Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Charles Hoskinson in Ethiopia to Discuss Digital Transformation of the Country’s Educational Credentials

Charles Hoskinson, the CEO of IOG who created Cardano (ADA), is still touring Africa to bring needed transformation via blockchain technology. He has been able to meet a number of African leaders and businesses. And according to his latest tweet, he’s currently in Ethiopia.

Hoskinson shared a tweet with photos, saying he met Ethiopia’s minister of Education to discuss the digital transformation of the country’s education credentials, which boasts of 5 million students and relatively 750,000 teachers.

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Charles Hoskinson tweeted, “Dropped by the MOE today to discuss the digital transformation of Ethiopia’s educational credentials. Five million students on schedule.”

It can be recalled that Input Output Global (IOG), the software firm behind the development of Cardano (ADA), sealed a partnership with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education back in April. The big partnership is targeted at creating a blockchain-based national ID and attainment recording system.

According to IOG, the partnership will bring over 5 million students and 750,000 teachers to the Cardano network. The development was also described as the largest blockchain deployment in the world.

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The purpose of the deal is to improve the efficiency of education and ensure the social mobility of students who live in poverty-stricken rural areas.

Reacting to the photos posted by Hoskinson, a crypto enthusiast asked for the purpose of meeting the minister of education after a deal was already signed a couple of months ago.

In response to the user’s question, Charles Hoskinson said the meeting is meant to scale up the already existing partnership.

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IOG Partnership in Ethiopia Recognized As One of the Most Influential Projects of 2021

The Project Management Institute (PMI), a Pennsylvania-based organization for project and product management experts, has recognized Atala Prism, IOG’s identity management solution, as one of the most influential projects of 2021.

Atala Prism was ranked as the fourteenth most influential project of the year, while Sand Dollar, the world’s first central bank digital currency that was launched by the Bahamas, was ranked fourth.


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Solomon Odunayo
Solomon Odunayo is a cryptocurrency journalist with over 3 years of experience in the crypto industry. He's sternly interested in covering developments of emerging and established blockchain projects.

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