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Incentivized Onboarding & Identity in Africa - Leveraging Atala PRISM


Cardano needs experience with DIDs: as developers, community builders, & end-users. Without DID solutions, many impactful uses of blockchain are not viable. Also: Africa needs new Identity solutions!


Building on our successful "Learn to Earn" program in Swahili-speaking Africa: add Atala DIDs to the program to solve issues of accountability & trust; increase impact via incetivized user referrals!

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Lido Nation

We are Cardano enthusiasts and a growing collective of dreamers who believe in providing insightful education about Cardano in English, Swahili, and Spanish. Most online blockchain content is written by and for developers and finance geeks. We break down complicated technical ideas for everyday people, provide relevant news in quick bites, and build tools that everyone can use. Our website is a resource for anyone who wants to learn what Cardano is, why they should care, and how they can participate. We want to make these resources accessible to as many people as possible. We provide written, audio, and video content in multiple-languages and formats. We create practical, hands-on blockchain tools that help people learn by participating. For example, website visitors can earn $HOSKY tokens by taking our "Every Epoch" quiz and connecting their wallet. Sponsors get get featured on the site by buying an NFT. Our Swahili Learn to Earn product allows Swahili-speakers to earn ADA as they learn about Cardano.

Stephanie is a Cardano Ambassador, teacher and technologist, helping mission-driven organizations navigate and capitalize on technology. She applies her communication skills at Lido Nation by writing and editing articles and helping to organize ideas in a way that people can understand. She uses her linguistics background to translate content into Spanish, and to lead Lido Nation's Swahili Translation team in Kenya. Stephanie has participated as a key contributor on 5 completed Catalyst projects in past funds. Stephanie was also a college Art Major, and enjoys diving into the creative side of blockchain NFTs.

Stephanie is responsible for project management, content writing, curriculum design, project reporting, and NFT design.

Darlington is an engineer by day, at all times, a dancer, humanitarian, idealist, and entrepreneur. Darlington is a Cardano Ambassador, who contributes by writing articles, podcasting, hosting Twitter Spaces and live meet-ups. Darlington has deep knowledge about blockchain technology and broad experience in the Cardano ecosystem. Darlington have been helping and leading architecting and delivering of software solutions to small and medium size enterprise for the last 15+ years.

Darlington is our Lead Developer, and also manages the developer apprentice team.

Sallyanne has been working with Lido Nation since January 2022, translating our content library into Swahili. She has also been conducting independent research about Cardano and watches the weekly Town Hall recordings. She is one of the founding members of the Ngong Road Blockchain Lab in Nairobi, Kenya. Sallyanne stepped into a leadership role at Lido Nation during the Swahili Learn to Earn project, and has taken on a teaching, mentorship, and customer-support role with new blockchain users in Kenya, and with Swahili-speakers across the region. She has also participated in the rollout of Cardano student developer training and scholarship program in Nairobi.

Sallyanne leads the Swahili translation team, leads the Swahili-speaking customer support effort, helps with Marketing in Africa, and helps create training materials and videos for our end users.

Ngong Road Blockchain Lab

Our team at the Ngong Road Blockchain Lab in Nairobi, Kenya, helps with software development, research, translation, content creation, and marketing.

LIDO Nation Foundation
LIDO Nation Foundation
Darlington Wleh
Darlington Wleh
Stephanie King
Stephanie King
Sallyanne Atieno
Sallyanne Atieno