NEM has landed again on a new territory. Last October 6, 2018; Hackquarters organized the very first NEM101 event in Turkey. The event was held at the Kolektif House in Istanbul.
The Turkish Lira has lost about 50% of its value in the last year and due to this high inflation rate some of their citizens have turned to cryptocurrency as a safe haven for keeping their money. Startups also abound in Turkey and a combination of these two has created an environment where Turkish citizens have high awareness for blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Hackquarters is a launchpad for startups serving as accelerator and incubator through their various programs such as mentorship programs and hackathons. Recently, they have included blockchain awareness campaigns in their activities and NEM has been privileged to be chosen as one of the blockchain platforms that they encourage startups to look at. They have planned for a 6-month continuous NEM awareness campaign leading to a hackathon at the end of their campaign period. In support of their initiative, the NEM team visited Hackquarters and joined in their very first NEM101 wherein Donabelle Rinon and Paul Christian Espiritu from NEM Middle East discussed briefly about Blockchain basics and NEM Introduction. Kaan Akin, founder and CEO of Hackquarters also did a brief intro of the event.
Succeeding NEM meetups will be announced and done on a monthly basis by the Hackquarters team. Visit hackquarters.co to stay updated of the NEM events in Turkey.