BITCOIN AFRICA CONFERENCE

Bitcoin Africa Conference

Bitcoin Events Pty Ltd is hosting its inaugural Bitcoin Africa Conference at the beautiful Atlantic Imbizo Conference and Function Studio located in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa on 16-17 April 2015.

With a great deal of interest shown by the banking, financial services industry and the retail sector; delegates from USA and UK will also be attending. Several African countries are represented, such as Botswana, Kenya, Ghana and Zimbabwe.

The event will have both local and international speakers’ which includes keynote speaker Vinny Lingham; globally recognised South African serial entrepreneur. Vinny Lingham has founded a number of business, he is a SA Dragons Den Investor, has a passion for start-ups, entrepreneurship, Bitcoin & the Internet.

Vinny Lingham


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

The conference will focus on educating both individuals and businesses on what Bitcoin is, the benefits of Bitcoin, the use of Bitcoin in emerging versus developed markets, merchant adoption, security issues, regulation, compliance, the Blockchain, how Bitcoin will impact the global and African economy, and investment opportunities.

THURSDAY 16 APRIL 2015

08:00 am: Registration and coffee
09:00 am: Vinny Lingham: Welcome and opening speech by keynote speaker
10:00 am: TBA: Bitcoin: basics and beyond
10:45 am: Coffee break
11:15 am: Micah Winkelspecht: Bitcoin security: a practical perspective
12:00 am: TBA: Bitcoin and regulation: the legal landscape of Bitcoin

13:00 Lunch

14:45 pm: TBA: Bitcoin in emerging markets versus developed markets
15:30 pm: Jonathan Smit: Bitcoin merchant adoption
16:15 pm: Elizabeth Rossiello: Bitcoin, remittances and the developing world

FRIDAY 17 APRIL 2015

08:00 am: Registration and coffee
09:00 am: Vinny Lingham: Welcome and opening speech by keynote speaker
09:30 am: Sean Emery: Bitcoin and Peer-to-Peer Lending – a combination of forces to completely disrupt traditional banks
10:15 am: Daniel Schwartzkopff: Case study of a Bitcoin sportsbook, BetVIP.com and Bitcoin in iGaming
10:45 am: Coffee break
11:15 am: Lorien Gamaroff: Smart Grids and the Blockchain – Bitcoin’s first killer App
12:00 am: Brock Pierce: Bitcoin 2.0: challenges, failures and successes

13:00 Lunch

14:45 pm: TBA: Bitcoin investment
15:30 pm: TBA: Is there a future for Bitcoin in Africa?
16:15 pm: Simon Dingle: Bitcoin, present and future
19:00 pm: Cocktail party and networking

Limited seats are available so be sure to purchase your ticket here and book your seat now. For more information, visit us at http://bitcoinconference.co.za or email info@bitcoinconference.co.za

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