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Blockchain technology holds great promise in Ethiopia, the largest coffee producer in Africa, but getting a foothold in the country is a challenge due its constraining bureaucracy. One blockchain company is finding inroads by directly collaborating with the government.
IOHK, the company behind the Cardano blockchain, has announced a partnership with the government of Ethiopia to explore how blockchain technology could benefit the country. As part of that, IOHK is offering to train up to 100 Ethiopian software developers in the Haskell programming language.
Blockchain research and development company IOHK has announced a partnership with Ethiopia’s government to explore applications of blockchain technology in the country. In collaboration with the Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Technology, IOHK will work with ministers, entrepreneurs, and start-up companies to examine blockchain applications that can benefit the country. Ethiopia is exploring a first use case of supply chain traceability for coffee, its largest export, among other agricultural technology applications.
In addition, IOHK will train up to 100 Ethiopian software development students in Haskell, a rigorous programming language used for mission-critical applications and blockchain development, including the protocol behind top 10 cryptocurrency Cardano.