Author: Jagdish Kumar, India
After Telangana, Goa has evinced interest in adopting Blockchain technology for making things easier for their citizens.
The announcement was made at the recently concluded Indian Blockchain Congress (IBC) 2018 that was held in Goa on 5 August 2018.
Speaking on this, Goa’s revenue and information minister Rohan Khaunte said that with state having good connectivity; Goa can be a right state to adopt Blockchain technology.
Goa recently co-hosted its first Blockchain conference along with Telangana state, the first two days was held in Hyderabad and the last day was held in Panaji.
Adding further, Khaunte said that looking at immense scope on how the new technology can transform governance; government is very serious and committed to look for new enabling systems.
The state is working very closely to ensure to make Goa the destination for information technology hub in the world, Khanute stressed.
We are framing policies for Blockchain technology and also there are other policies that are being framed to get good talent in the state, Khaunte said underlining that Blockchain is required for good governance.
Emphasising the importance of new technologies, the minister said that Blockchain technology are like a public registry of what happens, who owns, who transacts, medium where all the information comes together.
“Blockchain is required in today’s world as it collects data, builds layers and doesn’t erase the pass,” the minister added.
Goa’s Department of Information and Technology organized IBC along with the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog and Nucleus Vision International to promote the state as an IT investment destination.
The event received participation from several technology-driven, global and Indian companies from entrepreneurs who registered at the event to interact with experts and gain knowledge as it was a good forum.
The day-long event was aimed at bringing together renowned speakers and thought leaders to deliberate on how ‘India can become the next Blockchain capital of the world.’