Keeping hackers out of our systems
In this day and age of big data and artificial intelligence—where cooperation on data can lead to enormous business opportunities and scientific and medical breakthroughs—security is also going to have to focus on enabling organizations to leverage, collaborate on and monetize their data without being exposed to privacy breaches, giving up their intellectual property or having their data misused.
Cybersecurity will play an active role but cybersecurity alone is not going to be enough to secure our most sensitive data or our privacy. Data must be protected and enforced by the technology itself, not just by cyber or regulation. The very technology compromising our privacy must itself be leveraged to bring real privacy to this data-driven age”—Rina Shainski, Co-founder and Chairwoman, Duality Technologies
The year of protected privacy, finally?
According to Chris Babel, CEO at TrustArc,
“Managing privacy will be the new normal, like securing data or paying taxes. Privacy will continue on a similar path as the evolution of cybersecurity. The number of breaches and privacy-related incidents will continue to rise, up and to the right. This rise will be comprised of peaks and valleys. Like with security, a standard of constant privacy will become the new normal. For example, while many organizations treated GDPR as a project, with a finite end, compliance is a continuous exercise that requires the same focus and vigilance as security or taxes”
The perceived future?
The tables are turning as customer privacy has become a topic of prior concern.
This is already playing out with the recent hearing of the David Marcus’ Libra project as it relates to facebook and its presumed shady deals of monetizing customer data in the past making the customers susceptible to security concerns on the internet.
In his words, Dr. Rob Walker, vice president, decision management and analytics, Pegasystems believes that:
“Consumers will start to reclaim control and monetize their data. Ownership of customer data will transition away from businesses and back toward customers themselves, and new services will emerge that empower customers to monetize their own personal data and rent it back to companies. Data is the fuel that powers AI, and customers will realize they have the power to drive their own AI-based experiences by reclaiming data control”
“In 2019, the two main targets for cyber-attackers have been the cloud and user devices. Operating systems on user devices provide more functionality than ever before, making them more vulnerable and an easy target for attackers. At the same time, users will expect more flexibility and the ability to work with any OS, any application, and on any device. As organizations look to provide security, privacy, and productivity, they will have to shift to a new, ‘zero trust’ device architecture”—Tal Zamir, CEO, Hysolate
That is why the Cyberchain2019 conference is coming to you at the right time. This year 2019, we have upgraded our conference to “CyberChain” in other to better accommodate experts and enthusiasts from around the world in both ecosystems.
You will have first hand experience of various Cybersecurity concepts, applications and solutions as well as exposure to multiple Blockchain developments and use cases. You will also learn about Smart Contracts and Cryptocurrencies.
For speaking slot, sponsorship, exhibition or partnership, kindly send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Techpoint Inspired 2019 Records Massive Success; Features Blockchain Technology in the 2019 Edition
Being a media partner at the just concluded Techpoint inspired 2019 Conference, which happens to be the largest tech conference in Africa, featuring over 2000 Technopreneurs, Innovators and Business owners, I bring the highlights of the event your way.
The event which took place at the Pistis even centre was impressively attended by folks from all walks of life. The response in terms of attendance simply makes a statement about how innovations and can be the driving force of change in the most populated black nation of Africa. The event which featured a lot of speakers from keynote speakers to the workshop facilitators was one to reckon with.
We can’t think of Africa the same way we have always done, because we have the potential to lead the people out of economic disharmony.Technology needs to be part of the structure if we ever want to build Africa for the Future.
– Bosun Tijani CEO CChub Speaking on How We Design the Future of Africa
In his words, Tijani stressed that Technology when best utilized, ensures better outcomes, improved processes, expanded capabilities and increased equity. Technology empowers the user, inspires a program and makes possible the system.
— Techpoint Africa (@Techpointdotng) June 5, 2019
“If every single Nigerian today lit a candle at the same time, we will generate as much power as the national grid is delivering” — @WiebeB_Africa, CEO @AllOnEnergy during is Keynote Speech at #TechpointInspired
— Techpoint Africa (@Techpointdotng) June 5, 2019
Workshops for participants who showed various interest during registration took place featuring insightful speakers. Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Future of Work were the classes that followed at various halls after insightful keynote addresses and presentations and a 10 minutes lunch inside Pistis main hall.
Interestingly, this edition featured facilitators from the Blockchain technology industry. As you might already know, blockchain has been a mystery since its early days in Nigeria. It has been easily mistaken for Ponzi and a scam related platform/investment. There has been a divided house on the issue of the adoption of the worlds most celebrated agent of change. In fact, it was very timely that this year, the organizers thought it wise to include this dicey topic into its agenda and workshop of the knowledge-based Tech Conference.
What was this agenda? It was one to bring blockchain and Cryptocurrency to the ears of entrepreneurs and innovators The impact made would forever stay with the attendees for a lifetime. More participants were intimated on the various ways through which this latest technology would have a positive impact on the lives of those who embrace it.
Stakeholders in Blockchain Technology in Nigeria (SiBAN) was the go-to organization which partnered with Techpoint to make available leading personalities in Industry as facilitators for the event. Among the many seasoned speakers were Paul Exeafulukwe- SiBAN President, Senator Ihenyen- Lead Partner at Infusion Lawyers, Chris Ani- Digital Abundance, Abikure Tega- Kurecoin Hub and Kurepay together with Lucky Uwakwe- Sabi Exchange. Others who spoke at the event where Samuel Benedict –Satowallet and Owenize Odia- Luno Nigeria.
Funke Opeke, CEO @Mainoneservice explains why we do not have better access to the Internet in #Nigeria during her Keynote Speech at #TechpointInspired titled “The role of fiber in the digital economy”.
— Techpoint Africa (@Techpointdotng) June 5, 2019
The sessions kickstarted with lectures on Blockchain and Good Governance by SiBAN’s President where he convincingly showed that blockchain is for Africa. he stated that Africa, prior to colonial times, was a decentralized economy, and for that particular reason, we need no much education on the need to come together to propagate the spread of blockchain awareness.
Ihenyen gave a legal overview of the Blockchain and guidelines to follow when coming up with a project which will utilize the blockchain technology. In his presentation about Smart contracts and the law, he pointed out that blockchain meets all requirement for use as a technology in the eyes of the law and as such, should be harnessed for the effective revolution of the African society.
Chris Ani of Digital Abundance was available to school the participants on Cryptocurrencies with a title tagged “Crypto 101” where he exposed the attendees to the idea of cryptocurrencies being digital or virtual money which has the power to inspire economic freedom.
Abikure Tega then did justice to the topic “Crowdfunding: Leveraging cryptocurrencies for Fundraising” where he explained how funding projects has been made easy with the proper use of digital assets.
More information on the other speakers can be gotten here.
Indigenous startups can win up to $30,000 seed funding at the third edition of GenesysIGNITE https://t.co/8QiPYZtPUI
— Techpoint Africa (@Techpointdotng) June 5, 2019
The second and final day of the Techpoint Inspired 2019 event, the event’s hosts played their role to all event speakers and VIPs giving them a special treat to dinner at four points Sheraton. the attendees were able to effectively network and catch a whole lot of fun times. one thing Entrepreneurs have been starved of since time immemorial.
Yet still, still in the spirit of adoption, our very own blockchain leaders present at the dinner did major giveaways of huge amounts of cryptocurrency to as many as were interested. It is with excitement that I say that the Nigerian blockchain community was best represented.
Lagos Binance Meetup: Exposing The Community To The Binance Ecosystem
When it comes to serving the people, Binance employs a start-to-end approach, from helping users learn about crypto to giving them a cryptocurrency exchange platform they can securely and conveniently use. This is why a Meetup was put together. find out more about the Binance Ecosystem
The yet unbelievable transition process for Binance from being a startup to making a global impact not just as the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, but also as a recognized conglomerate in the creation of blockchain infrastructure.
“Spreading the freedom of money!”
The above is the supposed reason behind the milestones as put by the team.
In a statement from the Binance medium handle, the Binance crypto exchange may be the number one in the industry, but the team does not regard it as the only source through which she hopes to achieve global financial freedom. Hence, the introductions of the Binance ecosystem.
The Binance Ecosystem features numerous avenues through which Binance Global hopes to initiate change. As you might already know, the Binance Exchange, Binance Academy, BinanceInfo, BinanceLabs, Trust Wallet, Binance Charity stand as pillars of change for the blockchain Giants.
In the recent weeks Binance had set out to create more awareness of its ecosystem and one of the media used is through meetups.
Just on Saturday 25th of May, Binance Held its first Nigerian meetup in Lagos Nigeria. The meeting started immediately after the just concluded Lagos Blockchain, AI and Digital Asset Conference 2019 together by the blockchain Nigeria User Group.
While it featured trading testimonials of users of Binance exchange, it also served as a medium to draw the attention of community members to the endless possibilities with the Binance Ecosystem.
Athena who represented Binance Charity was available to officially welcome the community members and also expose the several pillars of the Ecosystem to participants.
Binance Exchange: Blockchain and Crypto Asset Exchange
Binance Exchange is the first working expression of what freedom of money looks like: secure, robust, and fast. Since day one, Binance set out to present the best way for people to exchange a wide selection of worthwhile cryptocurrencies. But even at its pole position, the exchange is still adding new features and strengthening existing ones, including an upcoming all-around blockchain ecosystem. For as long as there is a better, more free way for people to use their money, Binance is at the forefront of bringing it to the people.
Binance Labs: Incubator for Top Blockchain Projects
Binance knows that the path to a blockchain-powered future is a unified front of innovators, so it’s important to create opportunities for them and unleash their full potential. Binance Labs was born to support top blockchain BUIDLers and value-creation projects.
Binance Launchpad: Token Launch Platform
As a strong supporter of blockchain startups, Binance recognizes that some of them are better off being directly granted the right funding, advice, and connections, while others have established solid plans and just need a wide-reaching platform to launch their ideas. At Binance Launchpad, great projects that make it through our rigorous vetting process are given the resources to use the Binance platform to launch their token and raise funds along the way. This platform is a great boon to these startups, given its ease of use and top-notch security.
Binance Info: Cryptocurrency Information
Binance became the world’s leading cryptocurrency trading platform because we offer a wide list of coins and tokens that are worthy of trading. This places us in a unique position as one of the trusted sources of information when it comes to cryptocurrencies that are in the market. Now that we have established support systems for cryptocurrencies and blockchain companies, the next step for fulfilling our vision is equipping all users with adequate information about blockchain
Trust Wallet: Binance’s Official Crypto Wallet
When it comes to serving the people, Binance employs a start-to-end approach, from helping users learn about crypto to giving them a cryptocurrency exchange platform they can securely and conveniently use. We further extended that service level to the storage space, with the recent addition of Trust Wallet to the Binance team. Trusted by hundreds of thousands of users, Trust Wallet empowers people to extend the secure and convenient user experience they have on Binance down to the mobile wallet level.
Blockchain Charity Foundation: Decentralizing Worldwide Poverty Alleviation
Empowering people through blockchain goes beyond equipping them with the needed tools and knowledge. Blockchain can — and should — be used to improve the welfare of mankind more efficiently and directly. At Binance, we believe in using blockchain for social good and bringing forth the end of poverty worldwide. That’s why we laid the groundwork for a decentralized charity with the creation of the Binance Charity Foundation (BCF).
The event featured a lot of testimonials from Traders and users of the Binance launchpad, with all of them explaining how users can gain maximally from participating in the various listed project on the Binance Chain.
In other news, KubitX One of Africa’s foremost home-grown exchanges has sealed a ground-breaking deal with Interswitch.
Techpoint Inspired 2019 Pre-Event Updates by CryptoTvPlus
It’s barely 5 days to go for Techpoint Inspired 2019 edition, after debuting in 2019. We promised to keep you up to date pre and post event and we intend keeping to our promise.
While participants are preparing to attend from everywhere in Nigeria at Pistis Conference Center, and possible participants from other parts of the West Africa subcontinent, speakers from Nigeria and other parts of the world are also preparing to wow their listeners with breathtaking sessions.
With this third edition already attracting huge interests from participants who have attended earlier editions or those seeking to participate for the first time, organizers have announced a twist to the event.
Techpoint Inspired 2019 will have two sessions. While speakers will be engaging the audience on several topics as brandished by their skills and qualifications in their respective industries as experts, the audience will be equally thrilled in the several workshops that will follow, giving them the opportunity to participate in the conference actively by engaging with the facilitators through Question and Answer Sessions and also chiming in their uncanny inputs as participants of the workshop.
With Adewale Yusuf, Founder & CEO, Techpoint Africa giving the opening remarks, Prof. Maziar Nekovee of Sussex University, UK will be speaking on “Building Infrastructure to Enable Tech Development in Africa”, Funke Opeke, the female founder and CEO of MainOne will be keynoting the session titled “Leveraging the Potential and Opportunities fot 5G in Africa“. Bosun Tijani of Co-creation hub will also be speaking on “Design Thinking for Africa’s Future”. Several other keynote speakers to watch out for include Seni Sulayman, Ngozi Aderibigbe, Dr Wiebe Boer and a host of others.
The workshop section is grouped into three; The Future of Work, Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Robotics and Blockchain & Cryptocurrency. These will all take place simultaneously.
For the blockchain enthusiasts, Paul Ezeafulukwe, President, Stakeholders in Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria (SIBAN) will be facilitating a session on “Blockchain and Good Governance”, Senator Ihenyen, the Lead Partner in one of the foremost new generation leading law firms in Nigeria, Infusion Lawyers and Patners will be thrilling the participants on the innovation of “Smart Contracts and the Law”. Chris Ani, the author of the best seller, “Crypto 101” and founder of Cryptohub the largest Crypto Community in Africa will also be facilitating a session on “Cryptocurrency Trading”.
A host of others that will be facilitating the Blockchain workshops include Owenize Woghiren-Odia, Country Manager of Luno, a digital asset exchange, Tega Abikure, CEO of Kurefund and Lucky Uwakwe Founder, SaBi/COO, Blockchain Solutions Limited.
With these maestros, I’m quite confident myths, grey areas and myriad exposé into the future of society through advanced technological shifts will be dissected by these eggheads in their respective industries.
You should not miss it for any reason. If you think you’ve had it all good, this promises to be better as you just might be meeting with your next partner in business whether as a co-founder or a fellow executive or even that one time business or technical consultant that just might give your idea or business a facelift that catapults you into the galaxies.
In fact no one recognizes the happiest moment of their lives as they are living it…
Orhan Parmuk, The Turkish Nobel Laureate, 2006.
You just never know… Make it a date to get inspired at Techpoint Inspired 2019
Blockchain And AI conference 2019, BMCT Gives Away Token to Participants.
Did you know that Beepmagnet is giving away their BMCT tokens at the Blockchain and AI conference? read through to find out how you can get this giveaway in a few minutes!
“With the pace at which technology is racing, if as Africans we do not catch up or become interested, then a repeat-colonization will not be far off. The worse that can happen to Africa is Technological Colonization. As Africans, let’s not mistake Hope for Achievement or Social Economic Hype for Reality. I believe we may not be able to solve all of the African challenges, Beepmagnet International Group has therefore resolved to contribute its quota to hoist and fly high the African flag in the technology space by focusing on Consumer Loyalty solution with a laser focus by applying the Blockchain Technology.”
These were the words of the Founder and CEO Beepmagnet International Group. Read more from him as he discusses their new wallet launch.
SiBAN Feedback from the Largest Blockchain Conference in Nigeria
In other news, Technology will drive innovation and digital transformation in Africa but educating the public on various areas to harness its potentials is paramount! We were live at the #LagosBlockchain2019 Conference put together by Blockchain Nigeria User Group It was educative informative and featured a whole lot of locally inspired Blockchain projects- some of which are Kudi Exchange, BMCT.io, Sisibox, Birrion, python signals, Quras.io, xendbit, decred.io and lots more.
Participants at the #Lagosblockchain2019 conference #blockchain #ArtificialIntelligence #bitcoin #tech #CryptoCurrency #fintech @DashNigeria_Biz @mezie16 @AfriBlockchain @BlockchainAf @BitHubAfrica @BitcoinKE @kudiexchange @qurasofficial @pythonsignals @DecredCN @BeepMagnet pic.twitter.com/pRzQ2NuxJL
— Cryptotvplus (@Cryptotvplus) May 24, 2019
Senator Ihenyen who represented the president of SiBAN spoke with us on a what could be taken out of the conference and was sift to point out a few clear messages from the biggest blockchain meetup in Nigeria.
CLEAR MESSAGES FROM THE CONFERENCE
1. Keep building. Keep testing. Keep improving. Keep getting better until you have the best. In the end, it’s the market that will validate you, not your competitors.
2. Do not wait for the government to regulate you. And do not be in a hurry to invite regulation. You may not be prepared for what is coming to hit you because the regulators most likely have no idea beyond the fear that you create in your own industry.
3. Though no regulation, self-regulate so that when the hammer strikes, it is a blacksmith’s hammer on your metallic model and structure because you were already fired up for it.
4. Collaborate. Don’t be an islander. Islanders belong in a centralized space, not a decentralized economy. Embrace the power of p2p by making your solution democratization of values. Think user, not the owner. Users are where the gold lies. Dig for gold.
In his remarks, the Conference was well organized and well attended. While appreciating the members of the organizing team he wished them All the best as they prepare to wrap it up today with the Masterclass.
Great appreciation to SiBAN Chairman who couldn’t make it to the Conference but asked me to represent SiBAN. I am happy to say that SiBAN was well represented, even if I had missed the Conference today. We thank every SiBAN member who came out for the event, especially those SiBANites from outside Lagos!
Senator Ihenyen appreciated members of the SiBAN community who were available for the conference. in his words,
Special thanks to Vaultbridge. Your presence and support keep bridging the gaps in the space.
And of course, congrats to the convener Chimezie Chuta for today’s successful outing.
BMCT Gives Away Token to Participants
Beepmagnet Announces the Launch of BMCT Wallet on Play Store and Apple Store https://t.co/zK8gHLpVCd
— Cryptotvplus (@Cryptotvplus) May 24, 2019
Sisibox Give Out 0.125 BMCT to 400 Attendees who will join Day 2 of the Lagos blockchain conference taken place at The Civic Center.
This is in preparation for BMCT listing on 2 Exchanges which has commenced and to be among the First pioneers’ transactions recorded on BMCT blockchain.
1. Visit our Booth to receive your 0.125BMCT
2. Register with sisibox
3. Download BMCT wallet on play store ( BMCToken)/apple store (BMCT)
4. join our newsletter group on https://bmct.io
SISibox Team will use 5mins to educate you about the BMCT wallet and its feature: both for users and merchants and its security protection enabled.
In addition, Those who buy a combo pack, gets instant additional 0.125 BMCT, while regular gets 0.0625BMCT instantly in addition to the BMCT loyalty in The sisibox Pack at the Day 2 program.
Note: Do not Copy or screen shoots your passphrase during the BMCT wallet creation, write out the passphrase on hard copy record offline.
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