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   755

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 Join Forces With IdentityMind

IdentityMind provides exchanges with ability to comply with KYC\AML worldwide
26 March 2019   79

Binance announced an agreement with IdentityMind, which will help it ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and improve data security.

IdentityMind provides cryptocurrency exchanges with access to the platform, thanks to which they can monitor compliance with customer identification and anti-money laundering requirements in real time. This includes connecting new customers, managing their profiles and monitoring transactions.

The partnership between Binance and IdentityMind further strengthens our compliance capabilities and our commitment to re-invest in the blockchain ecosystem and grow it. We continue to evolve and enhance security systems while adhering to regulatory mandates in the countries we operate in. The goal is to foster greater trust among financial institutions worldwide.
 

Samuel Lim

Chief Compliance Officer, Binance

Last year, Bloomberg wrote about the Binance user identification system as the least strict in the entire industry, and linked the “level of anonymity” provided by the exchange with the risks of money laundering and market manipulation.

In October, Binance entered into an agreement with a supplier of transaction analysis software on the blockchains Chainalysis, and in November with Refinitiv, which developed an automated solution for client verification.

Whether the ordinary users of the platform will feel the impact of the integration of IdentityMind tools on themselves, the exchange does not specify.