BSV's Blockchain for Government Initiative completes historic first official visit to the Republic of the Sudan
The Blockchain for Government Initiative is led by Bitcoin Association
ZUG, Switzerland, May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The BSV blockchain ecosystem's Blockchain for Government Initiative recently completed a historic week-long official visit to Khartoum, Republic of the Sudan, at the invitation of and under the patronage of the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Transformation. The visit centred around Sudan's first-ever Blockchain Summit & Workshop, a two-day event held April 8-9 and led by the BSV blockchain ecosystem. The conference and surrounding meetings explored how blockchain technology can advance digital transformation as the country rebuilds and re-emerges after 30 years of isolation from much of the world.
The Blockchain for Government Initiative is led by Bitcoin Association, the Switzerland-based non-profit organisation that works to advance use of the Bitcoin SV blockchain, protocol and distributed data network. The Initiative works with government bodies, NGOs and public sector agencies to advance large-scale implementations of blockchain technology for the benefit of citizens, including through the delivery of e-government services, tools for greater financial inclusion and improved transparency, as well as applications that foster public good for municipalities and entire countries.
BSV's Blockchain for Government Initiative brought an international delegation to Sudan, led by Bitcoin Association Founding President Jimmy Nguyen (USA) together with Ahmed Yousif, co-founder of Black Stone Data Solutions (Yousif was born in Sudan and now lives in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). They were joined by CEOs and founders of blockchain businesses working across a range of industries, spanning healthcare, supply chain management, financial services and smart cities, along with senior representatives from Bitcoin Association, including:
- Muhammad Salman Anjum - Chief Mate at InvoiceMate and Head of the BSV Hub for the Middle East & South Asia (UAE/Pakistan)
- Mohammed Ibrahim Jega – co-founder of Domineum Blockchain Solutions (Nigeria)
- Stephan Nilsson - CEO of UNISOT and Abendum (Norway)
- Robert Rice - CEO of Transmira (USA)
- Phillip Runyan - managing partner of Veridat (USA)
- Patrick Prinz – regional manager for Europe & Head of Operations at Bitcoin Association (Switzerland).
BSV's Blockchain for Government Initiative organised the Republic of the Sudan's historic first-ever Blockchain Summit & Workshop, which was held at the Al Salam Hotel in Khartoum on April 8-9 under the patronage of the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Transformation. The event welcomed government officials, business leaders and university students to learn how blockchain technology can build better digital infrastructure and grow the domestic economy through diverse use cases - including identity management; e-government services; public records; financial inclusion; Islamic finance; auditing; natural resource management and sustainability; smart cities; supply chain and cargo tracking; health care data; educational/professional certifications; and better transparency.