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Kampala to host the Africa Blockchain Conference | May 23-24

by Felix Omondi
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Come May 23rd to 24th stakeholders in blockchain will converge at Kampala for the Africa Blockchain Conference.

The event themed ‘The role of Blockchain Technology in Africa’s Transformation,’ will bring to policymakers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, academia, and blockchain enthusiasts.

The conference will be hosted by the Blockchain Association of Uganda, which is made up of individuals and organization with vested interests to see blockchain technology become widely adopted in the East African nation.

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The conference is aimed at sparking both public and private sector interest in the new technology, with each sector seeing how it can leverage on it. There is also the goal of spurring partnership and collaboration between the public and private sectors in the space.

The conference will focus on how we can build a blockchain ecosystem and position ourselves to be part of global discussions,” said Kwame Rugunda, the chairperson of the Blockchain Association of Uganda.

Some of the immediate benefits of using blockchain include enhanced efficiencies with greater transparency and accountability in our business and governance systems which are key factors in enabling Uganda become an investment destination, and catapulting our economic growth.”

The conference will act as a platform for showcasing the relevance and potential application of Blockchain technology to both the private and public sectors. It will achieve so by featuring key global players in blockchain technology, and the various solutions they have come up with and their social-economic impact.

Some of the topics that will be discussed include governance, cryptocurrency and digital assets, regulation and policy, cybersecurity, risk and investment opportunities, innovation and technology. The panelists and speakers at the event will come from various countries including Kenya, South Africa, Senegal, the USA, Asia, and Europe.

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