by CIO ASEAN Staff

Non-profit blockchain knowledge hub launches centre in Singapore

Feb 04, 2019
BlockchainTechnology Industry

Blockchain Centre’s objective in the island is to enhance awareness about blockchain technology, whilst creating opportunities for insights exchange through events and activities

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Blockchain Centre, the world’s first non-profit blockchain knowledge hub, announced on February 4 the launch of a new centre in Singapore.

The 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.

Singapore becomes the ninth country where the non-profit has presence, after Malaysia, China, Australia, Colombia, Lithuania, Russia, UEA and the US.

In the city-state, Blockchain Centre’s 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.

“Widespread education about blockchain technology is a critical requisite for widespread adoption of blockchain use cases and applications,” said Shruti Dwivedi, general manager of the Blockchain Centre Singapore.

“While there is a lot of information available from various sources, there still exists a big gap in knowledge,” she added.

To 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.

Singapore is one of country’s that has most enthusiastically embraced the implementation of blockchain across different industries, including education, real estate, supply chain or healthcare.

The 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.

“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.

She 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.”