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President of Uganda to Lead Blockchain Conference in Kampala in July

The President of Uganda is announced to lead the 2019 Africa Blockchain Conference on the “fourth industrial revolution.” The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, will officiate the 2019 Africa Blockchain Conference, according to a report by Kabuubi Media Africa on June 24According to the report, The 2019 Africa Blockchain Conference — not to be confused with  The Blockchain Africa Conference 2019 which occurred in April — will be held from July 3 to July 4, and the theme is ’Africa 4.0:  Preparing Africa for the 4th Industrial Revolution.’ The conference topics will reportedly include fintech, payment systems, and the future of education.President Museveni reportedly supported the use of blockchain technology in Uganda during his inaugural speech.…
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Future for State-Backed Brazilian Token Issuance Unclear as Bank Sees Leadership Reshuffle

Turmoil over the leadership of the Brazilian Development Bank may pose challenges to cryptocurrency trials. On June 18, Brazil’s National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) announced the election of Finance Director José Flavio Ferreira Ramos as its interim president. Ramos will serve as the BNDES head until the inauguration of 38-year-old Gustavo Henrique Moreira Montezano, a former economist and the current deputy secretary of privatization and disinvestment. Montezano’s appointment followed two meetings on June 17 between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and the country’s minister of the economy and former economic advisor to Bolsonaro’s presidential campaign, Paulo Guedes.…