At the ILF WCIT 2018, Nasscom signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Blockchain Research Institute. The three-day event was held in Telangana.
The event India Leadership Forum was organized by NASSCOM. The MoU was signed in the presence of CEO of Capgemini, Canada, Sanjay Tugnait and Sangeeta Gupta, the vice-president of Capgemini.
Blockchain Research Institute will aim to provide blockchain training to people and help them implement it in their area of expertise.
Raman Roy, the chairman and Managing Director of Nasscom said, “Delighted to be pushing the envelope in #blockchain research in the country through this MoU. We need to understand that it’s not a plug and play we can do tomorrow but there is huge potential in developing this.”
Don Tapscott, co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute said, “There are 2 parts to bringing this to life -1. we need to create an awakening in India, showcase the power of #Blockchain and we can do this by looking at incentives/discounts to organisations who do this. That’s phase 1.”
Phase 2 and part 2 is where we’d like to build a #Blockchain institute in the India which is actually building stuff and making things happen, Tapscott added.
Tugnait who is facilitating the partnership between NASSCOM and Blockchain Research Institute said, “India being the leader in the knowledge industry can take the lead in #Blockchain . This came to at night and I realized I need to make this happen.”
Andhra Pradesh is one of the pioneers in blockchain technology. Earlier, the state had collaborated with a Swedish start-up ChromaWay to resolve land disputes through blockchain.
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