Another Big Cardano Africa Deal Is Building Up, Will Fully Leverage Alonzo Smart Contracts
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The partnership between Cardano’s IOG and Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education is still regarded as the largest blockchain-based partnership in the history of the nascent industry, due to the vast number of those that stand to benefit from it.

The partnership is seen as a big milestone, not for just the Cardano community, but for the cryptocurrency ecosystem as a whole. It’s more like getting blockchain to do what it’s designed for.

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The huge development also caught the attention of a globally known news website, The New York Times, even when the two biggest crypto-based news outlets, Cointelegraph and CoinDesk, delayed the covering of the notable breakthrough.

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Cardano-Africa Advert on the New York Times Homepage

The fact that the largest news-related firms, such as Forbes, New York Times, among others, endorse the steady development of the Cardano blockchain is a big boost for the ecosystem.

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What is trending right now in the Cardano ecosystem is the Cardano-Africa advert that has stayed glue to the New York Times homepage over the past couple of hours.

Cardano-Africa Advert Currently On New York Times Homepage

Many Cardano community members have termed this as an endorsement of the progress of the emerging smart contract platform by the leading news website, which is a very good way to start.

How Big Is Cardano-Ethiopia Partnership?

On 27th April 2021, Input Output Global (IOG), the software firm behind the development of Cardano (ADA), announced its partnership with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education to build a blockchain-based national ID and attainment recording system.

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According to the report, the partnership will bring over 5 million students and 750,000 teachers in about 3,500 schools to the Cardano network, making the new development the largest blockchain deployment in the world.

The report reads as follows:

We’re announcing our partnership with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education to create a blockchain-based national ID and attainment recording system. Rolling out to 5M students, this is the world’s largest blockchain deployment.

“Based on Atala PRISM, the ID will allow the creation of secure records of educational performance for3.5k schools, 5M students and 750k teachers, giving all pupils verifiable digital qualifications, increasing social mobility and allowing lesson planning and attainment monitoring.

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“This partnership is at the heart of Ethiopia’s Digital Transformation Strategy. IOHK has long recognized how developing world countries could uniquely benefit from blockchain, and this deployment is key in our vision for Africa.”

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Solomon Odunayo

By Solomon Odunayo

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