Blockchain tech is ruling the roost globally in not only the IT sector but in every other business vertical vying to transform the way it functions with blockchain. On one hand, industries are experimenting with use cases to assess if this disruptive tech could be the said gamechanger, on the other many Blockchain Academies are springing up everywhere in anticipation of widespread adoption and be there to build this immensely lucrative human capital.
In India, the lack of regulation and the stand of cryptocurrency was deterrent to many international players entering the lucrative blockchain startup market. But, after the vehement ban on cryptocurrency, many were left in doubt on India’s role in the global blockchain saga. Fortunately, the Indian Govt made it very clear that blockchain as a distributed ledger technology sans any cryptocurrency, will have a veritable presence in the country.
Along with the Central Govt, many State Governments announced their own Blockchain initiatives in Land Registry, E-Governance, Digital certificates and Farm Insurance.
Telangana, Andhra Pradesh spearheaded these initiatives in collaboration with the Indian IT Giants like Tech Mahindra, TCS, Infosys, etc. As time went by many other states, almost 50% of the Indian States too started announcing blockchain projects in various other use cases. From being regulators, the government became the largest consumer of Blockchain technology.
Subsequently, the dearth in the Blockchain talent to work on all these initiatives has been significantly felt. This is a sweet spot that many Blockchain Academies are trying to fill with their many blockchain developer courses with well-recognized blockchain certification.
Some of the states in India that are involved in Blockchain-related initiatives are
driving the public sector blockchain adoption in the country — reports the NASSCOM Avasant India Blockchain Report 2019, Executive Summary.
- The government of Andhra Pradesh is working with Zebi data for blockchain-based solutions in the land registry. The government is also partnering with Hitachi to set up an online citizen governance platform.
- The Telangana government has signed an MoU with Tech Mahindra and is collaborating with IIIT Hyderabad and C-DAC to build a state-level Blockchain platform. It is also collaborating with NITI Aayog for blockchain in governance.
- The Maharashtra government has signed an MoU with the Swiss government to share ideas on Blockchain technology and its applications.
- The Assam government is collaborating with Nucleus Vision to set up blockchain solutions for the governance process and other citizen-facing applications.
- The Uttar Pradesh government has partnered with UNDC to implement a Blockchain solution in land title management.
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