Place/Date: - January 31st, 2022 at 9:49 pm UTC · 5 min read
Contact: Bitcoin Events, Source: Bitcoin Events
Bitcoin Events is excited to be hosting the definitive African blockchain and cryptocurrency event, the Blockchain Africa Conference, on 17 and 18 March 2022.
This event marks the annual conference’s 8th and 2nd virtual edition and introduces attendees to some of the most influential cryptocurrency and blockchain industry figures. These acclaimed experts will assemble at this prestigious event to analyse and debate pressing topics pertinent to this fast-growing industry.
The conference will be focusing on the opportunities and use cases that blockchain technology presents to both the African continent and globally. Over the years, the conference themes have evolved and aligned with the global adoption of blockchain technology: ‘Moving Africa Forward,’ ‘Beyond the Hype,’ ‘From Hype to Mainstream,’ and now ‘Ready for Business?’
This year’s event comes alongside the growing collective sentiment and increases in the adoption of blockchain technology. Many private and public organizations are implementing the technology and leveraging it to develop robust, enterprise-ready solutions. The industry has matured, and as a result, it is less susceptible to hype and speculation. 2021 was the year of institutional interest and global adoption. 2022 is perfectly poised to continue this trend and build off 2021’s momentum.
Several talks at the conference will explore the rising demand for cryptocurrencies and other blockchain-enabled products in Africa. The continent’s young population, high mobile connection penetration, and well-established infrastructure are the main drivers contributing to the accelerating adoption of blockchain and digital currencies.
The conference will unpack some of the industry’s challenges, particularly regarding regulation. South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Senior FinTech Specialist Herco Steyn will present a regulatory update within the context of South Africa, including central-bank specific topics and initiatives by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) and SARB.
The event will bring together 2000+ attendees from 50+ countries, 45+ speakers, 25+ sessions with Keynotes, presentations, panels, exhibitions, prizes, giveaways, and networking sessions hosted by selected industry leaders. The conference promises to be a packed 2 days of innovative discussions and networking, bringing together a wide network of professionals, entrepreneurs, regulators, major industry executives, and investors.
An impressive list of speakers include:
Well-known Kenyan tech entrepreneur, John Kamara, will lead the proceedings as the Master of Ceremonies. Discussions at the conference will explore the following topics:
The conference’s Premier Sponsor is DafriBank. DafriBank is a branchless financial technology company providing customised financial services to clients in 180+ countries and part of the DafriGroup PLC family, a public company registered in South Africa, Nigeria, and Botswana.
Xolane Ndhlovu, Chairman DafriGroup PLC says:
“We are excited to be joining the 2022 edition of Blockchain Africa Conference as the official sponsor. We at DafriGroup see blockchain -crypto technologies as novel tools that could help rebuild Africa’s ineffectual financial system and strengthen intercontinental trade, and this is why we have supported and continue to support several blockchaincrypto related initiatives within the continent. For instance, DafriBank became the first bank in Africa to accept depository in stablecoins, and aided our startup crypto exchange DafriXchange”.
AmaZix, a leading marketing agency on the cutting edge of blockchain technology, and Metis, a Web3 Ethereum Layer 2 solution, are the Diamond Sponsors.
Gold Sponsors include AltcoinTrader, CryptoCurrencyWire, and QuidPro.
Register for a FREE ticket here or visit the website for more information.
Bitcoin Events is the first events company to host world-class blockchain and cryptocurrency-specific conferences in Africa. The company has hosted seven highly successful Blockchain Africa Conferences in Cape Town and Johannesburg and the 2021 edition online. Bitcoin Events has also introduced additional annual events such as the Crypto Fest and DeFi Conferences.
Over 14,000+ attendees from 165+ countries and 239 global speakers have attended the events.