Surfing The Block hosted by BECSA

Thu Aug 30, 17:30 - Thu Aug 30, 21:00
Radisson Blu


Surfing The Block hosted by BECSA

The Blockchain Entrepreneurs Club South Africa (BECSA) is proud to announce their inaugural Durban event on 30 August 2018! 

To mark the occasion, we cordially invite you to attend #SurfingTheBlock – an evening of leading presentations, discussions and networking; aimed at all levels of knowledge encompassing blockchain and entrepreneurship.

Sponsored by RMB Foundery and in partnership with The Festive Collective, a significant portion of the proceeds will be donated to our chosen impact hero, Molo Mhlaba.


Venue: Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FNB Acacia House, 2 Kikembe drive, Umhlanga, Durban

17:30 - 18:00: Registration
18:00 - 19:30: Presentations, discussions and Q&A
19:30 - 21:00: Networking, drinks & snacks

Master of Ceremonies:

Gareth Corbishley
(Blockchain Strategist – Deloitte | Co-Founder – Blockchain Entrepreneurs Club South Africa)


•    Mandla Magagula: Blockchain Deconstruction 
(Blockchain Consultant – RMB Foundery | Co-Founder – The Coding Ground)

•    Aatish Ramkaran: (Mostly) Everything you wanted to know about Blockchains but were afraid to ask 
(Digital Architect – Nedbank | Co-Founder – Blockchain Entrepreneurs Club South Africa)

•    Paresh Daya: Dark Blockchains – The Permissioned World
(Blockchain Strategist – Standard Bank | Chairman: Technology – South African Financial Blockchain Consortium | Director – Blockchain Entrepreneurs Club South Africa)
•    Theoshan Moodley: The Million Dollar dApp
(Solution Connoisseur – Engenium Solutions | Community Manager: Durban – Blockchain Entrepreneurs Club South Africa)
•    Ayanda Masuku: Smartvest Capital
(CEO – Smartvest Capital)

* Speaker list subject to change prior to event.


For security purposes, those that will be driving to the event will need to complete their vehicle registration details during the checkout process.
Those that do not require parking, please enter "N/A" in the vehicle input box.

Supported By:

•     RMB Foundery

The digital future of banking is complex and daunting. Coding, crypto-currencies, blockchain… The industry is very clear on the fact that we need to become “more digital” in order to be more relevant to our customers but getting there is a little less apparent. It needs someone, something, to guide the way, provide the platforms, develop the systems and create the products that make banking more relevant in the future.
We don’t just need someone who understands technology, we need someone who has the bravery to challenge everything we know about banking, someone who recognises that the “right way” may not exist and thus has the belief and grit to find it, by dissecting the methods of the past and create their own path to new potential outcomes. All the while holding our hands along the way.
What: Research and develop innovative tech solutions that will change the way wholesale banking works.
How: By capitalising on our collective genius to embrace bravery and challenge conformity.
Why: Enable human potential through disruptive solutions.

•     The Blockchain Entrepreneurs Club South Africa (BECSA)

BECSA exists to create opportunities for growth in the local ecosystem, based on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. 

We are dedicated to:

• Blockchain and cryptocurrency education
• Networking and engagement amongst like-minded entrepreneurs
• Fostering the creation of business opportunities
• Being socially responsible by highlighting and supporting a cause that can benefit from this ecosystem.

•     Festive Collective

Festive Collective is a fun campaign that connects festive season dinners, parties and gatherings (collectives) of any size anywhere via social media to support and raise awareness of an impactful cause.

Additional information

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Surfing The Block hosted by BECSA
Radisson Blu
Umhlanga Ridge Shopping Centre, Palm Blvd, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga, 4319, South Africa
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