At the forefront of innovation: First Blockchain for Development Forum announced in Southeastern Europe

At the forefront of innovation: First Blockchain for Development Forum announced in Southeastern Europe

Meet and share your experience with professionals engaged in harnessing the potential of Blockchain for international development at the first Blockchain for Development Forum to unfold in Southeastern Europe. The event is scheduled for November 7th, 2018, and is due to take place at Hotel Opera Plaza, in Cluj, Romania.

Blockchain – one of the more cryptic but oft-hyped technologies developed as part of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency invented in 2008 – is perceived by many as a platform for positive and even radical change. But does Blockchain technology really possess the potential to transform international development sectors ranging from education to health to agriculture? Can it offer tangible value beyond digital currencies?

The Blockchain for Development Forum will attempt to cut through the hype and evaluate the potential of this technology on everything from remittances to supply chain management, voting practices, smart contracts, land titling, educational credentialing, health record storage, and more.

The one-day event is designed to bring together the technology implementers, innovators, and influencers in Blockchain and DLT, alongside delegates from multilateral development banks and other international organizations, senior decision makers and stakeholders. Among key topics to be discussed are the Fourth Industrial Revolution; IoT; Smart Contracts; Decentralized Data; Social Credits; Self-Sovereign Identity; and Aid Transparency.

The Blockchain for Development Forum is organized with the support of ARIES Transilvania, ANIS, Cluj Napoca City Hall and DTMA.

In order to register for the event, click here.

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DevelopmentAid is a leading, innovative membership organization providing comprehensive information services for the international developmental sector. By providing a nexus of funding opportunities, expertise, and carefully curated data, the organization specializes in connecting donors, agencies, consultancy firms, NGOs and individual consultants working for international development.

ARIES Transilvania is one of the largest and most influential organizations in the ICT industry in Southeastern Europe. It is actively involved in the development of the sector in the region while also cooperating with the Romanian Government in designing and implementing regional IT policies.

ANIS (Employers’ Association of the Software and Services Industry) includes approx. 120 members – companies with both Romanian and foreign capital, small and medium companies as well as multinational ones, representing the interests of Romanian IT companies and supporting the development of the software and services industry.

DTMA (Distributed Technology Moldova Association) is the center of excellence for DLT technology in the Republic of Moldova. DTMA assists and supports different projects that are oriented towards fostering the development of DLT technologies and their use by addressing some of the societal challenges faced by the citizens of Moldova.