Quras, a smart contract platform enabling anonymous, private-protected transactions, has signed a partnership with Blockchain Nigeria User Group (BNUG), a not-for-profit, industry-funded association representing one of the fastest growing industries on the planet.
The new partnership will allow Quras to extend its community and developer base outside Asia and to the continent of Africa prior to its mainnet launch next April, a press release from Quras said.
Quras to Extend Community and Developer Base outside Asia
BNUG, based in Lagos, Nigeria and founded in 2016, is a non-profit organization aimed at improving blockchain awareness, growth and adoption in Nigeria and throughout Africa. BNUG is also a member of the Blockchain Technology Users Association, a dually licensed and incorporated trust with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria.
BNUG programs and initiatives aim to empower African people to develop coding and infrastructure knowhow for blockchains. The development basics of blockchain applications and multi-platform exposures will enable participants to learn how to build smart contracts.
Blockchain technology is considered an enabler that could help Africa’s fortunes transformation, according to BNUG. This would be a win-win situation for both parties by collaborating with Quras, Chimezie Chuta, the leader of BNUG, said in the press release.
“The partnership will provide Quras with massive brand exposure in Africa. Secondly, our local developers will be exposed to the Quras privacy-focused blockchain platform and they will be able to learn how to build solutions on the platform.”
According the press release, Qura’s CEO Shigeki Kakutani stated that establishing a strong developer-based community in collaboration with BUNG is important for his company:
“Currently, there are more than 500 blockchain engineers in BNUG and we envision the association to reach their target of 1,000 engineers. A strong and growing developer community is very important for Quars as these engineers will lead the future development of applications on our platform.”