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Blockchain Africa Conference

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Free ticket

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Estimated Turnout

3000
Delegates

40 Exhibitors

Editions

Mar 2021

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One-time
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"From Hype to Mainstream"
The Blockchain Africa Conference, From Hype to Mainstream, is Bitcoin Events annual conference and will put a spotlight on blockchain's continued .. Read more transformation from hype to mainstream. A roster of over 50 high-profile speakers will take the stage to explore how collective sentiment about blockchain technology continues to rise, particularly as tech and payment giants such as PayPal, Square and Facebook make significant investments in the space. Since 2015, Bitcoin Events annual Blockchain Africa Conferences have been the first of their kind on the African continent. With massive challenges relating to processing transactions and doing business in many regions of Africa, blockchain technology is expected to provide a simpler, more efficient way of facilitating the next generation of payment infrastructure across the region. The event will be hosted online for the first time due to the global uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Highlights

  • NETWORKING - Network with some of the industry’s most progressive professionals across industries.
  • EXHIBITIONS - Experience some of the most innovative blockchain technology and crypto projects.
  • GLOBAL EXPERTS - Hear from exclusive visionary speakers.
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Opening Ceremony
Welcome Address and Opening by Master of Ceremonies
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..

Keynote
Keynote Address: The Latest Global Crypto Institutional Trends
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Henri Arslanian
Henri Arslanian Global Crypto Leader at PwC

Keynote
Keynote Address: Crypto: A Rising Tide That Lifts All Boats
Crypto is truly a rising tide that lifts all boats, no one who doesn’t want to, needs to be left behind. And Bybit aims to be the sail for
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Ben Zhou
Ben Zhou Co-founder and CEO at Bybit

Session
Blockchain and Trade Finance
TDB, one of Africa’s most innovative banks, continues to lead from the front through adoption of cutting edge technology such as blockchain
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Michael Awori
Michael Awori Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer Easter..

Keynote
Keynote Address: CeFi and DeFi
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Mariana Gospodinova
Mariana Gospodinova General Manager of European Operations for Cr..

Networking (Lounge)
Tea/Coffee Break

Session
Institutional Adoption of Tokenisation
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Yael Tamar
Yael Tamar Co-CEO and Co-founder of SolidBlock

Session
Decentralisation is the New Encryption
The privacy promised by encryption is over. Legislated government access has defeated the purpose of encryption. The next frontier is decen
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Dr. Steven Waterhouse
Dr. Steven Waterhouse CEO and Co-founder of Orchid

Keynote
Keynote Address: Introducing the Aave Protocol: Liquidity Unlocked
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Stani Kulechov
Stani Kulechov Founder and CEO of Aave

Networking (Lounge)
Lunch Break/Networking

Keynote
Keynote Address: Charles Hoskinson
This will be a pre-recorded talk.
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Charles Hoskinson
Charles Hoskinson Founder and CEO of IOHK (Input Output Hong Ko..

Keynote
Keynote Address: Mass Adoption of Cryptocurrencies in Africa
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Yele Bademosi
Yele Bademosi CEO at Bundle Africa and Founding Partner at ..

Session
Future of Cryptocurrency: Adoption or Bust!
Since the invention of Bitcoin, there have been lots of conversations on the possibilities of this new technology - crypto will, crypto can
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Nathaniel Luz
Nathaniel Luz Lead at Dash Nigeria

Session
How Stablecoins Will Change the Global Market for Import/Export
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Rocelo Lopes
Rocelo Lopes CEO and Founder of Stratum Blockchain Group

Roundtable
Panel: Ethereum 2.0 and Decentralised Finance (DeFi)
Ethereum, a popular open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed ledger popular for its smart contract functionality and the world’s s
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Ehis Omozusi
Ehis Omozusi Conflux Network Africa Regional Marketing and..

Networking (Lounge)
Tea/Coffee Break

Keynote
Keynote Address: State of Blockchain
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Sandra Ro
Sandra Ro CEO at the Global Blockchain Business Council

Session
All Roads Lead to Decentralisation
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Alex Mashinsky
Alex Mashinsky Founder and CEO of the Celsius Network

Roundtable
Panel: Crypto Adoption in Africa
Moderated by Farzam Ehsani. According to a survey by Statista and the 2020 Chainalysis Geography Report, Africa is boomin
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Marvin Coleby
Marvin Coleby Co-founder and CEO of Raise and Co-Trustee at..

Roundtable
Fireside Chat: Institutional and Retail Investment in Crypto
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Peter McCormack
Peter McCormack Host of What Bitcoin Did podcast, Defiance po..

Keynote
Keynote Address: The Stellar Network: Connecting Global Financial Infrastructure
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Denelle Dixon
Denelle Dixon CEO and Executive Director of the Stellar Dev..

Closing Ceremony
Closing Address by Master of Ceremonies
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..

Networking (Lounge)
Networking Event

Registration
Registration

Opening Ceremony
Welcome Address by Master of Ceremonies
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..

Keynote
Keynote Address: Serum: The Decentralised Financial Ecosystem of the Future
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Sam Bankman-Fried
Sam Bankman-Fried CEO and Founder at FTX

Session
Empowering a Generation with Crypto
Cryptocurrency and its underlying technology, blockchain, have the power to change lives, to generate prosperity, empower people in remote
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Richard Ells
Richard Ells CEO and Founder of Electroneum and AnyTask

Session
How Digital Blockchain Education is Helping Grow the Ecosystem
In this topic, David will discuss the importance and value that comes from digital education on the African continent and his experience bu
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
David Gitonga
David Gitonga Managing Editor at BitcoinKE

Session
Using Blockchain for Food Security and Financial Inclusion
Africa's agricultural productivity is very low, averaging 300 to 500 kg/ha as compared to 2.5 tons/ha in the United States, for example.
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Pretty Kubyane
Pretty Kubyane COO and Co-Founder of Coronet Blockchain

Session
Building the Infrastructure of Financial Self-Sovereignty for Africa
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Chuta Chimezie
Chuta Chimezie Founder of Blockchain Nigeria User Group and ..

Session
Blockchain and the Future of Service and Information Monetization: From Barter to DigBarter
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Dr. Uche Okonkwo
Dr. Uche Okonkwo Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Intellige..

Networking (Lounge)
Tea/Coffee Break

Session
World Economic Forum's Presidio Principles
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Sheila Warren
Sheila Warren Head of Blockchain and Data Policy; Member of..

Session
Bridging the Blockchain and the Real World
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Dominik Ernst
Dominik Ernst CEO at Acria Network

Networking (Lounge)
Lunch Break/Networking

Roundtable
Panel: Institutional Adoption of Decentralised Finance (DeFi)
What is Decentralised Finance (DeFi)?What are the opportunities for institutions in adopting DeFi?
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Ajit Tripathi
Ajit Tripathi Head of Institutional Business at Aave

Session
South Africa's Project Khokha
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
John Velissarios
John Velissarios Global Managing Director, Blockchain Technolo..

Workshop
Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Masterclass
Bitcoin Events, in partnership with the
Michelle Chivunga N
Michelle Chivunga N Founder/CEO & Investor at Global Policy House..
Vinoy Kumar
Vinoy Kumar Global Head of Digital Assets at Standard Cha..
Session
China´s Digital Yuan: The Start of a New Era
Last April, after several years of work (the research commenced in 2014), the Chinese Government announced the starting of the tests of the
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Dr. Oriol Caudevilla
Dr. Oriol Caudevilla Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at ScallopX

Session
A Holistic Approach to Crypto Asset Regulation in South Africa
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Herco Steyn
Herco Steyn Senior Fintech Specialist in the South Africa..

Session
Here Comes the Open Lending Era
In 2020 we finally saw some of the nearly decade-long blockchain hype fulfilled and the legitimate building blocks of a next-generation ban
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Alex McDougall
Alex McDougall Co-founder of Bicameral Ventures

Networking (Lounge)
Tea/Coffee Break

Roundtable
Panel: The Regulatory Landscape of Blockchain and Digital Assets
What is the regulatory stance on crypto assets in the US, Europe, UK and Africa? What are the implications of the Securities Exchange Commi
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Ivars Zukovskis
Ivars Zukovskis Chief Compliance Officer for bitFlyer Europe

Roundtable
Panel: Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) for a Regional Payment System
Moderated by Ciaran Ryan. As digital currencies are gaining momentum globally, central banks are intensifying their research and efforts on
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..
Michelle Chivunga N
Michelle Chivunga N Founder/CEO & Investor at Global Policy House..

Closing Ceremony
Closing Address by Master of Ceremonies
John Lombela
John Lombela Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptov..

Speaker
David Gitonga

David Gitonga

Managing Editor at BitcoinKENairobi, Kenya
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John Lombela

John Lombela

Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptovecs Capital and...Johannesburg, South Africa
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Peter McCormack

Peter McCormack

Host of What Bitcoin Did podcast, Defiance podcast and Defiance TV
Speaker
Yele Bademosi

Yele Bademosi

CEO at Bundle Africa and Founding Partner at Microtraction
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Tiffany Belk

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Jade Lawrence

Jade Lawrence

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Priyam Guha

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