IOHK and World Mobile have teamed up on an initiative that will use Cardano’s blockchain to create digital identities, mobile internet connection, and financial acceptance to communities in Tanzania.
Tanzania To Benefit From Cardano
The continent of Africa, consisting of 1.3 billion people, has a huge problem with Internet connection. As revealed, more than half of the population – 700 million, have no access to it. Tanzania is no exception. Moreover, the East African country struggles with its quality of education, healthcare system, and mobile connection as it lacks global connectivity.
As announced yesterday, Input Output and World Mobile Group revealed a partnership that aims to establish better access to social, digital, and financial services in Tanzania through Cardano’s blockchain.
The report informed that the companies would start the project from the island of Zanzibar. Their main goal will be to deliver good quality Internet connection while using sustainable, solar-powered energy sources.
Micky Watkins, CEO of World Mobile, emphasized the mission of the organization together with their partners from IOHK:
”World Mobile has built network based on a new relationship between people and connectivity in which ownership, governance, and identity work to empower the user and make access available to all in a sustainable way. I am delighted to have formed this symbolic partnership with Input Output. Together our efforts will open a new world.”
Cardano’s Invasion In Africa
The news came just a few days after the proof-of-stake blockchain platform announced its partnership with another African country.
On April 27th, Cardano teamed up with the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia. The network, together with the Ethiopian institution, aims to create a blockchain-based national ID and attainment recording system in the country.
Currently, Cardano is the sixth-largest cryptocurrency project by market capitalization.