Golix, the African digital currencies company running Zimbabwe’s only cryptocurrency exchange will be lending its voice to a national discussion on the country’s readiness for the digital revolution.
Panashe Tapera, Golix’s Head of Growth is set to be part of a four member panel that will be addressing delegates from different tech organisations on the 22nd of February 2018 in Harare.
The discussion will address the digitisation of commercial sectors in Zimbabwe, paying special attention to cryptocurrencies.
Also on the panel will be Etinos Mudzamba – a Zimbabwean Internet entrepreneur; Cade Zvavanjanja – the chairman of Zimbabwe Internet Governance, and Linda Maenzanise – a local technopreneur.
This discussion has been organised by Internet society Zimbabwe Charter and will run with the theme, Zimbabwe getting ready for the fourth industrial Revolution.
It will feature conversations on the use of Artificial Intelligence, cryptocurrencies and big data.
It is also expected to touch on the changes from traditional transactions to cryptocurrency based and digital currencies transactions, as well as the steps to be taken towards encouraging digital currency use.
It will be used as a yardstick to measure if Zimbabwe is ready for embrace commercial digital changes.
The event is expected to draw in people from the ICT space including the Ministry of ICT, academic institutions, startups and members of the Internet Society of Zimbabwe.
Golix’s Tapera is confident that the discussion will yield positive results, especially in relation to the acceptance of cryptocurrencies in Zimbabwe.
“There is an unmistakable interest and will from Zimbabwean people to learn more about digital currencies. As Golix we are playing a huge part to ensure that digital currency literacy increases, not only in Zimbabwe but Africa, because it is a means to achieving financial freedom and exploring global markets. This discussion will be productive in that respect.”
Head of Membership and Capacity Building Internet Society of Zimbabwe Charter, Lisa Nyamadzawo, said that the future of internet lies within people and hence proactive discussions are set to yield relative insights.
“We believe that as a people we are responsible of determining where the internet is going and how the internet must be used. If we do not take proactive approach then we will have a challenge. The panelists will also discuss the policy measures that are present and how the government can create an enabling digital environment. This will be factoring in the use of digital currencies and how they can bring positive change towards the way we conduct business daily.”