About Us


Africa’s leading blockchain and cryptocurrency conference organisers since 2015

Bitcoin Events was founded by Sonya Kuhnel and Theo Sauls in 2014. They are both early adopters of bitcoin and are extremely passionate about the future of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Sonya and Theo saw a need to educate and inform people about the opportunities offered by digital currencies and blockchain technology. In 2015, Bitcoin Events started the Blockchain Africa Conferences to address this need.

Bitcoin Events is the 1st events company to host world-class bitcoin and blockchain conferences in Africa. To date, we’ve hosted five highly successful and sold-out blockchain conferences in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and have attracted big names such as Vinny Lingham (well-known South African entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Gyft and Civic in the US), Brock Pierce (Founder of Block Capital and early adopter of bitcoin in the US), Andreas M. Antonopoulos (author of several bitcoin and Ethereum books, security expert and early adopter of bitcoin in the US), William Frentzen (Federal Prosecutor with the US Attorney’s Office) and Stefan Thomas (CTO of Ripple in the US).

The Blockchain Africa Conferences Over The Years
Five years and counting

Since 2015, these conferences have attracted over 1 100 individuals as well as blockchain experts and thought leaders from around the world.

Our aim

Moving Africa forward. The Blockchain Africa Conferences educate people by sharing insights into cryptocurrencies’ and blockchain technology’s revolutionary opportunities in Africa especially. Attendees should walk away feeling energised and equipped to take a step forward, and apply the tech knowledge in their lives and their organisations.

The conferences feature speakers and attract attendees from across the globe.

Blockchain Africa Conference

Attendees represent multiple industries and disciplines such as finance, payments, manufacturing, energy, retail, real estate, legal, investment, venture capital, insurance, health, regulation, compliance, government, telecommunications, mobile network operators, information technology, blockchain and cryptocurrency.