President of Uganda to Lead Blockchain Conference in Kampala in July
Max Boddy's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 60%
The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, will officiate the 2019 Africa Blockchain Conference, according to a report by Kabuubi Media Africa on June 24.According to the report, The 2019 Africa Blockchain Conference - not to be confused with The Blockchain Africa Conference 2019 which occurred in April - will be held from July 3 to July 4, and the theme is 'Africa 4.0: Preparing Africa for the 4th Industrial Revolution. ' The conference topics will reportedly include fintech, payment systems, and the future of education. President Museveni reportedly supported the use of blockchain technology in Uganda during his inaugural speech.
Museveni is said to have cited four economic areas that he believes should be supported by blockchain technology: agriculture, manufacturing and processing, services, and the ICT sector. Blockchain tech firm CryptoSavannah will reportedly be one of the organizers for the 2019 conference. "While initially being marred by scams and cons, significant value has moved to cryptos with major markets like Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa with significant crypto holdings also trading activity." In 2018, CryptoSavannah partnered with the major cryptocurrency exchange Binance to gain financial support for blockchain growth in Uganda.
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