The Blockchain Entrepreneurs Club South Africa (BECSA), an organization which aims to grow the cryptocurrencies ecosystem in South Africa through education and networking, has announced a list of events that will see it embark on a South Aftica wide tour. First up is the #SurfingTheBlock event which is set to take place in Durban.

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"After capacity events in Johannesburg and Cape Town, the Blockchain Entrepreneurs Club South Africa (BECSA) continues its nationwide tour by bringing you another great event in Durban! We're thrilled to invite you to #SurfingTheBlock, an evening of presentations and networking aimed at all levels of knowledge encompassing blockchain and entrepreneurship. Hear from practitioners, visionaries, and entrepreneurs from the local blockchain ecosystem to understand how this technology works, how it's being applied to local businesses and what the future will bring."

Blockchain technology in South Africa

South Africa, so far, has proven to have a favorable policy and investment environment for cryptocurrencies and blockchain related startups and projects. Just recently, the South African Revenue Service (SARS), issued draft tax legislation which affects cryptocurrencies.

Speakers for the #SurfingTheBlock event, although the organizers have indicates it could change, are:

  • Mandla Magagula: Blockchain Deconstruction
    (Blockchain Consultant – RMB Foundery | Co-Founder – The Coding Ground).

  • Aatish Ramkaran: (Mostly) Everything you wanted to know about Blockchains but were afraid to ask
    (Digital Architect – Nedbank | Co-Founder – Blockchain Entrepreneurs Club South Africa).

  • Paresh Daya: Dark Blockchains – The Permissioned World
    (Blockchain Strategist – Standard Bank | Chairman: Technology – South African Financial Blockchain Consortium | Director – Blockchain Entrepreneurs Club South Africa).

  • Theoshan Moodley: The Million Dollar dApp
    (Solution Connoisseur – Engenium Solutions | Community Manager: Durban – Blockchain Entrepreneurs Club South Africa).

  • Ayanda Masuku: Smartvest Capital
    (CEO – Smartvest Capital).

Apart from the #SurfingTheBlock event, BECSA will be hosting a series of in-person and online events in celebration of Women's month.


Cover image credit: Blockchain Entrepreneurs Club South Africa