In the run up to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, NITI Aayog along with Proffer, a blockchain startup founded by graduates of MIT and Harvard are organising a Blockchain Summit and Hackathon at IIT Delhi from Nov 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.
1,500+ students from IITs, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and top engineering institutions around the world will be participating in the event, with 500 attending in-person on IIT Delhi’s campus.
Microsoft, IBM, Accel, Coinbase, and Amazon AWS are sponsoring $17,000+ in prizes to reward the top 5 blockchain-based applications addressing problems in government/enterprise infrastructure, finance, energy markets, supply chain, decentralized Aadhar identities, information exchange, and more.
NITI Aayog CEO 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. Apart from Amitabh Kant, Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Telecom; Dr. Sriram Raghavan, CTO and Director of Research, IBM India; and Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO, Aadhar/UIDAI will also address the startup community.