Blockchain Africa Conference 2019 – Cape Town

Blockchain Technology: Moving Africa Forward

The conference in Cape Town focused on how blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies can achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for economic growth and social inclusion by enabling and broadening access to a wide range of financial and other services, critical to the long-term reduction in poverty and achievement of economic growth in Africa.

Speakers explored how this technology can be used in areas such as payments and remittances, identity, renewable energy, remittances, farming and agriculture, community currencies, provision and distribution of aid and support, impact data, decentralised business models and a global cryptocurrency economy.

Discussions included current challenges with technology infrastructure and regulatory frameworks in order to achieve these goals.

The conference looked at how blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies can enable and lay the groundwork for a sustainable, distributed, and shared future.

Cape Town Photos

Cape Town Speaker List

Didi Sehume (Master of Ceremonies)

Didi Sehume (Master of Ceremonies)

Project Lead and Strategist at Hume Est | MC & Moderator
Premier Helen Zille

Premier Helen Zille

Premier of the Western Cape
Ms Beverley Schäfer (Keynote Speaker)

Ms Beverley Schäfer (Keynote Speaker)

Western Cape Minister for Economic Opportunities (Comprising Economic Development and Tourism and Agriculture)
Nezaam Joseph

Nezaam Joseph

Chief Economist in the Western Cape Government
Riccardo Spagni

Riccardo Spagni

Lead Maintainer of the Monero Project and Member of the Monero Core Team
Heather Dahl

Heather Dahl

Executive Director of the Sovrin Foundation
Llew Claasen

Llew Claasen

Managing Partner of Newtown Partners and Executive Director at the Bitcoin Foundation
Jean Paul Fabri

Jean Paul Fabri

Managing Director at ARQ
Matthew Arnett

Matthew Arnett

Co-Founder and CEO of PO8 and Fort NFT Protocol
Stephen Young

Stephen Young

Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Coindirect
Mamadou Kwidjim Toure

Mamadou Kwidjim Toure

Founder and CEO of Ubuntu Group and Chairman of Africa 2.0
Tomi Ayorinde

Tomi Ayorinde

Founder and CEO of CrowdForce
Caroline Dama

Caroline Dama

Director and Co-founder of Grassroots Economics
Lorien Gamaroff

Lorien Gamaroff

Founder/CEO of Bankymoon and Co-founder/CEO of Centbee
Eugéne Etsebeth

Eugéne Etsebeth

Chief Operating Officer at iCE3X
Justin McCarthy

Justin McCarthy

CEO of Project UBU
Simon Dingle

Simon Dingle

CEO of Inves Capital, South Africa Radio Presenter
Rocelo Lopes

Rocelo Lopes

Founder of CoinBR, CEO of Stratum and CoinPY
Marcus Swanepoel

Marcus Swanepoel

Co-Founder and CEO of Luno
Dr. Shaun Conway

Dr. Shaun Conway

Founder of ixo - The Blockchain for Impact
Abraham Cambridge

Abraham Cambridge

Founder and CEO of the Sun Exchange
Ian Merrington

Ian Merrington

CEO of Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi)
Monica Singer

Monica Singer

Creator Of Opportunities at ConsenSys

Cape Town Programme

Cape Town Sponsors

CryptoVault
https://bitcoinafrica.io
Brainstorm
Hypertext
SA Crypto
Think WTF
SAA

Cape Town Exhibitors

DLT
SA Crypto
VALR