Blockchain Africa Conference 2022
Time：Mar 17th, 2022 – Mar 18th, 2022
Since 2015, Bitcoin Events has been hosting the annual Blockchain Africa Conference, the first of its kind to be held in Africa. These popular conferences have attracted some of the top thought leaders and pioneers in the global blockchain and cryptocurrency industry, including Charles Hoskinson, Founder and CEO of IOHK, Founder of Cardano, and Director of the Bitcoin Project; Sam Bankman-Fried, Founder of Alameda Research, CEO and Founder of FTX; Andreas M. Antonopoulos, security and distributed systems expert, programmer, entrepreneur and author.
Session topics evolved with the global adoption of blockchain technology: “Beyond the Hype,” “From Hype to Mainstream,” and now “Ready for Business?”
As blockchain technology matures, we are seeing fewer blockchain experiments and more robust enterprise-level solutions being developed that are transforming many digital businesses; for example, cross-border blockchain-based payments are faster, cheaper, and more secure; in supply chain management, blockchain technology improves tracking, significantly reduces transaction settlement times, and automates payments using smart contracts.
The session focused on the opportunities and use cases for blockchain technology globally and in Africa, the second most populous continent in the world with approximately 1.3 billion people.
Africa is adopting cryptography much faster than its global counterparts – adoption rates soared to more than 200% above 1 last year, while countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania rank in the top 20 of the 2021 Global Cryptographic Adoption Index.
Africa is struggling with major infrastructure issues, which in turn means that many people do not have access to a wide range of basic services. This makes Africa ideally suited to adopt blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies to solve some of these challenges, such as financial inclusion, and cheaper, faster transactions.