CoinFest is an international gathering of BitCoiners, Crypto-Enthusiasts, FinTech, Programmers/Developers, (eCommerce) Entrepreneurs, Merchants, and Digital Lawyers, hosting in seven (7) countries in the world including Nigeria. It is one of the ways of incentivizing Cryptocurrency acceptance in educating the public on the importance of Cryptocurrencies, and the use of Decentralize Technologies, as Blockchain.
CoinFest Nigeria happens to be one of the leading Cryptocurrency and Blockchain engagements initiatives in Nigeria, with support from leading experts and projects (like PwC, Humaniq, BitPesa, etc). This year making it the 3rd Edition takes a new direction, on the real practicalities of Blockchain, especially, Crypto initiatives; impacts, trends, and utilities. The event will play an active role in helping Nigeria to seize new opportunities offered by blockchain, build expertise and show leadership in the field.
Keynote Speaker & Chairperson
Nii Quaynor graduated from Dartmouth College, USA in 1972 with B.A (Engineering Science) and received a Ph.D (Computer Science) in distributed systems in 1977 from State University of New York USA (S.U.N.Y) at Stony Brook. The first Ghanaian Ph.D in Computer Science.
Nii further established one of first ICANN Accredited Domain Registrars in Africa, Ghana Dot Com (GDC), in 2006. GDC is a digital, crypto currency, payments and Blockchain Service Provider.
Nii received the Internet Society’s prestigious Jonathan Postel Service Award for pioneering work to advance Internet in Africa in December 2007. He was also inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in August 2013 for his pioneering role in the development of the Internet in Africa. Further, Nii received the Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah Genius Award for Information Communication Technology in Dec 2014. Nii was awarded ICANN’s Multi-Stakeholder Ethos award in June 2015. Nii is affectionately referred to as “The Father of Internet in Africa” for his pioneering role in the development of the Internet in Africa and also for having founded many of the regional Internet technical institutions in Africa.