Blockchain invites applications for third conference in Ghana

Ho, Oct. 13,
GNA
– Blockchain Network, a Non-Profit Organisation established as a forum
for community engagements, networking and sharing of best practices is calling
for applications for its third conference in Ghana.

The event,
scheduled for November 28, 2019 comes on the heels of the highly successful
First and Second Ghana Blockchain conferences, at the Golden Tulip Hotel, on
the theme: “Blockchain for Digital Transformation.”

Potential
applications from professionals in Finance and Banking, Academia, Shipping and
logistics, Medical and Documentation among others are to be sent to
http://ghanablockchainconference.org.

A release made
available to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said there would be a Pre-Conference
Event, the ninth edition of the Blockchain Training workshop, slated for
November ‪26 and 27, 2019.

It said the
Conference would feature Plenary Sessions, Key Note Presentations, Panel
Discussions and Exhibitions focusing on Blockchain technology and its
applications.

Speakers and
practitioners would share best practice with participants having first hand
demos on some tools and solutions in the one day conference.

The Conference
is aimed at creating awareness and forum to network with peers, create good
policy environment for Blockchain technology to flourish, knowing the policy
issues, meeting stakeholders and hearing from the experts.

The release
said the conference was being held in Ghana to keep the country abreast with
developments in Blockchain technologies, policies, management and solutions
pertinent to the ongoing digital transformation.

It would also
provide the country with opportunities to leverage on new technologies like
Blockchain, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and apply them for
development.

The annual
conference provides a platform for collaboration between Stakeholders,
Government Agencies, Financial Institutions and Blockchain community to share
ideas on best practices.

The release
said for the past several years, Blockchain and crypto currency gradually
gained worldwide recognition and that Blockchain undoubtedly changed the
paradigm of business transactions worldwide and Ghana was no exception with a
number of Ghanaians signing on to different Blockchain platforms.

Blockchain, a
digital distributed ledger technology for recording ordered set of transactions
securely for crypto currencies, including Bitcoin, Etherum has generated a lot
of interest in the business sphere.

The technology
provides cryptographic identity for users, peer to peer transactions among
users and a payment record of transactions.

It also
provides means for storage of ordered permanent records. This makes it possible
to create a digital ledger of transactions shared among a distributed network
of computers.

It uses
cryptography to allow each participant on the network to access the ledger in a
secure way without the need for a central authority.

The same
ordered permanent storage structure and mechanism have found useful
applications in several other areas relevant in development and adoption of
Information Communication and Technologies.

GNA

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