Africa is the new frontier in the crypto adoption revolution, and more people are beginning to recognize this. One of them is the pro-crypto Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey. Jack, who is also the CEO of payments processor Square, has been toured a few countries, engaging in Bitcoin meetups and inspiring thousands of young people.
Dorsey has spent a few days in Nigeria and Ghana, two West African countries that interestingly, rank highly in Bitcoin interest. Nigeria has continued to warm up to Bitcoin as the people seek a better alternative to the inaccessible banking system. The country, which is Africa’s largest economy, has seen quite a number of startups spring up to take advantage of this interest, using crypto to solve day-to-day problems.
Although he believes that Nigeria still doesn’t have enough Twitter users, he sees massive opportunity in the country. He even pledged to live in the country for six months next year in order to get first-hand experience of the country’s tech scene.
He stated, “I want to understand the challenges of starting a company here and figure out a way I can support. I want to live here for three to six months next year, full time, no travelling.”
Jack pledged to offer more Nigerians remote job at Twitter and Square, stating that he too likes to work remotely. If he does, Bitcoin would be an excellent payment method, allowing the San Francisco-based tech giant to bypass the slow and expensive funds transfer methods available in Nigeria.
Remote working has become an increasingly important sector of the African economy. When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visited Kenya a while back, he acknowledged the rise of the African remote working industry,