Blockchain Africa Conference 2017 to Bring the World’s Digital Disruption Experts Together


The digital era we live in nowadays has changed every industry all over the world. Changing technology has affected banking systems, medical technology, retail systems and transportation systems among others.

One digital disruptor that has changed the way in which organisations operate is Blockchain.

While some people are becoming more familiar with the technology, others are looking for more information.

The Blockchain Africa Conference 2017 aims to solve this problem for South Africans.

Set to be held between 1 and 3 March 2017 at The Focus Rooms in Johannesburg, South Africa, the conference is sponsored by companies including the likes of SAP, Bizcommunity, Gadget, ITWeb, Payments Afrika and

The conference will bring together a diverse range of experts who will discuss all the opportunities, challenges and exciting possibilities in innovation and disruption that can be leveraged in Africa using this technology.

Standard tickets are available for R350, while workshop tickets are available for R2350. Individuals also have options to pay for tickets with Bitcoin.

According to the Conference’s site, “The world’s biggest organisations are looking at the blockchain technology as a means to improve their existing services, systems and products by leveraging its key features: security, transparency, full life-cycle transaction history, real-time, immutability and cost-efficiency.”

The Blockchain Africa Conference 2017 will have a workshop taking place on the 1st of March 2017.

The workshop will discuss the disruption, use cases and challenges the technology faces, such as scaling, security, regulation, compliance and centralisation issues.

Topics of discussion at the workshop will include:

  • Will Central Banks start issuing their own cryptocurrencies?
  • How does an individual get started and use Bitcoin?
  • Where is the technology most likely to be applied over the next five years?

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