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About Blockchain Nigeria User group

Who We Are

The Blockchain Nigeria User Group (BNUG), a sub-set of Organization of Blockchain Technology User (OBTU), a duly registered incorporated Trutee with Nigeri's CAC, has been the voice of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Technology in Nigeria since 2016. We speak for an industry that aims to touch the daily lives of Nigerians in every corner of the country — by providing business, jobs, career opportunities, and by investing in the communities we serve.

Blockchain Nigeria User Group is a not-for-profit, industry-funded association representing one of the fastest growing industries on the planet.

BNUG is a strong advocate for Blockchain Technology in Nigeria and works with all levels of government and other stakeholders to support employment growth and career opportunities in Blockchain Technology, to promote and sustain community development initiatives from coast-to-coast, and to enhance consumer safety and industry competitiveness. BNUG also provides its members with a full range of services and programs including education and training, benchmarking and best practices, networking, advocacy, and industry information.


Championing Blockchain Technology Education, Development, Adoption in Nigeria and across Africa


To advance, promote and protect the interests of our members through effective advocacy, communications and education.

BNUG has representatives in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Kano and Akure.

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What we Do

- Support Policymakers in their need to tackle their challenges in understanding blockchain, both the functionality and risks of decentralized cryptocurrency, in order to create an appropriate legal and regulatory framework that will foster the community.

- Protect Enthusiasts and end users through training, public enlightenment, risks assessment and fraud alerts.

- Encourage Competition Put measures to avoid the concentration of operations in few hands.

- Advocacy for the creation and maintenance of an enabling regulatory environment for Blockchain Project Development.

- Identification of Possible use cases for Blockchain Implementation and spur innovative Startups in that direction.

- Bridge Talent Gap through capacity building/ Incubation at Blockchain Innovation Centers (Blockchain Technology Hubs)

- Hold National Conferences and Regional Summits to raise Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Awareness

(We have so far held the First Blockchain Cryptocurrency Conference Lagos, Nigeria 14-15 August, 2017,with attendance of over 600 participants, and Regional Blockchain Summit Port Harcourt, Nigeria September 9, 2017 with over 250 attendees.)

Other Regional Summit Locations are: Abuja, Nigeria October, Owerri November, Ibadan December, Kaduna January 2018, Kano February 2018.

- Publish Educational Books and Journals. The First is already out: Seizing Opportunities in Blockchain & Digital Currency Revolution.

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Globally-acclaimed Blockchain business leaders will be enlightening attendees about various aspects of starting and growing a blockchain based business in Nigeria.



40+ Tech product exhibitors as well as over 1200 attendees will be showcasing their innovative solutions for lead consideration. Gain instant traction for your startup.



Specialized Blockchain Masterclasses will be facilitated by Internationally acclaimed subject-matter experts and blockchain policy formulators.



There will be various opportunities for attendees to meet new people and identify those leads that are specifically relevant to their business.

Previous Speakers

Industry leaders, Fintech and technology innovators, carefully selected from across the globe, will be there to speak to us.

Chimezie Chuta


Founder/ Coordinator Blockchain Nigeria User Group.

Adebajo Adedayo


Community Manager at Jelurida. A blockchain enthusiast. Ardor believer.

Emeka Okoye


Senior Semantic Web Architect at Cymantiks Nigeria Limited, Emeka co-founded Nigeria's earli

Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata


hukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr (CFA) is cofounder GoDo Hub, a multi-award winning media professional,

Boulevard A. Aladetoyinbo


Security token/ STO/ ICO/ IEO/ TGE legal advisor, founding Partner at Lex Futurus Group, LLC., an

Dele Omotosho


Director of Products at Wireless Analytics, LLC a US-based telecom analytics company.

James Hinton


Advisor and Crypto Enthusiast at Lateral thinker and serious entrepreneur.

Dr. Shadrach Egbokwu


Medical Doctor at State House Clinic, Uyo Akwa Ibom State Nigeria.

Lexi Novitske, CFA


Principal, Investment Officer at Singularity Investments.

Bolaji Onibodu


Founder & CEO at XendBit -Digital Transaction Services Ltd.

John Kamara


Director for Global Gaming Africa, Ambassador City AI (Nairobi and Lagos), John Kamara is a Visio

Germaine Ifudu


Crypto Currency Advisor, Fund Manager, Angel Investor, IT Specialist, Project Management Profess

Thomas Coughlin


Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kinesis Limited as well as Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX).

Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami PhD


Director General/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

Jai Samuel Bifulco


Kinesis Chief Marketing Officer, Jai has spent over 13 years honing his expertise as an award-win

Boye Ademola


Partner, Technology Advisory & Digital Transformation Lead KPMG in Nigeria.

Olufemi Awoyemi


Founder and CEO of Proshare Nigeria Limited (Nigeria’s foremost financial information hub), Olufe

Dr. Andrew Nevin


Chief Economist at PWC, Andrew will deliver a Keynote on "How Blockchain, AI Digital Virtual

Akinsope Roberts


Akinsope Leads EY West Africa’s Digital Solutions team responsible for building and delivering ou

Akeem Adebayo Ogunseni


Senior Manager, Tax Services at Ernst & Young (EY), Lagos Nigeria.

John Lombela


Founder of Cryptovecs Capital, a black-owned African Investment Advisory firm, headquartered in J

Yongjie Athena YU


Binance Charity Foundation (BCF) -Executive Director, which is dedicated to using blockchain for

Khadijat Abdulkadir


Chief Technology Officer at Africa Prudential Plc.

Chima Abafor


Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer at Ogwugo and Ugarsoft.

Olanrewaju Collins


Senior Android Developer, Decred Project.

Michael Kiberu Nagenda


CEO and founder of KIPYA Group Ltd, Bit2Big Ltd who is also founding member and Vice Chairperson

Tola Joseph Fadugbagbe


Tola is the founder, Crypto Masterclass.

Surveyor Faith Titus


Founder/ CEO eWealth Atlantic, Cofounder Blockchain Nigeria User Group, Fellow: CILRM.

Shamim Khan, Esq.


Director, Lex Futurus (UK) Blockchain Regtech & Law Limited.

Michael Lawal


KuBitX Vice President Business Strategy and Development.

Salisu Kaka



Yahaya Maikori


Founder Law Allianz, the co-founder of the record label Chocolate, Yahaya Maikori is a Nigerian e

Toyosi Abolarin


Senior Product Manager Venture Garden Group (Payments & International Money Transfer).

Dr. Segun Aina


Dr Segun Aina is a global professional banking leader, internationally rated fintech influencer a

Olutoyin Justus Oloniteru


Co-founder & CEO of Spindlar Cyberlaw Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.

Wole Oyeniran


Enterprise Platforms & Systems Integration Leader for Deloitte in West Africa.


The Abuja Blockchain & Digital Assets Conference 2019, with the agenda: The Blockchain Trust-Architechture for Governance and Public Service, is Nigeria's premium Blockchain conference of value and innovation. Its is annually organised and curated by Blockchain Nigeria User Group. This is the 8th event in the series and the 3rd holding in Lagos. Its is taking place from 4-5 October 2019 at Abuja Sheraton Hotels, Abuja, Nigeria, and will focus on identifying the opportunities and overcoming the challenges to making this revolutionary technology a reality in Nigeria. Previous editions had been held in Port Harcourt and Abuja in 2017 & 2018. Please see for the last Port Harcourt event. View past photos:

Some of the expected Keynotes and Special Guest include Hon Femi Gbajabiamila (Speaker HoR Nigeria), Roger Ver, aka "Bitcoin Jesus" CEO, and Joshua Hawley, founder Blockchain Advisory Mauritius/ Co-Founder of Mauritius Ethereum Alliance.

Who should attend

Everyone! Everyone who truly desire change in their career and business. Its for friends of disruptions. Anyone interested in the technologies of Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and 4IR

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