Speakers

Our global speakers are well-known thought leaders and experts in the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology space. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions, all speakers will participate virtually.

John Lombela (MC) Founder and CEO at Axalio and Founder of Cryptovecs Capital

John is the Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptovecs Capital

Peter McCormack

Peter McCormack Host of What Bitcoin Did podcast, Defiance podcast and Defiance TV

Peter McCormack is a Journalist at Defance and What Bitcoin Did.

Charles Hoskinson

Charles Hoskinson (Keynote Speaker) Founder and CEO of IOHK (Input Output Hong Kong), Founder of Cardano and Director of The Bitcoin Project

Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado-based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He attended Metropolitan

Henri Arslanian (Keynote Speaker) Global Crypto Leader at PwC

Henri Arslanian is the PwC Global Crypto Leader, the former Chairman of

Sam Bankman-Fried (Keynote Speaker) CEO and Founder at FTX

Before founding Alameda and then FTX, Sam was a trader on Jane

Yele Bademosi (Keynote Speaker) CEO at Bundle Africa and Founding Partner at Microtraction

Yele Bademosi is CEO and Co-Founder of Bundle, the Africa-focused social payments

Alex Mashinsky

Alex Mashinsky Founder and CEO of the Celsius Network

Alex is one of the inventors of VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol)

Nathaniel Luz Lead at Dash Nigeria

Nathaniel Luz is an award winning libertarian, lead for Dash Nigeria and

Dan Held Growth Lead at Kraken

Dan is currently leading Growth at Kraken. His former company Interchange, a

Farzam Ehsani CEO and Co-Founder of VALR.com

Farzam is the CEO and Co-Founder of VALR.com, a platform that bridges

Marius Reitz General Manager for Africa at Luno

Marius is the General Manager for Africa at Luno, a leading global

Michelle Chivunga Nsanzumuco

Michelle Chivunga Nsanzumuco Founder/CEO & Investor at Global Policy House, Senior Advisor to Government of Bermuda, African Union, British Blockchain & Fintech4Good Lead for Africa

A digital transformation/ blockchain professional and investor with major access to an

Sandra Ro CEO at the Global Blockchain Business Council

Sandra is a proponent for ‘human-centric tech’. She left a career in

David Gitonga

David Gitonga Director and Founder at BitcoinKE

David is the Director and Founder at BitcoinKE. He is a blockchain

Dr. Steven Waterhouse

Dr. Steven Waterhouse CEO and Co-founder of Orchid

Dr. Steven Waterhouse is the CEO and Co-founder of Orchid. Waterhouse previously

Mru Patel Chief Executive Officer at Sapian Group

Mru is a business visionary, disruptor, fearless serial entrepreneur and award winning

Rocelo Lopes CEO and Founder of Stratum Blockchain Group

Rocelo has a passion for inclusion and financial freedom while maintaining a

Marvin H. Coleby

Marvin Coleby Co-founder and CEO of Raise and Co-Trustee at the African Digital Asset Foundation

Marvin Coleby is the CEO and founder of Raise (getraise.io), a Bahamian and

Yael Tamar CMO and Co-founder of SolidBlock

Yael Tamar, CMO and Partner at SolidBlock, a new fundraising vehicle, offering a

Buchi Okoro Co-founder and CEO of Quidax

Prior to Quidax, had worked across several business sectors including; real estate,

Roselyne Wanjiru Director of Growth and User Acquisitions at Pesabase

Roselyne is an economist, youth mentor and blockchain strategy consultant. She is

David Zacks

David Zacks Chief Compliance Officer at Bitflyer USA

David Zacks is the Chief Compliance Officer at Bitflyer USA. In this

Alex McDougall Co-founder of Bicameral Ventures

Investor, author, speaker and hater of zero-sum games. Former investment banker and

Richard Ells CEO and Founder of Electroneum and AnyTask

Richard Ells balances nearly three decades of successful entrepreneurship that include still

Brenton Naicker Business Development Manager, Binance (South Africa)

Mr Naicker is an accomplished fintech professional with vast experience and qualification

Marc Taverner Executive Director of INATBA

Marc Taverner is the Executive Director of the International Association for Trusted

Brandon Topham Divisional Executive for Enforcement at the Financial Sector Conduct Authority

Mr Brandon Topham is the Divisional Executive for Enforcement at the Financial

Herco Steyn Senior Fintech Specialist in the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) Fintech Unit

Herco is a Senior Fintech Specialist in the South African Reserve Bank’s

Ciaran Adrian Ryan Editor at Moneyweb Crypto

Ciaran has written for most financial publications in SA. He spent time

Pretty Kubyane COO and Co-Founder of Coronet Blockchain

My management consulting focus across nearly a decade ushered me into an

Modibe Matsepane Community Coordinator for Africa at Paxful

Paxful’s Africa Community Coordinator, Modibe Matsepane, holds a BSc Degree in Geology

IVARS ZUKOVSKIS

Ivars Zukovskis Chief Compliance Officer for bitFlyer Europe

A highly professional and experienced compliance leader in C-level capacity, a public