Blockchain Africa Conference 2019 Johannesburg

Caroline Dama

Caroline Dama

Director and Co-founder of Grassroots Economics
Daniel Kimotho

Daniel Kimotho

Blockchain Researcher With The Institute for Blockchain Studies
Farzam Ehsani (Master of Ceremonies)

Farzam Ehsani (Master of Ceremonies)

CEO & Co-Founder of VALR.com

SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

RMB Holdings Limited, previously known as Rand Merchant Bank Holdings, is a South African diversified financial services holding company.

THEMES OF THE CONFERENCE

The four main focus areas are:

- EMBRACING BLOCKCHAIN
Cut through the hype and see how blockchain technology can move Africa forward with its innovative opportunities to remove inefficient systems and processes within and across organisations. Learn about the technology’s benefits for the people of Africa, and about blockchain 3.0, the new generation blockchain technologies such as EOS and Cardano.

- USE CASES
Gain insight into current blockchain use cases by both financial and non-financial institutions: payments (e.g. remittances and cross-border payments), settlements, blockchain as a service and identity management, supply chain management, and record keeping (e.g. for title deeds). Hear from some of the most prominent start-ups on how they are using this technology to solve real problems. Learn how Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are taking the world by storm as a new mechanism for crowd funding that has emerged outside the traditional financial system.

- REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
Learn how blockchain technology can improve transparency, audit trails and transaction reporting to ease regulatory and compliance processes. Find the answers to questions such as: What are the concerns that regulators have? How are countries currently regulating cryptocurrencies and ICOs? How are regulators considering regulating cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in the future? What are the potential risks of an unregulated market?

- TECHNOLOGY HURDLES
What are the concerns around performance, scalability and blockchain infrastructure, and the implementation of blockchain systems?