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.
Gyft makes it easy for you to give the perfect gift card and conveniently manage them from any device!
South African company, Bankymoon build Blockchain based solutions and provide consulting services for organisations. Leverage the power of Blockchains to gain a competitive edge.
Luno makes it safe and easy to buy, store and learn about Bitcoin in South Africa
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.
The enterprise blockchain company … Gem’s blockchain-based software platform boosts the “collective intelligence,” or Data IQ, from previously siloed data.