Blockchain Africa Conference to Take Place in Johannesburg

Blockchain Africa Conference will be held on the 8 and 9 March, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa, covering  blockchain and cryptocurrency use cases
19 February 2018   558

Bitcoin Events has announced that the fourth annual Blockchain Africa Conference will be held on the 8 and 9 March, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference 2018 will bring together a diverse range of local and international speakers to discuss blockchain and cryptocurrency use cases, the regulatory environment, technology hurdles and opportunities in innovation and disruption that can be leveraged using this technology.

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Key Speakers:

  • Andrew Keys (USA) – Co-founder of ConsenSys Capital and former Head of Global Business Development at ConsenSys
  • Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar (Argentina) – CEO & Co-founder of RSK Labs (Rootstock)
  • Henri Arslanian (China) – PwC FinTech & RegTech Leader for China/Hong Kong
  • Chris Hamilton (South Africa) – CEO of BankservAfrica

The attendees of the Conference will be able to investigate use cases including payments, settlements, KYC, AML, blockchain as a service and identity management to see how both financial and non-financial institutions can use blockchain technology; hear how blockchain technology can improve transparency, audit trails and transaction reporting to ease regulatory and compliance processes; address concerns around blockchain performance, scalability and infrastructure.

Currently all standard tickets are sold out, but there are two live streaming ticket options due to the many requests for more tickets.

Binance to Partner with Chainalysis for AML

Use of Chainalysis KYT solution will allow to compile with KYC- and AML-norms and also simplify the process of opening bank accounts
18 October 2018   74

The largest exchange by daily trading volume Binance uses software from Chainalysis, called Chainalysis KYT [know your transaction], to monitor real-time transactions and identify transfers related to criminal activity. This is stated in a joint press release.

Cryptocurrency businesses of all sizes face the same core challenge: earning the trust of regulators, financial institutions and users. We expect many to follow Binance's lead to build world-class AML compliance programs to satisfy regulators globally and build trust with major financial institutions.

Jonathan Levin

Co-Founder and COO, Chainalysis

Thus, the use of software from Chainalysis not only guarantee compliance with the KYC- and AML-norms, but also simplify the process of opening bank accounts.

By working with Chainalysis, we are able to continue building a foundational compliance program that enables the next phase of our growth. Our vision is to provide the infrastructure for a blockchain ecosystem and increase the freedom of money globally, while adhering to regulatory mandates in the countries we serve.

Wei Zhou

CFO, Binance

Chainalysis KYT release was held in April.