With 7.6 million mobile money wallets, 1.1 million e-wallets and $36 billion in electronic transfers conducted in 2020, Sudan is a country that’s pushing its financial technologies on to the next level. On 18-19 August, this budding industry will be in the spotlight as the world turns its eyes to the Sudan Fintech Summit where the BSV blockchain and ecosystem will be well represented.
This will be the first virtual summit and expo to focus exclusively on fintech in the Eastern African country. It will bring together policy makers, key decision makers, government officials, C-Level executives and leading industry experts in presentations, panel discussions and expos on what the future holds for the Sudanese financial services industry.
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Dr. Vera Songwe, who is the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations will headline the event alongside Hashim Hasabelrasoul, the Minister of Telecommunications and Digital Transformation in Sudan.
Other key speakers will include Sholthana Begum, a special advisor at the Bank of England; Sheila Warren, an executive at the World Economic Forum; Margarete Biallas, a DFS specialist at the International Finance Corporation; and Shaloo Garg, the managing director for growth-stage startups at Microsoft.
The Bitcoin SV ecosystem will be ably represented by Ahmed Yousif, the Middle East lead for the BSV Blockchain for Government Initiative. In his role, he works to create awareness and understanding of the utility of the BSV blockchain for large-scale government agency and public sector projects.
For Yousif, Sudan is a familiar ground. In April 2021, he led a historic official week-long visit to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. The visit centered on the Blockchain Summit and Workshop, a two-day event held in mid-April led by the BSV blockchain ecosystem. The BSV contingent’s visit also focused on how the blockchain technology can advance digital transformation in the country which has been isolated internationally for the better part of the last three decades.
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