Ugandan Bitcoiner Fulfills Dream, Travels to BTC Prague 2023
Ugandan Bitcoiner Dreams of Secular Economy: BTC Prague 2023
- Brindon Mwiine, founder of the Ugandan-based Bitcoin platform Gorilla Sats, won tickets to BTC Prague after launching a Twitter competition.
- Mwiine hopes to build a burgeoning Bitcoin community among Uganda’s student population and spur economic growth.
- The Ugandan Bitcoiner will be attending the conference in June 2023 with help from the wider East African crypto community.
An Unexpected Opportunity
Uganda’s Brindon Mwiine was recently presented with an unexpected opportunity to attend the upcoming BTC Prague Conference. After launching a Twitter competition calling for individuals to share their stories of building circular economies in their respective countries, Mwiine found his pitch garnering attention from Bitcoin Twitter users across East Africa. He was eventually rewarded with tickets to the conference and set off on a journey from Uganda’s capital Kampala to Central Europe.
Building A Secular Economy In Uganda
Mwiine is determined to build a budding Bitcoin community among Uganda’s student population and spur economic growth through adoption efforts in East Africa. Speaking on his mission at BTC Prague, he elaborated on how his short Twitter pitch had led him down an unexpected path: “I saw all my community members come together, not just from Uganda. People from Kenya were voting, people from Tanzania were voting; it was overwhelming.”