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CryptoFest 2019 coming to South Africa

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CryptoFest 2019 coming to South Africa

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Bitcoin Events is hosting the first-ever, Crypto Festival in Cape Town on 7 September 2019 at Shimmy Beach Club, V&A Waterfront. This is the first event of its kind in South Africa and with the tremendous interest in cryptocurrencies that exist in South Africa, this event is certainly going to provide several insights into why South Africans are investing in and trading with cryptocurrencies.

What You Can Expect at the Crypto Fest

Bitcoin is now 10 years old and with it has come to a plethora of exciting new ways to transact, invest, trade and conduct business. The Crypto Fest 2019 strives to bring cryptocurrencies to life through immersive activities showcasing examples of real-world applications and increased engagement opportunities to make the connections needed to expedite cryptocurrency adoption through controversial crypto debates in the Crypto Battle Arena live crypto gaming and fun competitions with crypto giveaways. The festival will culminate with a crypto party.

On The CryptoFest Stage

We are delighted to welcome our confirmed speakers who are recognized as thought leaders in the cryptocurrency industry.

Left to Right- Khaya Maloney [Country Manager of South Africa for OKEx]; Martin Harris, Trader and Market Analyst At IG and Shantnu Saxena, EVP at Huobi MENA

Left to Right- Khaya Maloney [Country Manager of South Africa for OKEx]; Martin Harris, Trader and Market Analyst At IG and Shantnu Saxena, EVP at Huobi MENA

Left to Right - Marius Reitz, General Manager for Africa at Luno; Claire Hall, MC for Women In Crypto Meetup, Sydney and Abraham Cambridge, Founder and CEO of the Sun Exchange

Left to Right – Marius Reitz, General Manager for Africa at Luno; Claire Hall, MC for Women in Crypto Meetup, Sydney and Abraham Cambridge, Founder, and CEO of the Sun Exchange

Hotly contested debates and discussions will take place in the Crypto Battle Arena:

Crypto Battle I: Battle of the


Crypto Battle II: Bitcoin vs.


Crypto Battle III: Libra Coin:

What Does it Mean for


The Bitcoin Civil War

between BTC, BCH, and BSV

is hotter than ever, with

existential stakes for different

communities of stakeholders.

Many different opinions exist

in the crypto community on

which bitcoin is the true

bitcoin: which is the most

efficient payment system.


Catch Rocelo Lopes, Warren

Gray and Lorien Gamaroff, in

this crypto battle ring, with

James Preston as the


Gold has historically played a

central role in economies

driven by physical exchange

and remains a recognized

store of value to this day.

What are the investment

cases for gold vs the

investment cases for bitcoin?


Catch Richard de Souza,

Graeme Tennant and Piotr

Tylczynsk, in this crypto

battle ring, with Grey Jabesi

as the moderator.

It is no more news that

Facebook is taking a chunk of

its resources and technical

know-how to establishing a

coin, Libra, offering a “faster,

cheaper and more secure”

alternative to traditional ways

of making payments on the

internet. Is Facebook’s

entrance into the crypto

market the best thing to

happen in crypto?


Catch Graeme Tennant, Grey

Jabesi, Claire Hall, Marius

Reitz, Tshepo Magoma and

Prof. Angela Itzikowitz, in this

crypto battle ring, with

Farzam Ehsani as the


Read more about our speakers here. The focus of the Crypto Fest is on cryptocurrency investments, trading, and payments. Have a look at the exciting festival program here.

Sponsors on the CryptoFest Throne

The Crypto Fest is a global arena for industry leaders to share their breaking news and technologies with a legion of investors, experts, developers, businesses and participants who are using cryptocurrency to redefine the prevailing practice of everyday life.

Premier Sponsors

One of South Africa’s first cryptocurrency exchanges, AltCoinTrader SA, providing cryptocurrency trading in South Africa since 2015. IG is a world-leading online trading provider, giving you access to opportunities across thousands of financial markets through our intuitive platforms and apps.

Diamond Sponsor

OKEx is a world-leading digital asset exchange, providing advanced financial services to traders globally by using blockchain technology. OKEx provides hundreds of token and futures trading pairs to help traders to optimize their strategy.

Platinum Sponsors

Huobi provides secure and reliable digital asset trading and asset management services to millions of users in over 130 countries around the world.

Stratum is a technology company that develops blockchain solutions focused on digital currencies. Stratum has developed its Stratum Blue token, a digital token that represents a diversified portfolio of cryptocurrencies.

MineBest is a cryptocurrency mining company, who prides itself as a technologically advanced infrastructure company specializing in cryptographic computing activities.

Gold Sponsors

Luno is South Africa’s oldest cryptocurrency exchange, with over 2 million customers in 40 countries. Luno makes it safe and easy to buy, store and learn about cryptocurrencies.

YOUNIQX, brings products and services for secure digital identity to the spotlight internationally. Sun Exchange, is the world’s first buy-to-lease solar cell marketplace. Through Sun Exchange, anyone, anywhere in the world, can own solar energy-producing cells and build wealth by leasing those cells to businesses and organizations in emerging markets.

Blockchain Africa Conference 2020

We are planning our next event! The Blockchain Africa Conference is in its 6th year and we are expecting 600+ attendees for the conference. The general theme is the use and application of emerging financial technologies, i.e. blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, beyond the fourth industrial revolution, and how these emerging technologies enable and enhance artificial intelligence and machine learning in enterprise development in the efforts and championing toward financial inclusion.

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About Bitcoin Events

Since inception, Bitcoin Events have cut through the hype and challenged the critics to educate, upskill and drive long-term thinking on the strategic benefits of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology for businesses, governments, citizens, and society. For more information on the Crypto Fest visit our website or email us.

See You at the Crypto Fest 2019 in Cape Town.

Disclaimer: This is a partnered event.


Biraajmaan is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto covering the US market. A graduate in Automobile engineering, he writes mainly about regulations and its impact with a focus on technological advancements in the crypto space.
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