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Blockchain Week ZA in Cape Town, South Africa, is just a few days away, and representatives from the MakerDAO team will be there to present and lead workshops. Here are some of the most exciting events scheduled:
DeFi Cape Town Decentralized Financial Inclusion
3–8 p.m., April 18
The University of Cape Town
Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa
In our efforts to reach out to DeFi, blockchain, and crypto enthusiasts in South Africa, we, along with Centrifuge and Linum Labs, will open Blockchain Week ZA with a DeFi event focused on decentralised financial inclusion. Offering more than a display of DeFi projects, the event will serve as a platform to challenge the status quo of financial exclusion in the region. Whether you’re a hacker, businessman, student, or a curious observer, we encourage you to attend and take a step toward joining the effort.
Attendees are especially looking forward to Mariano Conti’s’ presentation, Dai Credit System: The Backbone of an Open Financial Ecosystem, at 5:30pm. Conti, who is Head of Oracles at MakerDAO and one of the developers of the system elements that keep Dai stable, will not only discuss how Maker fosters financial inclusion, but also share his personal experiences as an Argentinian living in a broken economy with hyperinflation.
At 6:30 p.m., a diverse expert panel, which includes Gustav Arentoft of Maker’s Business Development team, will address the very essence of the event: Financial Inclusion: Frontier Tech in Africa. Topics will include emerging technologies and why they matter for the region, and how decentralization can unlock innovation, make previously inaccessible data available, and enable new ways to do business.
Maker joins an ecosystem of partners that include local NGOs as well as global fintech and payments businesses involved in some of the most exciting DeFi projects in ...
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