Kenyan bitcoin startup Bitsoko recently won a href=”http://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/Introduction.aspx” target=”_blank”Grand Challenges Explorations grant worth US$100 000. It went on to announce it will be sponsoring a Blockchain Events Series in Nairobi, Kenya.
According to the Bitsoko website, The Blockchain Event Series will consist of six events held monthly at the iHub innovation hub. The aim is focus on Blockchain education, networking, and opportunities for local startups.
The event wants to help local startups innovate the industry. It will also feature speakers from local and international blockchain communities. Attendees will receive a small amount of Bitcoin at the start of each event, which should help them start putting ideas together.
The company uses Bitcoin to offer digital currency services. These range from payment processing to remittance while only charging 0.1% transaction fees on each transaction. Currently, they have built a mobile and point-of-sale service for the crypto currency.
Merchants only need to use a Bitsoko username,