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International Blockchain Congress kicks off in Goa

Goa Minister for IT and Revenue Rohan Khaunte inaugurated the International Blockchain Congress organised by National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog in collaboration with Department of Information and Technology, Government of Goa, and Nucleus Vision International at Inox in the city on Sunday.

Khaunte at the interactive session said Goa being a small state with good connectivity was the right place to kick start blockchain.

Goa is right in time to catch the latest technology and was very serious and committed to look at new enabling systems, he said, adding the government was working very closely to ensure good governance and to make Goa as the destination for It hub in the world.

A lot of policies were framed to get good talents in the state, he added.

He said things like Blockchain was required for good governance.

“Blockchain is like a public registry of what happens, who owns, who transact, medium where all information comes together… The best part of blockchain in good governance is required in today’s world as it collects data, builds layer and it doesn’t erase the past,” he said.

“International blockchain Congress aims to bring together renowned speakers and thought leaders to deliberate on how we can make India the next blockchain capital of the world,” he added.

Dharmendra Sharma, IAS, Chief Secretary, Dr Muktesh Chander, IPS, Director General of Police, Ameya Abhyankar, IAS, Secretary, Department of IT, Professor Varun Sahni, Vice Chancellor, Goa University, Dr Hemant Darbari, Director General C-DAC, Frans Kempen, Blockchain Lead for Logistics and Supply chain Industry IBM Netherlands, Jeremy Gardner, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Ausum Ventures, RAdm Shekhar Mital, Chairman, CII Goa State, Sandip Bhandare, President, GCCI, Abhishek Pitti, CEO, Nucleus Vision and Rama Iyer, Head of Corporate Innovation, I-Hub were amongst those prominent persons along with others.

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