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Crypto Fest 2022: Seeking Post-Winter Opportunities

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Crypto Fest 2022: Seeking Post-Winter Opportunities

Crypto Fest 2022 is expected to be Africa’s largest gathering of crypto experts, enthusiasts and enthusiasts to explore the impact of technology on Web 3.0 and emerging opportunities for investors.

Conflict in Europe and soaring interest rates in the United States have put cryptocurrencies in the middle of one of the worst stock market crashes in tech history.

Bitcoin and Ethereum has fallen more than 70% since the peak of the bull run last year, while several high-profile figures crypto companies closed as the size of the industry fell below US$1 trillion – a significant decrease from a few months prior, when the industry was worth more than triple.

While the market volatility might deter some investors, those with an appetite for high-risk, high-reward innovation can see opportunity on the horizon – and nowhere is this greater than in Africa, where crypto trading have grown by more than 2,500% in the past year, while funding for African crypto startups has increased elevenfold over the same period.

Clearly, crypto is no longer a distant concept that African investors have to ignore indefinitely.

Which begs the question: How long will skeptics and technophobes keep their heads down?

To help seasoned investors, new bagholders, and non-coinmakers tap into opportunities in African crypto, Bitcoin Events is excited to announce the return of Crypto Party 2022the largest gathering of crypto industry leaders, entrepreneurs and experts on the continent, taking place both virtually and in person at Grand Africa Café & Beach on September 30, 2022.

Now in its fourth year, this year’s event will be a one-of-a-kind experience for crusaders and crypto deniers. Under the theme of ‘Don’t Look for‘, a range of entrepreneurs,

traders, investors, developers and enthusiasts will engage in impactful conversations, sparking critical debates about the opportunities that crypto, Not fungible Tokens (NFT), Decentralized Finance, Web 3.0 and the Metaverse have over the worlds of finance, investing, art, music, sports, games, entertainment, marketing, governance, etc.

According to Sonya Kuhnel, co-founder and director of Bitcoin Events and organizer of this year’s festival: “Change is inevitable, and the world is realizing – slowly but surely – the impact that crypto and related technologies cryptography have on the future of the industry. Yes, the crypto world has had its fair share of ups and downs, but the proof of concept is there; it’s only a matter of time before the sector rebounds. Now is the time to look up and explore where the opportunities lie. Now is the time to learn as we prepare to enter a new era.

With that in mind, attendees can look forward to a jam-packed day of speeches, presentations, competitions, product displays and performances from over 30 global innovators and thought leaders in cryptocurrency, NFT , ChallengeWeb 3.0 and metaverse space.

Among others, this includes a keynote address from Michael Jordan, Head of South African Business Development at Polygon; an exploration of crypto innovation and regulation by Wiehann Olivier, Partner and Head of Digital Assets for Mazars; pathways to mass crypto education and adoption across Africa with Nolu Mashologu, Business Development at FTX Africa; a panel discussion moderated by Daniel Kimber of Bakari, who will lead a conversation outlining the best way to manage risk with your Challenge investments; and a discussion presented by Kyle Brown (rugby) and Sean Roberts (soccer) defining Crypto and the role he will play in South African sport.

For the first time ever, Crypto Fest 2022 will also feature an NFT Gallery and Metaverse Gaming Zone, featuring NFTs from various local artists. The NFT Gallery will be presented by Libex, a South African company NFT Market.

The NFT Gallery will host “Lightning Talks” where attendees can interact, network and win prizes in the NFT Gallery and experience the world of virtual reality in the Metaverse gaming area.

Renowned South African musician and artist Arno Carstens will host a 15-minute

“Lightning Talk”, discussing his latest collection of minted artwork.

“I’m thrilled to be part of something that’s still in development and to be able to connect with people as enthusiastic as I am. The human spirit is drawn to the possibilities of what can be, and that’s the potential. of what fascinates me.

NFTs and the Metaverse are a technology in its infancy. Crypto Fest 2022 is a place where developers, artists and collectors can come together on this journey of discovery. The idea of ​​being sovereign is such a light at the end of the tunnel for a lot of people,” says Carstens.

Commenting on this year’s program, Michael Jordan of Polygon said, “The world of cryptocurrencies can be complex to navigate, especially for those with limited exposure to the ecosystem and an understanding of the potential for impact of technology”.

“For this reason, we are delighted to partner with Cryptofest 2022, to provide a platform for more people to learn, explore and understand how they can engage with one of the most disruptive developments in finance and industry since the abandonment of the gold standard fifty years ago.

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