Podcast: Why Crypto is Africa’s Next Big Bet

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In the latest episode of “Empire,” Blockworks’ co-founder Jason Yanowitz and co-host Santos Santiago sits with James Zhang of Jambo Technology, a crypto team pioneering the largest Web 3.0 super app in Africa.

Discussing the foundation of Jambo to how it can empower the next generation of Africans, James Zhang provides an insightful perspective to the crypto infrastructure in Africa & how Web 2.0 companies are approaching Web 3.0.

They discuss the current state of crypto in Africa, developing web 3.0 infrastructure, Jambo’s roadmap for Africa, China’s investment in Africa and more.

Plus, listen to hear their thoughts on:

  • P2P Volume in Africa
  • working with web 2.0 companies
  • and so much more!

Check out what they had to say in the video below. 👇

About the show

“Empire” is a twice-a-week show. On Thursdays, Jason interviews crypto industry movers and shakers to talk about their struggles, bold moves and tough decisions. Friday’s weekly roundup episodes feature co-host Santiago Roel Santos and cover the top news from the past week.

For any NPR or Guy Raz fans out there, you can think of “Empire” as a “How I Built This” for the bitcoin and crypto industry.

Subscribe to “Empire” today on Apple or Spotify. Watch episodes on YouTube.

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  • Brianna Beckford


    Video Editor

    Brianna Beckford is a Florida-based editor mainly focused on digital assets and the crossroads between the virtual and physical. As a University of Florida grad in Art + Technology, she’s dabbled in writing and reporting with a focus on the growth of hypermediacy in the present day. She focuses on video and podcasting for Blockworks.

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