Men and Women of Color Leading The Blockchain Revolution With Ojuederie Doris
Thank you so much for doing this with us! Can you share with us the story of how you decided to pursue this career path? What lessons can others learn from your story?
My desire to learn and understand the blockchain technology spurred up 6 years ago while I was a University undergraduate. As a young entrepreneur, I invested in cryptocurrency. I bought them low and sold at higher prices. I did make good money as a young crypto trader. As I advanced and got out of college, I discovered there was more to this technology than just trading cryptos as I conducted diligent research. I then came to my consciousness that cryptocurrency is only a product of the blockchain the technology behind it, more so that there is so much more about the blockchain. My knowledge venture continued and I gradually utilized opportunities coming from this technology. After graduating from college, I never submitted a CV because I was never in need of a Job. My blockchain earnings were enough to take care of my basic needs. In the long run, I became financially independent and free, I began enjoying the freedom of being my own bank.
Over here in Africa, there are limitations. Very many view cryptocurrency as scam and ponzi. This is because of their past scam and ponzi experiences. Hence, I started cryptocurrency training where I educate people on the true description of the blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.
Can you tell me about the most interesting projects you are working on now?
Yes, I love this question. While I educated people, I discovered that there were few women who attended my class. In reality, I realized that a handful of African women haven’t heard about cryptocurrency, blockchain and or Bitcoin. Looking deep into the future and how this technology will empower women with financial freedom, I became geared up to exclusively educate African women. This desire gave birth to the forum called BLOCKCHAIN AFRICAN LADIES(BAL), an all-female organization that spreads across Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Cote’ Vote, Cameroon, Egypt etc.
BAL is a non-profit blockchain educative forum that unites African women for the purpose of learning about potential blockchain opportunities and how they can leverage on this technology to become financially independent.
BAL aims to encourage African ladies to owning blockchain via regular meet-ups, workshops, conferences and mentorship programmes.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?
Exactly! I happen to know a few persons who have been an inspiration to me; Nathaniel Luzz, the Founder of cheetahafrica.org and Linus Kingdom who is currently the Nigerian Ambassador for blockchain–real estate giants, dominium.me. Both of them regularly encourage me to keep moving with my drive. Most importantly, they are advisors to BAL.
1. Trust, which means every transaction you do with the blockchain is safe and secure.
2. Open Source, this alone makes it again more secure and transparent.
3. Immutability, Every information on the blockchain cannot be altered.
4. Volatility, cryptocurrencies are highly volatile.
5. Low cost, Transaction fees on the blockchain is way cheaper than traditional bank transfers.
Despite these great features I listed above, here are my worries about the blockchain;
1. Nonregulation, which creates a risky business environment
2. Complexity, not easy for the not too vast in Blockchain knowledge to easily grasp.
3. Government interruptions
4. Human error during transfers
5. Growing size of the blockchain causing slower transaction delivery.
However, I know we are in for a great future as this cutting-edge technology is going to change everything. How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? Can you share a story?
Like I said earlier, Am coordinating the Blockchain African Ladies which focuses on bringing blockchain education to African Women across while encouraging women to take up Blockchain carriers. BAL encourages ladies to be Founders, CEOs, COOs etc of blockchain projects. Also, I didn’t mention earlier I own a company called DRICHWORLD COINPRO LTD, where clients are thought how to safely invest and trade in cryptocurrencies. This has in effect brought financial freedom to very many.
As you know there are not that many women in your industry. Can you share 3 things that you would you advise to other women in the blockchain space to thrive?
1. Women should come out of their shell. We don’t live in an all-men’s world. Who knows? Satoshi Nakamoto could be a Female ….HAHAHAHA…
3. Finally, Ladies should create an effect their blockchain projects. One could easily count female founders in the blockchain space. They are infinitesimal. Women should look around their environment for problems and come up with ideas that solve them on the blockchain.
Can you advise what is needed to engage more women into the blockchain industry?
Education, Education, Education! There are a handful of Organisations around the world focused on free women blockchain education, like blockchainladies.africa which I coordinate, womeninblockchainglobal.org, cryptochicks.ca, wibi.io etc. Educated women in the blockchain space should encourage other women around them learn about the blockchain technology and it’s a tool for financial freedom and also invite and add them to female blockchain forums like blockchainladies .africa.
What is your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that had relevance to your own life?
OHH GREAT! A have a few couples but my most favorite is NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOU. I discovered that so many people feel defeated facing life challenges and they give up on themselves too quickly. I believe that I can achieve anything I set my mind to achieve. I always to say to my peers, every human being was created with over 700 abilities, you only need to find one to produce a result. More importantly, we are right now in a digital era where everyone can work and make money from anywhere, absolutely anywhere, even in the forest, in as much as you are connected to the internet.
You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂
I love to see women become financially independent, women standing out via the blockchain technology. Hence I desire, which I’m already doing with BAL, to set up a movement that will move towards empowering women financially through blockchain training and learning programmes.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
Here are my personal twitter and LinkedIn handles. You can always connect with me