One of Nigeria’s leading young entrepreneurs, Chris Ani, has won the 2020 Binance Crypto Influencer award which honours personalities that raise the profile of crypto and blockchain to viewers worldwide.
Ani emerged victorious as winner of the Africa/Middle East category after the nominations were narrowed to five top influencers in the areas who were nominated by Binance users across the world.
Ani is the Founder and CEO of Digital Abundance, a budding consortium who passionately believes that decentralized ledger technology will drive global economic revolution and social change.
Ani who is recognized as the King of Blockchain in Nigeria is also one of the leading crypto traders in Africa. He is now Africa’s number one Crypto Advocate and Influencer.
He is a multi-talented, serial entrepreneur, an author, teacher, social media influencer and life coach. Read his biography here.
Responding to the award, Ani simply said “God is the greatest. God is good. We remain humble. Glory to God.”
He thanked all his friends, students, mentees and well-wishers for supporting him while he worked hard in the crypto world to get to the top of the food chain and for ensuring that the award came to Nigeria.
While congratulating Ani for a well-deserved award, one of the leading cryto traders and influencers in Nigeria, identified as Siban, had this to say about him: “Chris is an energetic and focused crypto pusher in the space. He represents to me the values of hard work, entrepreneurship, and determination…. If younger guys in the space become like Chris, it’s not something I will lose sleep over. He is a model in the push, push, push until you give birth to something great. And he inspires.”
This year’s influencer awards were 100% nominated by the Binance community across the world, with the winners earning the highest number of tallied votes across binance social media polls and Google Form surveys. The influencers were recognized for sharing, educating, and elevating crypto and blockchain knowledge to the world.
All categories and winners
There were seven award categories in total, spanning 6 regions, plus a Global Influencer of the Year Award. The categories and winners are as follows; Global Binance Influencer of the Year Award, Global Binance Influencer of the Year Award, won by Alp Işık, Cryptoeconomics Research Team Coordinator at BlockchainIST Center; Africa Binance Influencer of the Year Award, won by Chris Ani, the Founder & CEO of Digital Abundance; Asia Pacific (APAC) Binance Influencer of the Year Award, won by Aditya Singh, the co-founder of Crypto India; Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Binance Influencer of the Year Award won by Sergey Blyudov, Founder & CEO of ICO Drops; Europe Binance Influencer of the Year Award won by Owen Simonin “Hasheur,” a French videographer and entrepreneur; and Latin America (LATAM) Binance Influencer of the Year Award won by Felipe Escudero, a Brazilian influencer, founder of BitNada channel, the BitNoticias portal, BitSampa conference, and one of the largest collaborative cryptocurrency trade communities in Brazil.
The seventh category is the North America Binance Influencer of the Year Award which was won by Scott Melker (The Wolf of All Streets). This was one of the most keenly contested categories and the winner is an experienced, talented and mega crypto influencer in the USA. Scott is descried as a jack of many trades. He is a trader and investor at Texas West Capital, the host of the popular “The Wolf of All Streets Podcast,” the author of “The Wolf Den” newsletter and a prolific writer and thought leader in the crypto space. He is also an advisor to a number of blockchain-based projects. He had a 20-year music career and was a world-renowned producer and DJ. This reflects the prestigious nature of the Binance award which Chris Ani won the Africa & Middle Category.
Binance is a cryptocurrency exchange platform that provides a platform for trading various cryptocurrencies. It was founded by in July 2017 by Changpeng Zhao, a developer who had previously created high frequency trading software. As of January 2018, Binance was the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world in terms of trading volume. Binance is currently considered the safest exchange platform that allows user account protection via the use of Two Factor Authentication (2fa).
How Chris became King of Blockchain in Nigeria
Before emerging Africa’s leading Crypto influencer, Chris was already the King of Blockchain in Nigeria. So how did it all begin? Just check this amazing summary out!
In 2017, Chris founded the first bitcoin and crypto trading education platform in Nigeria, Cryptohub which now has membership and website visits from several nations across the world. He always made it clear that his primary goal was to educate the world about the new revolutionary system that had the potential to put back financial power into the hands of the people. CryptoHub is one of the many arms of Digital Abundance, a platform focused on Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency trading education. The Digital Abundance Business Academic (DABA) is one amazing platform which Chris has used to ‘magically’ turn young people into millionaires, some of them within a period as short as 30 days. Sounds strange but those who followed his teachings in Daba.school succeeded in encountering life-changing wealth.
Daba.school is a place where highly skilled tutors train people across the world on important areas of the crypto world and other entrepreneurship skills. It is a platform which aims to equip African youth with digital high-income skills that will help them gain financial freedom. One of Chris’s books, Crypto 101: A Beginners Guide to Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, is fast becoming one of the best-selling books on Cryptocurrency written by an African author.
Here’s how he became a blockchain king in Nigeria and this is an inspirational tip on how to steadfastly strive to achieve success in life. Sometime in 2016, Chris searched the internet expectantly for knowledge on every essential fact he needed about Bitcoin. That was when he stumbled upon Andreas Antonopoulos, an early Bitcoin advocate. Chris then devoted another 12 hours absorbing as much information about Bitcoin as he could from the internet after which he became a changed person. He then made the life-changing decision to buy his first Bitcoin but he didn’t even have the money at that time. Well, he is a typical example of what he always teaches, that money is never a stumbling block to wealth but mindset and determination. Chris got a loan of N200 thousand from a friend and bought his first Bitcoin at a time it was sold only around $600. The journey to the top began.
Chris wanted to spread his knowledge about Bitcoin with others, so he started hosting local meetups around Lagos. That was when CryptoHub club came to reality as a platform that provides online courses about Crypto. Students would learn everything from the fundamentals of cryptocurrency to more advanced topics like learning how to day trade. Chris has written books on the topics of Bitcoin and Crypto. The impact he has made since his starting the Bitcoin education platform is huge. There’s this story of a guy who started off with $500 with the guidance of Chris, and turned it into over $2000 within a few months. That is the unbelievable transformational power of Daba.School. The whatsapp monetization course in this school has transformed several lives across the world. Chris never fails to let his students and several other wealth-hungry individuals know that bitcoin and blockchain technology will drive global economic revolution and social change. His unique strategies in using bitcoin and blockchain technology to spread digital abundance to millions of people across the world stands him out in Nigeria as a rare entrepreneur.
Chris has organized and attended several workshops and seminars on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology across the world, making him a five-star general in the Nigerian community of crypto traders and blockchain entrepreneurs.