Blockchain Africa Conference Returns 8th & 9th March, Microsoft South Africa

Blockchain Africa Conference Returns 8th & 9th March, Microsoft South Africa
Blockchain Africa Conference Returns 8th & 9th March, Microsoft South Africa

Heavyweight speakers at the Blockchain Africa Conference 2018

Bitcoin Events’ fourth annual Blockchain Africa Conference has attracted some of the biggest names in disruptive technology from around the world.

Here are a few of the main speakers at this year’s conference:

Andrew Keys (USA), Co-founder of ConsenSys Capital and former Head of Global Business Development at ConsenSys

Andrew co-founded ConsenSys Capital to create Ethereum blockchain solutions for Fortune 500 companies and government, and co-created the first Ethereum Blockchain-as-a-Service offering with Microsoft. He started the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) which is now the largest open-source blockchain initiative on Earth.

Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar (Argentina), CEO & Co-founder of RSK Labs (Rootstock)

Diego was one of the pioneers of web development in Argentina and Latin America in 1995, and has played a leading role in fostering Bitcoin technology in the region since 2012. He co-founded the Argentinean Bitcoin Community with over 2,000 registered members.

Diego works with disruptive technologies, turning them into usable tools for business and social transformation. RSK Labs was the first open-source, peer-to-peer smart contract platform and payment network powered by Bitcoin.

Henri Arslanian (China), PwC FinTech & RegTech Leader for China/Hong Kong

Henri is passionate about the future of the financial and legal industries. As a TEDX speaker, Henri has spoken about ‘How FinTech is Shaping the Future of Banking’. He is a published author and has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences.

He is the PwC FinTech & RegTech Lead for China/HK and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong. He teaches graduate courses on Entrepreneurship in Finance, as well as the first FinTech university course in Asia.

Henri has received many industry and academic awards, including Top FinTech Influencer You Need to Know in Asia and Most Influential Individuals in FinTech.

Chris Hamilton (South Africa), CEO of BankservAfrica

When Chris was CEO of the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA), he worked with Australia’s leading payments institutions and played a key role in redeveloping the country’s payment system. Today, Australia’s payment system is one of the most advanced in the world.

Chris is currently CEO of BankServAfrica, Africa’s largest automated clearing house that builds and operates South Africa’s core inter-bank payments infrastructure.

Read more about our speakers here.

The conference

The Blockchain Africa Conference 2018 takes place at Microsoft South Africa in Bryanston, Johannesburg on 8th and 9th March 2018.

Earlybird tickets have now closed, but some standard tickets are still available.

For more information about the conference or to buy tickets, visit or email us at [email protected]