12 BD teams to participate in Int'l Blockchain Olympiad
City Desk :
Twelve Bangladeshi teams are going to participate in the 3-day International Blockchain Olympiad (IBCOL) beginning today in Hong Kong, said an official press release on Thursday.
Some 100 teams across the world are expected to participate in one of the largest global Blockchain competition which is being organized by Hong Kong Blockchain Society, said coordinator of Blockchain Olympia Bangladesh (BCOLBD) Habibullah N Karim.
The teams which were nominated to participate in the competition are Hyperactive Oranges, Team Leads Chain, DU Nimbus, Team Digital Innovation, TORR, WEIB 3:1, Brogrammers, Aviato, DU_Hyperledger, Cosmic Crew, Code Nine BD and BUET SKAMmers.
Habibullah N Karim said the teams were selected by the jurors through holding a Blockchain competition in Bangladesh which was organized by Blockchain Olympiad Bangladesh (BCOLBD) in collaboration with ICT Division and the LICT Project of the BCC, International Blockchain Olympiad in Hong Kong and Technohaven Company Ltd.
"The is for the first time Bangladesh is participating in the international competition on Blockchain and the government is happy to be a part of it along with other organizations," said Leveraging Information Communication Technology (LICT) Project Director Md. Rezaul Karim.
He said the LICT project has been providing training on the frontier technologies including Blockchain to create skilled human resources keeping in mind the challenges of fourth industrial revolution.
LICT Policy Adviser Sami Ahmed said the government is encouraging the young talents to bring best innovative blockchain solutions for using those in different domains including the transactional businesses.
According to organizers, 56 jurors comprising top functionaries, leaders from government, academia and industry adjudicated the 63 projects submitted by the participants and selected the 12 teams who are representing international Blockchain competition.