2017 Programme

John Karanja: The African Blockchain Opportunity


Galaxy Room March 3, 2017 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

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John Karanja

Africa is leapfrogging traditional legacy banking and payments systems in use in much of the developed world through fast adoption of mobile and internet based technology. Disruptive blockchain technology such as Bitcoin has great potential in creating efficiency and disrupting traditional mechanisms for international trade, resource management, and governance where current transaction costs are high due to existing bottlenecks such as poor infrastructure, corruption and mismanagement.

However, huge challenges remain creating obstacles in the adoption of these innovative technologies to solve these pressing problems.

In this presentation John will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities being addressed within the African blockchain space.