“Whereas most technologies tend to automate workers on the periphery doing menial tasks, blockchains automate away the center. Instead of putting the taxi driver out of a job, blockchain puts Uber out of a job and lets the taxi drivers work with the customer directly.”
– Vitalik Buterin, co-founder, Ethereum.
SANBA leverages the power of the collective by using the blockchain ecosystem as a lobbying platform to tackle issues blocking blockchain adoption in South Africa.
SANBA was officially launched by the Department of Science and Innovation and the CSIR on 4 April 2020.
SANBA LAUNCH: A message from Charles Hoskinson
Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado-based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. His professional experience includes founding three cryptocurrency-related start-ups – Invictus Innovations, Ethereum and IOHK – and he has held a variety of posts in both the public and private sectors. He was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s education committee and established the Cryptocurrency Research Group in 2013. He leads the research, design and development of Cardano, a third-generation cryptocurrency that launched in September 2017. Cardano is focused on providing blockchain solutions in Africa.