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NITI Aayog to hold Blockchain Summit

Akash Sharma, New Delhi
09/11/2017   0 Comments

As part of the series of Road to GES events, in the run up to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, NITI Aayog along with Proffer, a blockchain startup founded by graduates of MIT and Harvard, are organizing a Blockchain summit and hackathon at IIT Delhi from Nov 10, 2017.

The four-day event aims at exploring blockchain architectures and study if the technology can help India improving efficiency, transparency, privacy and cost across all sectors.

The companies like Microsoft and Amazon AWS are sponsoring $17,000+ in prizes to reward the top 5 blockchain-based applications addressing problems in government or enterprise infrastructure, finance, energy markets, supply chain, decentralized Aadhar identities, information exchange, and more.

Road to GES will see 1500+ students from IITs, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, and top engineering institutions around the world participating in the event.

Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, will be sharing his perspective on the innaugural day. Besides, 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 the upcoming days.

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