Blockchain Startups Invited to Africa Conference

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Gabriella Mulligan from Disrupt Africa has announced that registration is now open for the second Blockchain and Bitcoin Africa Conference, with startups encouraged to attend and explore the opportunities posed by Blockchain technology in Africa.

Speaking to Mulligan, conference co-host Theo Sauls said startups in Africa should attend the event to explore the opportunities posed by Blockchain technology across the spread of industries.

“Blockchain technology offers tremendous opportunities for young startups in Africa to solve many of Africa’s problems, such as inefficient banking systems and expensive remittance services,” Sauls said.

“The financial industry is set to be completely disrupted by the secure and low transaction costs that blockchain technology offers. Startups all over the world are innovating at a rapid pace in this industry and traditional institutions are not able to keep up with this disruptive technology,” he said.

“There are opportunities not only in the financial industry but in farming, legal, and retail.”

During the conference, industry experts from around the world will share their views and experience of the opportunities and challenges facing digital currencies such as bitcoin and Blockchain technology; as well as their impact on the current social, economic and political order.

A number of pan-African countries will also be represented, including Botswana, Kenya, Ghana and Zimbabwe.

Tickets are available here.

About Richard Kastelein

Founder, Publisher and Editor in Chief of industry leading online publication, Blockchain News and co-founder and director at Blockchain Partners in London/Amsterdam/NYC. Kastelein is also an advisor with a number Blockchain startups doing ICOs including Humaniq.co where hs is interim CMO, DECENT.ch, Inchain, Chronobank, eGaas and others. He is regarded as one of the top journalists by the Blockchain and fintech communities – as is evident by his entry in the Top 150 Fintech journalists online and in the top 10 of the Blockchain Top 100 List.

As a prominent keynote presenter, he has spoken on Blockchain at events in Gdansk, Amsterdam, Minsk, Dubai, Antwerp, Eindhoven, Bucharest, Nairobi, Tel Aviv, Manchester, Brussels, Barcelona etc, where he helped spread the cause for Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency and, consequently, has built a notable network in the scene.

He’s also a director of a Dutch foundation called The Hackitarians and has run innovation events in London, San Francisco, Berlin, Amsterdam and other cities around the world on topics such Blockchain, Health, Energy, Internet of Things, AI etc.

In 2013, the European Commission appointed him as an expert for overseeing financing for emerging startups as a part of the European Commission’s 90 billion euro Horizon 2020 project, created in Brussels to promote innovation as a driving force of job creation and business ventures across Europe. He has also worked as an external expert for Innovate UK since 2012, judging startups for the UK government.

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