Hyderabad: National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) signed an MoU with Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), Canada, on the side-lines of Nasscom India Leadership Forum & World Congress on Information Technology 2018.
The MoU will see both NASSCOM and BRI, co-investing to boost activities and develop skill sets for blockchain adoption and deployment in India.
Both plan to establish a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in India that will provide high-end technology capabilities, expertise, thought leadership, and curated programmes to explore adoption of blockchain across academia, enterprises, government, innovators and advanced start-ups.
“We believe blockchain is a transformative technology for businesses. It is imperative that we identify and explain key application opportunities, issues, strategies and approaches that enable companies and governments to capitalize on this emerging technolog,.” said Raman Roy, Chairman, Nasscom.
“India has the potential to lead the blockchain revolution,” said Don Tapscott, Founder and Executive Chairman at Blockchain Research Institute, a think tank, established in partnership with Government of Canada, to bring together public and private sector research to build blockchain-based economies around the world.