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How 4 Undergrads Are Using Crypto to Solve Two Of Nigeria’s Major Financial Problems

Four young students in Nigeria decided to ride the cryptocurrency wave and harness this technology’s potential to build a better future for their country.
Ben Eluan and Osezele Orukpe were two university students who, like many in Nigeria, shared an interest in cryptocurrencies. It is not surprising; interest in technology careers and courses has been on the rise in the region, and the use of Bitcoin has reached record numbers, to the point of taking a prominent place in national politics.
Crypto Remittances: A Potential Gold Mine
Eluan and Orukpe found a golden opportunity in the country’s financial situation: Nigeria’s struggling economy, the chance to improve the remittance services industry, and the growing interest in cryptocurrencies even in the face of government threats, all came together in Flux, a cryptocurrency remittance company that promises near-instant, secure and much cheaper remittances than traditional remittance alternatives.
The idea began to materialize when the duo teamed up with Israel Akintunde and Ayomide Lasaki and devoted full time to fine-tuning all the project’s intricacies. The goals are ambitious, but Ben Eluan believes they are perfectly possible:
“We dropped out to focus on our startup and scaling it into a $1 billion company. We believe the opportunity here is huge. So for us, the right thing to do is to get the job done well. Startups need time so dropping out was inevitable.”
Besides remittances, Flux has a local payment processor. In this way, they expand the use cases of cryptocurrencies and …
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