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Blockchain Startups Invited to Africa Conference

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.

Richard Kasteleinhttps://www.the-blockchain.com
In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, the Netherlands where he has set down his anchor to raise a family and write. Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015) and director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He has written over 2500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published in Harvard Business Review, Venturebeat, Wired, The Guardian and a number of other publications. Kastelein has an Honorary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor of Blockchain at China's first blockchain University in Nanchang at the Jiangxi Ahead Institute software and Technology. He has over a half a decade experience judging and rewarding some 1000+ innovation projects as an EU expert for the European Commission's SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor and as a startup judge for the UK government's Innovate UK division. Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology at over 50 events in 30+ cities.
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