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Indian Government And Nucleus Vision to Co-Host Country’s Largest Blockchain Conference

Nucleus Vision, the contactless identity management system and retail loyalty program powered by cryptocurrency, has announced that it will co-host India’s largest-ever blockchain conference on August 3-4, 2018 with the state governments of Telangana and Goa, and the government think tank National Institution for Transforming India. The conference, pegged to be one of the world’s largest blockchain events, will bring together industry leaders and officials from multiple branches of Indian government to forge partnership that will drive blockchain innovation within India.

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Hyderabad, India — July 24, 2018 — Nucleus Vision, the contactless identity management system and retail loyalty program powered by cryptocurrency, has announced that it will co-host India’s largest-ever blockchain conference with the state governments of Telangana and Goa, and the government think tank National Institution for Transforming India. The inaugural, two-day conference International Blockchain Congress will be held in the country’s technology innovation hotbed Hyderabad on August 3-4, 2018. The conference, pegged to be one of the world’s largest blockchain events, will bring together industry leaders and officials from multiple branches of Indian government to forge partnerships that will drive blockchain innovation within India.

The International Blockchain Congress will draw more than 80+ speakers and panelists, including blockchain industry leaders, policy makers, industrialists, and venture capital firms. Confirmed speakers include Tim Draper, famed venture capital investor and Founder of Draper Venture Network, a global alliance of venture capital firms; Min Kim, Co-founder of the ICON Foundation, one of the world’s largest blockchain networks; and Jehan Chu, Co-founder and Managing Director of Kenetic Capital, a leading venture capital firm specializing in the blockchain space.

Shri KT Rama Rao, Minister of IT and Industries of the Government of Telangana, said: “The state of Telangana has always been a flag-bearer of technology in India and has been at the forefront of adopting disruptive technological advancements. Continuing this tradition, we are deeply involved in blockchain development and have been fostering a powerful support ecosystem in the state. 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 epicenter in the state of Telangana.”

Rohan Ashok Khaunte, Cabinet Minister of IT for the Government of Goa, said: In recent years, the government of Goa has built a world-class infrastructure for technology startups, and subsequently has become a destination of choice among entrepreneurs. The possibilities of blockchain have always been on our horizon and with the right partners, the International Blockchain Congress is the perfect platform to showcase our commitment to the space. We invite innovators from all over the world to participate in the event and we look forward to working with international industry experts to create a hotbed for innovation in the scenic state of Goa.”

The conference will feature keynote speeches, panels, and workshops that highlight India’s emergence as a global epicenter of blockchain development. As the Indian government explores use cases of blockchain including managing land records and preventing cyberattacks, discussions will center on the potential impact of blockchain on a variety of industries, as well as the future of blockchain regulation, both in India and globally. Through numerous networking opportunities, conference attendees will be able to add to conversations between blockchain companies and government officials around how to further propel India to become the global leader in the space.

Abhishek Pitti, Founder and CEO of Nucleus Vision, said: “The Indian government is undoubtedly one of the world’s most forward-looking and innovation-hungry with its deep appreciation of the immense potential blockchain technology holds for the country, its citizens, and its rising position in the global economy. Bringing together technological innovators with regulatory bodies and government agencies, the International Blockchain Congress will mark a major milestone in India’s roadmap to being the global leader in blockchain. Nucleus Vision is proud to host the conference, which will serve as a foundation for creating the world’s most vibrant blockchain ecosystem, right here in India.”