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Top global experts to attend blockchain summit in Kochi from Dec 12

Kochi, Dec 9 (UNI) Top blockchain experts and thought leaders from around the world will assemble in Kochi for a two-day summit from December 12, sharing ideas and leading discussions on collaborative opportunities in leveraging the technology for public good, and positioning Kerala as the country’s blockchain hub.
The conclave, ‘BlockHash Live 2019’, organized by Kerala Blockchain Academy (KBA), will be held at Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty, an official press release said here on Monday.
As a prelude to the event, KBA has planned BlockHack2019 on December 10 and 11 at Integrated Startup Complex (ISC), Kerala Technology Innovation Zone, Kalamassery, here.
The second edition of ‘BlockHash Live’ offers a rare opportunity for the global businesses in blockchain to expand their operations in Kerala in particular and India in general. The summit will be a platform to explore the disruptive potential of the blockchain technology for public good through capacity building and promote research, development and entrepreneurship.
The 24-hour live hackathon BlockHack2019 is being organized by the KBA in association with Allianz Technology, India, and Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM). There will be an initial short-listing of teams based on the problem description. The theme of the hackathon is “Blockchain in Insurance.” The judgement will be delivered by a panel of experts in the domain of blockchain and insurance.
An initiative of the Government of Kerala, KBA comes under the diverse portfolio of the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management –Kerala (IIITM-K). Allianz Technology, India is the Platinum sponsor for BlockHash Live 2019 and Quickerala is the Gold sponsor of the event.
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