Upcoming 2019 Africa Blockchain Conference Will Be Headlined By President Yoweri Museveni


Africa Blockchain Conference set to be held from July 3 to July 4 will have Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni as the central attraction. State House Press Secretary Linda Nabusayi also confirmed that the President will host his counterpart, President Julius Maasa Bio of Sierra Leone who will arrive on July 1.

Notably, the same conference in 2018 had President Museveni delivering a Keynote address on how Africa is ready for the digital age, saying Blockchain technology removes opaqueness in business and replaces it with total transparency. He added that Blockchain should not substitute goods and services but enable things to move faster through technology and systems.

The 2019 conference will be coordinated by CryptoSavannah and the Blockchain Association of Uganda with the support of the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance. This year’s conference theme will be

“Africa 4.0: Preparing Africa for the 4thIndustrial Revolution.”

Topics to be addressed incorporate Africa’s willingness for the 4th Industrial Revolution, Fintech, payment systems, and digital financial services, the future of work and education, SDGs and technology for impact.

The exhibition will emphasize an exciting lineup of guests, and speakers such as Dr. Bitange Ndemo, the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, President of Senegal, Julius Maada Bioand, and a slew of African thought leaders like Sheikh Khaled Al Nehayan, Chairman Bin Zayed Group, Mohamed Taysir, CEO Drakon Tech Solutions, Toro Orero, Partner QI Holdings, Ian Balina, Founder 100X Advisors.

CryptoSavannah Director, Noah Baalesanvu, agrees that Africa is ripe for the revolution;

“While initially being marred by scams and cons, significant value has moved to cryptos with major markets like Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa with significant crypto holdings also trading activity.”

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