Stakeholders in blockchain to hold inaugural conference in Lagos

Stakeholders in Blockchain Association of Nigeria (SiBAN) will be holding its inaugural Peer-to-Peer (P2P) conference in Lagos.

The event, which holds at the at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, this Saturday, will attract key stakeholders in the industry.

President of SiBAN, Senator Ihenyen said the conference, which would be a hybrid event, is part of the association’s commitment to educating users and members of the public about blockchain technology, promoting its adoption by both private and public bodies, ensuring consumer protection and helping them safeguard against scams, while also working with regulators to help maximise the untapped potential of blockchain technology.

“Blockchain is one of the biggest opportunities for Africa in the Fourth Industrial Age. Nigeria is Africa’s biggest country and one of the biggest players on the globe. We understand the challenges in this ecosystem as well as opportunities for Nigerians. That is why we have lined up a rich crop of experienced and successful leaders in this space to speak on the theme, ‘CeFi, DeFi & TradFi: Is there a need for Convergence in the Current Divergence.

“With this theme, we wish to have an open conversation about the emergence of blockchain technology, its application across the spectrum of CeFi, DeFi, and TradFi, and consider whether a convergence of these three is the better way to go for innovators and regulators,” Ihenyen said.

Among the speakers is Channels Television’s crypto market analyst and founder, CryptoPreacher Blockchain Academy, CPBA, Rume Ophi.

Chairman, Organising Committee for the conference, Jude Ozinegbe said the conference would be targeting about 5000 participants.

“The conference will provide participants with networking opportunities while serving as a vehicle to drive awareness of the economic value of what we do. Participants will also enjoy access to conference talks, workshops, and other learning opportunities and get to network with speakers, guests, and other conference participants,” he revealed.

Ozinegbe, who is also the convener of Cyberchain, added that the conference is free.

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