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Two-day blockchain meet in Kolkata

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The city will be hosting a two-day Global Blockchain Congress 2018, where experts from across the world will share views on how governments can use blockchain to provide better services to their citizens and how it can help make cities smarter.

The first of its kind event is being hosted by the department of information technology and Electronics of the government of West Bengal. The programme will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre.

“International experts in blockchain from other countries and officials of our government will deliberate on how can this technology be used to provide better services and leverage it in other aspects of governance,” said an official of West Bengal Electronics Industry Development Corporation Limited (WEBEL).

Some of the eminent speakers include Bimal Roy from Indian Statistical Institute, Bart Preneel, an expert in blockchain and cryptology from Belgium, Rosine Kadamani, co-founder of Blockchain Academy in Brazil and Gary Nuttall, managing director Dislytics Limited, from London.

In simple terms blockchain is a digital ledger, which can be used to record anything of value.

Source: Times of India

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