Since 2015, Bitcoin Events has been hosting the annual Blockchain Africa Conferences, the first of their kind in Africa. The popular conferences have attracted some of the top thought leaders and pioneers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries worldwide, including Charles Hoskinson, Founder and CEO of IOHK, Founder of Cardano, and Director of The Bitcoin Project; Sam Bankman-Fried, Founder at Alameda Research, and CEO and Founder of FTX; and Andreas M. Antonopoulos, security and distributed systems expert, coder, entrepreneur and author.
The conference themes have evolved in line with the global adoption of blockchain technology: ‘Beyond the Hype’, ‘From Hype to Mainstream’ and most recently ‘Ready for Business?’
As blockchain technology matures, we are seeing less blockchain experiments and more development of robust enterprise-ready solutions that are transforming many digital businesses; for example, cross-border blockchain-based payments which are faster, cheaper and more secure; and in supply chain management, where blockchain technology improves tracking, greatly reduces transaction settlement time and automates payments using smart contracts.
The conference focuses on blockchain technology’s opportunities and use cases globally and in Africa, the second most populated continent in the world with about 1.3 billion people.
Africa is adopting cryptocurrencies faster than its global counterparts – adoption has surged to more than 1 200% over the last year, and countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania are ranked in the top 20 of the 2021 Global Crypto Adoption Index.
Africa is struggling with major infrastructure problems which, in return, means that many people don’t have access to a variety of basic services. This has made Africa a perfect fit for the adoption of both blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies to solve some of the challenges such as financial inclusion, and cheaper and faster transactions.
Join us at Africa’s leading blockchain and cryptocurrency conference, the 9th edition of the Blockchain Africa Conference, which will be hosted as a in-person event for the first time since 2020.
Blockchain Africa Conference Over The years
Two jam-packed days of featured sessions, keynotes, panels and fireside chats exploring the latest trends and developments in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, both in Africa and globally. The conference brings together top thought-leaders and pioneers in the global industry, and creates an ecosystem for all to learn, network, and collaborate with each other.
Network with some of the industry’s most progressive professionals across industries like finance, insurance, logistics, utilities, legal, media, and more.
Experience some of the most innovative blockchain technology and crypto projects and their use cases first-hand.
Hear from exclusive visionary speakers with enterprise implementation case studies and solutions presented exclusively at the conference.
The 7th and 8th edition of the Blockchain Africa Conference was hosted virtually due to COVID-19.
If you are interested in the attendee representation of the previous conferences hosted in South Africa, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss our other exciting cryptocurrency and blockchain events coming up!
Bitcoin Events’ popular Crypto Fest will be back for its fourth edition on 30 September 2022 as a hybrid edition: hosted virtually and in-person, in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa.
The event will be a festive gathering of 1500+ attendees, uniting entrepreneurs, traders, investors, developers, industry enthusiasts, among others, with a jam-packed day with exciting keynotes, workshops, presentations, contentious topics, product exhibitions, competitions and entertainment.
This fun, casual event will offer plenty of engagement and networking opportunities with well-known speakers and thought leaders who will showcase real-world applications and the latest trends in cryptocurrencies, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Decentralised Finance (DeFi).
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Decentralised Finance or DeFi is disrupting the world of finance as we know it and growing from strength to strength. This new technology is emerging quickly and the pressure is on for organisations to operate more efficiently and effectively.
The DeFi Conference is a free, 1 day online conference focusing on the hottest topics in DeFi and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).
There will be multiple networking events, 1-1 connection opportunities, panel and keynote discussions and a wide variety of exhibitors. The event will bring together 2000+ attendees from 80+ countries and over 35 global speakers, sharing their knowledge on the future of this fast growing industry.
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