Africa's Leading Blockchain & Crypto Conference since 2014. Hosted by Bitcoin Events. Bitcoin Events is the proud organiser of the blockchain conferences - the first of its kind in Africa, as well as the largest focusing on blockchain technology. Bitcoin Events was founded in 2014 by Sonya Kuhnel and Theo Sauls who saw a need to educate and inform people about the opportunities that digital currencies and blockchain technology in Africa offer. Bitcoin Events hosted its inaugural Bitcoin Africa Conference in Cape Town in 2015 with International expert speakers including well-known South African entrepreneur Vinny Lingham, early adopter and venture capitalist Brock Pierce, CEO of Gem Michael Winkelsprecht, and Chief Compliance Officer of Luno Erik Wilgenhof-Plante. Sponsors included Gem, Gyft, BitPesa, Bankymoon and PayFast. Bitcoin Events hosted its second Blockchain & Bitcoin Africa Conference in Johannesburg in 2016 which was co-hosted by Absa, member of Barclays, with over 200 attendees at the two-day event. Bitcoin Events hosted its third Blockchain Africa Conference, sponsored by SAP and CoinBR, in Johannesburg in 2017. 320 delegates attended from 14 countries (Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Cameroon, South Africa, the US, the UK, Sweden, Russia, India, the Netherlands and Brazil). Mr Andreas M. Antonopoulos was the Keynote Speaker. Bitcoin Events hosted its highly anticipated fourth annual conference, the Blockchain Africa Conference 2018 in Johannesburg on 8-9 March 2018 with Microsoft and IBM as the official Partners and Diamond Sponsors. More than 400 delegates from 23 countries such as Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Ghana, Mauritius, Tanzania, South Africa, USA, UK, Canada, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Boznia and Herzegovina, Singapore, Brazil, UAE, Israel, India, Argentina, Hong Kong, Nicaragua and Australia attended. Stefan Thomas, Chief Technology Officer at Ripple, the San Francisco-based blockchain company powering frictionless payments for more than 100 customers worldwide, was the Keynote Speaker.