IBF- TS Govt. MoU

IBF and Government of Telengana

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The founding members of India Blockchain Forum are –

  1. Prasanna Lohar, CEO, Block Stack,
  2. Pankaj Diwan, Founder & CEO, Idealabs FutureTech Ventures,
  3. 3.Col Inderjit Singh, Chief Cyber Security Officer, Vara Technologies, 
  4. Sharat Chandra, Blockchain Evangelist and 
  5. Srinivas Mahankali, Chief Business Officer, Secure Kloud Technologies

The founding members have been contributing to multiple initiatives related to blockchain including the National Blockchain Strategy document released by MEITY, Government of India in 2021.

The forum has more than 40 key influencers and is setting up Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in areas such as CBDC, Metaverse, Policy framework etc. for effective blockchain adoption. 

The current members include experts in the field of policy drafting, emerging frontiers like NFTs, Metaverse and CBDC, cybersecurity, technology architects, global influencers and leaders in enterprise adoption on Blockchain and Web3.0.

The India Blockchain Forum will open membership to all stake holders with a mission to create the world’s largest web3.0 community.

India blockchain forum also signed an MoU with SucSeed Indovation. 

Speaking on this MoU signup, Mr. Prasanna Lohar, Co-founder and President of India Blockchain forum stated, “As part of this MoU, SucSeed Indovation will provide funding to startups discovered by India blockchain forum and the key influencers of India blockchain forum will mentor the startups invested by SucSeed indovation.”

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jayesh Ranjan appreciated the collective effort of India Blockchain Forum team in creating an all-inclusive platform for scaling adoption of Blockchain technology in India and supporting the overall growth of ecosystem. 

Speaking on this occasion, He also announced that Telangana government is going to launch a web3.0 regulatory sandbox soon, to allow startups build solutions around tokenization, NFTs and similar new frontiers. This sandbox will help create a meaningful dialogue amongst all the stake holders including regulators, startups and policy makers to arrive at a nuanced approach in evolving an effective web3.0 framework. 

India blockchain forum will work closely with such initiatives and contribute in building the new web3.0 economy. Speaking on this Mr. Sharat Chandra, Co-founder of the India Blockchain forum said that “We are working closely with all stake holders in bringing out  position paper with a set of recommendations  for a Web3.0 sandbox”

One of the key concerns articulated by Industry leaders and startup entrepreneurs in recent times has been the talent shortage in web3.0 domain. Speaking about it Mr. Pankaj Diwan, co-founder, India Blockchain forum announced “ India blockchain forum will soon launch certificate programmes with leading industry and Academic partners to build a talent pool in emerging technologies like Blockchain, Metaverse and web3.0”

The India Blockchain Forum has opened membership to all stake holders with a mission to create the world’s largest web3.0 community.


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