Brindon Mwiine, the founder of Ugandan Bitcoin platform Gorilla Sats, won tickets to the BTC Prague conference through a Twitter competition for his efforts in driving Bitcoin adoption in Uganda. Mwiine embarked on a community-funded trip from Uganda to Central Europe to attend the conference. His pitch garnered attention and support from the Bitcoin community in East Africa.
With the help of Bitcoin-based crowdfunding platform Geyser Fund, Mwiine secured flights and funding for his trip. Despite some challenges, such as navigating airports for the first time and almost missing a connecting flight, Mwiine made it to the conference.
Attending BTC Prague allowed Mwiine to interact with influential members of the Bitcoin community and learn valuable lessons about creating a circular economy. He found the experience surreal and gained insights that will be beneficial to his work in Uganda.
In recent developments, Uganda’s central bank has welcomed cryptocurrency businesses to participate in its regulatory sandbox, aiming to create a framework for the industry in the country in consultation with the Blockchain Association of Uganda.