Programme

The focus of the Crypto Fest is on cryptocurrency investments, trading and payments. Hotly contested debates and discussions will take place in the Crypto Battle Arena and a fun-filled after-party starts at 18:40pm!

Registration  
Registration
11:00am
James Preston  
Welcome Address by the Master of Ceremonies
11:30pm
Managing Editor at SA Crypto
Richard de Sousa  
Keynote: Trends and Overview of the Crypto Landscape
11:40pm

Excitingly, with the invention of Bitcoin, new global financial systems now exist, that of decentralised cryptocurrencies and tech giant's coins such as Facebooks Libra. How will these new financial systems affect how we live and transact, and how will governments control these new systems?

Founder of AltCoinTrader
Khaya Maloney  
Bitcoin Derivatives
12:10pm

Cryptocurrencies are increasingly gaining popularity, and there are more traders who want to benefit from price fluctuations.

Country Manager of South Africa for OKEx
Shantnu Saxena  
Huobi’s Financial Ecosystem
12:30pm

Hear first-hand about Huobi and its regional approach.

EVP at Huobi MENA
Warren Gray  Rocelo Lopes  James Preston  Lorien Gamaroff  
Crypto Battle Arena: Battle of the Coins
12:45pm

Moderator: James Preston: Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) Many different opinions exist in the crypto community on which bitcoin is the true bitcoin: which is the most efficient payment system, what is the most efficient block size limit and which of these are as per Satoshi Nakamoto's Whitepaper, 'Bitcoin, A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System'. The moderator will introduce each speaker and the topic for discussion. Each participant will make their case for the bitcoin they support after which each will have the opportunity to respond to the other participants. The audience will be invited to post a question via Twitter to the participants. The moderator will select one of the best questions and pose it to the participants to answer.

Co-founder of OpenMint and Blockstarters
Founder of CoinBR, CEO of Stratum and CoinPY
Managing Editor at SA Crypto
Founder/CEO of Bankymoon and Co-founder/CEO of Centbee
Simon Dingle  
The Next Order of Magnitude
13:40pm

Bitcoin has passed many milestones over its ten-year lifespan going from zero to an all-time high of $20,000 in price. With the next halving event scheduled for 2020, Simon looks ahead at the next five years for the king of crypto, and what the future holds for adoption, payments and the altcoin arena.

CEO of Inves Capital, South Africa Radio Presenter
Abraham Cambridge  
Sun Exchange
14:00pm
Founder and CEO of The Sun Exchange
Martin Harris  
Getting Started In Crypto Trading
14:15pm

For crypto enthusiasts looking to trade price fluctuations without having to own the coins - trading crypto derivatives gives you the opportunity to benefit from both the rise and the fall of the crypto market. Join this talk to understand how the latest technology in trading platforms offers opportunities in the trading market, portfolio hedging, leverage trading, aggregation of exchange prices and automation of trading strategies.

Trader and Market Analyst at IG
John Lombela  
Investing in Cryptocurrencies
14:45pm
Founder and Managing Director of Cryptovecs Capital
Farzam Ehsani  
VALR.com: Learnings From Building a Cryptocurrency Exchange
15:00pm

Building a cryptocurrency exchange has as much to do with understanding the current financial system as it does the new. Get a behind the scenes perspective with VALR's CEO who will discuss the journey from idea to launch, its success and challenges, and the highs and lows.

CEO and Co-Founder of VALR.com
James Preston  
The Effect News Media Has on Day Trading
15:15pm
Managing Editor at SA Crypto
Richard de Sousa  Martin Harris  Graeme Tennant  Piotr Tylczynsk  Grey Jabesi  
Crypto Battle Arena: Bitcoin vs. Gold
15:30pm

Moderator: Grey Jabesi: Gold has historically played a central role in economies driven by physical exchange and remains a recognized store of value to this day. We live however, in an increasingly digital world and as our money and payment systems evolve, bitcoin has emerged as a potential store-of-value asset and a possible replacement for gold. What are the investment cases for gold vs the investment cases for bitcoin? Should bitcoin be viewed as an alternative to gold as a store of value? Should investors “drop gold” and replace it with bitcoin in their portfolio’s? Is bitcoin a safe-haven asset and will it outperform gold in a financial crisis? The value of gold is underpinned by its uses in jewellery and industry, what (if anything) underpins bitcoin’s value? The audience will be invited to post a question via Twitter to the participants. The moderator will select one of the best questions and pose it to the participants to answer.

Founder of AltCoinTrader
Trader and Market Analyst at IG
Financial Analyst at AvantCore (Pty) Ltd and SA Crypto
Senior VP Global Business Development at MineBest
Director of Communications at United Africa Blockchain Association
Rocelo Lopes  
Crypto Fund vs. Traditional Funds
16:10pm

The STRATUMBLUE Token (BLU) represents a selection of the 10 largest cryptocurrencies, chosen by following a market capitalisation index strategy plus a minor selection of cryptocurrencies and crypto-related assets using an active strategy. Having an accessible crypto portfolio has never been this easy.

Founder of CoinBR, CEO of Stratum and CoinPY
Vojtech Simetka  Connie Gallippi  
Crypto for Social Good
16:30pm

Using cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology for good. Introducing BitGive and Blockchain for Humanity.

Co-founder of Blockchain for Humanity and Giveth
Founder and Executive Director at BitGive Foundation
Athena Yu  
Blockchain Technology in Philanthropy and Binance Charity Foundation's Projects in Africa
16:50pm
Executive Director of Binance Blockchain Charity Foundation (BCF)
Louis Buys  
Crypto Investment and Why We Built Revix
17:05pm
Co-founder and Co-CEO of Revix
Jurgen Kuhnel  
Moving Money Reimagined: Laying the Foundation for the Banks of the Future
17:20pm

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies have been lauded for some time now as the technology that will change the way we move, interact and think about money. Laying new rails takes time. How and why will the banks of the future incorporate blockchain technology, XRapid and XRP?

Co-founder and CEO of Xago
Earle Loxton  
Opportunities for Investing in Cryptocurrencies as an Asset Class
17:35pm

How do crypto assets feature in future portfolios and what is the ultimate combination? DCX10 combines the top 10 Crypto Assets weighted by market cap and makes a compelling case as a secure, diversified, liquid investment.

Founder at DCX Capital
Marius Reitz  Graeme Tennant  Grey Jabesi  Claire Hall  Tshepo Magoma  Prof. Angela Itzikowitz  
Crypto Battle Arena: Libra Coin: What Does it Mean for Crypto?
17:50pm

Moderator: Grey Jabesi Is Facebook's entrance into the crypto market the best thing to happen in crypto? Is Facebook becoming too powerful? Does it legitimize the crypto space and move the conversation forward because of the threat that Libra now brings to the establishment? What threats exist for consumers and regulators alike? This battle will consider the various pros and cons of Libra, what it means for the crypto industry, consumers and regulators including the impact on other cryptocurrencies.

General Manager for Africa at Luno
Financial Analyst at AvantCore (Pty) Ltd and SA Crypto
Director of Communications at United Africa Blockchain Association
MC for Women in Crypto Meetup, Sydney
Financial Performance Management Consultant at EOH
Director at ENSafrica’s Banking and Finance Department
James Preston  
Closing Address, Competitions and Giveaways
18:30pm
Managing Editor at SA Crypto
Crypto Party Time  
After Party
18:40pm

The after party is open to all attendees and will be held at at the beautiful Shimmy Beach Club on the beach at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town.

Speakers


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

Richard de Sousa

Richard de Sousa

Founder of AltCoinTrader
Martin Harris

Martin Harris

Trader and Market Analyst at IG
Khaya Maloney

Khaya Maloney

Country Manager of South Africa for OKEx
Rocelo Lopes

Rocelo Lopes

Founder of CoinBR, CEO of Stratum and CoinPY
Shantnu Saxena

Shantnu Saxena

EVP at Huobi MENA
Marius Reitz

Marius Reitz

General Manager for Africa at Luno
Piotr Tylczynsk

Piotr Tylczynsk

Senior VP Global Business Development at MineBest
Abraham Cambridge

Abraham Cambridge

Founder and CEO of The Sun Exchange
Athena Yu

Athena Yu

Executive Director of Binance Blockchain Charity Foundation (BCF)
John Lombela

John Lombela

Founder and Managing Director of Cryptovecs Capital
Vojtech Simetka

Vojtech Simetka

Co-founder of Blockchain for Humanity and Giveth
Graeme Tennant

Graeme Tennant

Financial Analyst at AvantCore (Pty) Ltd and SA Crypto
Grey Jabesi

Grey Jabesi

Director of Communications at United Africa Blockchain Association
Connie Gallippi

Connie Gallippi

Founder and Executive Director at BitGive Foundation
Claire Hall

Claire Hall

MC for Women in Crypto Meetup, Sydney
Farzam Ehsani

Farzam Ehsani

CEO and Co-Founder of VALR.com
Louis Buys

Louis Buys

Co-founder and Co-CEO of Revix
Lorien Gamaroff

Lorien Gamaroff

Founder/CEO of Bankymoon and Co-founder/CEO of Centbee
Earle Loxton

Earle Loxton

Founder at DCX Capital
Tshepo Magoma

Tshepo Magoma

Financial Performance Management Consultant at EOH
Warren Gray

Warren Gray

Co-founder of OpenMint and Blockstarters
James Preston

James Preston

Managing Editor at SA Crypto
Jurgen Kuhnel

Jurgen Kuhnel

Co-founder and CEO of Xago
Prof. Angela Itzikowitz

Prof. Angela Itzikowitz

Director at ENSafrica’s Banking and Finance Department
Simon Dingle

Simon Dingle

CEO of Inves Capital, South Africa Radio Presenter

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