BLOCKCHAIN AFRICA CONFERENCE 2023
Ready for Business
Bitcoin Events 2nd virtual and 8th annual edition of the Blockchain Africa Conference was hosted on the 17 and 18 March 2022. The conference attracted 1964 attendees from 113 countries and facilitated discussions on the exciting opportunities and developments taking place in the African and global blockchain ecosystem.
Over the years, the conference themes have evolved and aligned with the global adoption of blockchain technology: ‘Moving Africa Forward’, ‘Beyond the Hype’, ‘From Hype to Mainstream’, with the 2022 theme as ‘Ready for Business?’.
The Blockchain Africa Conference 2022 comes alongside the growing collective sentiment and increases in the adoption of blockchain technology. Many private and public organizations are implementing the technology and leveraging it to develop robust, enterprise-ready solutions. The industry has matured, and as a result, it is less susceptible to hype and speculation.
With incredible insights, discussions, debates and panel discussions, it is clear that blockchain and cryptocurrencies are ready for business.
The African and global blockchain ecosystems continue to grow rapidly, reshaping global industries and paving the way for a more digitally robust and inclusive future.
John Kamara, Founder of Adanian Labs and Afyarekod, and Chairman of the African Blockchain Centre, was the Master of Ceremonies of the conference.
The 3 keynote speakers were Dr. Edward Obasi, Chief Operating Officer at DafriGroup PLC, Misha Lederman, Director of Communications at Klever Finance and Charles Hoskinson, Founder and CEO of IOHK (Input Output Hong Kong) and Founder of Cardano.
Premier Sponsors were DafriBank, Klever Finance and Blockchain.com.
The Diamond Sponsors were AmaZix, Amber Group, BNB Chain, The HBAR Foundation, Huobi Global and Metis. Gold Sponsors were AltCoinTrader, CryptoCurrencyWire (CCW), Luno, QuidPro, Tacen, and The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB).
Founder of Adanian Labs and Afyarekod and Chairman of the African Blockchain Centre
Welcome Address by Master of Ceremonies
Founder and CEO of IOHK (Input Output Hong Kong) and Founder of Cardano
Keynote Address: Input Output in Africa
Chief Operation Officer at DafriGroup PLC
Keynote Address: DafriGroup is Revolutionalising Banking and Finance in Africa Through DafriBank Digital Limited and DafriXchange Pro
Director of Communications at Klever
Keynote Address: Klever Finance and the Klever Ecosystem
Chief of Communications at Metis
Metis Layer 2
Ecosystem Development at BNB Smart Chain
Drivers of Blockchain Infra and Global Adoption
Director of Global Strategy at Huobi Group
Hacks and Checks: What Keeps a Cryptocurrency Exchange Secure?
Founder and CEO of E-Livestock Global
Unlocking the Value of Livestock in Africa with Blockchain
Director of Enterprise at Parity Technologies
Polkadot: Providing Business Solutions
Founder and CEO of Interstellar Inc. and Founder of the Bantu Blockchain Foundation
Blockchain in Action in Africa
Vice President of Product Development – Blockchain and Digital Currencies for the EEMEA region at Mastercard
Enabling Safe and Compliant Crypto Transactions
Managing Director at Amber Group UK
Digital Wealth: The Evolution of Value
Head Blockchain COE, Innovation as a Service at Standard Bank
What is the Status of Blockchain in Banking in South Africa?
Senior Fintech Specialist in the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) Fintech Unit
Divergence or Convergence: CBDC, Stablecoins and Crypto
Dr. Christopher Cleverly: President at Tingo International Holdings
Rory Bowen: Chief of Staff at Tingo International Holdings
Using Blockchain Technology to Change Farming in Africa
Hosted by Piers Ridyard: CEO at RDX Works
Moderator: Ernest Mbenkum: Founder and CEO of Interstellar Inc. and Founder of the Bantu Blockchain Foundation
Moderator: Elisha Akyaw: Social Media Specialist at Cointelegraph
Moderator: Ruby Nimkar: Fund Partner at GreenHouse Capital Africa
Moderator: Lohan Spies: Founder and CEO of DIDx and Chair of Sovrin Steward Council
Moderator: Nathan Williams: Founder and CEO of Minespider
Moderator: Carmelle Cadet: Founder and CEO of EMTECH
Moderator: Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr: Editor-in-Chief at Cointelegraph
Moderator: Ciaran Adrian Ryan: Editor at Moneyweb Crypto
Moderator: Jackson Vaughan: Managing Partner at Konvoy
Our global speakers are well-known thought leaders and experts in the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology space.
Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado-based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He attended Metropolitan