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Afropolitan raises millions from Balaji Srinivasan and others to build a digital nation

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Afropolitan raises millions from Balaji Srinivasan and others to build a digital nation

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Last April, Balaji Srinivasan, a high-profile figure in the crypto space and the ex-CTO of Coinbase, wrote a piece titled "How to Start a New Country” in the 21st century.

Spearheaded by Srinivasan and observed by others such as Afropolitan, this school of thought believes that the next Facebook-like concept could be a full-blown digital republic coordinated by its native currency and a unifying mission.“Our argument is straightforward.

While most of what Srinivasan authored is, to a large extent, theoretical, Afropolitan, a community-as-a-service company for the African diaspora, is taking a bold step to bring that vision to life.


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Author / Journalist: Tage Kene-Okafor

Category: Technology Business Startups

Topics: Blockchain Balaji srinivasan Startups Afropolitan Finance Digital country Africa Digital nation Blockchain Government Funding Cryptocurrency Recent Funding

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Sentiment: Negative

Fact Checked: Legitimate

Article Type: News Report

News Source URL: techcrunch.com

Readership Location: United States

Published Date: 2022-06-20, 14:00:08

News Timezone: GMT -5:00

Language: English

Original Article Length: 1580 words

Reading Duration: 9 minutes read

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News ID: 421607

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