6th and 7th September, 2023
NAF Conference Center, Abuja, Nigeria
A collective effort is all we need to keep the Web3 ecosystem thriving. SiBAN is part of the National Blockchain Policy Steering Community, and we want to ensure that we get the necessary engagement needed to bring clarity to shaping the near future of the industry. This event is going to be about that level of engagement, from policymakers to industry stakeholders. Be part of the process that shapes the future of the blockchain industry
Join us at Digital Assets Summit 23 to forge valuable connections, expand your network, and collaborate with industry leaders, paving the way for a thriving digital asset ecosystem1
Contribute to the growth of the Web3 industry, supporting innovation, decentralized technologies, and the evolution of the digital landscape3
Brings together policy makers, partners, and investors for discussions, fostering collaboration, and investment opportunities in the world of digital assets2
Explore cutting-edge products and innovations at SiBAN Digital Assets Summit 23, where you'll discover transformative solutions shaping the future of the industry.4
Join industry leaders, experts, policymakers, regulators, investors, and enthusiasts as we explore the exciting world of digital assets.
President SiBAN | Founder CBC
Obinna Iwuno, Founder and Head of the renowned CBC (Crypto Bootcamp Community), is a certified blockchain educator, project manager, brand marketing strategist, growth consultant and community builder who is dedicated to leading a new dispensation in the blockchain sector, training over 10,000 persons on blockchain while facilitating technological advancements and enabling access to emerging markets in sub saharan Africa.
As a policy and regulations expert, business developer, investor, blockchain business analyst and cryptocurrency compliance specialist, Obinna is passionate about emerging technologies powered by blockchain and supports causes of development & advocacy globally, with Africa as his primary constituency. He holds a degree in Management from the University of Port Harcourt, a certification in cryptocurrency compliance and investigation, and is currently the President of SiBAN - Stakeholders In Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria; the largest Self Regulatory Body in the emerging African Blockchain Industry.
Lead Partner, Infusion Lawyers
Senator Ihenyen is the Lead Partner at Infusion Lawyers where he heads the FinTech, Blockchain & Virtual Assets Practice of the law firm. He has advised both local and global companies, including FinTech companies on various areas of law, policy, and regulations, which includes FinTech, blockchain, data protection & privacy, and related areas of information technology.
A tech lawyer with interest in policy and regulations, Senator is former President of Stakeholders in Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria (SiBAN) where he is now a member of the Advisory Council. He served as Vice Chairman, Policy & Regulations. Senator is also the current General Secretary of the Blockchain Industry Coordinating Committee of Nigeria (BICCoN), the coordinating body in Nigeria’s emerging blockchain industry. He is also the current General Secretary of the FinTech Alliance Coordinating Team (FACT), comprising the Fintech Association of Nigeria (FinTechNGR), Blockchain Nigeria User Group (BNUG), Cryptography Development Initiative of Nigeria (CDIN), Innovation Support Network Hubs (ISN Hubs), and Financial Services Innovators (FSI).
Senator is the exclusive contributor (Nigeria chapter) to the International Guide to Blockchain 2020 and Lead Trainer, Blockchain for Lawyers 101. A contributor (Nigeria Chapter) to the International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection 2019, Senator also advises on data protection and privacy. He has been the author of the Data Protection Overview for Nigeria on DataGuidance by OneTrust since 2016.
Senator has been a resource person and speaker on FinTech, blockchain, and innovation at various fora, including the Committee of Chief Information Security Officers of Nigerian Financial Institutions (CCISONFI) Conference, May 2021; Blockchain Nigeria User Group Conference, May 2018; Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Forensics for the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC), September 2021; Blockchain & Fintech 101, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Asaba Branch Law Week, December 2021; Legal Business Conference on ‘Regulating Blockchain, FinTech, and Innovations’, 17 May 2022; TechPoint Africa Blockchain Summit (TABS), 20 May 2022; and ‘Evolving Relationship between FinTech, Regulators, and Financial Institutions’, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), June 2022.
Senator is currently the 1st Vice Chairman, Intellectual Property Committee and member of the Information Technology Committee of the Nigeria Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL).
Founder, Gibchain Academy
Ifeanyi Reuben is the founder of Gibchain Academy, a visionary platform driving cryptocurrency and blockchain education. With a talent for simplifying complex concepts, he empowers learners to navigate the evolving digital finance landscape.
He envisions a decentralized future and fosters a community of informed minds, changing lives one lesson at a time.
Co-founder of HouseAfrica,
Nnamdi Uba is the co-founder of HouseAfrica, a prop-tech company focused on helping the real estate sector build more trust and transparency using technology. He has 10 years of experience in tech infrastructure development and 3 years in blockchain and smart contract development.
Founder/CEO , Sonergy Data Technologies and Co-Founder BNUG
Moreso, web3 specialists, blockchain consultant and cryptocurrency educator. Plus and AI promt engineer in training.
Also a converner of Tech conferences , sponken at numerous blockchain Tech conferences both home and abroad.
Her passion cuts across building capacity, and has impacted over 1000 blockchain technology and Cryptocurrency enthusiasts through her education center via a periodic hosting of knowledge and product based conferences, both at state and national level on “Regional Blockchain and Digital Assets Summit, from 2018”; to the just concluded Decentralized Intelligence Summit on Blockchain, web3 and AI conference in Lagos and other blockchain in house trainings, meetups and seminars across major cities within and outside Africa since 2016 to dates.
Content Operations Lead, NODO
Content Operations Lead, NODO Chidubem is a blockchain content operator at NODO, a product discovery and community platform by Emurgo, the commercial arm of Cardano. Prior to this, Chidubem led communications and media relations at Binance, the leading blockchain ecosystem behind the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, across multiple markets in Africa. Here, she played a pivotal role in growing the user base and awareness on the continent, as well as driving blockchain adoption. Chidubem is passionate about empowering African communities through education and financial inclusion, leveraging blockchain technology as a tool. With a multifaceted background across blockchain, SaaS, travel, banking and finance, Chidubem continues to be at the forefront of innovation, leveraging her expertise to shape the future of emerging technologies and financial ecosystems. When not working, Chidubem lends her voice, time, and resources to advocating women’s rights and volunteering at organizations that promote equality for women
Patience Adajah is the co-founder of Passportmonie, a fintech product making it easy for anyone to send and receive money across Africa. She is also a software engineer with over 3 years of experience building products and working with startups both locally and internationally. She is a lifelong learner and an astute problem solver.
Head of Community at Crypto Bootcamp
Deborah Akpokighe, Head of Community at Crypto Bootcamp; a blockchain and Web3 education platform. She has a B.Sc in Health Education. Passionate about personal growth, constantly improving. A Purpose-driven Community Manager driving brands to solve real-world issues.
Secret Network Africa Lead, Lead at Secret Agency DAO
Popeblack is a well-known figure in the blockchain and Web3 space with over 2 years+ of experience in the field. He is currently the Secret Network Africa Lead and Lead at Secret Agency DAO responsible for managing and coordinating various blockchain-related initiatives across the region and The Secret Community.
Popeblack is also a well-regarded speaker and has been invited to speak at numerous events(online and offline) on the topic of blockchain, Web3 and emerging technology. He has been featured in major publications such as Binance News, Binance Africa, Blockchain Reporter, and CoinnewsExtra for his insights and expertise in the field.
In addition to his work in the Blockchain space, Popeblack is also a recognized member of the Stakeholders in Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria. He is highly regarded for his hard work in the Cosmos ecosystem.
Blockchain Expert / Former SiBAN President
Paul started his training as a Trade Partner with Econet Wireless and was the highest-growing Partner when it became Vmobile Networks for the North West Region. Paul was highly instrumental to the success of 'PROJECT ROSE' in the North East, North West and North Central Nigeria. Paul later joined Globacom, Starcomms, Multilinks and Intercellular as Trade Partner. Whilst with them he won many awards for best performing Trade Partner Northern Region for years.
Paul ventured into the Blockchain Industry in 2015 and has since become a voice in the Ecosystem. He is well-versed in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency matters and has garnered experience providing advisory services to a lot of startups in the space. Startups like Dexage, Venhub, Cryptotvplus, Cryptohub, Bifxt, etc.
Paul was a President and Co-Promoter with a host of others; of Stakeholders In Blockchain Technology Association Of Nigeria (SIBAN). At SIBAN, Paul oversaw a large group of Talents and Startups who were working assiduously to transform Nigeria into the world's safest and biggest Blockchain space with the biggest Blockchain investments, largest Blockchain solutions, and the highest Blockchain adoption using different means possible. He is always elated to work with solution providers in solving the myriad of problems in Nigeria and indeed Africa.
Paul Ezeafulukwe was also the Executive Director, Strategy and International Finance, Bitfxt Technology Limited and also a Senior Business Development Manager with OKEx. In January 2022, Paul joined Bitget as a Senior Business Development Manager in Africa, he was a part of the team that pioneered Copy trading in Africa. He is an Advisor to projects such as Pieme, Redswan etc. He left Bitget in early 2023 to focus on a new project, 'Mitroplus Labs' where he is a working partner and a co-founder, he is currently the Chief Business Officer at Coinsher.
He also is a versatile speaker who impacts knowledge at every opportune moment.
CEO of Blocverse
Tochukwu Okoro is the CEO of Blocverse which is a blockchain consulting company, focused on building blockchain-powered products for businesses and cooperations.
He also has a technical background as a blockchain engineer and is passionate about blockchain technology adoption.
Meet Tony Emeka, a media professional and entrepreneur with a passion for giving young people opportunities to succeed. In 2018, he founded CryptoTvplus, Africa's largest and No. 1 blockchain and cryptocurrency media outlet, to give businesses in the industry a voice and connect them with potential customers.
Since then, he has launched several other successful initiatives, including the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Awareness Tour (BCAT AFRICA), Earnathon — a blockchain educational platform that enables anyone to learn about blockchain and cryptocurrency, and earn crypto tokens. He has also led the launch of an online radio focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency and the first-ever blockchain-focused early morning show (Inside Blockchain). Mr. Tony Emeka is also a founding member of the Stakeholders in Blockchain Association of Nigeria (SiBAN), a blockchain-focused self-regulatory organization in Nigeria.
In addition to his business achievements, Mr. Tony Emeka is committed to giving back to his community and supporting underprivileged children through his foundation — the Emeka Tony Onuorah Foundation. He brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to everything he does, and is always looking for innovative ways to revolutionize the cryptocurrency industry.
Marketing and Sales Lead, Convexity
Olayinka is a green branch leading the marketing and Sales team at Convexity. Drawing from 5+ years of learning how not to build startups across Logistics, payment and NFT. An unwavering advocate for sound money principles and believer that Bitcoin is the new standard of measuring value
Award winning international Public Speaker, Founder/CEO at Jesaih
Award winning international Public Speaker, Founder/CEO at Jesaih - A Web3 marketing & PR agency currently in Nigeria, Dubai and US.
Josiah Precious is a Crypto Influencer, public speaker, base in Dubai, as well as one of the Host of Web3 vibez - a leading talk show based on discussion around Tech, web3 and lifestyle
Precious has collaborated with numerous crypto and web3 brands as an influencer, forging partnerships and advocating for their adoption.
Passionate about educating others,
Precious frequently speaks at conferences in Africa and even travels globally to share her insights and knowledge about blockchain technology. Her personal growth within the industry has been remarkable, and she aspires to make a broader impact on a global scale.
Vice President SiBAN Membership
With his wealth of experience and expertise in the Oil & Gas, Blockchain, and Entrepreneurship. With his extensive knowledge and passion for blockchain, has been a prominent advocate and enthusiast since 2016.
From Katsina State, Engr. Rabiu Abdulhameed Jibia has made remarkable contributions to the blockchain space. His active involvement as a board member in numerous blockchain start-ups showcases his dedication to fostering innovation and growth within the industry.
Beyond his work in the blockchain sector, Engr. Rabiu Abdulhameed Jibia has been actively involved in various non-governmental organizations (NGOs), working tirelessly for the betterment of humanity. He is also known for his advocacy in human rights, championing causes that promote equality and justice.
Ex-lead trading partner at Sendmore Merchandise Ltd, a Cryptocurrency Trading Desk, she remains a seasoned creative leader, with over 7 years of experience in building and advising businesses operating in the African Market. Having worked as an Economic Analyst, Marketing Director and Lead Community Manager for several traditional and blockchain companies, she currently hold an impressive track record at BitBarter.io, where she has demonstrated remarkable expertise in blockchain technology. Her visionary contributions to the blockchain space have solidified her reputation as a leading figure in the industry. Several companies in her career portfolio include, Fortizo, Julie Grace Global, Osun State University, Heavone Fashion House, etc.
Co-Founder Sahara ICP Hub West Africa
I possess a wealth of expertise in the blockchain ecosystem, focusing on the revolutionary impact of Web3. I seek to build unique solutions in an ever-changing landscape by leveraging my experience in Blockchain development/marketing, DeFi, NFTs, and basic blockchain protocols.
I've been a part of the Web3 market for a long time, and I'm committed to my positions as a ,Blockchain/Web3 marketer and advocate, Public Speaker | Community Manager, Web3 Enthusiast, Web Designer. I perform to shape and improve online experiences through new ideas and industry knowledge, with a firm commitment to utilizing the enormous potential of Web3, fintech, and business.
I have evolved personally and professionally as a result of the opportunity to work with multicultural teams and individuals all around the world. My experience is in studying the most recent blockchain and fintech innovations, comprehending their far-reaching implications across several industries, and helping enterprises through the ever-changing Web3 environment.
In addition, I've helped many people build and polish their brands so they may become thought leaders in their fields.
I am well-equipped to help firms successfully communicate their unique value propositions and captivate their target audience because of my strong background in Blockchain, digital marketing, and the Web3 not forgetting fintech ecosystems. I am constantly excited to investigate fresh partnerships and offer valuable input to the vibrant Web3 and fintech communities.
Founder & Head of Corporate Partnership
Omotola Dorcas is a marketing and business development expert with 9+ years of experience in Web3, analytics, cloud computing, consulting, and capacity development. She is the founder of Virtual Domain Agency, a marketing and business development agency supporting African tech businesses to launch, grow, and scale.
Omotola has a proven track record of business growth and expansion. Her passion lies in supporting the private sector and startups within the business ecosystem through strategy and implementation to achieve their business goals.
Country Manager, Ledger.com
A.K.A Crypto Cowboi
I have been at the forefront of the Web3 space since 2019.
I am passionate about catalyzing the adoption of blockchain across Africa and have executed national campaigns for huge brands such as KuCoin, NewsCrypto, NMKR, Bitget, and World Mobile.
In my spare time, I work with schools across Africa as part of 'Blockchain High school Invasion' and Nigeria youth service Corps (Blockchain Meets Corpers) to educate youths on blockchain technology and its benefits.
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