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This is the second episode of a three-part UNAJUA Series focused on the Blockchain Africa investment opportunity, featuring the passionate South African venture capitalist Hope Ditlhakanyane and seasoned Zimbabwean venture builder Nzwisisa Chidembo.

In their respective roles at hybrid investor, venture builder and accelerator company, Founders Factory Africa, Hope and Nzwi have recently collaborated to facilitate VC investment in two promising African blockchain tech startups. Nzwi was an early adopter of Bitcoin and other blockchain applications on the private investment side of things. He now has a growing personal portfolio of blockchain investments. Meanwhile, Hope is a confessed late-joiner to the space both as a private and corporate investor. But, she's keenly making up for the lost time by finessing smart blockchain investments in her personal capacity while refining her playbook for backing the space as an institutional VC.

So, is there a helpful framework for thinking about crypto as a personal investment opportunity? Listen in to hear Nzwi and Hope offer some pointers.

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Useful References:

OP-ED: Taking art onto a global stage through digital technology by Andile Masuku (Business Report South Africa)

REPORT: State of the Crypto Industry Report 2021 by Nansen

ARTICLE: The outlook for crypto and blockchain in Africa by Dr Desné Masie (African Business)

PODCAST: ATRUC S2 EP2: Convening 'Blockchain Africa' proponents with Sonya Kuhnel by African Tech Roundup

ARTICLE: The role of cryptocurrencies in sub-Saharan Africa by Bitange Ndemo (Brookings)

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