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Binance To Train 1000+ Developers in Africa in First Quarter of 2021


A huge part of Binance Africa’s 2021 goals is to spread crypto education and adoption across Africa. This journey started in 2020 where we 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.

We are kicking this year with a Masterclass that aims to equip up to 1000 African blockchain developers with the right tools and skills to build their first DApps on the BNB Chain (former BSC) network. All within the first quarter of 2021. 

From January 31, 2021, we will kick off the Binance Masterclass - Developers’ Edition tagged  ‘Careers in Blockchain Technology’ live on ZOOM.  Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao (CZ) will introduce the program, the BNB Chain (former BSC) and Binance Africa teams will host a weekly program (for 8 weeks) under the theme Rebuilding Financial Systems on Blockchain

With this event, the Binance Africa and BNB 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 BNB Chain team.

Location: Zoom (first 1000 attendees) & YouTube

Register at: 

Date and Time: 31st January 2021, 4PM WAT, 5PM SAST, 6PM EAT

In addition to the Binance CEO’s keynote speech, this edition of Binance Masterclass will include two key sessions: Careers in Blockchain Technology (led by Chuta Chimezie) and BNB Chain 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 the BNB Chain. Attendees will:

Acquire high-income development skills

Learn blockchain development with Binance for FREE 

Receive a certificate of participation issued on BNB Chain (for those that complete the 8-week 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:




Week 1

Blockchain: Technology, Innovation, and Thinking

  1. A brief conception of blockchain.

  2. History of blockchain (whitepaper 1.0 and  2.0)

  3. Possible future of blockchain

Xiao Wu - CEO, WhiteMatrix

Week 2 

Financial Service and Cryptocurrency On Blockchain

  1. Overview of cryptocurrencies

  2. Overview of traditional financial services

  3. Impact of crypto on financial services

Samy K - Ecosystem Development, BNB Chain 

Week 3

Dapp development with ChainIDE

  1. Introduce ChainIDE about the feature and function.

  2. Let engineers go through the whole process of compilation, deployment, and interaction.

Tim Zhang - CTO, WhiteMatrix

Week 4 

How solidity works in a smart contract?

  1. Make an introduction of smart contracts and talk about the internal connection with block chain.

  2. Introduce the Solidity smart contract programming language (i.e., Solidity grammar, function, .sol file structure, and memory storage)

Prophet - Community Supervisor, WhiteMatrix

Week 5 

What is DeFi? Make one yourself

  1. Define DeFi. How is it different from traditional finance? Are there any advantages?

  2. Take a look at DeFi projects like Uniswap, AAVE, YFI, etc.

  3. What will we build? A system includes staking and reward.

Prophet - Community Supervisor, WhiteMatrix

Week 6 

Let's go further into DeFi

  1. How to use another contract in the smart contract?

  2. The implementation of staking and rewarding.

  3. What else can we do? (lending/ Aggregator)

Prophet - Community Supervisor, WhiteMatrix

Week 7 

Interact with smart contract by yourself, from start to finish

  1. How to use the program to interact with the contract? The relationship between react and Javascript. (The related links will list pre-class information about the JS grammer and react rules.)

  2. 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 outlook

Ugochukwu Aronu - CEO, Xend. Yele Bademosi - CEO, Bundle  

Demo Show

Pick 5 best projects from Masterclass students for a demo.  Every team has 15 minutes to present their idea.


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