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Africa’s Leading Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Event Organisers Since 2015

Bitcoin Events was founded by Sonya Kuhnel and Theo Sauls in 2014. Both co-founders were early adopters of cryptocurrencies and both are extremely passionate about the exciting future of blockchain technology and its many applications. 

Sonya and Theo noticed that there was a lack of understanding in Africa concerning blockchain technology and saw the immediate need to educate and inform the masses about the opportunities it offers across all industries. In 2015, Bitcoin Events hosted the first Blockchain Africa Conference, and since then, has been educating Africa on the untapped potential of new-age technologies.

Bitcoin Events is proud to be the first events company to host world-class blockchain-specific conferences in Africa. To date, we have hosted seven highly successful Blockchain Africa Conferences in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and most recently, online. Bitcoin Events has also introduced additional annual events such as the Crypto Fest and DeFi Conferences.

Over the past 7 years, we have had the privilege of successfully hosting 14,000+ attendees from 165+ countries. We have had the pleasure of engaging with some of the most prominent and respected individuals and companies in the blockchain space. Our reach is far and wide, and we are committed to further empowering Africa with our world-class events. 

Our Events Over the years

Bitcoin Events is the hosts of the annual Blockchain Africa Conferences, Crypto Fest and DeFi Conference.

Bitcoin Africa Conference 2015

Cape Town | 150+ attendees | 12 Speakers

March 2015

Bitcoin and Blockchain Africa Conference 2016

Johannesburg | 200+ attendees | 14 Speakers

March 2016

Blockchain Africa Conference 2017

Johannesburg | 320+ attendees | 17 Speakers

March 2017

Blockchain Africa Conference 2018

Johannesburg | 400+ attendees | 32 Speakers

March 2018

Blockchain Africa Conference 2019

Johannesburg and Cape Town | 600+ attendees | 60 Speakers

March 2019

Crypto Fest 2019

Cape Town | 250+ attendees | 25 Speakers

11 September 2019

Blockchain Africa Conference 2020

Johannesburg | 250+ attendees | 35 Speakers

11 and 12 March 2020

DeFi Conference 2020

Virtual | 977 attendees | 34 Speakers

5 August 2020

Crypto Fest 2020

Virtual | 1288 attendees | 30 Speakers

30 October 2020

Blockchain Africa Conference 2021

Virtual | 5729 attendees | 57 Speakers

18 and 19 March 2021

DeFi Conference 2021

Virtual | 1572 attendees | 44 Speakers

5 August 2021

Crypto Fest 2021

Virtual | 1649 attendees | 43 Speakers

29 October 2021

Blockchain Africa Conference

Since 2015, Bitcoin Events’ annual Blockchain Africa Conferences have been the first of their kind in Africa.

They’ve attracted international experts and thought leaders in the blockchain arena. These great minds have shared their insights around blockchain technology’s opportunities and challenges, as well as the latest trends seen around the world. The conferences have also provided a platform for attendees to network with like-minded individuals and learn about some of the most interesting blockchain use cases from a range of innovative companies and start-ups.

Since 2015, these conferences have attracted over 7000 individuals as well as blockchain experts and thought leaders from around the world

Crypto Fest

This is a unique, fun and engaging festival hosted in South Africa since 2019.

The event brings together game changers, thought leaders, innovators, technologists, entrepreneurs, traders, enthusiasts, private and institutional investors, payment providers, cryptocurrency exchanges and companies and individuals looking at how they can integrate cryptocurrencies into their businesses.

The Crypto Fest hosts global speakers who provide insights into the current state of cryptocurrencies, the future, latest trends, products and services in the industry. The event includes sponsored workshops, debates on hotly contested topics, games, exhibitions, competitions and giveaways.

The aim of the event is to accelerate global adoption of cryptocurrencies, forge the future of the cryptocurrency industry and to explore the many opportunities that exist such as in trading, mining, investment and payments.

The event provides attendees with an immersive experience, plenty of engagement with well-known speakers and thought leaders, fantastic networking opportunities and showcase real-world applications on how this technology is being used globally.