[CONFERENCE: SEPTEMBER 12-13, 2020] Upcoming Nigerian BLOCKDeFi 2020 Virtual Conference to Feature Lightning Labs and FTX Exchange

BlockDeFi 2020, a fully virtual live Nigerian blockchain and crypto-assets conference, is expected to feature Nigerian crypto entrepreneurs and founders as well as leading authority figures in the space.

The conference agenda is ‘Unpacking Blockchain and the potential for alternative, open trustless finance in building the foundations of financial self-sovereignty in Africa.’

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The conference, powered by the Blockchain Nigeria User Group, will feature minds in some of the leading protocols making significant impacts in the space as well as layer 2 scaling solutions and other decentralized web technologies,

Among the leading speakers at the conference include:

  • Elizabeth Stark – CEO / Founder, Lightning Labs
  • Tristan Yver – Operations Manager, FTX.COM
  • Olaoluwa Osuntokun – CTO / Co-Founder, Lightning Labs
  • Emomotimi Agama – Deputy Director & Head, SEC Nigeria
  • Artur Schaback – COO, Paxful
  • Omidiora Samuel – Blockchain Engineer, Aave Protocol

Already confirmed as Lead Conference Keynote is Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, senior economic Advisor, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI). Dr. Ezekwesili was vice-president of the World Bank’s Africa division and is former Nigerian Minister of Education, Minister of Solid Minerals, and a presidential candidate in Nigeria’s last general elections.

Some of the interesting sessions to look out for include:

DAY 1:

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Sides of DeFi (1.00pm – 2.00pm, EAT)
  • Trading Futures, Leveraged Tokens, and Volatility Products on FTX.com (2.45pm – 3.05pm, EAT)
  • Inside the Crypto-Traders Locker-room (3.00pm – 4.00pm, EAT)
  • Shielding Yourself from CryptoScams with A&D Forensics (4.45pm – 5.00pm, EAT)
  • Leveraging Blockchain Technology for Business with CEO, Kipochi Kenya (5.00pm – 5.50pm, EAT)
  • Bitcoin Lightning Node Operator Round-Table with Lightning Labs (7.00pm – 8.00pm, EAT)
  • Why Lightning Network is the Killer App of DeFi with CEO, Lightning Labs (9.00pm – 9.30pm, EAT)

DAY 2:

  • Decentralized Web Workshop with YellowCard Blockchain Engineer (2.30pm – 3.30pm, EAT)
  • Blockchain & Virtual Financial Assets for Legal Practitioners (4.00pm – 5.00pm, EAT)


Below are the conference details:

  • DATES: September 12 – 13, 2020
  • TIME: Day 1 (12.00pm – 11.00pm) / Day 2 (2.00pm – 9.00pm)
  • REGISTRATION LINKhttp://bit.ly/BLOCKDeFi2020




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