Coinfest Nigeria, the premier blockchain and cryptocurrency event, is back for another edition in April. The two day event will take place on 4th and 5th April 2019 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Started in 2013, the event has continued to grow in leaps and bounds as it has become the main gathering for cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiasts, developers, merchants, researchers, policy makers and entrepreneurs. Coinfest aim to ensure the public is educated on the importance and opportunities in blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
Previous events have showed high attendance rates with attendees coming from 7 different countries. Furthermore, leading companies in the blockchain such as Bitpesa, Humaniq, Cryptographic Development Initiative Nigeria (CDIN), PwC among others have supported and taken part in the event.
The upcoming event marks the 3rd anniversary and comes at a time when Nigeria continues to be one of the leading countries in Africa with interest in bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Statistics show that many merchants are using cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin to make cross-border transfers. Major exchanges such as Paxful and localbitcoins continue to show impressive and growing trade volumes.
It is against this backdrop that the Coinfest event is organized seeking to connect various players in the industry to continue to grow the ecosystem. Some of the major activities to take place during the event are:
Blockchain and cryptocurrency exhibitions
An impressive array of headline speakers are:
- Professor Nii Quaynor: Director, Blockchain Academy, Ghana dot com, limited. ‘The Father of Internet in Africa’.
- Jane Thomason: Founder, Blockchain Quantum Impact
- Ernest Mbenkum: Founder of Cameroon Blockchain Business council, and Founder of OASIS Africa Innovation
- Oliver La Rosa: CEO, Globiance, and Chairman, European Chamber of Commerce for Distributed Ledger Technology and Cryptocurrencies.
- Armand Gaetan Ngueti: Africa Lead, Government Blockchain Association.
Other speakers and facilitators are: Faith Titus: CEO eWealthAtlantic , Munachi Ogueke: Founder/CEO, Cryset , Francisca Olisakwe: Founder/CEO, coinratecap.com, Alexander Reay: President Nordic IT Association as well as Founder BlockchainSUOMI and Ambassador Nordic Blockchain Association, Soala Bobmanuel-Orupabo: Partner, Dworks (UK), Faith Obafemi: Founding Partner, Lex Futurus, Chimezie Chuta: Founder, Blockspace Africa, Alex Sea: Associate Founder, Finov HUB, Roselyne Wanjiru: EOS Nairobi, Lucky Uwakwe: Chiefe Operating Officer, Blockchain Solutions Limited, Toritseju kaka: Founder, CryptoToday , Franklin Peters: Founder/CEO, Bitfxt.
This is the premier blockchain and cryptocurrency event in Nigeria and it is a good opportunity to connect with crypto/blockchain community, comprehend the current use cases, and network.
Call for submissions
Coinfest Nigeria is also calling for article submissions from interested parties about the present solutions, products, case studies, challenges and expert opinions relating to blockchain in governance, logistics/supply chain, agriculture, health, finance etc relevant to Nigeria and other west African countries. The aim is to build a robust repository of knowledge and experiences that can help in accelerating blockchain innovation and ecosystem development in Nigeria. Furthermore, this can support both government and private sector efforts in exploring potential of blockchain technology.
To get additional information about the event and submissions, get in touch with The organizer, Kayode Babarinde on firstname.lastname@example.org