Nigeria has been ranked as the leading country per capita for cryptocurrency adoption in the world

Proposed location: Lagos, Nigeria


Why is ___________ [name of suggested city] the best place to host Devcon VII? Convince us :slightly_smiling_face:
[Considering the evolution of blockchain in Africa and particularly in Nigeria , Lagos Nigeria is very safe as it is the nations epic centre for all technology and business summit, with topnotch facilities and state of the art hotels to house all guest and attendees Lagos state boost of great infrastructure to host an event like Devcon 7]


Answer the following questions to see if your suggested city matches our key criteria to host the next Devcon:


Country and Entry

1. What are the visa restrictions for the country?
all foreign visitors to the country are required to have a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months to gain entry. The Nigeria community will gladly welcome the innovative exploits of Devcon communities as this will not only bring serendipity but greater awareness on the need to embrace blockchain technology.
2. How easy is the international access?
TRAVEL: 20 countries Nigerians can visit without visas plus 25 visa-on-arrival destinations - Premium Times Nigeria

3. What about the safety and political stability of the region?
** Progress in Lagos reflects in parts of the country, because people who live in Lagos make their money here and go to their states to invest same. All these point to Lagos as the economic nerve centre of the country. So, if Nigeria is to be rated as one of the major players in the emerging markets, Lagos, without doubt, holds the key. More States in the country need to embrace visionary leadership, developmental plan and investment on infrastructural development.**

4. How expensive are venue rentals, accommodation, food, and transport?
Lagos is 60.22% less expensive than New York

5. What is the climate during Q3/Q4?
October is a hot autumn month in Lagos, Nigeria , with average temperature varying between 30.4°C (86.7°F) and 22.3°C (72.1°F).


City and Venue

Landmark event center, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. It has a sitting capacity of about 5000 persons. Landmark event center is very affordable as it is built with simplicity and ease of use. The vicinity is very well secured and tranquil with a suitable and Considering the evolution of blockchain in Africa and particularly in Nigeria

1. How easy is the transportation in the city (between venues, airport, etc.)?
** Lagos has several transportation network companies such as Uber, and Taxify, as well as new local companies such as Jekalo, Oga taxi, Afro**

2. Are there modern venues (WiFi/Maneuverability/Catering)?
Lagos has epic centre for all technology and business summit, with topnotch facilities and state of the art hotels to house all guest and attendees Lagos state boost of great infrastructure to host an event like Devcon 7.

3. Are there venues with the capacity to host between 5-10k+ people?
Yes

4. What are attractions in or around the city, and how close are they to the venue?
Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, sprawls inland from the Gulf of Guinea across Lagos Lagoon. Victoria Island, the financial center of the metropolis, is known for its beach resorts, boutiques and nightlife. To the north, Lagos Island is home to the National Museum Lagos, displaying cultural artifacts and craftworks. Nearby is Freedom Park, once a colonial-era prison and now a major venue for concerts and public events.

Ethereum community and Impact

1. How does the Ethereum community look like in this region (e.g.: existing large community/ small but growing rapidly, etc.)?
Ethereum Nigeria has made valuable impact on the digitalization and sensitization of communities (Hosting Meet ups, Conferences and Hackathons). all comfortable weather condition.

2. What is the potential of Ethereum to have an impact in that region?
Great potential for the Ethereum community

3. How is hosting Devcon in that city benefiting the Ethereum ecosystem?
Yes, greatly

Concerns and Downsides

Every location has its pros and cons. It’s important to also consider the potential downsides.

  1. What are possible risks?
    ** Lagos is a major African financial centre and is the economic hub of Lagos State and Nigeria at large. The city has been described as the cultural, financial,
  2. What could be the downsides?
    Late planning

Additional Information

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