Kerala to Become Blockchain Hub; State to Provide 20,000 Blockchain Experts

In a major step focused towards the strengthening of the blockchain industry in the Indian subcontinent, Kerala will put strategic efforts in nurturing a team of 20,000 talented professionals and turning them into blockchain experts in a period of two years, stated Kerala’s IT secretary, M Sivasankar. On Thursday, while inaugurating the second edition of the two-day event “BlockHashLive 2019,” the dignitary broke the news about the state’s new training project for blockchain enthusiasts.

The trained professionals will be competent to face the challenges of the decentralized sector and would pave the way for a major revolution in the blockchain technology niche in India.

“The coming two years are crucial for us as we plan to produce 20,000 blockchain experts. The emphasis is on enhancing the quality of manpower steered by young startup companies. This is a great opportunity for us to build expertise in next-generation technology and knowledge sharing,” quoted the top official of the state.

The “BlockHashLive 2019” conclave was organized by the Kerala Blockchain Academy (KBA) in partnership with Allianz Technology. The event saw the presence of some of the biggest names from the industry who came together to share their views on the promotion of potential solutions directed towards research, development, and entrepreneurial expansion of the blockchain industry as a whole. The elite personalities who graced the event stated that blockchain technology, when put to use in different industrial domains, can help in bringing projects for public welfare. The dignitaries opined to make Kerala the country’s blockchain center.

Saji Gopinath, Director, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Kerala (IIITM-K), stressed the importance of bridging the gap between blockchain experts from around the world so that they can put in their joint efforts for the development of the fast-emerging blockchain sector.

“Blockhash Live has been a great learning platform for us. We use this platform to check what we have achieved, our learning and future footprint,” said Sivasankar during the event.

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