Organisers of cryptocurrency and blockchain events.

Bitcoin Events is the first and largest events company to host world-class bitcoin and blockchain conferences in Africa, since 2015. To date, we’ve hosted seven highly successful annual Blockchain Africa Conferences, 3 Crypto Fest events and two DeFi Conferences. We have attracted some of the biggest speakers in the industry and over 14,000 attendees from 165 countries, attend our events.



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

Blockchain Africa Conference 2022

Since 2015, Bitcoin Events’ annual Blockchain Africa Conferences have been the first of their kind in Africa and have brought together some of the top thought leaders from across the globe.

About 7000 delegates from over 160 countries and 250 speakers have attended our previous seven conferences hosted in Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa and most recently, online.

Join us at this 8th edition in Johannesburg, South Africa and learn what the latest trends and developments are in the blockchain and cryptocurrency eco-system.

DeFi Conference 2022

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 Conference 2022 is a free, 1 day online conference focusing on the hottest topics in DeFi and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).

There will be multiple networking events, 1-1 connection opportunities, panel and keynote discussions and a wide variety of exhibitors.The event will bring together 2500+ attendees from 80+ countries and over 35 global speakers, sharing their knowledge on the future of this fast growing industry.

Crypto Fest 2022

Bitcoin Events’ popular Crypto Fest will be back for its fourth edition on 28 October 2022 as an in-person event in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa.

The event will be a festive gathering of 500+ attendees, uniting entrepreneurs, traders, investors, developers, industry enthusiasts, among others, with a jam-packed day with exciting keynotes, workshops, presentations, contentious topics, product exhibitions, competitions and entertainment.

This fun, casual event will offer plenty of engagement and networking opportunities with well-known speakers and thought leaders who will showcase real-world applications and the latest trends in cryptocurrencies, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Decentralised Finance (DeFi).

Don’t miss it!


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

Andreas M. Antonopoulos (Keynote)

Entrepreneur, Author and Security Expert

Sam Bankman-Fried (Keynote)

CEO and Founder at FTX
Yele Bademosi

Yele Bademosi (Keynote)

Founder of Bundle Africa

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

Brock Pierce

Co-Founder and Managing Partner Blockchain Capital
Alex Mashinsky

Alex Mashinsky

Founder and CEO of the Celsius Network

Tone Vays

Content Creator, Derivatives Trader and Consultant

Tanya Knowles

Country Manager of Binance South Africa

Chris Becker

Blockchain Lead at Investec Private Banking

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director of Hyperledger Project

Stefan Thomas

Chief Technology Officer at Ripple

Marcus Swanepoel

Co-Founder and CEO of Luno

Lorien Gamaroff

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

Helen Zille

Ex-Premier of the Western Cape

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

Michelle Chivunga

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

Sandra Ro (Keynote)

CEO at the Global Blockchain Business Council

Raoul Pal (Keynote)

CEO and Co-Founder of Real Vision

Sandeep Nailwal (Keynote)

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

Justin Sun (Keynote)

Founder of TRON

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