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Empowa - a unique, decentralised platform to enable African communities to improve living conditions and create wealth

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πŸ πŸ“’ Our latest community update shines a spotlight on the progress of our affordable housing project. 🏑

🌟 Learn about the milestones achieved, the impact it's making, and how we're making homeownership dreams come true. 🀝

πŸ”— Dive into the details: https://empowa.io/empowa-community-update-sept/
πŸ“’ Announcement: Empowa Pay is levelling up with Hedera Hashgraph integration! 🀝 Enabling seamless recording of tenant payments in key markets across Africa. Our integration with Hedera accelerates traditional banking integration while maintaining Cardano's core role 🌍

πŸš€ Exciting Announcement! πŸš€ We're thrilled to unveil our brand-new merch store, just in time for the Cardano Summit! πŸŽ‰ You can view it here - https://empowa.io/merch/

To show our gratitude to our amazing founding community NFT holders, we've got some special deals for you. πŸ™Œ For our Premium FC NFT holders, enjoy a 25% discount! 😍 And for our regular FC NFT holders, you'll get a 15% off. 🎁 (Discounts exclude shipping)

To claim your voucher, all you need to do is head over to our Discord channel and find out the details. πŸ’Œ

Let's make a statement at the Cardano Summit together. Grab your Empowa merch and let's rock this event! πŸ’ͺ #CardanoSummit πŸš€
πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’¨ Ready, set, DESIGN! Introducing the Zealy Sprint Competition! 🎨

Calling all creatives and Empowa enthusiasts! We want YOU to design the next Empowa t-shirt. πŸ–ŒοΈ Show us your artistic flair and your design could be featured in our merch store! 🌟

πŸ₯‡ First Prize:

Your design featured in our merch store* πŸ›’The finished product sent to you to rock at events πŸ‘•

A 25% discount voucher for our merch store πŸŽ‰
1,000 EMP

πŸ₯ˆ Second Prize:

A 15% discount voucher for our merch store 🎁
500 EMP

πŸ₯‰ Third Prize:

A 10% discount voucher for our merch store 🎈
250 EMP

Head over to our Discord channel to find out more! πŸ† Hurry, the competition will close the 15th of November. Winners will be decided based on a community vote. #DesignCompetition #EmpowaMerch πŸš€

*T&Cs: Voucher codes do not apply to shipping. The winner will need to agree to the use of their design and won't receive a share money generated from the sale. Empowa reserves the right to exclude art from the final vote if deemed inappropriate
The first #CardanoSummit community-led event is live and the Summit NFTs are now available! πŸ””πŸ‘€

πŸ‘‡πŸ½ Mint a pack of 5 NFTs here for 50 ADA:

🏠 Impact:
- Funds raised will enable housing in Africa

✈️ Prizes:
- Win a trip to the next Summit up to $5000 + more

🌐 Collection Details:
- 1 NFT pack consists of 5 random NFTs
- Full collection = 30 NFTs (5 Cardano Roadmap phases x 6 Continents)
- Holders of a full collection get airdropped a legendary β€œWorld” NFT
- You can learn more here: https://empowa.io/summit/

We’re proud to create the #CardanoSummit NFTs for this year’s theme Blockchain for Social Impact - we hope you like them! πŸ™πŸ½
Two Legendary #CardanoSummit World NFTs have been minted so far! 🌐😍

For those who don't know - holders of the Virtual World NFT will be entered into a draw for a series of prizes sponsored by Empowa, NMKR and Cardano Foundation (check the link below for more info!) πŸ‘€

πŸ† First Prize:
- Includes a sponsored trip to next year’s summit to the value of $5000 + more ✈️

πŸ‘‡πŸ½ Mint a pack of 5 NFTs here for 50 ADA:

🌐 How to get a World NFT?
1. When all 30 unique NFTs are collected within 1 wallet, a Virtual World NFT will be airdropped
2. There is also a very small chance (0.4%) that this NFT will be randomly minted within a purchased set

Learn more and buy an Official Cardano Summit 2023 NFT pack here: https://empowa.io/summit/
Empowa T-shirt Design Competition - Votes are now OPEN! πŸ‘•πŸ—³οΈ

Shoutout to our community members who submitted a design for the competition! 🀝🏽🧑

πŸ‘‡πŸ½ You can vote for the winners via our Zealy questboard:

πŸ—“οΈ Winners drawn on Monday 18th Dec

🎁 Prizes:

πŸ₯‡ First Prize:
- Your design featured in our merch store
- Finished product sent to you
- 25% discount voucher for our merch store
- 1000 $EMP tokens

πŸ₯ˆ Second Prize:
- 15% discount voucher for our merch store
- 500 $EMP tokens

πŸ₯‰ Third Prize:
- 10% discount voucher for our merch store
- 250 $EMP tokens
πŸ† Anddd the winning designs of the Empowa t-shirt competition goes to:
πŸ₯‡ Design 9
πŸ₯ˆ Design 6
πŸ₯‰ Design 3

A big thank you to all who submitted designs and to everyone who voted for the winners! πŸ§‘πŸ‘•πŸ—³οΈ

We'll reach out to the winners shortly to claim their prizes 🎁

Reminder to keep an eye out for our "Christmas Holiday Quests" on Zealy over the next couple of weeks, which will include a mix of Cardano and Empowa educational quests! πŸŽ„πŸ“š
Empowa 2023 Recap πŸ—“οΈπŸ πŸŒ

As we reflect on the year 2023, we are excited to share with you the significant milestones and achievements that Empowa has accomplished in its mission to empower communities and provide affordable housing solutions across Africa πŸ“ˆ

πŸ‘‡πŸ½ Below is an overview of the key developments:

A big thank you to our community for all your support throughout this year of building! Together, we are making a meaningful impact on communities, addressing housing challenges, and contributing to a sustainable future for Africa 🀝🏽

Thank you for your trust and for joining our journey,
The Empowa Team 🧑
πŸ”” Update πŸ””

As we approach the festive season, we'd like to let our community know that our team will operate on a reduced capacity from December 25th to January 8th.

We wish you all a happy New Year and we look forward to kicking some goals together in 2024! πŸ¦ΎπŸŽ―βœ…

Much love,
Empowa team 🧑
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πŸ“£ An Update from The Official Cardano Summit NFT Competition! πŸš€

πŸ”’ Sale Completed: A big thank you to all who made it a success! Snapshot of qualifying wallets is in, marking the end of an incredible event.

🌟 NFT Minting: 36 World NFTs minted, 46 collections completed! Passionate participation has led to 82 entries for the grand prize! πŸ†

🎁 Grand Prize Draw: Qualifying wallets get ready! World NFTs airdrop on Jan 15th.

πŸ”— For all the detail regarding the competition click here - https://empowa.io/enter-summit-comp/

πŸ™Œ Thank you to NMKR and Cardano Foundation for their on going support and sponsorship of the prizes.
πŸŽ‰ New Year, New Conversations! πŸŽ‰

Get ready to kick off the year with our Community AMA! πŸš€

πŸ“… Date: 12th January

πŸ•’ Time: 16:00 CET
πŸ“ Location: https://x.com/i/spaces/1zqKVqDwpglxB
Cardano Summit NFT Competition Timeline πŸ‘‡πŸ½

βœ… Jan 15: World NFTs Airdropped
Check qualifying wallets: https://empowa.io/enter-summit-comp/

βœ… Jan 19: Email Registration Opens
Register your email address by connecting your wallet here: https://empowa.app/nft-collection/cardano-summit-2023/sale/

πŸ—“οΈ Jan 26: Email Registration Closes

πŸ—“οΈ Jan 29: Winner Announced

🎟️ You can submit a support ticket here:

πŸ”— For more details:
πŸ”” UPDATED timeline for the Cardano Summit NFT Competition to provide more time for participants to register their emails πŸ””

Upcoming dates:
πŸ—“οΈ Jan 31: Email Registration Closes
πŸ—“οΈ Feb 02: Winner Announced

πŸ‘‡πŸ½ For those who have a World NFT and have not yet been able to register your email, please follow the steps below:

1. Clear your cache
2. Connect your wallet
3. Click on "Enter Prize Draw"

πŸ“§ Register your email address by connecting your wallet here:

🎟️ You can also submit a support ticket here:

πŸ”— For more details regarding the competition:
Join us in our next X Spaces event discussing our Fund 11 Catalyst Proposal! πŸ””πŸ’¬

πŸ” Catalyst Proposal: Ecosystem Marketplace - Open Source & Audit
πŸ”— https://cardano.ideascale.com/c/idea/114080

πŸŽ™οΈ Speakers: Phil & Greg from Empowa, joined by Michele from Harmonic Labs, who will talk about the smart contracts written with plu-ts

πŸ—“οΈ Date: Thursday 1st Feb
πŸ•’ Time: 14:30 UTC
πŸ“ Location: https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1OyKAWngBqnJb
πŸ”” Reminder to place your #ProjectCatalyst votes for Fund11 πŸ—³οΈ

πŸ‘‡πŸ½ Please consider to support our proposal:
Ecosystem Marketplace - Open Source & Audit

πŸ”— You can learn more about it below:

πŸ—“οΈ Voting closes: 8 February 2024 at 11 am UTC
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Please be vigilant of fraudulent schemes involving "EMP Rewards Ticket" tokens which may have been sent to your wallet. These tokens are linked to counterfeit sites and interacting with these sites could jeopardize your personal and financial security.

⚠️ Stay Alert: Avoid any links not directly from our official domain. Connecting with fake sites risks the safety of your assets ⚠️

πŸ” Always verify URLs before engaging. Our official site is:

Stay safe out there fam!
Woo-hoo! Our Fund11 proposal got funded! πŸŽ‰βœ…πŸ—³οΈ

A big thank you to the community for your votes! We appreciate your support! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ§‘

πŸ”— You can learn more about the proposal here: