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10 South African Entrepreneurs Leveraging Blockchain Technology

10 South African Entrepreneurs Leveraging Blockchain Technology. These South African entrepreneurs are at the forefront of blockchain innovation, as they are applying the technology to diverse fields such as finance, education, social impact, and resource management. Their efforts are helping to position South Africa as a leader in the global blockchain ecosystem. Below are some of the South African entrepreneurs who are leveraging blockchain technology.

Sonya Kuhnel

Sonya co-founded the Blockchain Academy to provide comprehensive training on blockchain technology, promoting education and awareness.

Farzam Ehsani

Farzam is the co-founder and CEO of VALR, a cryptocurrency exchange aimed at simplifying the buying, selling, and storage of cryptocurrencies in a secure manner.

Mpho Dagada

Mpho Dagada is a versatile professional known for his achievements as a best-selling author, speaker, entrepreneur, and investor. His expertise in digital currency and blockchain has made him a leading figure in digital innovation.

Lorien Gamaroff

Lorien founded Centbee, a Bitcoin wallet, to provide innovative blockchain solutions and promote cryptocurrency adoption. As the Co-Founder and CEO of Centbee, a leading digital payments company, he has been at the forefront of leveraging blockchain technology since 2017 to simplify and economise global money movement.

Shaun Conway

Shaun founded the ixo Foundation to create a blockchain-based protocol for measuring, verifying, and funding social impact projects.

Vinny Lingham

Vinny founded Civic, a blockchain-based platform for secure identity verification, aiming to enhance privacy and security for users.

Khaya Maloney

Khaya Maloney is the co-founder of Fraxeum. Fraxeum is a banking grade, B2B blockchain that enables the tokenisation of any type of asset or the fractionalisation of equity in an assets, for fintech and Web3 products and applications.

Michael Jordaan

Although primarily an investor now, Michael founded MonteGray Capital and supports blockchain startups, driving innovation in the fintech space.

Chris Becker

In 2017 Chris established a dedicated crypto asset and blockchain business development and technology team at Investec. He led this team that built the first crypto asset custodial wallet by a commercial bank in South Africa that was accepted into the first cohort of the IFWG Regulatory Sandbox in 2021.

Abraham Cambridge

After two years of developing Sun Exchange in his spare time, in November 2015, Abraham Cambridge set off on a mission to close the solar funding gap in emerging markets by ‘connecting the world to the sun’ utilising peer-to-peer digital currency. Today, Sun Exchange is globally recognised as a leader in renewable energy, blockchain and finance innovation.

By Thomas Chiothamisi

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