The Digital India Blockchain Conference turned out to be a success with global experts gathering with the core community in Bangalore for a day filled with captivating discussions. Heading speakers included Shiv Agarwal, Founder EarthId and European Lead of Government Blockchain Association, Vijetha Shastry from NASSCOM, Gnana Lakshmi T C, Leadership Fellow, Women Who Code and Yathish Nagavalli from Huwawei.
“I have been a part of Women Who Code for more than 4 years now and I have been fortunate enough to lead the Blockchain track community this year which speak to the core work of WWCode – to bring collective minds together to grow and strengthen skills. We are extremely excited to partner with Digital India Blockchain conference which will help more women get access to great minds and industry experts in the field of Blockchain. As global communities, this would give us great opportunities to support and grow together in this game-changing technology,” said, Gnana Lakshmi T C, Leadership Fellow.
The first edition of Digital India Blockchain Conference saw over 120 delegates from the core blockchain community in India, and the UK, as well as experts from various parts of Europe, gathered for a day filled with interesting discussions.
One of the highlight of the day was the announcement of the launch of EarthId in India and their plans to revolutionize the way corporations and customers see data and manage their identities, through blockchain.
“EarthID is a decentralised identity management platform which is about solving the problem of identity theft and fraud. We are also looking to provide universal ID to all human beings on earth. As of today, lot of people don’t have an identity because of that they are not able to use global services,” said Shiv Aggarwal, CEO, EarthId. “In India we have lot of people living below the poverty line because of which they don’t have the right identification. They miss out on a lot of government initiatives. Earth.ID is about providing an identity which is secure, which is digital in nature. So that people irrespective of their caste, creed and social status are able to use services. GBA is a global non-profit organization. It has more than 100 chapters across the globe and 7000 members. In India alone we have 4-5 chapters in India. We have been working with the Government of Karnataka to get birth certificates of children on the blockchain. So when the government starts any new initiatives for vaccination or healthcare these children are able to benefit it. Blockchain will help in increasing outreach of government initiatives for the welfare of citizens,” he added.