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Govt focuses on youths working with blockchain solutions

Palak says at online workshop, arranged by Hong Kong Blockchain Society, facilitated by BCOLBD

March 22, 2020 00:00:00

State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak has said through holding Blockchain Olympiad in Bangladesh, the government is bringing focus on the new wave of young talents working with most innovative blockchain solutions in the country, reports BSS.

He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of an online workshop, conducted by the Hong Kong Blockchain Society and facilitated by Blockchain Olympiad Bangladesh (BCOLBD), in the city, said a press release.

The aim of the workshop was to develop capacity of the youths to participate in the Blockchain Olympiad Bangladesh scheduled for April 16-18.

The registration is open till March 31 and interested participants are encouraged to join through the BCOLBD website.

A total of 157 teams comprising 459 students of 15 universities participated in the webinar on Blockchain technology.

Blockchain Olympiad Bangladesh is a tripartite initiative between the ICT Division of Bangladesh government, Academia and ICT Industry.

Lauding the organisers for introducing such a new approach of holding training programme online during coronavirus challenges, Palak called for continuing the activities enjoying the technological advantages ensured by the government during its journey towards Digital Bangladesh.

He said through holding Blockchain Olympiad in the country, the government is bringing focus on the new wave of young talents working with most innovative blockchain solutions here.

"We are very hopeful about the online blockchain workshop which would help develop capacity of our young talents on blockchain technology," he mentioned.

Dr Lawrence Ma, president, and Gabriel Chan of Hong Kong Blockchain Society have conducted the workshop also addressed by Convener of BCOLD Professor Dr M Kaykobad and coordinator Habibullah N Karim.

Dr Kaykobad said the top 20 teams from the BCOLBD will be mentored to further improve their quality and capacity as blockchain professionals and the top five teams will be given cash awards.

The BCOLBD will also sponsor for participation in the International Blockchain Olympiad which is going to be held in Hong Kong sometimes in July this year, he added.

Habibullah Karim said senior academicians and industry captains will provide intensive mentoring so that they do well and bring glory for Bangladesh.

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