The central banks around the world are increasingly recognizing the potential of blockchain technology to disrupt the traditional financial services business model. Financial market players Banks, asset management, insurance companies, as well as stock exchanges, etc. are also mobilized to assess the blockchain-based systems, with the objective to generate cost saving, enhance system efficiency or to circumvent central bodies and legacy infrastructure. In the same time, the Blockchain based technology mastered by fintechs offering new solutions, such as remittances and international payments are rapidly disrupting and challenging market players as well as central banks. The two round tables will tackle several issues:
The Africa Blockchain White Paper is seeking to identify the way to support the development of Blockchain-based technology in financial services. The white paper will identify how the Distributed Ledger Technologies as regard for its capacity to accelerate financial inclusion, the development of market infrastructures to explore new solutions to facilitate the African and Mena Region economies funding, to develop new payment solutions, etc. The aim of the white paper is also to encourage dialogue between all the stakeholder with an interest in Blockchain in African and MENA countries.