Benjamin Arunda

Founder & Lead Consultant, Chainadvise

Benjamin Arunda

Speaker Bio

Benjamin Arunda is one of Africa’s leading blockchain experts and consultants, and was recently awarded at the Africa Bank 4.0 Summit Awards 2022 for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Blockchain Development in Africa’. He is the founder and lead blockchain consultant of a leading blockchain consultancy firm, Chainadvise, through which he consults for government agencies, banks, law firms, and cryptocurrency startups in Kenya, Dubai, India and Singapore.

Benjamin is also a fast-growing speaker on Blockchain, Crypto, DeFi, Web3 and the Future of Work; he has spoken to various audiences across the world including being an annual speaker at the Africa Bank 4.0 Summit series since 2020. He was Africa’s first published author of a blockchain book titled ‘Understanding the Blockchain’ which was launched in 2018 and featured on BBC World News in 2019. Benjamin formerly headed the Blockchain Research and Education at the Blockchain Association of Kenya (BAK), and a member of the Government Blockchain Association (GBA).

He is a Certified Blockchain Expert (CBE), Certified Blockchain Architect (CBA) and Certified Cryptocurrency Forensic Investigator (CCFI). He has a degree in Finance and is a continuing student of law at the University of Nairobi with focus on Blockchain, Tax and Fintech Law.