Chika Uwazie, Afropolitan: Building an On-Chain Nation
Web 2.5March 28, 2023x
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Chika Uwazie, Afropolitan: Building an On-Chain Nation

There have been many communities built on-chain. But what would it mean for there to be an on-chain nation?

This week, our guest on Web 2.5 is Chika Uwazie, the Co-Founder of Afropolitan, a digital nation with a mission of enabling all Africans to build and live abundant lives. Afropolitan took inspiration from a thesis by Balaji Srinivasan, the ex-CTO of Coinbase and former Andreessen Horowitz partner. Balaji sees a future of cloud-first, land-later countries that are built around a shared ideology rather than history or DNA.

In today’s episode, Chika shares Afropolitan’s founding story, what the community offers its holders, and its vision for the future of decentralized nations.

Show Notes:
0:00 Episode announcement
0:36 Show intro
1:43 Network State 101
3:11 Network State vs. Nation
5:04 Afropolitan's vision
8:07 The pitch and building momentum for Afropolitan
9:54 Afropolitan's first community utility
11:27 An overview of Afropolitan's lore
13:55 Understanding Afropolitan's mint
16:59 All about the citizen experience
19:33 Sponsored message from Hang
22:19 Chika's near-term goals
23:17 Why Afropolitan is building a native currency
25:53 Afropolitan's land plan
27:56 Understanding the participatory decision-making process within the nation
29:44 Other network states
31:09 The revenue model for network states
32:08 Afropolitan's values and principles
33:05 Chika's biggest hopes for Afropolitan
34:42 How you can support Afropolitan's mission
36:01 Wrap-up
36:43 Closing

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Show Credits:
Dana Hork (Founder, Host, Producer)
Ron Passaro (Co-Producer/Editor)
Seton Rossini (Brand Design/Cover Art)

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