitcoin Core The use-cases for Bitcoin in Nigeria and Ghana Methods of payments in Nigeria How Bitcoin is traded in Africa Why the trading volume in Africa increased during the Corona pandemic His perspective on zimbo.cash Use-cases for Altcoins The deprecation of the Naira and other African currencies Bitcoin as a store of value for African people His new project to make full nodes in Africa visible

Full transcript on the episode page

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