Chairman of Ugandan’s Blockchain Association, Kwame Rugunda and some strategic partners recently launched the AfricaBlockchainUG19 Conference. According to a Tweet, the conference is scheduled to hold in on the 3rd and 4th of July, 2019 in Kampala (Uganda’s capital). The conference is programmed to aid the Africa continent in tapping into the vast opportunities from the Fourth Industrial Revolution with a focus on Blockchain Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Internet of Things, Drones technology, and Big Data.
The membership organization, Blockchain Association of Uganda (BOAU) is that which consists of individuals and organizations with the common interest to promote technologies related to blockchain and capabilities. Through the availability of blockchain related resources to government and public-sector consumers, the common interest is achieved. BAOU fuels efficiency and preaches high ethical standards of business among its members in matters touching the use, regulation, transfer, remittance or other management and exchange of cryptocurrencies, in a bid to deal with any parties and authorities in performance and fulfillment of the objectives of the Association.
There had been a previous edition of this conference in 2018 which was tagged “The Role of Blockchain Technology in Africa’s Transformation” and it featured key speakers such as the President of Uganda Yoweri K. Museveni, Former President of Mauritius Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, CEO of Binance Changpeng Zhao, the Governor of the Bank of Uganda, Tumusiime- Mutebile. It turned out insightful and productive according to past reports.
Notably, Uganda is one African Nation that quickly adopted blockchain and paved way for its widespread into different sectors of their economy through the warm reception of the technology by the President. This year’s conference will accommodate about 50 speakers, 3000 delegates, and feature of one Tech Expo at the least. The conference is in the right timing being after the Blockchain Africa Ladies Conference, Nigeria in April and its Second edition which will be held in Ghana in this quarter of the year. These line ups continue to throw more spotlight on the moves made in Africa towards utilizing blockchain technology for technological growth and other benefits.
Credits- Victor Ugochukwu
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