The Blockchain Nigeria User Group (BNUG), a sub-set of Organization of Blockchain Technology User (OBTU), a duly registered incorporated Trustee with Nigeria's CAC, has been the voice of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Technology in Nigeria since 2016. We speak for an industry that aims to touch the daily lives of Nigerians in every corner of the country — by providing business, jobs, career opportunities, and by investing in the communities we serve.
Blockchain Nigeria User Group is a not-for-profit, industry-funded association representing one of the fastest growing industries on the planet.
BNUG is a strong advocate for Blockchain Technology in Nigeria and works with all levels of government such as SEC Nigeria, NITDA, NDIC CBN and other stakeholders to support business/ employment growth and career opportunities in Blockchain Technology, in other to promote and sustain community development initiatives, enhance consumer safety and industry competitiveness. BNUG also provides its members with a full range of services and programs including education and training, benchmarking and best practices, networking, advocacy, and industry information. BNUG recently launched a #BlockchainDev1000 innitiative aimed at training 1,000 blockchain developer skill-sets accross Nigeria within 2 years. You can apply now for the program.
Championing Blockchain Technology Education, Development, Adoption in Nigeria and across Africa
To advance, promote and protect the interests of our members through effective advocacy, communications and education.
BNUG has representatives in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Kano and Akure.
- Support Policymakers in their need to tackle their challenges in understanding blockchain, both the functionality and risks of decentralized cryptocurrency, in order to create an appropriate legal and regulatory framework that will foster the community.
- Protect Enthusiasts and end users through training, public enlightenment, risks assessment and fraud alerts.
- Encourage Competition Put measures to avoid the concentration of operations in few hands.
- Advocacy for the creation and maintenance of an enabling regulatory environment for Blockchain Project Development.
- Identification of Possible use cases for Blockchain Implementation and spur innovative Startups in that direction.
- Bridge Talent Gap through capacity building/ Incubation at Blockchain Innovation Centers (Blockchain Technology Hubs)
- Hold National Conferences and Regional Summits to raise Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Awareness
You will find it on this link: http://blockchainnigeria.group/pay
Globally-acclaimed Blockchain business leaders will be enlightening attendees about various aspects of starting and growing a blockchain based business in Nigeria.
40+ Tech product exhibitors as well as over 1200 attendees will be showcasing their innovative solutions for lead consideration. Gain instant traction for your startup.
Specialized Blockchain Masterclasses will be facilitated by Internationally acclaimed subject-matter experts and blockchain policy formulators.
There will be various opportunities for attendees to meet new people and identify those leads that are specifically relevant to their business.
Industry leaders, Fintech and technology innovators, carefully selected from across the globe, will be there to speak to us.
The Abuja Blockchain & Digital Assets Conference 2019, with the agenda: The Blockchain Trust-Architechture for Governance and Public Service, is Nigeria's premium Blockchain conference of value and innovation. Its is annually organised and curated by Blockchain Nigeria User Group. This is the 8th event in the series and the 3rd holding in Lagos. Its is taking place from 4-5 October 2019 at Abuja Sheraton Hotels, Abuja, Nigeria, and will focus on identifying the opportunities and overcoming the challenges to making this revolutionary technology a reality in Nigeria. Previous editions had been held in Port Harcourt and Abuja in 2017 & 2018. View past photos: https://www.flickr.com/gp/157855943@N04/Q8E16v and Videos on Youtube.
Some of the expected Keynotes and Special Guests include Hon Femi Gbajabiamila (Speaker HoR Nigeria), Prof Kingsley Mughalu, UN Ambassador, former CBN Deputy Governor, Isa Pantami, Hon Minister of Communications, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, DG NITDA, and Joshua Hawley, founder Blockchain Advisory Mauritius/ Co-Founder of Mauritius Ethereum Alliance.
Agenda: The Blockchain Trust-Architecture for Governance and Public Service.
Who should attend
Blockchain4Good Hackathon based on the IBM Hyperledger platform to be held as a side event at the Abuja Blockchain & Digital Assets Conference 2019.
Venue: Sheraton Hotels Abuja.
We’re seeking the best and the brightest to join us in Abuja for two-days, 04 - 05 October 2019, to work on ideas in the areas of Supply Chain, Record Keeping, Agriculture, Health Care, Digital Identity etc.
The goal of the Hackathon is to enable developers to transform their blockchain ideas, utilizing the IBM powered Hyperledger DLT platform, into reality and accelerate creative uses of blockchain technology to positively impact the way we work and live in Nigeria and across Africa. More specifically, we will be looking at the solutions that can improve governance and public sector service delivery. Blockchain opens up new opportunities to positively impact governance, public service, environment, ethical trade, fair work practices and human rights.