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Bitcoin Events Announces Investec Private Banking as Premier Sponsors of the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020, as CoinNewsExtra Becomes Official Media Partners

Bitcoin Events, the organizers of the thriving and innovative Blockchain Conference in Africa, has announced that Investec Private Banking has become the Premier Sponsor to the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020!

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CoinNewsExtra is elated to inform the blockchain/cryptocurrency community and the general public that they are official media partners of the epoch-making Blockchain Africa Conference 2020, which is slated to hold in Jo’burg, South Africa on the 11th and 12th of March 2020. With this partnership, CoinNewsExtra will give live updates, press releases, live coverage of the event, keeping the community in the know.

Investec Private Banking

Investec provides specialist banking, wealth and investment, and asset management services. It started as a small finance company in South Africa in 1974, and today it is an international organisation trusted to manage clients’ assets.

Blockchain as a Disruptive Technology

The African continent has massive challenges with transactions and doing business that, with the help of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, can be transformed into simpler and more efficient ways of working.

The conference will explore how this technology can simplify and streamline systems and processes across various industries to reduce time, costs and fraud, become highly secure and transparent, and remove human error and inefficiencies.

Since 2015, Bitcoin Events’ annual Blockchain Africa Conferences have been the first of their kind in Africa and have brought together some of the top thought leaders from across the globe.

Over 32 countries, 1600 delegates and 135 speakers have attended our previous five conferences, from both the public and private sector.

The Potential of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in Africa

At the Africa’s leading blockchain and cryptocurrency conference, the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020, the organizers promsies to cut through the hype and showcase the potential of these disruptive and innovative technologies.

The conference will explore how blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies provide opportunities and benefits for individuals, governments, start-ups, companies and institutions by removing and improving inefficient systems and processes within and across organisations.

There is a lot the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020 offers to explore the potential Blockchain Technology has in Africa, it includes:


Gain insight into current blockchain and AI use cases by financial and non-financial start-ups and institutions in:
– Self Sovereign Identity (SSI),
– Decentralised Finance (DeFi),
– Trade finance,
– Access to financial services,
– Cross border payments,
– Health care,
– Social good,
– Record keeping and auditing,
– Food tracking and traceability and
– Supply chain management

Using blockchain technologies such as Ethereum, Chain, Ripple, Stellar, Cardano, Bitcoin and consortium blockchains: Corda, Hyperledger and Quorum including Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS).


At the conference, attendees will learn how organisations, individuals and institutions are using blockchain technology and AI to remove inefficient systems and processes within and across organisations, globally.

Hear how Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain technology intersect and how they play a role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).


Attendees will gain an introductory knowledge on blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) and examine case studies from across impact sectors.


Learn how blockchain technology can improve transparency, audit trails and transaction reporting to ease regulatory and compliance processes.

Find the answers to questions such as:

What are the concerns that regulators have?
How are countries currently regulating cryptocurrencies?
How are regulators considering regulating cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in the future?
What are the potential risks of an unregulated market?


Networking is vital in meetings like this, and with more than 800 of the industry’s most progressive professionals, cutting across industries like finance, insurance, logistics, utilities, legal, media, and more, what’s not to love!?

Blockchain Technology: Beyond the Hype

11 – 12 March 2020 | Investec, Sandton, Johannesburg

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