IIT Delhi To Host Blockchain Summit And Hackathon From November 10 to 13

In the run up to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and as part of the series of Road to GES events, NITI Aayog along with Proffer, a blockchain startup founded by graduates of MIT and Harvard, is organising a Blockchain summit and hackathon at IIT Delhi.

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IIT Delhi To Host Blockchain Summit And Hackathon From November 10 to 13

IIT Delhi To Host Blockchain Summit And Hackathon From November 10 to 13

New Delhi:  In the run up to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and as part of the series of Road to GES events, NITI Aayog along with Proffer, a blockchain startup founded by graduates of MIT and Harvard, is organising a Blockchain summit and hackathon at IIT Delhi. The hackathon will be conducted from November 10-13, 2017. The objective of the event is to explore how blockchain architectures can enable a new digital infrastructure for India, improving efficiency, transparency, privacy, and cost across all sectors.

More than 1,500 students from IITs, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, and top engineering institutions from around the world will be participating in the event. More than 500 of the participants would be attending the event in-person at IIT Delhi campus.

Microsoft, IBM, Accel, Coinbase, and Amazon AWS are sponsoring over $17,000 in prizes to reward the top 5 blockchain-based applications which address problems in government/enterprise infrastructure, finance, energy markets, supply chain, decentralized Aadhar identities, information exchange, and more.

On the evening of Friday November 10 (6:20 - 6:30pm), NITI Aayog CEO Mr. Amitabh Kant will deliver a keynote, sharing his perspective on how blockchain technology can transform the Indian economy and presenting his vision for IndiaChain - a blockchain-enabled infrastructure for Indian enterprise and government.

Ms. Aruna Sundararajan (Secretary, Telecom/IT), Dr. Sriram Raghavan (CTO and Director of Research, IBM India), and Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey (CEO, Aadhar/UIDAI) will also be speaking at the event on Friday evening and Saturday morning respectively. 

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The detailed schedule and registration link for the event can be found at the following url: https://proffer.network/hackathon.

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