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16th International Blockchain Conference arrives at India Blockchain Week

ANI | Updated: Sep 18, 2017 14:05 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Sept 18 (ANI-NewsVoir): Blockchain Conference makes its way to the India Blockchain Week, scheduled for September 25 and 26 in Mumbai. Somish, a leading Blockchain Technology firm based in New Delhi partnered with Fintech Worldwide, a London-based company to bring the event in India.

The India Blockchain Week or IBW is a week-long affair comprised up of the 'Hack-the-block' hackathon and the 16th blockchain conference from September 22 to 26 in Mumbai. The three-day 'Hack-the-Block' hackathon from September 22 to 24 is supported by Barclay's accelerator, Rise Mumbai and aims to solve real-life problems using blockchain platforms like Ethereum and Hyperledger. The hackathon aims to promote use of private, permissioned or public blockchain platforms to develop ideas that can bring in industry-level disruption.

The 16th Blockchain Conference is scheduled for September 25 and 26 at The Leela Hotel, Mumbai and has attracted speakers, corporate, governments and startups from across the globe to share their knowledge on one of the most sought after technologies in the world - Blockchain. The agenda of the conference has been carefully crafted to suit the Indian ecosystem, while still throwing light on the developments in the western world.

"Blockchain solutions are built on the 'power of we'. This is a cutting edge technology quickly moving beyond its infancy and has the potential to massively reduce costs and induce transparency across industries. Sectors like banking, insurance, manufacturing, retail, logistics, pharma and agriculture are starting to witness disruption globally, thanks to the advent of this technology," said Ish Goel, CEO of Somish.

"India Blockchain Week is our passionate attempt at bringing the best blockchain minds across the globe on a single platform in Mumbai to foster the Indian Blockchain Ecosystem. Delegates and speakers from over 10 countries will be visiting India for the event", added Kartic Rakhra, VP-India Blockchain Week

Over 50 companies, including traditional banks, payments banks, Insurers, large retail chains and huge conglomerates from India will also be represented at the conference. This is, by far, the biggest Blockchain event India has ever seen. (ANI-NewsVoir)