ATRUC S2 EP1: You Had Me At 'Blockchain' with Michael Kimani

Michael Kimani is bullish on the 'Blockchain Africa' opportunity. In this relaxed conversation with Musa Kalenga, Michael traces the roots of his Web3 love affair.

ATRUC S2 EP1: You Had Me At 'Blockchain' with Michael Kimani

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On this African Tech Conversations podcast, Michael Kimani talks Musa Kalenga through his somewhat unlikely personal blockchain journey. It's an intriguing story that begins with a laptop, $600 and repurposed writing skills—leading to the birth of the Blockchain Association of Kenya.

Michael is a Kenyan blockchain enthusiast, data wrangler and entrepreneur based in Nairobi. Michael has advised numerous Africa-focused blockchain projects and is currently co-founder at airtime digital money marketplace, Fonbnk, where he spearheads growth for African markets.

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