Blockchain and cryptocurrencies have plugged Africans into a global financial system. Thanks to decentralized technology, individuals can send money within Africa and across the globe, store and save in less inflationary currencies, and even build wealth by participating in a myriad of crypto-economic activities such as Defi, trading, and operating crypto businesses. While crypto has unlocked a huge potential for financial inclusion and economic empowerment for Africans, technological and economic limitations of Layer 1 blockchains threaten this utopia. Since its inception, 3 major problems that have threatened the adoption and usage of crypto by many people, especially those in Africa are High cost of transaction(Gas fees), Scalability(Limited capacity to process many transactions), and privacy. For many Africans, the high cost of transactions is a major barrier. Fortunately, this has been a problem that crypto builders have worked on for several years, and there’s great news. The days of high-cost of transactions are almost behind us. And it’s thanks to Layer 2s. Heck, you can even call them rescue chains. Read on and you will understand why!