Blockchain Centre, the world\u2019s first non-profit blockchain knowledge hub, announced on February 4 the launch of a new centre in Singapore.\nThe Blockchain Centres global network provides access to a worldwide community of blockchain thought leaders, experts, investors, industry professionals, entrepreneurs, developers, and enthusiasts of the technology.\nSingapore becomes the ninth country where the non-profit has presence, after Malaysia, China, Australia, Colombia, Lithuania, Russia, UEA and the US. \nIn the city-state, Blockchain Centre\u2019s mission is to enhance knowledge and awareness about blockchain technology and its applications, create opportunities for insights exchange through events, courses, and workshops, and bring together all those interested in the digital ledger.\n"Widespread education about blockchain technology is a critical requisite for widespread adoption of blockchain use cases and applications,\u201d said Shruti Dwivedi, general manager of the Blockchain Centre Singapore.\n\u201cWhile there is a lot of information available from various sources, there still exists a big gap in knowledge," she added.\nTo bridge this gap, Blockchain Centre Singapore said on its press release that it will host regular events and activities suited for businesses and individuals from different industries, professions, and knowledge levels, with focus on non-technical as well as technical aspects of blockchain.\nSingapore is one of country\u2019s that has most enthusiastically embraced the implementation of blockchain across different industries, including education, real estate, supply chain or healthcare. \nThe national government has also been actively using blockchain in recent years, most notably in Project Ubin. Launched by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in conjunction with several financial institutions and technology partners, Project Ubin has tested interbank payments using distributed ledger technology and is evaluating the implications of using digital tokens as a virtual Singapore dollar.\n"We want to be the trusted knowledge partner for the Singapore government, businesses, associations, and the public. As a not for profit organisation, we are agnostic to platform or industry. We see Blockchain Centre Singapore as an avenue for developing public and private sector partnerships," said Dwivedi. \nShe added: "At the same time, we want to provide a comfortable, 'no-sale, no-pressure' environment for the community to learn, exchange ideas, and connect with others who are genuinely interested in learning and contributing towards a better future with blockchain business solutions."