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CRYPTO FEST 2020

Rumble in the Crypto Jungle

The Crypto Fest 2020, hosted virtually on the 30 October 2020, was an exciting, fun day filled with numerous activities and networking opportunities. 1888 registered for the event with 1288 attendees checking in on the 30th October to hear from 30 speakers over 20 sessions.

The day was jam-packed with keynote sessions, panel discussions, presentations and Q & A, contentious Crypto Battles, workshops, exhibitions, networking and ending with a deep house after-party, with The GodFathers!

The global speakers included some of the biggest names in the industry and provided deep insights into the latest trends on how and where, the space is evolving. Speakers represented companies such as Paxful, MyCrypto, VALR, Luno, AltcoinTrader, MineBest, Ledger, AlgoTrader, Dash, Money on Chain, IOV Labs, Mazars, MakerDAO, ConsenSys, bitFlyer, Binance, among others.

WHO ATTENDED?

CEOs, CIOs, COOs, CTOs, Heads of data science, heads of innovation and strategy, heads of IT, heads of information security, heads of engineering, heads of IT architecture, heads of emerging technology, heads of development, technical advisors, heads of strategy, heads of risk and compliance, regulators, lawyers, business transformation, data architecture, heads of applications, heads of digital, investors, venture capitalists, software engineers, research managers, development managers, marketing managers, developers, blockchain and cryptocurrency start-ups and enthusiasts.

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Speaker Videos

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Andy Flury


Founder and CEO at AlgoTrader
Algorithmic Trading for Hedge Funds and Crypto Trading Companies

Georges Foaleng


Founder of Foaleng and Sonwa and Senior Risk Analyst at the Central Bank of Cameroon
Breaking the Financial Status Quo with Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs)

Chris Thomas


Swissquote Bank Head of Digital Assets
Institutional Investing into Crypto-Assets

Sahabia Yakubu


African Ambassador at MakerDAO
Realising the Transformational Power of the Dai Stablecoin on the African Economy

Hakim Mamoni


Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
How Keyless Wallets Are Helping Blockchain SMEs: Save Money, Save Time and Grow

Wiehann Olivier


Audit Partner at Mazars
The Application of Traditional Regulatory Frameworks to that of Cryptocurrencies and Related Businesses

Nathaniel Luz


Lead at Dash Nigeria
Future of Payments: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System

Emi Lorincz


Business Development Director at Ledger
Security, Control, and Scalability of Managing Digital Assets

Robin Philip


Co-Founder at African Payments and Digital Currency Consulting and Team Lead for Decentralized Cape Town Chapter of “Institute for the Future” of the University of Nicosia
What’s Wrong With the Current Monetary System?

Tegan Kline


Business Development and GRT Relations at The Graph
DeFi Yield Farming

Crypto Battles and Panel

DeFi a Bubble?


Moderator: Liam J Kelly | Editorial Manager at Crypto Briefing

Richard de Sousa | CEO and Co-founder at AltcoinTrader
María Paula Fernández | Advisor at Golem Factory GmbH and Founder and Managing Director of ETHBerlin
Tone Vayes | Content Creator, Derivatives Trader and Consultant

Ethereum 2.0: To Be Or Not To Be?


Moderator: Daniele Marinelli | Founder and CEO of DTSocialize

Manuel Ferrari | Co-founder at Money On Chain
Eduardo Antuña Díez | Co-founder and Project Lead at DAppNode
Illia Polosukhin | Co-founder ar Near Protocol
Gabriel Kurman | Master Advocate at IOV Labs

The Great Divide in Cryptocurrency: CeFi vs DeFi


Moderator: Monica Singer | South Africa Lead for ConsenSys

Brenton Naicker | Binance Business Development Manager – South Africa
Farzam Ehsani | CEO and Co-founder at VALR
Taylor Monahan | CEO at MyCrypto

Panel: Crypto Assets Regulation and Compliance


Moderator: Monica Singer | South Africa Lead for ConsenSys

Roselyne Wanjiru | Director of Growth and User Acquisitions at Pesabase
Jason Tucker-Feltham | Founder and CEO at Venrai
Mriganka Pattnaik | Co-Founder and CEO at Merkle Science
Ivars Zukovskis | Chief Compliance Officer at bitFlyer

Workshops

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Crypto Trading Workshop


Wesley Patrick and Martin Meiring
Co-Founders of QuidPro

Carlos Sabogal
Project Manager and Chief Market Analyst at StratumBlue

SPEAKERS

Our global speakers are well-known thought leaders and experts in the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology space.

James Preston – MC GlobalCrypto.tv Co-Founder and Comms Manager at Zeitgeist

James is an accomplished tech writer and speaker and currently serves as

Ray Youssef – Keynote CEO and Co-Founder of Paxful

Ray is the CEO and Co-founder of Paxful, one of the world’s

Taylor Monahan

Taylor Monahan Founder & CEO of MyCrypto

Taylor Monahan is the Founder and CEO of the popular Ethereum wallet

Tone Vays Content Creator, Derivatives Trader and Consultant

Tone has worked on Wall Street for almost 10 years starting as

Eduardo Antuña Díez Co-founder and Project Lead at DAppNode

Eduardo is the Co-founder and Project Lead at DAppNode. He is also

Emi Lorincz Director Sales and Business Development at Ledger

Following various roles and functions in corporate finance, Emi’s professional background has

Andy Flury Founder and CEO of AlgoTrader

Andy Flury is a serial Entrepreneur and Quantitative Trading Expert. Andy is

Nathaniel Luz Lead at Dash Nigeria

Nathaniel Luz is an award winning libertarian, lead for Dash Nigeria and

Manuel Ferrari

Manuel Ferrari Co-Founder Money On Chain

Manuel Ferrari is co-founder of Money On Chain, the first DeFi for

Wiehann Olivier (Keynote Speaker) Audit Partner and Digital Asset Lead for Mazars South Africa

Wiehann is an Audit Partner and Digital Asset Lead for Mazars South

Illia Polosukhin Co-founder at NEAR Protocol

Illia Polosukhin is a Co-founder of NEAR Protocol, a decentralised applications platform

María Paula Fernández Advisor at Golem Factory GmbH and Founder and Managing Director of ETHBerlin

María Paula Fernández is an advisor at Golem. She’s a communications strategy

Gabriel Kurman Master Advocate at IOV Labs

A regular speaker at international Blockchain conferences with more than 20 years

Brenton Naicker

Brenton Naicker Business Development Manager, Binance (South Africa)

Mr Naicker is an accomplished fintech professional with vast experience and qualification

Chris Thomas Head of Digital Assets at Swissquote Bank

Chris has 20 years’ experience in financial markets, entrepreneurship and investing. His

Lior Lamesh Co-founder and CEO of GK8

Lior Lamesh is the Co-founder and CEO of GK8, a cybersecurity company

Richard de Sousa Founder and CEO of AltCoinTrader

AltCoinTrader was developed by experienced computer programmer Richard de Sousa in 2014.

Tegan Kline Business Development and GRT Relations for The Graph

Tegan Kline heads up Business Development and GRT Relations for The Graph,

Sahabia Yakubu Ambassador for MakerDAO and Founder and CEO at Defi Africa

Sahabia is a Ghanaian based blockchain promoter, writer, educator and entrepreneur who

Farzam Ehsani CEO and Co-Founder of VALR.com

Farzam is the CEO and Co-Founder of VALR.com, a platform that bridges

Roselyne Wanjiru Director of Growth and User Acquisitions at Pesabase

Roselyne is an economist, youth mentor and blockchain strategy consultant. She is

Jason Tucker-Feltham

Jason Tucker-Feltham Founder and CEO of Venrai

Jason is the Founder and CEO of Venrai, a leading digital asset

Georges Foaleng Founder of Foaleng and Sonwa and Senior Risk Analyst at the Central Bank of Cameroon

Mr. Georges Foaleng is an MBA – Lagos Business School, Nigeria- and

Ivars Zukovskis

Ivars Zukovskis Chief Compliance Officer for bitFlyer Europe

A highly professional and experienced compliance leader in C-level capacity, a public

Monica Singer Strategic Advisor and South African Lead at ConsenSys

Monica was the first CEO of South Africa’s Central Securities Depository (CSD),

Hakim Mamoni Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Knabu

Having worked on a range of banking, telecommunication and blockchain projects, Hakim

Liam James Kelly Editorial Manager at Crypto Briefing

Liam is a writer living and working in Berlin, Germany whose work

Robin Philip Co-Founder at African Payments and Digital Currency Consulting and Team Lead for Decentralized Cape Town Chapter of "Institute for the Future" of the University of Nicosia

Mriganka Pattnaik Co-Founder and CEO at Merkle Science

Mriganka is the Co-Founder and CEO of Merkle Science, a risk monitoring

Oyewole Joledo Sr. Manager, Growth - Partnerships for Paxful

Modibe Matsepane Community and Education Manager for Africa at Paxful

Modibe Matsepane is the Community and Education Manager for Africa at Paxful.

WORKSHOP PRESENTERS

Join the Trading and Investment Workshop presenters for insightful and informative sessions on how to trade and invest in cryptocurrencies.

Carlo Sabogal Project Manager and Chief Market Analyst at StratumBlue

Carlo Sabogal is the Project Manager and Chief Market Analyst at StratumBlue,

Martin Meiring Co-Founder of QuidPro

Martin is an accomplished computer engineer with a wide range of specialized

Wesley Patrick Co-Founder of QuidPro

Well-traveled, against the grain, a closet scientist, and a background in marketing