Unveiling the official sponsors of Technext Coinference 2.0

Ganiu Oloruntade
In this article, we will tell you about the people that are making this event happen — our official sponsors…
Meet the sponsors of Technext Coinference 2.0
Meet the sponsors of Technext Coinference 2.0

A few days ago, we gave a foretaste of what you should expect at Technext Coinference 2.0 – from the engaging conversations to the plenary keynotes and breakout panel sessions as well as the celebrity spotlight.

Blockchain and decentralized finance (DeFi) are two buzzwords thrown around by folks in the crypto space and appear confusing to the everyday man.

To decipher the concepts and discuss the issues surrounding them, Technext is bringing together key players in the African crypto ecosystem, cryptocurrency enthusiasts, innovators and regulators at Technext Coinference 2.0, the largest blockchain gathering on the continent.

Billed to hold on Monday, the 3rd of October, 2022 at the Landmark Event Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos, the event — which happens to be the second edition — is themed, Blockchain and DeFi: Beyond the Hype. The scope of the conversation will cover the possibilities of Blockchain, Crypto, Web3 and DeFi for Africa.

Read also: Here is what to expect at Technext Coinference 2.0, Africa’s largest blockchain gathering.

In this article, we will tell you about the people that are making this event happen — our official sponsors. Here we go!


Our headline sponsor is Polygon, a leading blockchain infrastructure development company. Founded in 2017, Polygon—formerly known as Matic Network—is an Ethereum scaling platform that offers scalable, affordable, secure, and sustainable blockchains for Web3. 

Its growing suite of products offers developers easy access to major scaling solutions including L2 (ZK Rollups and Optimistic Rollups), sidechains, hybrid, stand-alone and enterprise chains, and data availability.

Polygon. Image Source: Forbes.
Headline sponsor of Technext Coinference 2.0, Polygon.

Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 19,000+ decentralized applications hosted, 1.6B+ total transactions processed, 142M+ unique user addresses, and $5B+ in assets secured.

So, it is in order to say Technext Coinference 2.0 is brought to you by Technext and powered by Polygon!!!


Hashgreed is the first African marketplace for non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Hashgreed provides a blockchain-powered file certification tool, a multipurpose NFT/ web3 marketplace, access to real estate and tech startup ownership and low-interest DeFi-powered loans.

Launched in January 2021, the company prides itself on making NFT easy and accessible for Africans.

Official sponsor of Technext Coinference 2.0, Hashgreed.
Official sponsor of Technext Coinference 2.0, Hashgreed.

In an exclusive interview with Technext, Efosa Ighodaro, the CEO/Founder of Hashgreed, disclosed that he saw NFT as a way to prove ownership and tokenise real-world assets and launched a platform for African content creators to monetise their craft even when NFT was not yet as mainstream as it is right now.

Ighodaro will be speaking during the final panel session, Making money from NFTs, at Technext Coinference 2.0.


Gigxpad, widely tagged “the crypto bank”, is an emerging exchange that is gradually becoming marketable in the Nigerian crypto space.

This platform enables users to buy, store, swap, send, borrow, stake, and earn returns from real-world business assets directly with close to zero fees. They have Android and iOS mobile apps and an easy-to-navigate website. 

Gigxpad app.

Out of the numerous outstanding features of Gigxpad, the most appealing is the referral option made available to users.

Verified users are to get a whopping $5 on every single user they refer to trade and complete a transaction worth just $100, arguably the most rewarding referral scheme in the crypto space.

GIGX was the headline sponsor of the maiden edition of TechnextCoinference!


Bitmama, the US and Africa-based blockchain payments startup, is a highly-secured and fast-growing crypto platform to buy, sell or trade Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Celo and other cryptocurrencies at the best rates.

Currently in three African markets; Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya, Bitmama enables users to be able to buy and sell cryptocurrencies conveniently using their debit cards.

Bitmama CEO and founder, Ruth Iselema,
Bitmama CEO and founder, Ruth Iselema.

Founded in 2019 by Ruth Iselema, the platform also allows users to carry out regular online payments, pay utilities and perform transactions such as staking to hedge against currency devaluation. Its virtual card offering allows gives users up to $10,000 in monthly spending limits.

Powered by VISA, these cards are funded with stablecoins and can work anywhere in the world for online transactions. The company recently raised a $2 million pre-seed fund. 

Ruth Iselema is one of the confirmed speakers for the panel conversation on Crypto x Africa: the strains, the gains and the future at Technext Coinference 2.0.

Bitmama was also a sponsor of the maiden edition of the Technext Coinference event.


Basira is a peer-to-peer market that facilitates payment of utility bills, cryptocurrency exchanges, and other digital assets. The platform allows users to trade their digital currencies and assets such as bitcoin and Ethereum with other people.

Official sponsor of Technext Coinference 2.0, Basira.

In January, the company founded by Kehinde Ogunkanmi was one of the 25 startups selected for a 12-month venture building programme by Adanian Labs.


VIBRA is a user-friendly platform for both newbies and crypto enthusiasts. VIBRA, a product of African Blockchain Lab, is a cryptocurrency wallet and social app that was created to spread knowledge about cryptocurrency and the usage of cryptocurrency in Africa. 

Official sponsor of Technext Coinference 2.0, VIBRA.

The platform teaches beginner-friendly cryptocurrency lessons through blog posts, social media, AMA sessions, and the Telegram crypto community. It describes itself as the “number one crypto marketplace in Africa”.

Technext Coinference 2.0 will be a hybrid event (a combination of physical and virtual participation). You can simply register to attend the event here.

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