Ghana will host the first-ever Blockchain Conference, themed “Blockchain” technology for development, on Thursday November 16, 2017, at the Golden Tulip.
Blockchain, the digital distributed ledger technology for recording ordered set of crypto-currency transactions securely including Bitcoin, Etherum etc, has generated a lot of interest in the business sphere.The advent of Blockchain / Crypto Currencies has undoubtedly changed the paradigm of business transactions worldwide and Ghana is no exception as a number of Ghanaians are signing on to different Blockchain platforms.
“It is critical therefore to ascertain whether or not we are well informed about this technology that is taking the world by storm; do we have the requisite policy, legal and regulatory frameworks to embrace the Blockchain technologies, and most importantly how well equipped in terms of capacity are our regulatory institutions of this emerging sector?,” said Organizing Committee Chair of the conference, Madam N. Dotse.
In an interview with the media, she rhetorically quizzed them on how prepared Ghanaians were to absorb the potential displacement on trust intermediary entities such as registries, trusts, banks and others. “What can we do to make this better; And last but not the least, how does Ghana position herself to benefit on this emerging trend?,” she added.
It is against this backdrop that Blockchain Network will hold the maiden edition of Blockchain Conference to seek answers and also engage Blockchain community inspired by a wide array of potential applications from Finance & Banking Institutions, Insurance, Academia, Shipping & Logistics, Medical, Documentation etc in this one day conference. The conference brings together Blockchain community, Policy makers, and technology leaders to intensify our understanding of this new trend that is shaping global business
The conference will be preceded by two days Blockchain Training Workshop with Resource persons from global as well as the local community. The total event will include: a two -day Bitcoin &Ethereum Technologies Workshop & Hackathon (pre-conference Workshop), training in technologies & applications, policy and regulations, financial inclusion as well as other crucial issues
The Blockchain Conference is aimed at: creating awareness and network with peers, create a good policy environment for Blockchain technology to flourish, knowing the policy issues, meeting stakeholders and share best practices, having first-hand demos on some of the tools and hearing from the experts. Interested participants have been advised to visit the official conference site visit: http://ghanablockchainconference.org/blockchainconference/ for more information.
Blockchain Network is a Non-Profit organization established as a forum for Blockchain community engagements, networking & sharing of best practices.
Source: Blockchain Network