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Humaniq wants YOU for Hack.Summit (Blockchain)




London, June 28, 2018 – Humaniq, a London-based Fintech firm that provides next-generation financial services for the unbanked, is excited to announce its sponsorship of Hack.Summit(Blockchain), the largest hackathon to ever take place – a virtual event hosted by Hack VC and Deconet that will feature tens of thousands of developers from all over the world. The dates are July 6th-8th, 2018.

Hack.summit (Blockchain) is a virtual conference and hackathon where developers can learn about the latest developments of blockchain technology from world-class technical leaders and collaborate with other developers from the comfort of their living room.  According to the event organiser, at the present time, there are more than 10,000 registered from over 157 countries and this only the beginning – for it is planned to break past years’ records.

blockchainHumaniq is well-known for its support of start-up developers and the Blockchain community: the Humaniq team held a ‘Global Challenge’ for start-up projects to facilitate the development of new financial inclusion solutions aimed at helping the world’s unbanked population. About 450 participants entered projects made especially for the Humaniq platform and three winners were selected for an expedition to Kenya. This provided an opportunity to meet the people who stand to benefit from new services, in order to test and adapt emerging business plans based on hearing what citizens there want and need.

Today Humaniq also contributes the amount of $5,000 for charity and the Hackathon Grand Prize and invites everyone to join the largest programming conference ever created and the largest historical hackathon in the world  – with 30,000+ registered hackers in 2016. Proceeds will support non-profit organisations: Women Who Code, Black Girls Code, freeCodeCamp, CoderDojo, Bridge Foundry, and Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Register here for the hackathon.

Please feel free to use the promo code ‘humaniq’ for free registration to Hack.


Humaniq is a London-based Fintech firm that provides next-generation financial services using its Hybrid Blockchain-based mobile application to the unbanked and underprivileged in emerging economies globally. Humaniq is focused on worldwide financial inclusion by providing access to global markets, greater opportunities, and novel financial solutions using repurposed technologies for those gaining exposure to financial services for the first time.

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Gimibits – A Cryptocurrency Brokerage for Nigeria




The Gimibits crypto-brokerage app for Nigeria is now live on the Android Playstore! Gimibits is a cryptocurrency brokerage for Nigeria that connects to the world’s largest cryptocurrency markets to ensure that clients can buy and sell cryptocurrency instantly at the best prices. The platform currently offers 20 trading pairs, 0% deposit fees, and 0.05% trade fees during the Beta launch.

Gimibits Mobile Application

GimibitsFundamentally, the goal of the brokerage app is to make trading cryptocurrency easy, and safe – the pricing engine connects to the worlds largest exchanges allowing users to execute trades instantly at the best available prices, while the UI and UX ensure that every important function (buy, sell, refer, transfer) can always be reached with a single touch. Additionally, everything required is contained within the app itself, including onboarding, KYC, bank verification, and customer support.

Gimibits uses BitGo as a trusted custodian to hold all reserve cryptocurrency, apart from sourcing liquidity through highly liquid and credible exchanges, with more exchanges to be added in the following weeks. BitGo is perhaps the most credible and trusted institutional custodian in the digital assets space worldwide, is responsible for almost a 5th of all Bitcoin transactions, deploys cutting edge security, and provides insurance for deposits.

  1. Trade 20 BTC and NGN pairs with a few clicks
  2. Deep liquidity and minimum slippage
  3. Secure, institutional-grade security through BitGo
  4. Unique price discovery algorithm always finds the best available price
  5. High limits on deposits and withdrawals
  6. Direct contact with the dev team for technical support and feedback

Beta Launch

To incentivise new users to try the platform out, Gimibits is offering 0% deposit fees, near 0% trade fees in combination with a highly liquid order book and some of the tightest spreads available on any Nigerian cryptocurrency exchange – making it one of the cheapest, easiest options to purchase cryptocurrency in Nigeria right now. Additionally, the platform offers an appealing referral program; allowing people to apply others’ referral codes for a 10% discount, or sharing their own referral code with friends to gain 20% of all commissions earned by the platform.

  1. Referral program giving 10% fee discount for using another person’s code, and 20% of all trade commissions for referred persons
  2. 0% deposit fees during Beta
  3. 0.05% fees for each trade

Future Products

Gimibits next iteration will integrate a novel derivative trading platform, based on the multi-exchange model already used in the platform. This will allow users to long (bet that the price will go up), or short (bet that the price will go down) in an intuitive and easy to understand manner. By managing net positions across various cryptocurrency derivative products, Gimibits will bring the simplicity of cryptocurrency spot trading to exotic financial instruments.

This will be followed by a web application, dubbed ‘Gimibits PRO’ for experienced traders, a payment gateway to allow merchants to deposit BTC and have it immediately converted and sent to their bank account, and regular prizes for top traders within the platform. Additionally, the team will continue to spread awareness and curated educational content, and conduct surveys to spur adoption through its blog, and social media handles.

  1. Simple, easy to use derivatives platform offering high leverage
  2. PRO interface for more experienced traders
  3. Instant BTC to NGN payment gateway
  4. Curated content, news, and educational resources

You can access Gimibits on and interact with the company on Twitter at @Gimibits.

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The Blockchain and AI Africa Conference 2020 is Moving Beyond the Hype



Blockchain and AI Africa Conference

Are you prepared for the disruption that blockchain technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is presenting as part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)?

Blockchain Africa Conference 2020They are shaking up the status quo of several industries, with the potential to manifest in many spheres of operations. AI’s business value in Africa is set to surpass $45bn by 2025. With a population that’s 1,3-billion strong, Africa could leverage its demography to bolster development. Around 60% of Africans are under the age of 25, and the continent has a growing working-age population. It’s a window of opportunity for economic growth, which could be leapfrogged with AI. It is, therefore, becoming increasingly necessary to understand how this growth is being translated into real-world commercial solutions. 

Africa’s leading Blockchain and AI conference will bring together hundreds of attendees from around the globe to discuss the future and convergence of blockchain technology and AI and how these technologies are addressing urgent challenges in Africa.

The conference will showcase how companies and individuals alike are already using these technologies, what some of the most interesting use cases and applications are, the limitations, security, scaling and implementation issues that exist as well as what regulations are being considered and implemented across various jurisdictions. 


With networking high on the agenda for all who attend, the benefits are numerous for attendees and exhibitors alike. 

Join CEOs, CIOs, COOs, CTOs, Heads of Data Science, Heads of Innovation and Strategy, Heads of IT, Heads of Information Security, Heads of Engineering, Heads of IT Architecture, Heads of Emerging Technology, Heads of Development, Technical Advisors, Heads of Strategy, Heads of Risk and Compliance, Regulators, Lawyers, Business Transformation, Data Architecture, Heads of Applications, Heads of Digital, Investors, Venture Capitalists, Software Engineers, Research Managers, Development Managers, Marketing Managers, Developers, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Start-ups and Enthusiasts and more!


Attend the conference and gain valuable insight into:

  • How blockchain technology and AI is impacting various industries: real-world case studies from organisations who have started their blockchain and AI-related ventures
  • Developing strategies for successful blockchain and AI implementation
  • Exceeding customer expectations by meeting consumer demands of the future
  • Discovering which processes can be automated to improve productivity and reduce human errors
  • Discovering how blockchain technology and AI can change existing products and services in order to improve customer service and increase efficiency
  • Harnessing the full potential of data to increase loyalty and retention

Meet some of the industries’ leading visionaries with previous partners including IBM, Microsoft, ConsenSys, SAP, BankservAfrica and many more. Cut through the hype and join us for networking, thought-provoking discussions and talks, about the world-changing application of blockchain technology and AI.

Secure your seat for the Blockchain and AI Africa Conference 2020! << REGISTER NOW for the Blockchain and AI Africa Conference 2020 >>


Place your brand at the epicentre of African blockchain technology and AI by showcasing your brand through speaking, sponsoring and exhibiting opportunities at the Blockchain and AI Africa Conference 2020. We attract 600+ key stakeholders and media across the African and global blockchain ecosystem, creating the ideal opportunity to communicate your brand, products and services. 


Become a sponsor and gain exposure for your product and services with investors, traders, business, technology providers, regulators, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and innovators.

Become a Sponsor


Exhibit and connect with potential customers and partners. Increase awareness of your company and attract new business.

Become an Exhibitor

Submit your paper here for a speaking opportunity.

Introducing a Keynote Speaker 

Tone Vays

Well known, derivatives trader and consultant, Tone Vayes is one of the Keynote Speakers. 

Tone has worked on Wall Street for almost 10 years starting as a Risk Analyst at Bear Stearns and later becoming a VP at JP Morgan Chase in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. His expertise is in economic trends, trading and risk analysis. Ever since getting involved in the cryptocurrency ecosystem in early 2013, he has been very active in spreading the relevance and importance of this technology. Tone has been featured in several documentaries such as Magic Money and Bitcoin – Beyond the Bubble. Tone is now an independent content creator at and on his YouTube Channel focused on sound economics and finance. 

Meet some of our amazing speakers!

We are delighted to welcome our confirmed speakers who are recognised as thought leaders in the blockchain industry. Some of the speakers sharing their knowledge are: 

  • Jonathan Galea, Managing Director at Blockchain Advisory Pty Ltd and President of BitMalta.
    Malta has been trailblazing the regulatory efforts in the crypto space by launching the first comprehensive framework of its kind in the world. Mr Galea will provide an overview of this framework, the benefits thereof, and success stories of established companies.
  • Akhona Damane, Manager: Office of Digital Advantage (ODA) (On behalf of the Department of Science and Innovation)
    Mr Damane will discuss the initiatives and road map of the Office of Digital Advantage (ODA), which is the portfolio management unit for the implementation of the Department of Science and Innovation’s ICT Research, Development and Innovation Roadmap for 2013-2023.
  • Carmelle Cadet, Founder and CEO of EMTECH
    As the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement enters its implementation phase, it critical for central banks to engage and provide modern payment infrastructure. Improving the physical infrastructure and regulatory frameworks are core requirements for this agreement to unlock the said potential. Ms Cadet will talk about ‘Central Bank Digital Currencies for a Regional Payment System’.
  • Mervyn George, Innovation Strategy Lead for Africa at SAP

    Read more about our speakers here and their hot topics of discussion here.

About Bitcoin Events

Since inception, Bitcoin Events have cut through the hype and challenged the critics to educate, upskill and drive long-term thinking on the strategic benefits of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology for businesses, governments, citizens, and society. Have a look at the photos and videos of past conferences.

For more information on the Blockchain and AI Africa Conference 2020 visit our website at or email us at 

See You at the Blockchain and AI Africa Conference 2020 in Johannesburg!

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​BBOD Launches World’s First Zero-Fee, Non-Custodial Crypto Derivatives Trading Platform



BBOD Launches

HONG KONG, 15th November 2019 – ​BBOD, world’s first zero-fee, non-custodial crypto derivatives trading platform with an unprecedented level of security and transparency, is now live and open for business.

The lack of transparency, trust, and adequate fund security at centralised exchanges has grown urgent demand for better custodial practices, separating user funds from the funds of the holdings of the exchange.

BBODDuring a recent press conference, Jacob Ruczynski, CEO at BBOD, explained the security feature: “​At BBOD, custody of cryptocurrencies is completely separate from the exchange. As a result, our platform does not hold private keys to the client’s balances. Instead, each client holds their funds in a decentralised smart contract account. No private keys are created. Therefore, the keys can not be stolen by hackers​.”

“​All user balances are updated daily and visible on the Ethereum blockchain. The public may monitor in near real-time the number of users registered, their balances and the total amount of funds at the exchange. This design allows BBOD to pass proof-of-solvency and proof-of-reserves audits using solely publicly available data.” ​he added.

BBOD partners with ​TrustToken to offer the world’s first TUSD-settled perpetual futures contracts with up to 50x leverage, allowing market participants to go long or short on various cryptocurrencies, empowering them to express sentiment and manage risk more effectively using a stablecoin collateral. The instrument has no expiration dates, unlike fixed maturity futures.

Ryan Rodenbaugh, Business Development Lead at TrustToken, said: ​“We’re excited to continue developing TUSD to better meet the demands of modern markets. Starting as a better way to move money to becoming a staple currency across spot markets, TUSD is proud to now serve the futures and derivatives markets. Empowering crypto traders to enter these enormous markets is part of our ongoing commitment to growing the utility, credibility, and accessibility of cryptocurrencies, and we’re proud to be doing it with BBOD.”

BBOD is to become the most liquid and secure marketplace to trade altcoins with high leverage aiming to list perpetual futures contracts on +50 cryptocurrencies by the end of 2020.

In the first stage, the BBOD platform will offer perpetual contracts on the following 17 underlying cryptocurrencies against TUSD with up to 50x leverage: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, Tron, NEO, Binance, Litecoin, Stellar, Cardano, IOTA, Monero, NEM, ICON, Elastos, Decred, Digibyte.

BBOD Chief Economist, Piotr Arendarski Ph.D., said: ​“The cryptocurrency derivatives space still lacks professional, reliable marketplaces to trade altcoins with high leverage, and this is what we provide on our trading platform. We apply the same standards in terms of risk management and compliance as you would see in the established finance space.

“The firm has a number of additional futures contracts on altcoins and on crypto indices in the pipeline and plans to expand its range of services,” he added.

In the next stage, the zero-fee BBD-settled market will be launched with 4 contracts: BTC, ETH, EOS, LTC vs. BBD on December 9th, 2019. There will be no transaction fees (zero) on the BBD-settled futures markets (eg. BTC/BBD perpetual contract). Traders need to use the BBD token as collateral, so balances and PnL is denominated in BBD.

Additionally, BBOD will be conducting a non-dilutive public offering of 8,000,000 BBD tokens which is starting on the 19th of November, 2019. Interested parties may purchase BBD tokens with up to a 60% discount in relation to the intended price of the token at the BBD/TUSD spot market; to be launched on December 10, 2019.

To learn more about BBOD’s cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform, visit the official website at

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