Blockchain Week ZA in Cape City, South Africa, is only a few days away, and representatives from the MakerDAO group will probably be there to current and lead workshops. Listed below are a few of the most enjoyable occasions scheduled:
3–eight p.m., April 18
The College of Cape City
Rondebosch, Cape City, 7700, South Africa
In our efforts to succeed in out to DeFi, blockchain, and crypto lovers in South Africa, we, together with Centrifuge and Linum Labs, will open Blockchain Week ZA with a DeFi occasion targeted on decentralised monetary inclusion. Providing greater than a show of DeFi tasks, the occasion will function a platform to problem the established order of monetary exclusion within the area. Whether or not you’re a hacker, businessman, pupil, or a curious observer, we encourage you to attend and take a step towards becoming a member of the hassle.
Attendees are particularly wanting ahead to Mariano Conti’s’ presentation, Dai Credit score System: The Spine of an Open Monetary Ecosystem, at 5:30pm. Conti, who’s Head of Oracles at MakerDAO and one of many builders of the system parts that hold Dai secure, won’t solely focus on how Maker fosters monetary inclusion, but additionally share his private experiences as an Argentinian dwelling in a damaged financial system with hyperinflation.
At 6:30 p.m., a various professional panel, which incorporates Gustav Arentoft of Maker’s Enterprise Improvement group, will handle the very essence of the occasion: Monetary Inclusion: Frontier Tech in Africa. Matters will embody rising applied sciences and why they matter for the area, and the way decentralization can unlock innovation, make beforehand inaccessible knowledge obtainable, and allow new methods to do enterprise.
Maker joins an ecosystem of companions that embody native NGOs in addition to world fintech and funds companies concerned in a few of the most enjoyable DeFi tasks on this planet.
The Lookout Waterfront
Granger Bay Blvd, V & A Waterfront
Cape City, South Africa
As a co[sponsor of the very first ETH Cape City Hackathon, we’re assured that the developer group within the area can start addressing most of the monetary ache factors Africans expertise and construct consciousness of Dai. The adoption of Dai can imply improved catastrophe reduction effectivity, higher mortgage and financial savings situations, and the proliferation of rising applied sciences that construct on prime of Dai to carry monetary companies to folks excluded by the present system.
Right here is the overview of how we plan to encourage seasoned builders, in addition to educate and mentor aspiring builders of a extra inclusive future on the blockchain.
9:30 p.m. — Studying by Instance from DeFi Tasks Utilizing Dai
Engineer Sean Brennan from MakerDAO will lead the API Prize workshop, which is open to all hackers. The grand prize winner will obtain 3K Dai; particular person problem winners who use Dai of their hacks will obtain 200 Dai.
1:00 p.m. — New Types of Cash
Members of the Maker group will be part of Unicef and Bounties Community in main this Surge Youth Studying occasion aimed toward instructing South African youth about cryptocurrencies and stablecoins, and the way they may help handle on a regular basis issues. Surge gives a collection of immersive occasions that supply younger folks new expertise and alternatives to discover how the blockchain can play a number one function in addressing world challenges.
2:30 p.m: Setting the Premise for Monetary Inclusion with MakerDAO
Gustav Arentoft has been very lively organising partnerships throughout Africa the previous few months. He’ll share his experiences constructing these relationships and focus on the probabilities round open finance in Africa.
3:00 p.m. — Stopping Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Illnesses with IKU’s Neuro DAO
Gustav Arentoft retakes the stage, joined by Michael Kisselgof, co-founder and undertaking lead at IKU DAO, to debate how decentralised analysis organizations like IKU can use the blockchain to assist handle the issues of neurodegenerative illness analysis.