Being the largest blockchain event for Africa, Africa Blockchain Week 2021 will bring together decision-makers, business leaders, investors, community builders, educators, and government officials to discuss how blockchain technology benefits Africa’s economic and financial development.
Africa Blockchain Week (ABCW) 2021 takes place virtually from June 28 to July 1. The core event is the ABCW Virtual Summit which will broadcast high-level content during the days of June 28, 29, and 30. The hottest NFT trend is envisioned through a special Africa Artist Showcase of NFTs, including Amrita Sethi, an award-winning multimedia and tech artist.
The event is co-hosted by NexChange Group, a blockchain ecosystem, and venture builder, and an African conglomerate MARITA Group, with partnership and continuous support from the African Union and its Economic, Social and Cultural Council, the intergovernmental organizations that unite countries on the African continent on multiple levels.
Ambassador Jalal Chalba, CIDO Director of African UNION Commission, Dr. William Carew, Head of Secretariat of African Union ECOSOCC and Botho Seboko, Head of Human Resources, Science and Technology Cluster of African Union ECOSOCC are honorable participants and speakers for Africa Blockchain Week.
Africa Blockchain Week 2021 is covered by CNBC Africa, and also enjoys partnerships with blockchain-focused venture capital investor CVVC, and the leading think tanks in digital economy and fintech industries: Goldfingr Global Investment Club and Global Policy House, an investment, digital economy and blockchain solutions hub.
Moreover, 25+ media partners, 25+ supporting organizations and their communities coming from Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East have endorsed Africa Blockchain Week.
The conference agenda combines both financial and non-financial applications of blockchain that nourish the ecosystem and help build strong ties with global blockchain hubs. From the adoption of Bitcoin and digital currencies market boom, to feasibility studies of central bank digital currencies conducted by African central banks, to blockchain based logistics and supply chains in agriculture and food provenance, to distributed digital identity systems and financial inclusion: a wide range of topics will be covered during the 3-day summit.
Speakers featured on the agenda:
Charles Hoskinson, Founder, Cardano, Co-founder, IOHKMamadou Toure, Founder, CEO, Ubuntu Group, Founder, Africa 2.0 FoundationMance Harmon, CEO, Hedera HashgraphMichelle Chivunga N, CEO, Global Policy House, Advisor, African UnionNick Spanos, Bitcoin pioneer, Founder, ZAPMichael Sudarkasa, CEO, Africa Business GroupBrian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger, The Linux FoundationHamdene Ezzeddine, State Commissioner at the Tunisian High Administrative CourtAlbert Isola, Minister for Digital and Financial Services, Government of GibraltarIsmail El Hamraoui, President, The Moroccan Youth GovernmentIan Putter, Head of DLT/Blockchain, Standard BankJohn Kamara, Founder Adalabsafrica, Chairman African Blockchain CentreMohammad Sear, Digital Government & Public Sector Consulting Leader, EY Africa, India, Middle EastElaine Bannerman, Founder, Pan-African Tech Foundation
Financial Regulation: From Regulatory Goals to Legal TechniquesCross Border Payment Infrastructures and Central Bank Digital Currencies in AfricaDistributed Digital Identity Using Blockchain TechnologyDLT & Trade Facilitation in AfricaNFTs: from Hype to MainstreamDigital Media Platforms: Content and Strategies for New GenerationBlockchain Enabled Solutions for Mining & Energy IndustryBlockchain Application in Agriculture: Agri-specific blockchain & Food ProvenanceSupply Chain Management Solutions x BlockchainFinTech & Tokenisation Strategies in Africa and Beyond
Africa Blockchain Week 2021 promotes blockchain technology as an enabler of greater transparency and accountability throughout many industries. The event mission is to educate the audience about benefits of blockchain technology in sectors of business, government, infrastructure providers, financial institutions, etc.
The summit will debate the latest industry trends and future innovations, and provide unparalleled access to visionaries, influencers, and disruptors in the business and tech world, bringing awareness to challenges that can be addressed with blockchain technology solutions.
NexChange Group is a venture builder and media platform specializing in Blockchain, FinTech, HealthTech, AI, and Smart Cities.
Marita Group Holding is a global company focused on:
– turnkey solutions in real estate development, theme parks, smart cities
– Renewable energy and waste recovery, hydrogen production, electric mobility
– sustainable agriculture and sustainable development
– local mining development of natural resources
– health, medical products, equipment and supplies
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