Business Desk : The government in partnership with private sector is going to organise the first ever 'Blockchain Olympiad' in Dhaka from April 16-18 to select five teams for participating in the International Blockchain Olympiad to be held in Hong Kong in the middle of this year. The top five teams to be selected through a competition will also get award from Blockchain Olympiad Bangladesh Organising Committee. State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said through 'Blockchain Olympiad' focus will be made the new wave of young talents working with most innovative blockchain solutions in Bangladesh. "We are very hopeful about bringing the best innovative blockchain solutions for representing Bangladesh in the grand finale in Hong Kong," he said. Palak said ICT Division has been working to establish Bangladesh as a blockchain-enabled nation as the country has a national blockchain strategy in place, said a press release. Meanwhile, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed regarding' Blockchain Olympiad' at the conference room of the ICT Division on Wednesday. On behalf of their respective organisations Project Director of Leveraging ICT for Employment and Growth of the IT-ITES Industry (LICT) Project Md Rezaul Karim and Convener of Blockchain Olympiad Bangladesh and Professor of CSE department of BUET Dr M Kaykobad inked the MoU.
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