Leading the Way in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Conferences

Welcome to Bitcoin Events, the pioneers and organisers of premier cryptocurrency and blockchain events. Since 2015, we have been at the forefront, bringing you world-class conferences in Africa.

We take pride in being the first and largest events company dedicated to hosting top-notch gatherings centered around cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in Africa. Our track record speaks for itself.

With nine highly successful annual Blockchain Africa Conferences, five incredible Crypto Fest events, and two groundbreaking DeFi Conferences, we have established ourselves as industry leaders. Each event has been a resounding success, attracting an impressive lineup of prominent speakers and drawing over 17,500 attendees from a staggering 165 countries.

Bitcoin Events is dedicated to delivering exceptional experiences that leave a lasting impact. We strive to create an environment that encourages collaboration, sparks inspiration, and drives meaningful change.




Don’t miss our exciting cryptocurrency and blockchain events coming up!

Crypto Fest 2024

6th Edition | 10-12 October 2024 | In-Person in Cape Town, South Africa

Get ready for the most exciting South African crypto event of the year! Crypto Fest is back for its sixth edition and once again we’re bringing the party to Cape Town, South Africa. Get ready to experience the ultimate fusion of cutting-edge technology and vibrant culture in the breathtaking city ranked among the most beautiful in the world.

Welcome to Cryptopia, where the possibilities are endless! Join us for a day filled with mind-blowing conversations, thrilling debates, and a unique exploration of how cryptocurrencies and blockchain communities are reshaping the world as we know it. Finance, investing, art, music, sport, gaming, entertainment, marketing, governance—no industry is left untouched.

Crypto Fest will be the place to be. Rub shoulders with industry experts and visionary speakers from across the globe as they share their insights on the hottest trends in cryptocurrency, the Metaverse, Web3, and Decentralised Finance (DeFi).

Get ready to have your mind expanded and your ideas ignited!

Blockchain Africa Conference 2024

10th Edition |  20 November 2024 | In-Person in Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa

Since 2015, Bitcoin Events has been hosting the annual Blockchain Africa Conferences, the first of their kind in Africa. The popular conferences have attracted some of the top thought leaders and pioneers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries worldwide, including Charles Hoskinson, Founder and CEO of IOHK, Founder of Cardano, and Director of The Bitcoin Project; and Andreas M. Antonopoulos, security and distributed systems expert, coder, entrepreneur and author.

The conference themes have evolved in line with the global adoption of blockchain technology: ‘Beyond the Hype’, ‘From Hype to Mainstream’, ‘Ready for Business?’ and most recently ‘Ready for Business’.

Join us at Africa’s leading blockchain and cryptocurrency conference, the 10th edition of the Blockchain Africa Conference.

DeFi Conference


Decentralised Finance or DeFi is disrupting the world of finance as we know it and growing from strength to strength. This new technology is emerging quickly and the pressure is on for organisations to operate more efficiently and effectively. 

The DeFi Conferences are a 1 day online conference focusing on the hottest DeFi topics.


Our speakers include industry leaders and visionaries who have helped shape blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

Andreas M. Antonopoulos (Keynote)

Entrepreneur, Author and Security Expert
Yele Bademosi

Yele Bademosi (Keynote)

Founder of Bundle Africa

Justin Sun (Keynote)

Founder of TRON

Charles Hoskinson (Keynote)

Founder and CEO of IOHK (Input Output Hong Kong) and Founder of Cardano
Jack Lu

Jack Lu

Founder and CEO of Wanchain

Denelle Dixon

CEO & Executive Director of the Stellar Development Foundation
Stani Kulechov

Stani Kulechov

Founder and CEO of Aave

Sandeep Nailwal (Keynote)

Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer at Polygon (previously Matic Network)

Tanya Knowles

Country Manager of Binance South Africa

Chris Becker

Blockchain Lead at Investec Private Banking

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director of Hyperledger Project

Miko Matsumura (Keynote)

General Partner at Gumi Cryptos Capital

Stefan Thomas

Chief Technology Officer at Ripple

Marcus Swanepoel

Co-Founder and CEO of Luno

Helen Zille

Ex-Premier of the Western Cape

Lorien Gamaroff

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

Ray Youssef

CEO and Co-Founder of Paxful

Vinny Lingham

Co-founder and CEO of

Artur Schaback (Keynote)

COO and Co-founder of Paxful

Beverley Schäfer

Ex-Western Cape Minister for Economic Opportunities

Ben Zhou

Co-founder and CEO at Bybit
Richard de Sousa

Richard de Sousa

Founder and CEO of AltCoinTrader

Sandra Ro (Keynote)

CEO at the Global Blockchain Business Council

Michelle Chivunga

Founder/CEO & Investor at Global Policy House, Senior Advisor to Government of Bermuda and African Union

Raoul Pal (Keynote)

CEO and Co-Founder of Real Vision

Brock Pierce

Co-Founder and Managing Partner Blockchain Capital

Tone Vays

Content Creator, Derivatives Trader and Consultant
Briana Marbury

Briana Marbury (Keynote)

CEO at Interledger Foundation

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