Steemit Expands Reach into Africa with Community Event Set for Johannesburg

Steem Saturday, an event created by community members from the revolutionary decentralized social media platform Steemit, will kick off in Johannesburg on October 29. The South African city was chosen to host the first ever iteration of the event, which will draw over 100 Steemit users, blockchain enthusiasts and financial experts.Steem Saturday has quickly developed […]

Steem Saturday, an event created by community members from the revolutionary decentralized social media platform Steemit, will kick off in Johannesburg on October 29. The South African city was chosen to host the first ever iteration of the event, which will draw over 100 Steemit users, blockchain enthusiasts and financial experts.Steem Saturday has quickly developed momentum; creator Jaco Rossouw proposed it in September on the Steemit platform, and it gathered so much support that the event will move to a new city around the world every Saturday.

Steem Saturday creator Jaco Rossouw said: “I’ve been involved in business and IT for 21 years and I’ve never seen such an amazing opportunity like Steemit before. Steem Saturday will bring together the growing list of fans and contributors for a series of meet-ups, talks and social activities. It will be an opportunity to discuss not just the success of Steemit, but how to develop the platform so that it can be applied as a better solution to real world problems.”

Steem Saturday is open to anyone and is free to register and attend. The Johannesburg event will see a keynote address from Steemit CEO Ned Scott, as well as @gavvet, who is currently the top South African user with the highest level of influence, or “Reputation Rank” on the entire platform.

CEO Ned Scott said: “These initiatives are truly incredible. One of our goals starting this project was to reward people for their contributions and ideas through the power of the blockchain. This is yet another example of people doing so, and making a difference in their own way. Its my privilege to be in attendance and help find ways to see Steemit disrupt the fintech industry even further.”

Steem Saturday will be funded by local community sponsors. It precedes the highly anticipated SteemFest, which is a 3-day conference being held in Amsterdam from November 11-13, organized by another group of Steemit community members. CEO Ned Scott will be in attendance.

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