Personal Details

Alakanani Itireleng, currently living in Botswana 


BA in Humanities Post-graduate diploma in education

Professional experience and achievement

Alakanai spent 10 years as a teacher.

First experience with cryptocurrencies

She discovered Bitcoin in October 2013 while researching treatments for her late son, who was very ill.

Role in the Bitcoin community

Evangelist. Alakanani is at the forefront of Bitcoin activity in Botswana. “Bitcoin is the only currency that unites people,” she told us. “It’s borderlessness draws people of different backgrounds together. It is love. The meetups and conferences just show how much this currency is able to unite, inform, educate and elevate people.”

In June, she will host a meetup to discuss local crowdfunding options.