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   489

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.

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   104

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.