WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AT THE CONFERENCE?
The conference will explore the blockchain’s innovative opportunities for Africa, a developing continent facing the challenges of an unbanked majority, corruption, cumbersome and untraceable transactions, and poor record-keeping. By embracing emerging technologies such as blockchain technology, Africa could potentially expedite its development. The blockchain offers financial inclusion for everyone, cheaper cross-border transactions, a transparent, unalterable and secure system of recording transactions, efficient management of large amounts of data, and much more.
There’ll be interactive panel discussions, and expert speakers will look at various use cases by both financial and non-financial institutions; from Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), a new mechanism for crowd funding, to blockchain start-ups working to ensure transparent and trustworthy elections in Africa.
The areas of focus include blockchain for enterprise, blockchain 3.0, blockchain platforms and strategies, cryptocurrency and financial services, developing blockchain applications, blockchain for business, blockchain technologies and blockchain workshops.