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Nigeria Holds First Blockchain & Digital Currency Conference

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Conference Lagos is the first nationwide knowledge sharing conference which brings together enthusiasts, practitioners, entrepreneurs, startups and software developers playing in the blockchain and digital currency community, under one roof. The purpose among other things is to spur a wave of startups in the Blockchain and Digital Currency ecosystem. It will also be an eye opening event for those interested in leveraging digital currency revolution as an alternative hedge is an economy struggling to get out of recession. The conference theme is “Learning to Glow with The Flow” from August 14-15, 2017.

Venue: The Civic Center, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos

Opening time: 10:30 AM

We will be honoured to have the following as key players in the event:

  • Mr Femi Daniel NITDA as a guest speaker.
  • Dr, Daniel Isiavwe ISSAN President, – Keynote.
  • Mr Musa Itopa Jimoh, a director at CBN – Keynote
  • The Central Bank Nigeria’s (CBN) Committee on “The Study of Virtual Currency as an Emerging Medium of Exchange.”

Several globally exposed practitioners are joining our growing list of speakers. Dickson Nsofor,  Humaniq UK, Oladapo Ajayi, founder SuperDAO USA, Miklos Denker and Ida Froyda Corion Platform Switzerland, Joshua Hawley Everei,  Dubai, have all confirmed their presence. Others from global brands like Accenture, KPMG, Deloitte and EY are expected to confirm their availability.

The conference is made possible with sponsorships from PaxfulSuperDAO, and Humaniq, with partnership support from CEX.io and StartUP Bits. Organisers are Blockchain Education Network and Blockchain Nigeria User Group.

There are still more opportunities for sponsorship. Contact the organizers.

Blockchain technology offers tremendous opportunities for young startups in Nigeria to solve many of our nation’s problems, such as inefficient banking systems, expensive remittance services, poor land recording system, very ugly and embarrassing document verification systems, fraud laden voting system, and so on. Many of the problems facing Nigeria can be solved using Blockchain Technology.

But the inability of the regulatory agencies and relevant authorities to come up with clear road maps and regulatory framework, have almost stifled the growth of this nascent technology. Elsewhere in Europe, America, Asia, even in neighbouring African countries like Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, blockchain technology is known to have begun a revolution in the way they do business in those places. BitPesa is known in Kenya and Uganda, The Sun Exchange and Payfast are known in South Africa, Bitland is known in Ghana. Of the well over 1,000 Blockchain companies in the world, Africa accounts for 1.45 of that number. Am still counting my fingers for Nigerian Blockchain start-up businesses.

During the conference, industry experts from within the country and some others outside Nigeria will share their views and experience of the opportunities and challenges facing digital currencies such as bitcoin, ethereum and blockchain technology; as well as their impact on the current social, economic and political order.

Also expected, are industry practitioners from Banks, Insurance, Accounting firms, Stock brokers, Regulators and Law Enforcement. There will also be business sessions where financial opportunities in Cryptocurrency trading, mining and investing will be shared. The software developer community will enjoy special sessions, learning the basics of building Smart contracts with Solidity scripting language on the Ethereum platform building problem-solving DAAPs. The discussion segments will offer anyone opportunity to ask any question and receive instant answers.

Beginning early in March 2017, when the Conference was first announced, hundreds of excited and anticipating Nigerians have thronged the registration portal to register for the event. Currently, registration is free, but fees may be charged in other to filter the massive in the flock of registrants and avoid stampede!

We encourage everyone to spread the word about this event because this is a really good thing.

Isn’t it?

Event landing page: https://www.blockchainnigeria.eventbrite.com

Event Website: http://blockchainnigeria.group

Contact Email: info@blockchainnigeria.group

Contact Telephone: +2348165430776

 

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  1. OHP

    3rd August 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Fantastic…

    This will bring people to reality …

    A welcome development.

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