Bitcoin and Blockchain enthusiasts will be able to attend the second annual Blockchain Africa Conference in Johannesburg. The event will be taking place from 3 to 4 March and will be hosted by Bitcoin Events Pty Ltd.
The two-day conference will include industry experts, such as the CEO of CiTi, Ian Merrington; Kathryn Haun, a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice; and co-founder and CEO of BitX, Marcus Swanepoel amongst others. Speakers will talk about their experiences with the technology, issues faced when it comes to digital currencies, as well as the impact it has on social, economic, and political order.
African countries will also be represented at the event, including Botswana, Kenya, Ghana, and Zimbabwe.
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency were hot topics in 2015 with more and more startups looking towards the technology. We saw the likes of Kenyan bitcoin startup Bitsoko, which offers digital currency services, won the US$100 000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and BitX, another Bitcoin currency service, raising US$4-million from Naspers. The technology isn’t just exclusive to fintech with CustosTech looking to curb movie piracy with Bitcoin.
The first Bitcoin academy in Africa launched at the Bandwidth Barn in Woodstock, Cape Town.
Registrations for the event are open through their website or Quicket.