2017 Programme

Speakers Panel, Q & A & Closing


Galaxy Room March 2, 2017 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

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Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Gavin Wells
Llew Claasen
Monica Singer

Blockchain Technology Opportunities:

1. What are the current issues/pain points industries are trying to address by using blockchain technology?
  • Security
  • Transparency
  • Efficiency
  • Cost
2. What are the opportunities, particularly in Africa, for future use cases of blockchain technology?
  • Blockchain Finance: digital currencies: payments, remittances, clearing and settlement, trade finance and capital markets
  • Blockchain Property: smart property: allows ownership of physical and non-physical property to be verified, programmable and trade-able on the blockchain
  • Blockchain Law: smart contracts: programmable and self-executing contracts
  • Blockchain Identity: identity verification, authorisation and management

What is the difference between public and private blockchains, and what are the benefits of each?
What are the differences between Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Hyperledger, and which companies are using these?

Moderator: Ian Merrington