International Blockchain Congress: CEO of NITI Aayog on ‘India: A Growing Hub of Blockchain’

By Sumedha Bose

Amitabh Kant, the CEO of NITI Aayog gave his keynote address at the International Blockchain Congress on 3rd August, at Hyderabad. He talked about how India is a growing blockchain hub that is taking this revolutionary technology to the next step.

NITI Aayog, the Government’s premier policy making body when it comes to entrepreneurship and technology mission, has taken blockchain as a serious technological advancement for quite some time now. Word in February was that NITI Aayog was working on a national strategy for blockchain which would look into possible avenues where this technology could be imlemented in India.

Mr. Kant has spoken at numerous public occasions about how important blockchain as a technology is. This came especially after finance minister Arun Jaitley delegated to Aayog the responsibility about preparing a roadmap for blockchain in his Budget 2018-19.

Sumedha Bose

Sumedha uses words as her crutch to get by in life. She takes a keen interest in debating, dancing and destroying the patriarchy in her free time. She can be contacted at [email protected].

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