About the Blockchain Africa Conference 2018

Blockchain Conferences in Africa since 2015

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8 and 9 March 2018 in Johannesburg

Bitcoin Events is proud to announce that the fourth annual Blockchain Africa Conference will be held on the 8 & 9 March 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference 2018 will bring together a diverse range of local and international speakers to discuss blockchain and cryptocurrency use cases, the regulatory environment, technology hurdles and opportunities in innovation and disruption that can be leveraged using this technology...

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TICKET SALES NOW OPEN

R 3500$

Standard Ticket

from 1 October to 1 February 2018

  • Entrance for two days
  • Lunch
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Access to exhibitions
  • Access to cocktail and networking event on 8 March 2018
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R 1750$

Startup Ticket

from 1 September (Limited tickets)

  • Entrance for two days
  • Lunch
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Access to exhibitions
  • Access to cocktail and networking event on 8 March 2018
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R 4500$

Late Registration Ticket

from 1 February to 6 March 2018

  • Entrance for two days
  • Lunch
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Access to exhibitions
  • Access to cocktail and networking event on 8 March 2018
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Fourth Annual Blockchain Africa Conference

We accept bitcoin for any of the tickets above. If you would like to pay in bitcoin, please complete the payment for the relevant ticket above, as bitcoin is enabled as a payment option.

Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

centbee

Centbee

Bitcoin adoption is slower than it otherwise might be. This is mainly due to the complicated apps that are available on the market today. Centbee provides a simple bitcoin payment solution for users and merchants and aims to bring Bitcoin to the mainstream.

Centbee

Networking Event Sponsor

Brite Block

Brite Block is a professionally trained Blockchain team, fully focused on Crypto Asset, Blockchain and Fintech as a digital marketing agency. At Brite Block we believe that each stage of asset building need’s a specialized focus and strategy. We build out these creative digital solutions, so you can build your business.

And yes, of course we accept crypto.

Brite Block

Media Sponsors

Brainstorm Magazine

Brainstorm Magazine

ITWeb’s Brainstorm magazine is the most influential South African business IT monthly and reaches over 12 000 CIOs, IT executives and decision makers. ITWeb is the country’s leading business technology-focused publisher, with media products and services that span digital platforms, print and events.

Brainstorm Magazine  |  ITWeb

Apps Africa

Apps Africa

AppsAfrica.com is a leading pan-African technology news portal and advisory service, dedicated to delivering the latest insight on mobile, tech and innovation in Africa.

AppsAfrica

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics is the acknowledged voice of science and technology in South Africa. Underpinning its rich sci-tech content is an ever-changing mix of articles covering a broad range of interests, from automotive news and outdoor adventures to DIY projects and exploration of the universe.

Popular Mechanics

Bizcommunity

Bizcommunity.com is Africa’s biggest corporate news distribution
channel, offering daily breaking company news designed to grow and
showcase 18 business communities in our region. Subscribe to news
from your industry, list companies, events and jobs. Network,
contribute and advertise within our 332 000-strong multi-industry
networks and 50,000 social media followers. Have your company
news seen among daily top stories, via 2.4 million monthly website
page views and 5.9 million monthly distributed newsletters across
Africa.

Bizcommunity

Schedule

The full schedule will be confirmed by December 2017

08:45 AM

Lorien Gamaroff (RSA)
Lorien Gamaroff (RSA)

CEO of Bankymoon and Co-founder/CEO of Centbee

09:45 AM

Andrew Keys (US)
Andrew Keys (US)

Head of Global Business Development at ConsenSys and Co-founder of ConsenSys Capital

The Blockchain Will Disrupt Everything

Exploring the power of blockchain technology through use cases for inclusion, energy, supply chains, finance, and other revolutionary advancements in technology.

01:00 PM

Diego Zaldivar
Diego Zaldivar

CEO & Co-Founder at RSK Labs (Rootstock)

01:45 PM

Llewellyn Morkel (RSA)
Llewellyn Morkel (RSA)

Founder of ProsperiProp

Blockchain to Unlock Billions of Dollars in Global Property Investment

Premium property investment has been the exclusive domain of the wealthy for way too long. In this talk Llew will discuss his company uses blockchain technology to make property investment accessible to everyone.

02:00 PM

Elizabeth Rossiello (Senegal)
Elizabeth Rossiello (Senegal)

Founder & CEO of BitPesa

Revolutionizing Foreign Exchange in Africa with Bitcoin

For decades, the difficulty of trading African currencies has directly led to the difficulty in doing business in and across Africa. How do we make operating in multiple African currencies cheaper, easier and faster? BitPesa has a hybrid model of traditional and crypto- trading that increases the liquidity, reduces the cost and makes it much easier to do business in African currencies. With four years on the market, and transactions to every major African currency and a basket of global currencies, the model clearly works.

05:00 PM

Lorien Gamaroff (RSA)
Lorien Gamaroff (RSA)

CEO of Bankymoon and Co-founder/CEO of Centbee

08:45 AM

Lorien Gamaroff (RSA)
Lorien Gamaroff (RSA)

CEO of Bankymoon and Co-founder/CEO of Centbee

09:00 AM

Farzam Ehsani (RSA)
Farzam Ehsani (RSA)

Leader of Rand Merchant Bank’s Blockchain Initiative

09:30 AM

Alexia Christie (RSA)
Alexia Christie (RSA)

Partner at Webber Wentzel

Smart Contracts 2.0: The Need for "Smart Lawyers"

Alexia will consider smart contracts from a legal perspective.

10:15 AM

Tanya Knowles (RSA)
Tanya Knowles (RSA)

Managing Executive of Fractal Solutions, a Division of Strate (Pty) Ltd

Unpacking the Developments and Complexities Around ICOs

In recent months, the rise of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) using blockchain technology has fundamentally challenged some of the principles and processes underlying traditional venture capital funding and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). While it remains to be seen, proponents of ICOs argue that the capital markets may radically change in future as a result of these token sales.

11:00 AM

Aatish Ramkaran (RSA)
Aatish Ramkaran (RSA)

Enterprise Integration Architect at JSE

To Infinity and Beyond! How Blockchains are Scaling to Meet Demand

The success of blockchains are proving to be a double edged sword. What began as an experiment in peer-to-peer payments has exploded into a global phenomenon with massive economic, technological and societal impacts. The continued success of blockchains is dependent on how they must scale to meet this demand. Aatish will demystify and compare the various approaches to scaling and their implications for the future.

11:15 AM

Marcus Swanepoel (RSA)
Marcus Swanepoel (RSA)

Co-founder and CEO of Luno

11:45 AM

Anne Connelly (CAN)
Anne Connelly (CAN)

CEO of IXO Foundation

How Blockchain can Achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

Blockchain technology is taking the world by storm transforming the way we do business. But blockchain's greatest impact will not be at the boardroom table or on the trading floor, it will be in the communities that still lack access to their most basic needs. In this talk, you'll learn about the practical use cases where blockchain is being employed to achieve the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

04:45 PM

Lorien Gamaroff (RSA)
Lorien Gamaroff (RSA)

CEO of Bankymoon and Co-founder/CEO of Centbee

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