Blockchain Africa Conference 2022, organized by Bitcoin Events, is the 8th edition of the annual event. It is held on Thursday, 17 March 2022 to Friday, 18 March 2022 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Bitcoin Events began hosting the Blockchain Africa Conference in 2015. Over the years, the event has seen seven editions, more than 7,000 people in attendance, 230 speakers and has had attendees from 150 countries.
The Conference is known to have attracted well-recognised leaders in the blockchain and crypto industries. Some of which include: Charles Hoskinson, Founder and CEO of IOHK, Founder of Cardano, and Director of The Bitcoin Project; Sam Bankman-Fried, Founder at Alameda Research, and CEO and Founder of FTX.
Blockchain Africa Conference is aimed at exploring Blockchain opportunities and benefits in Africa and the whole world at large. With countries like Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa being ranked in the top 20 of the 2021 global crypto adoption index; Africa has shown great acceptance towards cryptocurrencies, which reports say could be used to solve Africa’s digital divide — as many people still remain unable to access basic technological and internet services. Blockchain technology helps to bridge this gap through access to cheaper, easier and more flexible transactions.
According to Chainanalysis 2021, Geography of Cryptocurrency Report, Africa’s cryptocurrency adoption grew by 1200% between July 2020 and June 2021. The report records that Africa received a sum of $105.6 billion worth of cryptocurrency in that period. This fast-paced adoption of cryptocurrency has made Africa a prime market for cryptocurrencies and financial technology services.
To register for the event, buy tickets on the official website.