Blockchain & Decentralized Finance Virtual Conference/ Exhibition 2020

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BLOCKDefi-2020: The Way to Go!

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About Blockchain Nigeria User group

Who We Are

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 initiative aimed at training 1,000 blockchain developer skill-sets across 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.

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What we Do

- 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

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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.

Keynotes & Speakers

Industry leaders, Fintech and technology innovators, carefully selected from across the globe, will be there to speak to us.

Phillip Jarman


Co-founder, COO and UK Director at SESO Global Limited.

Dina Mainville


Sales Director, Canada | Bermuda | Caribbean at CipherTraceSales Director, Canada | Bermuda | Car

Geoffrey Weli Wosu


VoguePay representative, Geoffrey Weli Wosu (co-founder of VoguePay and Director of Marketing, le

ken Misuma


Quras - CMO based out of Japan.

Chimezie Chuta


Founder/ Coordinator Blockchain Nigeria User Group, advisory Board Member at Kinesis Money, Cayma

Christian Roesch


Head, Africa Operations at Kinesis Money. A Seasoned Rainmaker, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist.

Chiagozie Iwu


Blockchain and Finance Consultant at CI Cryptosolutions, NaijaCrypto.

Dee Duncan


BTCKing United States Distributor for Blockchain XPOS Point of Sale Device powered by Pundi X.

Owenize Odia


Country Manager Nigeria at Luno.

Yele Bademosi


Founding Partner, Microtraction and Director at Binance Labs.

Olufemi Awoyemi


Chairman Of The Board at Proshare Nigeria.

Davidson Oturu


Partner at Aelex. Corporate Attorney, IP & Tech.

Abubakar Umar


Co-founder & CEO, Cynotrust Intelligent Systems.

Charles Okaformbah


Blockchain Solutions Architect & Managing Partner at VesselTrust.

Adebajo Adedayo


Community Manager at Jelurida. A blockchain enthusiast. Ardor believer.

Francis Chuka Agbu


A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), FCIArb (UK), FICMC.

Franklin Peters



Armand Gaetan NGUETI


Africa Lead at the Government Blockchain Association and Chief Executive Officer & Global Eva

Wole Oyeniran


Technology Strategy & Transformation Leader, West Africa at Deloitte & Touche in West Afr

Prof. Olayinka David-West


Professor of Information Systems & Digital Financial Services Specialist, Digital transformat

Khadijat Abdulkadir


Founder/ CEO Xerde Technologies. Social Entrepreneur and Founder of the Digital African Woman.

Eric Ohene-Agyekum Annan


Cofounder/ CEO at KuBitX Limited.

Dickson Nsofor


Founder and CEO at KoraPay.

Danny Oyekan


Group Executive Chairman at Dan Holdings Limited.


Blockchain Nigeria User Group is happy to announce that all is set for the successful hosting of #BlockDeFi-2020, a fully Virtual live Conference on the 12th & 13th of September 2020. The conference is designed to bring attendees the best industry experts and thought leaders, insightful discussions with unique networking opportunities in a virtual world. Recall that #LagosBlock-DeFi:2020 previously scheduled to hold last may was postponed due to COVID-19 restriction guidelines. #BlockDeFi-2020 will now hold as a global technology event on a 2D interactive virtual environment.

The conference agenda is "Unpacking Blockchain and the potentials of alternative, open trustless finance in building the foundations of financial self-sovereignty in Africa!" 

Already confirmed as Lead Conference Keynote is Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, Senior Economic Advisor, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI). Dr. Ezekwesili was Vice-President of the World Bank's Africa division and is former Nigerian Minister of Education, Minister of Solid Minerals, and a Presidential candidate in Nigeria's last general elections. 

We have also confirmed Elizabeth Stark, CEO and Olaoluwa Osuntokun, CTO both Chief Executives at Lightning Labs, Thomas Couhlin, CEO at Kinesis Money, Brian Mather, CEO at Silicon capital, all as speakers and keynotes.

 Previous editions had been held in Port Harcourt and Abuja in 2017, 2018 & 2019. View past photos: , and Videos on Youtube.

Who should attend

Everyone! Everyone who truly desire change in their career and business. Its for friends of disruptions. Anyone interested in the technologies of Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and 4IR

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BLOCKDeFi-2020 Conference Tracks

InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) Workshop!

Let's learn decentralized web protocols together! 

The peer-to-peer and distributed file system that can literally replace HTTP and decentralize the Internet once again. Hosted by Blockchain Nigeria User Group at #BlockDeFi-2020.

Participation is Free, and we will be using the ProtoSchool resources!

Focus will be on...

Decentralized Data Structures!

Date: 13th September  |  Time: 2.00am  |  Venue: GoBrunch Virtual Room

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