Mary Njoki, organizer, Africa Digital Finance Summit seen here with Khurram Shroff, Chairman IBC Group Image Credit: Supplied

Africa Digital Finance Summit’s inaugural event themed “Decentralized finance, our pathway to financial freedom” will bring together regulators, African central banks, businesses, known crypto whales, and decision-makers across the world, to rethink the development trajectory of Africa’s finance ecosystem.

This year’s conference will put a spotlight on Blockchain’s continued transformation from hype to the mainstream. A roster of high-profile speakers will take the stage to explore avenues for Blockchain’s increased adoption, particularly as tech and payment giants Twitter, PayPal, and Facebook make significant investments in the space. The summit comes at a time when Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, has taken steps to deepen engagement with Africa, by creating a trust with 500 Bitcoin. Tesla, currently the world’s most valuable car company, has also announced its entry into the cryptocurrency ecosystem, effectively forging the path to the universal acceptance of digital currencies.

Khurram Shroff, Dubai based Chairman of the IBC group and a known Bitcoin whale, will speak at the event, to highlight the opportunities in Blockchain and crypto, which can be leveraged for accelerated development in the African finance sector. “As Blockchain technology matures, we are witnessing a vigorous development of robust, enterprise-ready solutions” expressed Mr. Shroff, “The Africa Digital Finance Summit will bring together innovators, early adopters and application leaders, to explore how organisations can leverage decentralised finance, to enable more seamless business operations in Africa.”

The event will also host Daren Tung, CEO of IBC group backed CanETH Staking Services, who presided over his company’s recent merger with Vancouver based, iMining Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Inc, to emerge as a leading player in the Crypto Financial Sector. Canadian company CanETH is an institutional-grade staking service for holders of Ether, providing clients with a simplified on-ramp, to integrate with the ETH 2.0 Proof of Stake Blockchain.

Other keynote speakers include Mr. Sunil Juneja, COO of Canadian company BitBit Financial, another venture backed by the IBC Group that provides the crypto community with the safest and most secure way to buy and sell digital assets, via its online exchange and ATM network. Adding a holistic flavor to the event will be a conversation with Dr Sanjeev Goel, founder of Peak Human, which focuses on bringing culture, technology, and health together, to harness the highest physical and cognitive potential of humans.

The summit - to be held on February 18 & 19, at the Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya - is a unique opportunity for innovators, disruptors, and thought leaders, to come together and redefine Africa’s business ecosystem, through the accelerated adoption of Blockchain and crypto solutions.