- About Us Who We Are
The Blockchain Association of Africa (BAA) has been the voice of Blockchain technology in Africa since 2014, incorporated in 2018. We speak for an industry that aims to touch the daily lives of Every African in every corner of the continent — by providing solutions to everyday problems, providing much needed jobs, career opportunities in technology, and by investing in the communities we serve in accross Africa. Blockchain Association of Africa ("BAA") is a independent, self-regulatory organisation for the blockchain industry.
The BAA enables international brands, companies, start-ups, investors, developers, service providers and regulators to connect and collaborate.
The BAA has been specifically designed and created to;
• enhance market integrity through trust and transparency;
• promote engagement and collaboration with regulators; and
• actively contribute to the responsible, balanced development of the industry.
The BAA promotes and facilitates, engagement and collaboration with governments and policymakers on the continent and globally.
Our Offices are based in South Africa and satellite offices in Uganda and Nigeria , this is where we run our daily operations from, our members however come from South Africa , Nigeria , Lesotho,Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Ghana and Zambia to name a few
Chaired by Ms.Yaliwe Soko one of the leaders in Crypto and blockchain development in Africa as many have come to known her, with her leadership our CEO , Mr.Naveenraj Challa and Shireen Ramjoo as our CMO who have made impact in this sector along the past years, along with other board members in the Blockchain environment in Africa who represent country based blockchain associaions.
As the Blockchain Association of Africa we have signed MOU's with various companies and organizations to help develop Africa's Blockchain technology including Africa's own crypto currency , information on which will be made public in the 1st quater of 2019, these technologies will help unite Africa as a continent and allow the easy access to services needed by our citizens.
Blockchain Association of Africa is a not-for-profit, industry-funded association representing one of the fastest growing industries on the planet in Africa.
As the Association we saw the need to showcase the skills and blockchain products of companies in Africa, so came up with the idea to launch the Africa Blockchain Congress in 2019. The Africa Blockchain Congress will have the ability to raise the bar for technology and saas companies to provide their services to all sectors of business who see the importance of Blockchain in their ecosystem.
Presented in a series of top-level keynotes, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies with a focus on learning and building partnerships in the emerging African Blockchain space, Africa Blockchain Congress will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including; legal sectors, financial services, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more.
Africa Blockchain Congress will showcase the latest developments in the Blockchain arena, in both emerging and more established markets.
Africa Blockchain Congress will look at a variety of platforms and services from startups to cloud providers, including developer, networks, applications and APIs as well as the impact on legal, finance and government sectors with smart contracts.
Blockchain Technologies will focus on the evolution of blockchain and its applications. The Africa Blockchain Congress will explore the many launches and trials being conducted, the different uses of blockchain technology in these verticals, and the vast opportunities in these sectors.
Taking place in Capetown from the 14th - 15th Feb 2019, Africa Blockchain Congress will host a range of industry verticals, from legal, financial and insurance to government and healthcare, alongside developers, startups, cloud providers, investors, venture capitalists, and many more.
The event is organised by Blockchain.org.za (a collaboration between Africa Trade Network and Blockchain Association of Africa) . Blockchain Association of Africa empowers country based blockchain organisations to collaborate, undertake R&D, and commercialise new disruptive blockchain business models
Tickets will go on sale from August 2018. Sign up to our newsletter to be notified.
Developing Blockchain ApplicationsThere has been a flurry of new start ups, announcements, new user cases, and applications being developed using blockchain technology. Research provides strong evidence that blockchain technology could transform existing business models and invent new forms of business in a profound way. The Blockchain technologies track examines key challenges for developers building these initiatives, you will also hear from a number of innovative Blockchain start ups, their business cases, and case studies, and be able to see how to partner with a number of emerging technology players to forward your Blockchain services. According to research, the global blockchain technology market is expected to rise from $210m in 2016 to $2.31bn by 2021. In this session, leading venture capitalists and investors will examine the emerging blockchain technology landscape and why there is so much attention around the sector. The blockchain technologies track look at how Blockchain companies are creating disruptive solutions to real world problems.
The Blockchain and Smart Contracts are set to transform the world.
This event is about helping people to understand how the blockchain and smart contracts are going to change & disrupt every business sector from agriculture to finance.
The event is aimed at anybody who wants to know what all the fuss is about including CEO's, Directors, Entrepreneurs, Project Managers, Programers in every business domain. We will take you on a journey from teaching you the basics through to exploring some of the real life ways that blockchain technology is being used to disrupt business models and transform our society.
We will challenge you. We will inspire you. You will get to meet many of the world's thought leaders in this space.