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Big Names Take to the Stage at Crypto Fest 2019 in South Africa

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Crypto Fest 2019

Bitcoin Events is hosting the first-ever Crypto Festival in Cape Town on 7 September 2019 at Shimmy Beach Club, V&A Waterfront. 

This is the first event of its kind in South Africa and with the tremendous interest in cryptocurrencies that exist in South Africa, this event is certainly going to provide several insights into why South Africans are investing in and trading with cryptocurrencies!

According to a global survey by social media management company Hootsuite and global agency Wearesocial, South Africa has been ranked as the top country for ownership of cryptocurrency. The survey found that 10.7 percent of internet users in the country own cryptocurrency. 

Africa is embracing the digital revolution!

Bitcoin is now 10 years old and with it has come a plethora of exciting new ways to transact, invest, trade and conduct business. The Crypto Fest will showcase these exciting innovations with well-known local and international speakers who have created businesses, products, and services using cryptocurrencies. 

AltcoinTraderOne of South Africa’s first cryptocurrency exchanges, AltCoinTrader SA is the official Premier Sponsor of the Crypto Fest 2019. AltCoinTrader provides cryptocurrency trading in South Africa since 2015. 

The main vision of the exchange, according to Founder and Senior Partner, Richard de Sousa, is to provide easier accessible cryptocurrencies to communities that struggle with traditional banking systems.

The demand for altcoins in the country is rapidly growing, and often local exchanges with fiat on-ramps are used as a gateway to international exchanges to facilitate top performing cryptocurrency acquisitions. AltCoinTrader has identified a niche space and has listed the top 20 CoinMarketCap coins on its platform to provide traders with easy access to these markets.

Keynote Speaker at Crypto Fest 2019

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RICHARD DE SOUSA

Founder of AltCoinTrader

Thanks to the invention of Bitcoin by Satoshi Nakamoto, new global financial systems now exist, those of decentralised cryptocurrencies and tech giants’ coins such as Facebook’s Libra. How will these new financial systems affect how we live and transact, and how will governments control these new systems? Richard de Sousa, Founder of AltCoinTrader will set the scene in his Keynote address discussing the ‘Trends and Overview of the Crypto Landscape’.

AltCoinTrader was developed by Richard in 2014 and as an early adopter of Bitcoin, he wanted to bring cryptocurrency to the local South African community as buying cryptocurrencies from any exchange overseas was difficult and cumbersome.

Put your brand on the throne

We invite you to partner with Bitcoin Events and sponsor this exciting event. Showcase your brand, product, and services to our global audience. The Crypto Fest sponsorship packages provide extensive exposure, leading up to, during, and after the festival. If you would like to receive more information about the sponsorship opportunities, please email us at info@blockchainafrica.co.

What You Can Expect at the Crypto Fest

This one-day event will be moving away from the traditional conference and exhibition model, into a ground-breaking festival of engaging, thought-provoking and quality content on three stages, driving meaningful discussion and debate on how best to accelerate global adoption of cryptocurrencies. Crypto Fest 2019 strives to bring cryptocurrencies to life through immersive activities showcasing examples of real-world application and increased engagement opportunities to make the connections needed to expedite cryptocurrency adoption through controversial crypto debates in the Crypto Battle Arena, live crypto gaming and fun competitions with crypto giveaways. The festival will culminate with a crypto party!

Crypto Battle I: Battle of the Coins

The Bitcoin Civil War between BTC, BCH, and BSV is hotter than ever, with existential stakes for different communities of stakeholders. Many different opinions exist in the crypto community on which bitcoin is the true bitcoin: which is the most efficient payment system, what is the most efficient block size limit and which of these are as per Satoshi Nakamoto’s Whitepaper, ‘Bitcoin, A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System’. Each participant will make their case for the bitcoin they support after which each will have the opportunity to respond to the other participants. The audience will have the opportunity to pose a question that the moderator will ask via our Twitter event hashtag, #CryptoFest2019. Less fighting and more buidl-ing is the only win-win scenario here. Catch Lorien Gamaroff, Rocelo Lopes and Warren Gray in this crypto battle ring, with James Preston as the mediator.

Crypto Battle II: Crypto Whales vs. the Small Fish

Crypto whales get accused of market manipulation and dirty tactics, and can cause market prices to drop or rise within minutes by dumping a huge amount of coins at once. However, not all crypto whales are sharks. And while that might be true for some whales, it is a broad and unjustified generalization to presume that all of them are solely focused on market manipulation. Price manipulation tactics occur in every market and are illegal in regulated markets which is not the case in the current crypto unregulated market. Join Graeme Tennant at our Whales vs. the Small Fish crypto battle, moderated by Grey Jabesi, which will look at how whales influence the crypto market and what tactics they use to create FOMO in the market.

Crypto Battle III: Libra Coin: What Does it Mean for Crypto?  

It is no more news that Facebook is taking a chunk of its resources and technical know-how to establishing a coin, Libra, offering a “faster, cheaper and more secure” alternative to traditional ways of making payments on the internet, according to reports. Regardless of all the details surrounding the introduction of this ambitious project, one thing is clear: over 2 billion people would have seamless access to Libra. Therefore, regulations, use case, its influence on the crypto market, as well as the financial industry, has come under unprecedented scrutiny.

This battle, moderated by Farzam Ehsani, will consider the various pros and cons of Libra, what it means for the crypto industry, consumers and regulators including the impact on other cryptocurrencies.

We are delighted to welcome our confirmed speakers who are recognised as thought leaders in the cryptocurrency industry! Read more about the speakers here, and view the thought-provoking programme 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.

For more information on the Crypto Fest visit our website at www.cryptofest.co.za or email us at info@blockchainafrica.co 

See You at the Crypto Fest 2019 in Cape Town!

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Xago Launches XRP Only Gateway And Exchange in South Africa

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XRP Gateway

Xago, a Cape Town-based fintech company, announced the launch of its Ripple gateway and custom-built exchange in South Africa. The exchange connects to and utilises RippleNet to trade, send and receive XRP only, the native digital asset used by Ripple.

XagoXago has built the exchange in order to create liquidity of XRP in South Africa, acting as the market-making platform for cryptocurrency enthusiasts and businesses that wish to trade with and utilise XRP and the Ripple Ledger. Due to the fast settlement between wallets, RippleNet is a viable option for transferring value between exchanges, reducing exposure to volatility.

Xago was founded by Jurgen Kuhnel (CEO), Sonya Kuhnel (COO) and Mark Chirnside (Chairman) in 2016 and incubated out of CiTi’s Bandwidth Barn in Woodstock thanks to Ian Merrington and his team. The company believes that blockchain technology, and in particular RippleNet, will play a critical role in transforming the payments industry.

‘By solving the double-spending problem the Bitcoin blockchain opened up digital peer-to-peer payments without the need for a trusted 3rd party through the process of mining. Ripple took this one step further and built a faster and more cost-effective decentralised ledger to compete in the high throughput and fast clearing retail and banking environments,’ says CEO Jurgen Kuhnel referring to their choice to specifically focus on Ripple and XRP.

Once the exchange has sufficient liquidity, Xago will launch its payment switch which connects to the retailers through their existing hardware and software systems. Where Xago is utilised, it will replace the need for acquirers and card networks for retailers, and with the use of RippleNet and XRP enable cross-border payments in the future. Consumers will be able to pay for goods and transact at the point of sale using only their mobile and mobile number, bypassing traditional payment rails.

Xago’s mobile number based identity system is built to connect mobile devices, the blockchain, and retailers in one seamless experience. Together with significantly lower transaction fees, the Xago platform is gearing to compete in the high stakes retail environment. This will enable clients to create new and innovative products that will ultimately benefit the end consumer.

Xago’s Chairman Mark Chirnside added, “This is no small step on the journey of Xago.io. With this launch and with the welcomed constructive approach we take with regulatory compliance and best practice, this platform holds the promise to reduce cost and friction, at a very interesting time in the payments arena. Personally I am honoured to be involved as an investor and as Chairman.”

In late 2018, the start-up received investment from African Technology Investments Ltd. It has spent the 1st half of 2019 setting up operations and engaging with the regulators and the broader ecosystem to build a best-in-class product that will not only add value to its clients but also comply with regulations going forward.

The start-up has a broader vision for payments across Africa and has plans to expand operations into other markets in the future. Kuhnel says, “In Africa, we have an opportunity to rethink the way money flows, what it costs and the time it takes to reach a destination. Mobile has shown us how important innovation is on our continent. We must build on this and continue to provide solutions that will benefit consumers in low to middle income countries who need it most, reducing the cost and friction of moving money is absolutely key.”

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Join the Bitcoin & Crypto Trading Crash Course in Nairobi, Kenya on October 12

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Crypto Trading Crash Course

BitcoinKE is excited to announce its upcoming Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Day Trading Crash Course on October 12, 2019, at Marble Hotel in central Nairobi.

Course Outline:

0) Brief Intro for beginners. (Defn of Terms)
1) Resource tools for Margin Trading
2) Software Set-Up & Configurations
3) Pre-market Analysis/Screening
4) Analysis: Based on Our Strategy
– Criteria to identify a viable setup
– Position Sizing/Risk Reward Calculations
– Entry/Exit
– Trade Management based on Market Generated Information

5) Psychological Management
6) Discord Trading Group (community)for consulting on setups/
research/learning from each other/ traders lounge and our daily banter
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Bitcoin Trading Session

Bitcoin Trading Session at a recent event by www.bitcoinke.io

NB: This will be a marathon course as thereʼs a lot to cover, and we only have one day! You are advised to carry your laptops to follow along on the course.

Trading has a wide range of topics that will require that a beginner takes more time to learn and apply themselves in the market. This one-day seminar distills what we ourselves have learned over time, focusing on essentials of how we day trade.

Afterward, beginners will need to connect with us in our Tradersʼ Lounge Discord Server (free chat app) and follow up with more experienced traders in their daily trading.


At the end of the class, you should have the necessary skill set to get started as a trader. It’s a first-of-its-kind training that compresses 32 hrs of training into a 7-8hr session.

Location & Payment

The course is going for only Kshs. 2,500.

LOCATION: MARBLE ARCH HOTEL, CITY CENTER, NAIROBI

TIME: 8:00 AM – 5:0OPM

Lunch and Snacks will be served!

 

You can pay for the course below:

PAYMENT DETAILS:

VIA BANK DEPOSIT / MPESA

PAYBILL: 400200

ACCOUNT NO.: 01108170890000

SEND PAYMENT DETAILS VIA TEXT OR WHATSAPP TO: +254 721 783 420

 

VIA BITCOIN

BITCOIN ADDRESS: 17NBhX8NdMNxccF4vGd84g92AQXortxSkU

SEND TRANSACTION ID  VIA TEXT OR WHATSAPP TO: +254 721 783 420

 

Once payment is received, we shall send the relevant course materials before the day of the training.

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Abuja Blockchain & Digital Assets Conference 2019 to Be Held on October 4-5

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All is now set for the successful hosting of the Abuja Blockchain & Digital Assets Conference 2019 at Sheraton Hotels Abuja on October 4 and 5, 2019. This is Nigeria’s premium hybrid Blockchain Conference of Value and Innovation, annually organized and curated by Blockchain Nigeria User Group, sub-set of Organization of Blockchain Technology User (OBTU), a pioneer group of enthusiast, developers and industry practitioners championing the adoption of Blockchain technology through education across Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The conference will be chaired by Mr. Lawal J. Ahmed an Executive Director at Keystone Bank Plc. Prof Kingsley Mughalu, former UN Diplomat and a former Deputy Governor at CBN, is expected to grace the conference as the Lead Keynote Speaker.

Date: 4-5th October 2019 | Venue: Abuja Sheraton Hotels, Abuja Nigeria | Time: 10.00 AM

The agenda of this year’s conference is “The Blockchain Trust-Architecture for Governance and Public Service”.

At the upcoming #AbujaBlockchain2019, attendees will discover how Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), IoT, Big Data and Virtual Financial Assets are altering and disrupting incumbents and creating new opportunities for forwarding-thinking individuals, nations and organizations. As for government agencies, they will also discover how different countries are already utilizing the blockchain trust-architecture to increase public service delivery and improve citizen participation in governance.

Some of the expected Keynotes and Special Guest include Hon Femi Gbajabiamila (Speaker HoR Nigeria), Hon Solomon Adaelu, Member HoR, Chairman of Bi-Partisan Blockchain Group at the National Assembly, Dr. Isa Pantami, Hon Minister of Communications, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, DG NITDA, Rakiya S. Mohammed- Director, Information Technology Department Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and Joshua Hawley, founder Blockchain Advisory Mauritius/ Co-Founder of Mauritius Ethereum Alliance.

Blockchain Nigeria User Group

The conference has three tracks consisting of Panel discussions, Innovative Tech product Exhibitions, and Blockchain4Good Hackathon, The hackathon is being supported by RadikalHub, IBM and Vite Labs. The event sponsors include Quanta, Kudi-Exchange, Jelurida Africa DLT, Bitfxt, Naija Crypto, Swipe and BFC International.

About 1000 participants are expected to be at the two-day event.

More information about the event is available at the event website: https://blockchainnigeria.group/

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