Empowering African Non-Profit: Cultivating a Strong Bitcoin Developer Community

Empowering African Non-Profit: Cultivating a Strong Bitcoin Developer Community


Non-profit Qala Acquired by Btrust to Expand Bitcoin (BTC) and Lightning Network Developer Training

A little-known African non-profit organization was known Qala has been quietly training developers to work at Bitcoin (BTC) and Lightning Network corporations across the continent. Qala recently announced that it has received the necessary financing to scale up its efforts, with support from billionaire Bitcoin (BTC) advocate Jack Dorsey. Qala has been acquired by Btrust, a non-profit organization that intends to decentralize the development of Bitcoin software. After the  acquisition, Qala has been rebranded as the “Btrust Builders Programme.” This acquisition is more of a strategic merger than a financial transaction, according to Femi Longe, Programme Lead at Btrust Builders and former CEO of Qala. The goal of the newly renamed organization remains the same: to onboard and train African engineers interested in Bitcoin (BTC) and Lightning development.

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Focus on Open-Source Contributions

Along with training developers for job placements, the non-profit will now likewise emphasize contributions to open-source Bitcoin (BTC) and Lightning projects, such as Bitcoin (BTC) Core. This shift in focus intends to encourage the expansion and development of these technologies in Africa. Qala believes that Bitcoin (BTC) has the  capacity to become a currency in Africa, not just a digital asset. They see corporations like Machankura and Bitnob as examples of this, as they provide services for transacting Bitcoin (BTC) without internet access and enable BTC-powered inter-African currency transfers. Qala hopes to inspire a new generation of builders to explore the capabilities of Bitcoin (BTC) and contribute to its evolution.

Hot Take

Qala’s acquisition by Btrust and their shift towards open-source contributions in Bitcoin (BTC) and Lightning development in Africa demonstrates a growing interest and investment in the continent’s cryptocurrency ecological system. By training and empowering local engineers, Qala intends to foster innovation and create opportunities for Africans to have a whole lot of impact on future of the these technologies. This strategic merger, supported by Jack Dorsey, not only provides the necessary funding but likewise strengthens the talent network and education system for Bitcoin (BTC) and Lightning development in Africa. With a focus on open-source contributions, Qala and Btrust are paving the way for Africa to become a key player in the worldwide cryptocurrency space.

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