ABOUT THE 2017 CONFERENCE
Bitcoin Events hosted it’s third Blockchain Africa Conference in Johannesburg on 1-3rd March 2017. 320 attendees attended from 14 countries (Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Cameroon, South Africa, the US, the UK, Sweden, Russia, India, the Netherlands and Brazil) with expert local and international speakers.
Mr Andreas M. Antonopoulos was the Keynote Speaker at the conference. He is a well-known and highly respected authority in the digital currency and blockchain space. He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin”, published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin and “The Internet of Money”, a book about why bitcoin matters.
Speakers represented industries such as financial (Rand Merchant Bank, Digital Asset and Strate), legal (Bowman Gilfillan) and global technology industries such as SAP and Microsoft. Other organisations such as the US Bitcoin Foundation, Accenture and Thomson Reuters were also represented. Many blockchain and digital currency startups were also represented ranging from identity, education, solar power and financial inclusion. The conference was sponsored by SAP and the Brazilian bitcoin mining and wallet provider, CoinBR.
SAP is at the centre of today’s technology revolution. The market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps organisations fight the damaging effects of complexity, generate new opportunities for innovation and growth, and stay ahead of the competition.
The coinBR Digital Services is a Brazilian company with international presence and continued expansion. It has its own headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil, remote offices in Singapore, Cape Town, South Africa and a great framework for mining in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay.