Blockchain for International Development in Istanbul

Impact-driven blockchain startups face significant challenges when it comes to expanding their initiatives. Their heavy reliance on funding from the Web3 community presents a major obstacle, making scaling – and in some cases, even survival – a daunting endeavor. During the week of Devconnect in Istanbul, Türkiye, we are determined to tackle this issue head-on.…

NGO Bootcamp in Nigeria

The widespread adoption of blockchain technology has been impeded by a lack of understanding and expertise in this cutting-edge field. Many organizations, including NGOs, face significant challenges in harnessing the potential of blockchain to drive positive social change. These issues were addressed in an NGO bootcamp attended by a good number of NGO personnel in…

Polygon Impact Care Center: Empower Your Startup

Is your social initiative not scaling? Impact-driven blockchain startups face significant challenges when it comes to scaling their initiatives. It can be a daunting endeavor to secure funding outside of the Web3 ecosystem. The Polygon Impact Care Center aims to support startups by providing a workspace for them to explore diverse opportunities. Entrepreneurs can tap…

Mercy Corps Ventures Funding Application Workshop

In the midst of a crypto bear market, blockchain startups face a daunting challenge: securing funding for their innovative projects. The unpredictability and volatility of the crypto market have made it increasingly difficult for these startups to attract the necessary investments. However, in an effort to address this issue, we have teamed up with Polygon Labs…

#Theresponsiblerevolution

“The Responsible Revolution” represents an open initiative, emphasizing the cultivation of ethical standards and highlighting the tangible social impact contributions within the blockchain domain. At its heart, the movement seeks to promote the application of blockchain technology in tackling urgent global issues. We are committed to supporting a diverse array of social impact initiatives, from…

Exploring Web3 Compliance and Regulations in Africa

In the ever-changing world of blockchain technology, compliance with regulations is crucial for innovation and growth. This series of events explored the rules and regulations affecting blockchain in Kenya and Nigeria, shedding light on their complexity and what they mean for those involved in the Web3 ecosystem. In Kenya, the Capital Markets (Amendment) Bill has…

The current situation of NFTs

The University of Ibadan’s Arts Department played host to educating and enlightening creative students on the intricacies of blockchain technology and non-fungible tokens(NFTs) from a social impact perspective and beyond the realm of trading. Focus was put on ensuring that participants understood that NFTs are not a quick way to make money (the hype) but…

Favelas for Blockchain

Impact Plus has led a number of initiatives in favelas. This event, which took place in Rio das Pedras explored the potential of driving blockchain technology in community development in one of Brazil’s largest favelas. The event delved into themes such as the fundamental concepts of blockchain, the power of decentralization, and the unique characteristics…

Multimedia University Web3 Developer Training

Acknowledging that blockchain technology has often been associated with scandals and quick financial gains, it becomes imperative to instill a sense of social responsibility among new developers, engineers, designers, and all contributors to the Web3 ecosystem. This is essential to harness the potential of these technologies for addressing humanity’s most pressing needs. At this stage,…

Nfts and responsibility

Polygon’s first NFT meet-up for Kenyan artists was a hit. Participation was encouraged for artists from disenfranchised communities that would otherwise not have exposure to NFTs. Polygon’s Michael Jordan, from the Enterprise team, led the discussion. Along with the event theme, an ethical venue, parity, and social commitment played a vital role in the event’s…