Quras, a smart contracts platform, has partnered with one of Nigeria’s non-profit organizations for blockchain, Blockchain Nigeria User Group (BNUG) in order to expand its community and developer base beyond Asia and to the continent of Africa ahead of its mainnet launch in early April.
“The partnership will provide Quras with massive brand exposure in Africa. Secondly, our local developers will be exposed to the Quras privacy-focused blockchain platform and they will be able to learn how to build solutions on the platform.”
BNUG already has programs and initiatives intended to empower people in Africa to develop blockchain coding and infrastructure skills. The foundational knowledge of blockchain application development and multi-platform exposures allows participants to learn how to build smart contracts, and this prior experience make the the right fit for Quras.
Quras aims to leverage the partnership and gain access to the Nigerian market and explore the greater emerging market economies of sub-Saharan Africa.
Quras CEO, Shigeki Kakutani, said:
“Currently, there are more than 500 blockchain engineers in BNUG and we envision the association to reach their target of 1,000 engineers. A strong and growing developer community is very important for Quras as these engineers will lead the future development of applications on our platform.”