According to a report by Chainalysis, Africa is one of the world’s fastest-growing crypto markets.
According to the Global Crypto Adoption Index, Nigeria and Kenya are ranked 11 and 19, respectively, in the world for crypto adoption and usage.
With highly educated young people in the region and limited job opportunities in traditional industries, the crypto industry is proving to be a lucrative career choice.
Here’s a list of crypto startups that are hiring in Africa:
1. VALR – South Africa’s Leading Cryptocurrency Platform
HQ: Johannesburg, South Africa
Founders Badi Sudhakaran, Farzam Ehsani, Theo Bohnen
VALR is a digital asset platform that enables users to effortlessly and securely buy, sell, store, and transfer crypto-assets. Their mission is to bridge the gap between the fiat banking system and the world of crypto assets.
2. MKOBO – Building the Borderless Bank for Economically Active Africans
MKOBO is a licenced digital bank that provides Africans with fair and inexpensive financial services. Its objective is to provide financial solutions that are simple, transparent, and cheap by harnessing technology to minimise the complexity and expenses associated with traditional banking services.
3. Calystral Games – Online Games (Synergy of Serra)
Job Board: https://angel.co/company/calystral-games
Synergy of Serra, a deckbuilding trading card game, is being developed by Calystral Games. This is a free-to-play game that emphasises talent over pay-to-win.
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4. Zowasel – Supply Chain Management
Zowasel’s goal is to develop sustainable value chains. They are using data science and artificial intelligence to boost small farmers’ production, sustainability, and profitability. Zowasel provide farmers with real-time market information as well as supply chain transparency.
5. Hashed Emergent – Empowering Founders From Emerging Markets
It is a collection of venture capital funds and blockchain advisory firms dedicated to assisting entrepreneurs who are innovating in the crypto domain. Based in South Korea, the United States, Singapore, Thailand, and India, Hashed has incubated and invested in teams such as Axie Infinity, The Sandbox, Cosmos, dYdX, Matter Labs, Aptos, MakerDAO, etc.