Thursday, April 09, 2015

Free Bitcoin Online Course with Blockchain Verified Certificate - University of Nicosia

Bitcoin Anonymous certified
The University of Nicosia, famous for becoming the first university to accept bitcoin payments has introduced a Massive open online course (MOOC) on bitcoin - Introduction to Digital Currencies - starting 20 April 2015.

The course content dives into the history of money and comes around the revolutionary solution that bitcoin offers of solving the byzantine generals' problem. Further on the discussion continues on basics and use of bitcoin, blockchains and its alternative uses and everything else regarding the bitcoin economy - especially the regulation, relationships with the central banks around the world, taxation issues and alternatives to bitcoin. To round it off, the discussion goes into the exploding space around the ever-emerging innovations around bitcoin and its use in the developing world - which especially relevant for early adopters and users in Africa. 

This is the third time this course is being offered. Considering that bitcoin is still a new technology, this is an opportunity to get a full understanding of what it means and the opportunities it holds. 

Am a bitcoin user myself. Leave me a comment below on what you think about bitcoin.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bitcoin Use and Adoption in East Africa

Its a heartache enough living far away in a foreign country without the extra headache of paying huge money transfer fees to help relatives and friends in a developing country. This is the motivation for a research project into the use and adoption of bitcoin in East Africa.

In Uganda, bitcoin is already being used and accepted by individual young people and here is BitcoinFilm video of how its working.

Please leave comments on how you're using Bitcoins in especially East Africa to pay for goods & services or rather as a savings in a bitcoin wallet

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Ubuntu 11.10 reset user password

The words at the end of the video that may be hard to see.

At the command prompt below:
# passwd user (press Enter)
# (type your new password)
# (re-type password to confirm)

remember both passwords must match.
You are good to go if computer returns 
"password updated successfully"

Weekend project ;)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

MTN Charges Mobilephone user Abroad to Receive Local Calls

Make sure to 'juice up' or load a substantial amount of airtime on your MTN mobile phone before you travel away from home to Europe. A 'substantial amount' should be about Uganda shillings 5,000/= and above.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Youth in Farming Blog Win the Youth in Agricultural Award

Thank you for being a faithful reader of our blog. We need your help before 31st December 2011.

Our sister team, Youth in Farming, has been selected for the second round of the Youth in Agriculture Awards. To make it to the next round, please help vote for them in a few easy steps.

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