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Only six days are left to World Blockchain Summit slated for 22-23 March 2018 in Nairobi Kenya.
Organised by Trescon, the event seeks to promote the disruptive power of the blockchain industry, Trescon seeks to extend its efforts by bringing the power of blockchain all across the world.
The World Blockchain Summit at Nairobi will be the first of a series of global events taking place in 9 key locations around the world including Moscow, Dubai, Malaysia and Frankfurt.
The event will highlight the milestones achieved by the government of Kenya using blockchain technology with the National Transport and Safety Authority being the key government body endorsing the event.
Fernando Wangila, Deputy Director (Head of ICT and Innovation) from NTSA said in an interview that “as an emerging economy in the African continent, Kenya will lead the way in blockchain implementation and integration into government services. By 2020, we aim to conduct all applicable government transactions through Blockchain technology, ceasing paper transactions and creating a new model in government operations”.
“We are also focused on nurturing the competencies of our tech-savvy youth in this sector, highlighting our commitment to be the first-adopter of modern technologies for the happiness of the community and efficiency of our operations.” he added.
World Blockchain Summit will kick off with a keynote from Fernando Wangila on ‘How Blockchain will transform government services in Kenya’. Other notable speakers of the summit include Jack Shaw, Executive Director, American Blockchain Council; Richard Kastelein, Founder, Blockchain News, Cryptoassets Design Group & Blockchain Partners; Michael Kimani, Chairman, Blockchain Association of Kenya; Danielle Di-Massi, Innovator, International Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Media Commentator – The Interactions Lab PTY LTD; Timothy Oriedo, Chief Data Scientist, Strathmore University – Predictive Analytics Lab; Kasirim Nwuke Chief, New Technologies and Innovation at United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and John Karanja, Founder and Consulting Lead,
Bithub Africa to name a few.
Mohammed Saleem, CEO of Trescon stated, “Blockchain technology has naturally caught the attention of all the business leaders. World Blockchain Summit is perfectly positioned to serve the demands of financial services industry – to emerge from all the hype and make it through a proof-of-concept stage. With blockchain moving at an incredible pace across every business domain, we are taking our blockchain series further afield to connect businesses with opportunities in many parts of the world including Moscow, Frankfurt, Singapore and Brazil.”
The summit will also host the regional finale of Startup World Cup, a global competition that brings together the top startups, VCs, entrepreneurs and world-class tech CEOs.
Startups working in the blockchain space have an opportunity of winning the regional cup of the Startup World Cup with free flight tickets to San Francisco to compete with 16 other contestants to win US$1 million Grand Prize. Submission deadline for the same is March 8 2018.