Devcon VI

Web3 Adoption in Africa
10-14, 10:00–10:50 (America/Bogota), Talk 1

Join to immerse yourself in the current realities and trajectories of Africa and Web3. Let’s talk about Africa from the perspective of Africans, the opportunities Africans see for our continent, and what the state of adoption is. Discussion themes include education and talent, DeFi, regulation landscape, culture and art, and the funding landscape for Web3 startups.

Tony Olendo is a Developer Education Evangelist at Polygon. He has a passion for Ethereum Developer Education and specifically helping developers in their Solidity journey. He is also a core team member of Afrofuture DAO, Africa's largest community of NFT artists and also a co-founder of Web3Afrika, Africa's largest community of Web3 builders.

Yoseph is an entrepreneur building at the intersection of Web3 and Africa, and focused on growing the borderless economy on the continent.

He co-founded and was CEO of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship (, a community of 500+ top tier entrepreneurs and investors from 68 countries. He built a new immigration program with the New Zealand government, and ran it as a public-private partnership. Yoseph is from Ethiopia, and grew up in East Africa.

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