Bitcoin Events, organisers of the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020, is thrilled to announce that Binance has joined forces with them as a Premier Sponsor. The conference, which is taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa 0n 11-12 March is Africa’s oldest and prestigious Blockchain event.

press statement released by the organisers on Monday indicated that Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by daily trading volume, is expanding its operations in Africa and is proud to sponsor the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020. Founded by CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) in 2017, it is now the top global trading platform for over 100 cryptocurrencies.

The release further noted that at the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020, Binance would outline its expansion into South Africa and its projects and initiatives with the Binance Charity Foundation. “Binance is proud to be open for business in South Africa, which is one of the most exciting markets for crypto,” the statement quoted Changpeng Zhao.

Binance Africa Expansion 

Binance entered the African market in 2018 when it opened its first shop in Kampala, Uganda. Interestingly, it was the exchange’s first-ever fiat to Crypto trading which was paired to the Ugandan Shillings.

The Chinese company based in Malta followed it up by Partnering with Flutterwave allowing Nigerians to purchase BTC, BUSD, BNB with Naira (NGN), debit and credit cards. Zhao explained that Binance is dedicated to enhancing the freedom of money and the advancement of Blockchain technology. 

“The African continent is a major part of this mission – where millions are unbanked but remain innovative in their use of technology,” The Binance CEO remarked. “The Blockchain Africa conference is leading conversations around cryptocurrency and blockchain technology in Africa, and Binance is keen to communicate with key industry stakeholders and thought leaders in Africa to jointly promote technology evolution in this new era across the continent.”

Speakers Of BAC 2020

The Blockchain Africa Conference 2020, which has the theme, ‘Blockchain Technology: Beyond The Hype’, is featuring Tone Vays, Chris Becker and Prof. Charles Hoskinson of Cardano as Keynotes speakers. 

Other personalities on the speakers list include Jonathan Galea, President of BitMalta, Carmelle Cadet, Founder and CEO of EMTECH, Mervyn George, Innovation Strategy Lead for Africa at SAP, Chris Becker, Blockchain Lead At Investec Private Banking, Clark Thompson, Global Solution Architecture Lead At Consensys, Gary De Beer, Application Development Specialist At BankservAfrica, Prof. Sope Williams-Elegbe, Deputy Director, African Procurement Law Unit At Stellenbosch University among many others.

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