Eighteen housemates of Nigeria’s version of Big Brother took part in a bitcoin quiz with each participant getting $500 worth of BTC as prize money. Big Brother Naija (BBN) reportedly agreed to this unusual step as part of moves to offer more than just entertainment to its audience.
As part of BBN’s in-house quiz segment tasks last week, housemates took part in activities that tested their knowledge of cryptocurrencies. Housemates had to tell the audience some of the use cases for bitcoin such as airtime top-up and online payments. Additionally, housemates had to participate in a challenge to create original radio jingles.
According to one media report, “housemates had to answer questions like what is a bitcoin wallet? or how is the price of bitcoin determined?” Housemates had to name the top five leading cryptocurrencies as well. Finally, the housemates were made to draw sketches that “depict a bitcoin wallet.”
After declaring all housemates winners, the segment sponsor Patricia, a cryptocurrency…