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Mento Magazine Q1 2024

April 4th, 2024Victoria Calmon

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Mento Magazine! Q1 was a busy time for the Mento Labsโ€™ team. Here is an overview of the highlights from the past quarter and a look ahead at whatโ€™s to come.


January Event Highlights
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Mento Labs at CfC St. Moritz

  • CfC St. Moritz: on January 10-12, Markus Franke, CEO at Mento Labs, attended a panel โ€œMass crypto adoption across Africa - could it be a driver for the next bull run?โ€ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ


February News
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Mento Labs at Africa Tech Summit and Africa Money & DeFi Summit

After sponsoring the Africa Tech Summit in Nairobi and sharing a booth with MiniPay and the Celo Foundation, Mento Labs received extensive coverage in prominent news outlets in Africa like Tech in Africa, Tech Cabal and Tech Moran. MiniPay's milestone of surpassing 1 million addresses contributed to the increased attention. ๐Ÿ“ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช


Event Highlights
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Mento Labs at Africa Tech Summit, Investors & Founders Happy Hour, Mobile World Congress and CarbonSmart events


  • Codejam event on February 17, organized by Celo Africa DAO and Celo Kenya: Over 100 developers from Kenya Technical University got hands-on experience with Mento's stable cUSD ๐ŸŒ


  • ETHDenver: February 29, Bogdan Dumitru, CTO at Mento Labs, participated in a panel discussion on: "Stablecoins and Sustainability" during the CarbonSmart event by Flow Carbon ๐ŸŒฑ

March News
  • Opera MiniPay, dollar stablecoin wallet, supported by Mento stable cUSD on Celo blockchain hit the milestone of 2M activations across Africa. ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ


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Mento Labs at ETHDenver and MoneyMotion

Event Highlights
  • ETHDenver: on March 1, Victoria Calmon, Head of Marketing & Communications at Mento Labs, presented best practices for "Web3 Crisis Comms - Controlling the Narrative..." ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

  • Mento Platform Audit Contest with Sherlock ๐Ÿ”Ž๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ

  • w3Africa: on March 18-19, Markus Franke participated in a panel discussion on "International Remittances" in Johannesburg ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

  • MoneyMotion: on March 21 - 22 fireside chat with Nadiem Sissouno, Head of Economics at Mento Labs, joined a fireside chat on "Stablecoins - the Future of Money?" and participated in panels on โ€œOpen Finance - alternative business modelsโ€ and "What will it take for tokens to become the future of payments?" ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท


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Where to meet Mento Labs in Q2

  • Token 2049, April 18-19, Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

  • ETHDubai, April 19-21, Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช




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