Kenya’s hip forward thinking startups have earned it a place in the itinerary of the key global summit, the World Blockchain Summit in the whole of Africa.
The event is being hosted in conjuction with the blockchain association of Kenya. Kenya plays a pivotal role in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space with a number of local startups leveraging the technology to offer financial services. In addition, various government agencies are experimenting with the open source distributed ledger technology in sectors such as transport, health and land for digital identity verification, proof of land ownership, and authentication of records.
Kenyans have used blockchain technology to pay dowry, in the taxii business and insurance among others making it one of the most tech centered.
In Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, the World Blockchain Summit is set to take center stage and aims to connect global blockchain gurus, technology innovators, investors and startups in this space – with regional business and IT leaders from across key industry verticals to debate on the nature of blockchain and its many potential to improve efficiency in every business processes.
In addition to the conference, there will be a pitching competition. Emerging startups from around the globe will have an opportunity to introduce their solutions by delivering a six-minute elevator pitch and compete to win the best blockchain technology idea. Selected companies will then compete in the Startup World Cup finals which will be held in 2019 in San Fransisco, for the grand prize of a $1,000,000.
The event is happening on 22-23 March in Nairobi, Kenya. For more information about the event, click here.
Some of the key topics during the event include:
Proof of Concept
Impact of Blockchain Technology in Private and Public Sector
Radical Change Agent
Benefits of Smart Contracts
Transforming Business Interests of Payment Industry
Blockchain Disrupting Retail and Supply Industries
Blockchain in Healthcare