Focus and Theme of LBC 2022
The Covid-19 pandemic, introduction of blockchain technology, and the recent unveiling of the eNaira by the Central Bank of Nigeria have exposed many legal issues and the inherent opportunities in the burgeoning blockchain and financial technology ecosystem. Consequently, the theme of LBC 2022 is “Regulating Blockchain and FinTech Innovations: Striking the Balance”. LBC 2022 will focus on blockchain technology and financial technology innovations and how regulators can balance regulation with innovation.
One Hybrid Conference, Three Engaging Sessions
The conference will comprise of three panel sessions as follows:
Session 1: Opportunities, Risks, and Challenges in blockchain and FinTech Innovations in Nigeria.
Session 2: Regulation and Public Policy in Blockchain and Tech Innovations: Striking a Balance.
Session 3: Lawyers, Blockchain & Tech Innovations: Opportunities, Skills, and Setbacks.
Date, Venue, and Time
LBC 2022 will be held on 17 May 2022 at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos and virtually via Zoom between 9AM and 1PM (WAT).
Some of the proposed speakers for LBC 2022 include Chuta Chimezie (Founder, Blockchain Nigeria User Group), Iyinoluwa Aboyeji (Co-Founder, Andela and former Managing Director of Flutterwave, and Founder of Future Africa), Gabriella Kusz (Director, Global Assets Association), Dr. Babatunde Obrima (Director, Fintech Association of Nigeria), Dr. Emomotimi Agama (Securities and Exchange Commission), Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi (Director, NITDA), Adeolu Fadele (Lead, I.T Research and Innovations Unit, Central Bank of Nigeria), Chiagozie Iwu (Founder and CEO of Naijacrypto and CI Cryptosolutions), Adedeji Owonibi (Senior Partner, A & D Forensics), Rotimi Ogunyemi (Chairman, NBA-SBL ICT Committee), Senator Ihenyen (Lead Partner, Infusion Lawyers & SiBAN President), Jude Chidi Ogene (Deputy General Counsel, Paxful), Mitch Jackson (Trial Lawyer, Investor, and Entrepreneur), Tobenna Erojikwe (Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education).
LBC 2022 is organized in partnership with the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) and Stakeholders in Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria (SiBAN). Both private and public organizations will also be supporting LBC 2022.