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Richard Branson and Google Co-Founder are in Marrakech talking Blockchain

The British Billionaire Richard Branson is holding his Blockchain Summit for the first time in Africa, in his Property Kasbah Tamado in Marrakech, The fourth edition of this annual meeting, originally supposed to take place on Branson’s Private Necker Island.

In this Fourth meeting, Branson announced that Virgin companies are to end the utilization of single-use plastic. “We’re trying at Virgin to do that,” said Branson, an investor in multiple Blockchain startups. “I’ll stand up.”

The summit is one of the largest Blockchain technology gatherings. It was created by the investor Bill Tai to bring together a number of intellectual leaders to discuss how they could use the Blockchain in various industries. According to Forbes

For the fourth year, the Blockchain Summit, has discussed intensively the business of building Blockchain in Africa, an idea championed by Tai.

“The whole continent is a bit of an unknown to a lot of folks because they just don’t get much exposure to it,” Tai said..

“I think getting a lot of people together who are knowledgeable, with reach and a high profile, that collectively can form a view about what are the opportunities at hand that can both serve philanthropic and commercial interests,” he added.

During the event, Google Co-Founder stated that he is an Ethereum Miner, a side project he kickstarted with his little son.

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Amine Benkeroum

A 26 yo geek from Morocco, who loves innovation, startups, new technologies and meet smart people to improve my skills and build new technologies.

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