The Black Blockchain Summit 2020, an yearly conference organized by Kenyan-based Bithub Africa, is set to happen virtually with some of the biggest minds in the crypto and blockchain space speaking.
The theme for this year is ‘Blockchain Essentials for Life: Global Black Survival’ which will look at the disruptive nature of this technology and how it addresses the challenges affecting Black communities around the world.
The conference, powered by Bithub Africa, a Kenyan-based blockchain development studio and company building solutions for the African market, will also feature nine speakers from the African blockchain and crypto space.
Among the leading and prominent speakers at the conference include:
Andreas Antonopoulos – A best-selling author, speaker, educator, and highly sought after expert in Bitcoin and open blockchain technologies with repeated guest appearances on The Joe Rogan Experience and London Real
Tone Vays – A popular sought-after speaker, crypto figure, and influencer, and former VP at JP Morgan Chase
Cameron Winklevoss – President and Co-Founder of Gemini Exchange
Max Keiser – A popular crypto investor and publisher of The Keiser Report
The conference will feature nine speakers from Africa. These include:
John Karanja – CEO and Co-Founder at Bithub Africa and Melanin Ventures
Alakanani Itireleng – Founder of the Satoshi Center blockchain hub in Botswana and one of the leading and early pioneers of blockchain in Africa
Nhial Majok – Founder of Pesabase, a disruptive blockchain-based remittance service in Africa
Olaoluwa Osuntokun ‘Roas Beef’ – Co-founder and CTO of Lightning Labs
Tumelo Ramaphosa – Founder of Unlockchain Blockchain Africa and son of the current President of South Africa
Alex Wafula – DevOps and Systems Engineer at BillMari
Simon Mugo – Programming blockchain engineer and lead at Melanin Solar
Tongayi Choto – Co-founder & lead software developer at AfriBlocks, a Pan-African marketplace for African freelancers
Roselyne Wanjiru – Director of Growth and User Acquisitions at Pesabase, a premier payments and remittance solutions provider in Africa
Some of the interesting sessions to look out for include: