Top cryptocurrency exchange OKEx is coming to Kenya and other African countries as it will be holding a blockchain and cryptocurrency event in the East African Country, Kenya.
The exchange’s event is scheduled to hold on the 21st of September, 2019. The event will feature speakers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry in Kenya.
The OKEx crypto tour has been earmarked to cover three other countries other than Kenya. They are Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa.
OKEx describes itself as “a world-leading digital asset exchange, providing advanced financial services to traders globally by using blockchain technology.”
According to the Exchange, it “provides hundreds of token & futures trading pairs to help traders to optimize their strategy. It’s also one of the top digital asset exchanges by trading volume, serving millions of users in over 100 countries. Its’ BTC futures trade has nearly $1.5B of volume daily, and is widely recognized as the gold standard for the industry.”
With the mission to eventually have a significant impact on the global economy. OKEx seeks to penetrate the growing blockchain community in the African societies with its’ product offerings.
The combine awareness level of the four countries which is reflected by the daily trading volume of digital assets presents OKEx great opportunity to expand its offerings.
The CryptoTour Africa 2019 holding in Nairobi, Kenya will feature the Chairperson, Blockchain Association of Kenya, Roselyne Gicira.
EOS Nairobi’s Head of Operations, Felix Macharia. Also featuring, Alex Matu, a Trainer from BitcoinKE.
With prizes to be won, attendees are expected to register on OKEx to have an account in order to qualify.
CampusBCAT2019 Moves to University of Port Harcourt after a Successful Tour at the University of Ibadan
The Campus blockchain and cryptocurrency tour CampusBCAT 2019 train is moving to the University of Port Harcourt after achieving great success at its first stop at the University of Ibadan UI on the 7th of September. The event is to hold on the 24th of September, 2019.
The CampusBCAT which is a university-wide education program aiming to teach and expose tertiary education students on the facts and misconception of blockchain and cryptocurrency had its maiden edition at the premier university of Ibadan with an over flow of attendance as anticipated.
The event was graced by seasoned speakers in the blockchain community such as Franklin Peters, Founder & CEO of Bitfxt Technologies, Tola Fadugbe the Founder of Crypto Masterclass, Chinedu Obidiegwu, Marketing and Community Lead for Luno, Ophi Rume otherwise known as Cryptopreacher, Emmanuel Bababola, Opakunle Omotayo, Toritseju Kaka , Chiagozie Iwu of Naijacrypto and CEO of Sumo Bank Gud Talent Igwe.
The speakers exposed the students to cryptocurrency and the underlying technology, the blockchain. Educating the student even more, students were able to participate a Question & Answer session and also in a panel where their various questions were answered.
With the air already filled with excitements, students were also able to win amazing prizes such as free data top up, T-shirts, Laptop bag and a Smart phone amongst others.
Crowning the event was the inauguration of the BCAT Club which saw great interest from the attending students. The BCAT Club was set up to be the legacy of CampusBCAT in the institution.
With the Club, students will be better position to learn about cryptocurrencies and blockchain and position them to be the leader of the future they are destined to be in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry and beyond.
Cryptocurrency and blockchain continues to be an interesting subject all over the world, with institutions already providing courses on the technology, the Nigerian students must not be left behind to be competitive globally.
As the engines are revving, it’s time to move on to the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT).
The waves which CampusBCAT is making cannot be left to impact just a few; the nation must feel the impact. CampusBCAT2019 at UI was just the beginning; CampusBCAT2019 UNIPORT will not be the end.
This is just the beginning as great speakers and industry titans are already set to expose the students of the great University of Port Harcourt to cryptocurrency and blockchain.
As the overflowing crowd poured in to listen to blockchain education at University of Ibadan, CampusBCAT 2019 at UNIPORT promises to be one of the largest ever in the history of blockchain and cryptocurrency education in Nigeria and Africa at large.
We can’t wait for it. The waves are coming, the volcanoes are erupting, and there are lightning and thunderstorm announcing CampusBCAT 2019 at UNIPORT. Rage on.
CampusBCAT2019 at Uniport is scheduled to hold on the Tuesday, the 24th of September, 2019.
Cyberchain2019- Promoting Privacy using security
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.
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