Bitcoin Africa Conference 2015

ABOUT THE 2015 CONFERENCE

Bitcoin Events hosted its inaugural Bitcoin Africa Conference at the Atlantic Imbizo Conference and Function Studio at the Waterfront in Cape Town on the 16 and 17th April 2015. International and local expert speakers included well-known South African entrepreneur, Vinny Lingham, early adopter and well known Venture Capitalist, Brock Pierce, CEO of Gem, Michael Winkelsprecht, Chief Compliance Officer of Luno, Erik-Wilgenhof-Plante.

Vinny Lingham, the CEO of Gyft was the keynote speaker and he discussed how his company Gyft was the first e-comemrce company in the US to have adopted bitcoin on it’s platform for customers to pay for gift cards using bitcoin.

The speakers discussed topics ranging from venture capitalist funding in bitcoin, how blockchain can be used in identity, using bitcoin to power smart meters for electricity, using bitcoin for remittances, how bitcoin adoption is growing in Africa and how companies are implementing compliance measures with regards to KYC and AML. Sponsors included Gem, Gyft, BitPesa, Bankymoon and PayFast.

Jonathan Levin (UK)

Jonathan Levin (UK)

CRO of Chainalysis

Vinny Lingham (USA)

Vinny Lingham (USA)

Technology Entrepreneur

Micah Winkelspecht (USA)

Micah Winkelspecht (USA)

CEO and Founder of Gem

Sean Emery (RSA)

Sean Emery (RSA)

CEO and Co-Founder of RainFin

Erik Wilgenhof Plante (Singapore)

Erik Wilgenhof Plante (Singapore)

Chief Compliance Officer of Luno

Elizabeth Rossiello (Senegal)

Elizabeth Rossiello (Senegal)

Founder & CEO of BitPesa

Jonathan Smit (RSA)

Jonathan Smit (RSA)

Managing Director & Founder of PayFast

Lorien Gamaroff (RSA)

Lorien Gamaroff (RSA)

CEO of Bankymoon and Co-founder/CEO of Centbee

Gareth Grobler (RSA)

Gareth Grobler (RSA)

CEO and Founder of Ice3Cubed

Brock Pierce (USA)

Brock Pierce (USA)

Venture Capitalist & US Bitcoin Foundation Board Member

Simon Dingle (RSA)

Simon Dingle (RSA)

South Africa Radio Presenter and on Advisory Board of 22seven

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Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Gyft logo

Gyft

Gyft makes it easy for you to give the perfect gift card and conveniently manage them from any device!

Gyft

 Bankymoon

Bankymoon

South African company, Bankymoon build Blockchain based solutions and provide consulting services for organisations. Leverage the power of Blockchains to gain a competitive edge.

Bankymoon

 Luno logo

Luno

Luno makes it safe and easy to buy, store and learn about Bitcoin in South Africa

Luno

Gold Sponsors

Bitpesa

Bitpesa

BitPesa is an online payment platform that leverages Blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and within sub-Saharan Africa.

BitPesa

Gem

Gem

The enterprise blockchain company … Gem’s blockchain-based software platform boosts the “collective intelligence,” or Data IQ, from previously siloed data.

Gem

Speaker Dinner Sponsor

payfast

Payfast

PayFast is the go-to ecommerce & online payment gateway in South Africa. They make it easy to process payments so individuals, businesses & NPOs get paid.

Payfast