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[JOHANNESBURG, SA] Bitcoin Africa Conference

March 3, 2016 - March 4, 2016


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Bitcoin Africa Conference 

Bitcoin Events Pty Ltd recently held its very successful inaugural Bitcoin Africa Conference in the heart of the beautiful Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa on 16-17 April 2015. It bought together bank executives, members of the South Africa Reserve Bank, Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) and Treasury department as well as merchants, investors, venture capitalists, start-ups and Bitcoin enthusiasts who were all interested in what Bitcoin is and how it is changing the way we do business.

Bitcoin Events Pty Ltd will be hosting its second conference in Johannesburg, on the 3rd and 4th March 2016.

This conference will investigate the upcoming challenges and opportunities provided by bitcoin and the blockchain technology as well as their impact on the current social, economic and political order. Blockchain technology is disrupting not only the world of finance, but also a number of online and offline sectors. The Bitcoin Africa Conference will convene experts and leaders across these sectors to debate real-world problems and find the solutions that digital currencies such as bitcoin and blockchain technology can offer.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with professionals and experts in the field both locally and internationally.

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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, Inchain, Humaniq, 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 etc, where he helped spread the cause for Blockchain technology and crypto-currency and, consequently, has built a notable network inthe 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.


March 3, 2016
March 4, 2016
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