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Bitcoin Events’ 2nd annual DeFi Conference kicks off tomorrow Thursday, 5 August 2021.

The event will host over 25 sessions and 40+ DeFi and NFT industry leaders, showcasing the opportunities and trends in Decentralised Finance (DeFi) and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).

Some of the questions and topics that will be covered are:

Most DeFi and NFT platforms and products are being built using Ethereum. Who are the main competitors to Ethereum and how are companies such as RSK, Mintlayer and Sovryn providing alternative solutions using Bitcoin instead of Ethereum? 

What problems are communities and organisations trying to solve with governance in the decentralised space?

With the explosion in popularity of art and collectible NFTs this year, is it just hype or are they creating real opportunities for artists and content creators? What is the legal nature of NFTs from the intellectual property perspective?

Yield farming, staking, lending and borrowing are some of the ways to maximise cryptocurrency earnings. What platforms are leading in this regard and what are the risks involved?

Institutions are getting involved. What are the reasons institutions might or might not be interested in DeFi products?

Regulation in this space is gaining momentum globally. Which countries are ahead with regulation and what do these regulatory frameworks look like?

Ran Neu Ner, host of the world’s first live streaming crypto media station, Crypto Banter, will host a special surprise guest on the fireside chat on what’s hot right now in the NFT space. 

Some of the notable speakers include: 
Sam Bankman-Fried: CEO and Founder at FTX
Aaron Tilton: Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at SmartFi
Yele Bademosi: Founder of Bundle Africa
Diego Gutiérrez-Zaldívar: Co-founder of RSK
Sergej Kunz: Co-founder of 1inch Network
Duke Vu: CEO and Founder of Ulti Arena

Bybit, Chainsulting, SmartFi and The Standard are Premier Sponsors. Amazix, Curate, Ulti Arena and Mintlayer are the Diamond Sponsors. CryptoCurrencyWire and AltCoinTrader are the Gold Sponsors. 

A limited number of tickets are available. Register for a free ticket here

James Preston is the Executive Editor of Global Crypto. He is a writer and media commentator who has been reporting on how the Tech industry will make the world a better place for 14 years, with a large following on South African radio. He is an early adopter of Bitcoin, and began reporting on its revolutionary capabilities in late 2014. Philosophical by nature, he is intrigued by how the world works, and in turn, how it can be bettered. James believes wholeheartedly that the world can become as close to perfect as we humans can imagine, but it will take a lot of effort (and time) to get there. He believes his life purpose is to inspire people to believe this, and find their place in helping humanity achieve it. James regularly does talks on emerging technology and its impact on society at Universities, global conferences, and events. To invite him to speak at your event, or comment for your media outlet, email