Africa’s growing Crypto Market – opportunities, disputes and shared experiences

A report by Chainalysis highlights the growing uptake of cryptocurrencynin the African continent. It is said that the market grew by 1200% in 2021 with many new users from key economies like South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya. Whilst cryptocurrency offers potential benefits including promoting  financial inclusion, policymakers are concerned over lack of regulation and worry that the growing demand poses risks of harm to consumers and other investors, and may potentially undermine the effectiveness of monetary policy, creating risks for financial and monetary stability. FTX has brought all these issues to the fore.

This panel discussion will provide insights on trends and developments in Africa’s crypto assets markets exploring topics including the growing number of cryptocurrency disputes in litigation and arbitration, the right balance between market freedom and setting clear regulatory guidance, consumer protection issues, and lessons from the UK and other jurisdictions.

This event will be hybrid. 

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2023


8:30am – Registration and Breakfast
9:00am to 10:30am – Seminar

Venue: 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray’s Inn, London, WC1R 5NT

The post conference paper can be seen here.

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