Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey will speak at the Africa Bitcoin conference in December

The event is scheduled to hold in Accra, Ghana in December.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey will speak at the Africa Bitcoin conference in December
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Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey will be a keynote speaker at the first Africa Bitcoin Conference (ABC), which will hold in Accra, Ghana between Dec. 5 and Dec. 7.

The event will see bitcoiners, developers, startup founders and enthusiasts across the continent and globally gather to discuss adoption and development in Africa.

The details

  • Jack Dorsey is only one of an extensive list of around 31 Bitcoin experts who will speak at the event, according to the event website.
  • A few of the other notable speakers include Ray Youssef, the CEO of crypto exchange Paxful; Abubakar Nur Khalil, a Bitcoin core contributor and board member of ₿trust, a non-profit dedicated to the development of Bitcoin in Africa and India.
  • Famous bitcoiner Bruce Fenton; CEO of bitcoin startup Bitnob Bernard Parah.
  • The event will feature a hackathon, keynote speeches, presentations, workshops and exhibitions.
  • The Africa Bitcoin Conference takes place at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra.

Jack Dorsey on crypto in Africa

  • Dorsey has long been a believer that bitcoin will be an important part of Africa’s development. He visited a few African countries including Nigeria, Ghana and Ethiopia in 2019, after he tweeted: “Africa will define the future (especially the bitcoin one!).”
  • In 2021, Dorsey and superstar Rapper Jay-Z created ₿trust and appointed four Africans (three Nigerians and one South Africans) to its board.
  • Dorsey and Jay-Z committed an initial 500 bitcoin to the trust.


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