Ugandan Bitcoiner’s goal BTC Prague 2023 for a secular economy.

Brindon Mwiine, the founder of Gorilla Sats, a Ugandan-based Bitcoin platform, won tickets to attend BTC Prague after winning a Twitter competition. He had shared his story of building a budding Bitcoin community among Uganda’s student population. His pitch garnered attention from Bitcoin Twitter users across East Africa and he won the competition. After winning the tickets, Mwiine had to arrange flights, visas and other logistics in just three weeks, which he managed to do with the help of the wider Bitcoin community who donated sats to fund his travels through BTC-based crowdfunding platform Geyser Fund. Attending BTC Prague for the first time, Mwiine was able to interact with members of the Bitcoin community, including BTC proponent Michael Saylor. He also visited different booths at the conference and learned valuable lessons about creating a circular economy. Uganda’s central bank recently welcomed cryptocurrency businesses to participate in its regulatory sandbox and consult with the Blockchain Association of Uganda to create a framework for the industry in the East African nation.