Hyderabad to host int'l blockchain conference in August

: Blockchain firm Nucleus Vision today said the first edition of the International Blockchain Conference will be held here on August 3 and 4.

The conference is the first of many efforts to transform India into a global blockchain powerhouse, a press release issued by the company said.

The meet is co-hosted by NITI Aayog, and governments of Telangana and Goa, it said.

The event will see up to 2,000 blockchain enthusiasts, over 100 industry leaders, as well as government delegates participate.

The event is aimed at bringing thought-provoking conversations on blockchain for enterprises, next-generation financial services, developing blockchain applications and blockchain technologies for government and regulations, it further said.

Telangana Minister for IT and Industries KT Rama Rao said the state has always been a flag-bearer of technology in the country and had been at the forefront of adopting disruptive technological advancements.

"Continuing this tradition, we have also been deeply involved in blockchain development and have been fostering a powerful support ecosystem in the state," he said.

"We are proud to co-host this momentous event in the city of Hyderabad and look forward to interacting with global innovators to create a powerful blockchain ecosystem with its epicentre in the state of Telangana, the minister added.

IBC 2018 will feature the world's leading blockchain thought leaders, policy-makers, industrialists, VCs, and blockchain technologists on a single platform, the release said.

The conference will highlight the latest and upcoming trends in the blockchain industry, provide an opportunity to meet industry leaders, network with like-minded people and explore collaboration opportunities, the release added.