SystemSpecs Essay Competition

If you are just reading this, I admit that it may be kind of late for your child/ward to enter the competition. If you can, get them to enter the competition although the deadline is tomorrow.

You can find out more by visiting the link for the competition.

Product Launch


If you follow Fintech in Nigeria with keen interest, you will see that it seems that start-ups are beginning to look like clones of each other making you dismiss any other Fintech start-up as a clone of Flutterwave.

However, ZeddPay is different. It is an exciting start-up powering payments via airtime.

ZeddPay allows you to convert airtime to cash, transfer cash to other users and make payments with a virtual card.

Developed by the 16 year old Pleasant, ZeddPay is currently in beta. I consider myself fortunate to have discovered the start-up via this tweet:

At the moment, there are no APIs for developer integrations but Pleasant is on to something sweet.


The Major Difference Between Web2 and Web3

Welcome to the New Year. It’s been a while since I posted on this blog. In that time I got into the first cohort of Blockgames by Nestcoin and ZuriTeam.

Since the invention of the web, it has moved through several iterations and is now poised to become Web 3.0 in the future.

Web 1.0 which was from the 1980s to 2005 saw a web with static pages and no interactivity. Web 2.0 is the web we currently use which comes with dynamic content thereby enabling users to interact with content on the web. Web 3.0 is the next iteration of the web.

Web 2.0 is the social web meaning that people unite around the data they are interested in whereas in Web 3.0, data is combined to have meaning so it is semantic in nature.

Web 2.0 is the second generation of the web made up of interoperable internet services whereas Web 3.0 is made up of internet services that focuses on decentralizing processes and eliminating any middleman.

In Web 2.0, collective intelligence is used to generate information whereas in Web 3.0 applications can think for themselves. This is done using artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Web 2.0 features some usage of 3D images and graphics but Web 3.0 make extensive use of 3D images and graphics.

It is hoped that reading this article has given you some idea of the differences between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0.


Surviving the Twitter Ban

Today marks 222 days since Twitter was banned in Nigeria. Thankfully that is now history as the social media network has been unbanned.

On June 5 2021 when the ban went into effect, I had to look for alternatives. Although in possession of a smartphone, I didn’t want to install a VPN on my phone.

This was due to the very valid fear of police crackdowns. As a result of this, the search for a browser-based alternative began.

My search revealed the Opera browser has an in-built VPN so I got the latest version installed on my laptop.

Since then till the present moment, I have been active on Twitter using the browser.

Now that elections are here, the ban has been lifted. From tomorrow, everyone should be able to browse Twitter normally.

Once I confirm this, I intend to install Twitter on my phone again.



Jack Dorsey Resigns from Twitter

The CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey has just resigned.

In this thread you can view his resignation letter on Twitter.