IIT Delhi To Organise Blockchain Summit & Hackathon From 10-13 November
The objective of the event is to explore how blockchain architectures can enable a new digital infrastructure for India, improving efficiency, transparency, privacy, and cost across all sectors
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Just before the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) and as part of the series of Road to GES events, NITI Aayog along with Proffer, a blockchain startup founded by graduates of MIT and Harvard, are organising a Blockchain summit and hackathon at IIT Delhi from Nov 10-13, 2017.
The objective of the event is to explore how blockchain architectures can enable a new digital infrastructure for India, improving efficiency, transparency, privacy, and cost across all sectors.
More than 1,500 students from IITs, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, and top engineering institutions around the world will be participating in the event, with 500 attending in-person on IIT Delhi’s campus.
Microsoft, IBM, Accel, Coinbase, and Amazon AWS are sponsoring $17,000+ in prizes to reward the top 5 blockchain-based applications addressing problems in government/enterprise infrastructure, finance, energy markets, supply chain, decentralized Aadhar identities, information exchange, and more.
On the evening of Friday November 10 (6:20 – 6:30pm), NITI Aayog CEO Mr. Amitabh Kant will deliver a keynote, sharing his perspective on how blockchain technology can transform the Indian economy and presenting his vision for IndiaChain – a blockchain-enabled infrastructure for Indian enterprise and government.
Aruna Sundararajan (Secretary, Telecom/IT), Dr. Sriram Raghavan (CTO and Director of Research, IBM India), and Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey (CEO, Aadhar/UIDAI) will also be addressing the crowd on Friday evening and Saturday morning.
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