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Trust | A Cultural Shift

Trust | A Cultural Shift

Visual media has always played an important role in learning, and its very rapidly finding interesting use applications in the blockchain education space. 

In addition to being a visual artist and storyteller, Chief Nyamweya is also the co-founder of Freehand Studios, a Nairobi-based African animation and social impact studio, a company he co-founded with his wife Sarah. Prior to making the ‘odd’ choice to pursue a career as an artist, Chief was initially trained as a lawyer and a chartered accountant, he practised both of those professions simultaneously. He has been an author and co-author of two graphic novels - Art of Unlearning (2019) and this episode’s focus novel, TRUST (2022).

This episode explores the inspiration and ideal behind the graphic novel “Trust”. Chief states that the purpose of the novel is to be a piece targeted specifically at blockchain education, to take people from a level of minimal knowledge about blockchain technology to a point where they are sufficiently informed about the principles of concepts like decentralised finance, DAOs and other web3 technologies. 

Since release, “Trust” has been well received, with the graphic novel and picture adaptation reaching impressive levels of acclaimed recognition. The aim of Trust is to liberate the minds of readers and viewers from the traditional path of thinking about real life applications of technology, and enable them to expand their scope & understanding into a realm that allows them to understand the utility of blockchain technology as it applies to solving real life problems. 

With the target demographic being young adults, Trust is set to help its audience in their exploration of the changes that a decentralised economy can bring to the countries all over Africa. Chief emphasises the need of the younger generation to actively participate in the decentralised transitioning of Africa’s economy as the next phase of the African evolution.

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Sovereign Frontier
Sovereign Frontier Podcast
Sovereign Frontier podcast highlights projects, ecosystems and people making impact and driving crypto adoption across Africa. Get informed on all things bitcoin, Defi, NFTs, web3, and everything in-between.