With January now over we’re getting closer to probably the biggest event of its kind in Africa, the Blockchain Africa Conference 2017, which continues to grow with the addition of Andreas Antonopoulos as its keynote speaker.

Known as a Bitcoin expert the world over, Antonopoulos is the author of the books “Mastering Bitcoin” and “The Internet of Money”. He’s also the co-host of Let’s Talk Bitcoin, an avid teacher and regular speaker at these kinds of events.

It’s not surprising that he’ll be on our shores for this conference, but it always gives us that rare feeling of national pride when such big names make the trip to the tip of Africa.

If you want to read more about Antonopoulos we suggest you check out his AMA on Reddit. It’s more than two years old at this point, but it’s still worth the read.

Also see the full list of speakers because, while this is a South African event, its roster pulls from Brazil, Kenya, the UK and more.

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