The Crypto and Coffee Series

Rise, Cape Town: 14 December 2018

This is the first event in a series of events to introduce individuals to a variety of cryptocurrencies, how they work, which are the more interesting cryptocurrencies to invest in and how to identify the best platforms and exchanges to use for buying and selling cryptocurrencies. We will also explore potential scams and best-practice for safely storing your cryptocurrencies.

This event is kindly sponsored by Stratum. Founded in 2013, Stratum is a leader in blockchain services in Brazil, Latin America and South Africa and is operational in the areas of cryptocurrency mining, exchange, solutions and incentives related to bitcoin and various cryptocurrencies and altcoins.

This is event is FREE!

10:00 – 10:15am: Networking and Coffee
10:15 – 10:25am: Welcome by Antoinette Prophy
10:25 – 10:35am: The history of cryptocurrencies and its significance in the world today
10:35 – 11:00am: A look at some of the most interesting cryptocurrencies and altcoins such as bitcoin, bitcoin cash, monero, dash, zcash, XRP, ethereum, ethereum classic and EOS
11:00 – 11:15am: What are hard forks and how does this affect users? A brief look at the recent Bitcoin Cash fork and the resulting hash war
11:15 – 11:30am: SCAMS: What are typical cryptocurrency scams and how to avoid them
11:30 – 12:10pm: How to buy and sell cryptocurrencies on exchanges and platforms, how the price is determined, transaction fees and how to securely store cryptocurrencies in a wallet
12:10 – 12:30pm: Light Snacks and Coffee Break
12:30 – 12:50pm: Director of Stratum, Carmen Potgieter will talk about some of the services Stratum offers and which cryptos or altcoins are the interesting ones to consider for investment purposes
12:50 – 13:00pm: Closing off and Question and Answer session

The event will be held at the Work in Progress Innovation Lab, Block B, 5th Floor, (Woodstock Exchange), 66 – 68 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925.

Who should attend?

Anyone who is interested in cryptocurrencies, who would like to invest in or know more about some of the top cryptocurrencies and altcoins such as bitcoin, ether, XRP (Ripple), Monero, Dash, EOS, Litecoin, ZCash and Tether and those who want to learn how to make cryptocurrency payments.

What is included?

  • You will receive coffee, snacks and refreshments
  • Win a FREE ticket to the Blockchain Africa Conference 2019!
  • Introduction to Stratum and continued support
  • Access to other cryptocurrency enthusiasts, traders and investors


  • No requirements other than an interest in learning about cryptocurrencies!

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Event Conveners and Presenters

Antoinette Prophy


About Antoinette

Antoinette is the Founder and Managing Director of 88 Business Collective founded in 2016, which focuses on accelerating Female Founders utilising her Growth Through Collaboration methodology. Antoinette is passionate about the opportunities that cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology offer in terms of entrepreneurship and inclusion.

Carel de Jager


About Carel

Carel has been an active investor and crypto miner since the early days. He has a high appetite for risk and ICO’s sparked his interest as an alternative investment vehicle in 2016. Being an engineer, his investment interest soon developed to a fascination and passion for the underlying technology that forms the Blockchain. He is a firm believer that the blockchain is the next step of financial evolution which will revolutionize the way we transact.