VIDEO – A Preview of ‘Understanding the Blockchain’ Book Launch

The first hard-copy book on blockchain in Kenya has finally been launched. The book, titled ‘Understanding the Blockchain,’ has been authored by Benjamin Arunda, a blockchain enthusiast and researcher.

According to Arunda, the book has taken 8 months of hard work in research and writing. The gloss-cover book highlights 14 industries where blockchain is expected to bring about disruption. Some of these include:

  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Law
  • Film
  • Manufacturing
  • Education

Speaking during the launch, Justice Gatuyu, legal counsel, Kenya Law Reform Commission said:

“There is going to be a big overhaul with these newer technologies. Typically, the industry will compel players to adapt. Law institutions should ensure that they teach how to regulate these technologies.”

Gatuyu encouraged young upcoming lawyers to create expertise in order to become thought leaders in the space.

Speaking about adoption and innovation, Pro. Njihia, Dean, School of Business, University of Nairobi, said:

“We need strategy-driven national policies and act on them. You need a deliberate measurable strategy to adopting technology. You also need to think regionally and across Africa and engage the world at large.”

The Chairman, Association of Construction Managers of Kenya, Nashon Okowa, was also very positive about the blockchain and its disruptive nature when it comes to construction approvals, land title approvals, and approval verifications.

The new book will no doubt be a good basis from where blockchain education in key industries can start taking place, both in the boardroom and beyond.


NB: The Book, ‘Understanding the Blockchain,’ is now available for purchase.

  • The larger print version is going for Kshs. 1,300
  • The small print version is going for Kshs. 1, 000

To place an order, send an email to: [email protected] with your book request.