AFRICA BITCOIN CONFERENCE
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM OPENING CEREMONY
09:15 AM - 09:30 AM WELCOME REMARK
ABC Organizers (SP)
09:30 AM - 09:45 AM REMARKS BY GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL
09:45 AM - 10:00 AM SECOND KEYNOTE
Bernard Parah (SP)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM FIRESIDE CHAT
Ray Youssef (SP)
Farida Nabourema (MD)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM FIRST PANEL : BITCOIN IS MONEY
Miles Suter, Alex Gladstein, Magatte Wade (SP)
Anita Posch (MD)
Money has three main functions: to be a medium of exchange, a store of value and a unit of account. Traditional fiat currencies are struggling to keep fulfilling the Store of Value property as we are witnessing strong inflationary tendencies throughout the world. Furthermore, it is estimated that around 2.5billion people today remain unbanked or are cut off from financial infrastructure. Bitcoin as a global, censorship and inflation-resistant monetary network seems to be the best viable candidate in stepping in as the next stage in the evolution of global money.
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM SECOND PANEL : THE ROAD TO A CAREER IN BITCOIN
Abubakar Nur Khalil, Conor Okus, Femi Longe (SP)
As Bitcoin development and engineering was a niche market until a few years ago, the demand for Bitcoin-related jobs - be it developers, engineers, marketers or alike is steadily growing. Resources are not only needed in Bitcoin but with the Lightning Network as the payments rail on top of Bitcoin, millions of use cases are developing and knowledge in these areas is strongly sought-after. Could it be a good time to step in and work on Bitcoin and Lightning related projects?
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM THIRD PANEL : CHANGING THE BITCOIN NARRATIVE TROUGH EDUCATION
Anita Posch, Paco De la India, Hermann Vivier (SP)
Charlene Fadirepo (MD)
Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world. While there are many possibilities to use Bitcoin, different ways in storing it and setting up an inheritance plan for example, most people are still lacking basic knowledge on how to to so. Besides the practical setup, the theoretical part of Bitcoin being a tool for financial empowerment which enables people to break free from authoritarian regimes and the financial suppression going along with it, is also widely unknown of. The panelists will shed a light on their experiences in educating about Bitcoin and what still needs to be done.
12:45 PM - 01:45 PM LEARNING LUNCH (TWO WORKSHOPS OF 45 MINUTES OFFERED)
01:45 PM - 02:00 PM CULTURAL BREAK
02:00 PM - 02:15 PM PRESENTATION BY AFRICA GASTRONOMY NETWORK (JOSEPH LAMCMA)
02:15 PM - 02:30 PM THIRD KEYNOTE
Nathalie Yamb (SP)
02:30 PM - 02:45 PM FOURTH KEYNOTE
Marco Dal Lago (SP)
02:45 PM - 03:15 PM FIRESIDE CHAT
Mike Brock (SP)
Ojoma Ochai (MD)
03:15 PM - 04:00 PM FOURTH PANEL : THE FUTURE OF BITCOIN IN RECESSING ECONOMY
Prof Nii Quaynor, Richard Detente, Chio Minang, Kwame A.A. Opoku (SP)
Mackenzie Sigalos (MD)
According to economists, the world is currently navigating into unchartered waters: Yields are low, inflation is globally on the rise and central banks seem to have no other choice than printing ever more money. Will we face an economical recession? Combined with high inflation, do we face a stagflationary environment? What role can Bitcoin, as a disinflationary money, play in this scenario?
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM FIFTH PANEL : ADVANCING SOCIAL JUSTICE WITH BITCOIN
Yusuf Nessary, Mary Victoria Imasuen (SP)
Ahmed Gatnash (MD)
From empowering women in Afghanistan, through supporting Ukraine in their fight against Putin, to freeing civilians from colonial monetary suppression: Bitcoin serves as a tool for individual empowerment and financial freedom on many levels. As Bitcoin does not discriminate against anyone - the access to the network is cheap, easy and regardless of one’s jurisdiction, race, gender or political views - it can serve serve as an important tool in the fight for social justice.
LEARNING LUNCHES (*REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
01:00 PM - 01:45 PM BITCOIN CRASH COURSE BY PAXFUL (BALTSHUG MEETING ROOM, GROUND FLOOR)
01:00 PM - 01:45 PM TETHER : A SOLUTION FOR WEAK CURRENCIES (STAFFORD ROOM, 2ND FLOOR)
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