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By using blockchain's "trust-building" characteristics, companies and organizations that never had a trusted relationship before can now collaborate.
TOKYO, JAPAN, August 11, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ --
The country has overcome the genocide in 1994 and has achieved tremendous growth since then. Under the strong leadership of President Paul Kagame, "VISION 2020 in Rwanda" has been carried out, positively invested in the ICT field, and creating an opportunity for advanced technology to be implemented. In addition, the government is leading "Smart Africa" initiative and promoting the ICT development of entire Africa.
Challenges and Solutions
The current rapid growth of Rwanda is based on "trust". The citizens are united and trusting each other. However, there are still a lot of challenges at infrastructure level such as rapid urbanization, pollution, instability of energy and logistics inefficiency. By using blockchain's "trust-building" characteristics, companies and organizations that never had a trusted relationship before can now collaborate to solve those problems. Starting from Rwanda, we believe the technology has a potential to contribute to the development of entire Africa.
It will be the first intensive blockchain development workshop in Rwanda, and blockchain experts from ConsenSys - the world's leading blockchain venture studio, Stellar - the world's leading financial system provider, and Couger - AI x AR x Blockchain service developer will join. The top blockchain companies such as Ocean Protocol - decentralized data marketplace provider, Weeve - decentralized IoT data marketplace provider, and Centaurus Works - blockchain x legal service provider will also participate online. Moreover, it will be supported by the World Bank, and the government officials of Rwanda will also be on stage.
By collaborating with the various stakeholders all over the world, the tech community from Japan aims to create a strong blockchain community and build the next-generation infrastructure in Rwanda.
Event Name: Blockchain Fundamentals and Applications
Date/Time: 13 August 2018 - 17 August 2018
Venue: UR-CST- KIST2-ICTP Block, Computer Lab (College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda)
Organizer: Blockchain EXE, University of Rwanda
Announcement page: http://www.ur.ac.rw/?q=content/blockchain-fundamentals-and-applications
Timetable: http://aceiot.ur.ac.rw/sites/default/files/Documents/Agenda%20Blockch ... pdated.pdf
Blockchain EXE was started by Couger's CEO, Atsushi Ishii on May 2017. It is the tech community that emphasizes on sharing the latest technical knowledge in blockchain that is expected to be widely applied in various industries. The total number of participants in the community's events exceeds 2,500. On top of the regular events in Tokyo, we have collaborated with local companies and universities and hosted meetups in New York, San Francisco, and Toronto.
Blockchain EXE http://en.blockchainexe.com/
University of Rwanda http://www.ur.ac.rw/
Ocean Protocol https://oceanprotocol.com/
Centaurus Works https://centaurusworks.jp/
World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/
Couger develops the smart space technology, "Connectome" by integrating AI, IoT, AR/VR and Blockchain.
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