Big Names Take to the Stage at Crypto Fest 2019

Bitcoin Events is hosting the first-ever, Crypto Festival in Cape Town on 7 September 2019 at Shimmy Beach Club, V&A Waterfront. 

This is the first event of its kind in South Africa and with the tremendous interest in cryptocurrencies that exist in South Africa this event is certainly going to provide several insights into why South Africans are investing in, and trading with cryptocurrencies!

According to a global survey by social media management company Hootsuite and global agency Wearesocial, South Africa has been ranked as the top country for ownership of cryptocurrency. The survey found that 10.7 percent of internet users in the country own cryptocurrency.

Africa is embracing the digital revolution!

Bitcoin is now 10 years old and with it has come a plethora of exciting new ways to transact, invest, trade and conduct business. The Crypto Fest will showcase these exciting innovations with well-known local and international speakers who have created businesses, products and services using cryptocurrencies.

One of South Africa’s first cryptocurrency exchanges, AltCoinTrader SA is the official Premier Sponsor of the Crypto Fest 2019. AltCoinTrader provides cryptocurrency trading in South Africa since 2015.

The main vision of the exchange, according to Founder and Senior Partner, Richard de Sousa, is to provide easier accessible cryptocurrencies to communities that struggle with traditional banking systems.

The demand for altcoins in the country is rapidly growing, and often local exchanges with fiat on-ramps are used as a gateway to international exchanges to facilitate top performing cryptocurrency acquisitions. AltCoinTrader has identified a niche space and has listed the top 20 CoinMarketCap coins on its platform to provide traders with easy access to these markets.

Keynote Speaker at Crypto Fest 2019

Richard de Sousa, Founder of AltCoinTrader will set the scene in his Keynote address discussing the ‘Trends and Overview of the Crypto Landscape’.
Thanks to the invention of Bitcoin by Satoshi Nakamoto, new global financial systems now exist, those of decentralised cryptocurrencies and tech giants’ coins such as Facebook’s Libra. How will these new financial systems affect how we live and transact, and how will governments control these new systems?
AltCoinTrader was developed by Richard in 2014 and as an early adopter of Bitcoin, he wanted to bring cryptocurrency to the local South African community as buying cryptocurrencies from any exchange overseas was difficult and cumbersome.

Put Your Brand on the Crypto Throne

We invite you to partner with Bitcoin Events and sponsor this exciting event. Showcase your brand, product and services to our global audience. The Crypto Fest sponsorship packages provide extensive exposure, leading up to, during, and after the festival. If you would like to receive more information the sponsorship opportunities, please email us at

New Crypto Fest Speakers Confirmed

We are delighted to welcome our confirmed speakers who are recognised as thought leaders in the cryptocurrency industry! Read more about our speakers here.

John Lombela Athena Yu Farzam Ehsani
John Lombela
Founder and Managing Director of Cryptovecs Capital
Athena Yu
Executive Director of Binance Blockchain Charity Foundation
Farzam Ehsani
CEO and Co-Founder of
Earle Loxton Connie Gallippi Simon Dingle
Earle Loxton
Founder at DCX Capital
Connie Gallippi
Founder and Executive Director at BitGive Foundation
Simon Dingle
CEO of Inves Capital and South African Radio Presenter

About Bitcoin Events

Since inception, Bitcoin Events have cut through the hype and challenged the critics to educate, upskill and drive long-term thinking on the strategic benefits of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology for businesses, governments, citizens and society.
For more information on the Crypto Fest visit our website at or email us at

See You at the Crypto Fest 2019 in Cape Town!