ADA Prize – Hoskinson broadcasts the Cardano-Ethiopia deal has been signed by Minister Fintech Zoom
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- The Ethiopian government’s contract on the use of the Cardano blockchain appears to have received the final signature of the minister yesterday.
- Charles Hoskinson posted a “picture puzzle” on Twitter that clearly suggests this.
The Cardano community has been waiting eagerly for the final confirmation of the Ethiopia Agreement since the beginning of February. John O’Connor, Director of African Operations at IOG, announced at the time that Cardano inventor Charles Hoskinson’s company was in the final stages of a government contract in Ethiopia to bring millions of users to the Cardano blockchain. Since then, there has been much speculation and unforeseen bureaucratic delays.
However, as Hoskinson reported last week, the deal was nearing completion. On March 25, a “special committee” signed the decision to implement the project, leaving only the signature of the minister until the last time. As of yesterday, the deal may have mastered this step as well.
Although Hoskinson had to hide the announcement in a picture puzzle because he signed an “exclusive contract”, he didn’t miss the opportunity to tweet the following lines and the following two pictures:
For some reason, I have a strong desire to tweet these two images. Must be the mix of my ornithological endeavors with my love for 18th century American history….
For some reason, I have a strong desire to tweet these two images. Must be the mix of my ornithological endeavors with my love for 18th century American history…. pic.twitter.com/9njPc1mM9K
– Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) April 3, 2021
The Cardano community has deciphered the picture puzzle. The left picture shows the white-cheeked turaco (Menelikornis leucotis), a species of bird from the Musophagidae family, which is of Ethiopian origin.
The picture on the left shows John Hancock, an American merchant, statesman, and prominent patriot of the American Revolution. Hancock was President of Congress when the Declaration of Independence was adopted and signed. “Americans primarily remember his large, flamboyant signature on the statement, making” John Hancock “an informal synonym for signature in the US,” explained @AleTutor.
Taken together, these two things clearly indicate that the minister has signed in Ethiopia, which means that the official announcement of the agreement and the “Africa special” could be made as early as next week.
As reported by CNF, IOG is planning a major expansion in Africa, which, like the agreement with Ethiopia, will be the subject of the “Africa Special”. With partners like IceAddis, Hoskinson aims to gain access to more than 25 countries in Africa and to expand the IOG Africa team from “dozens to hundreds, if not thousands” over the next 5 years.