Blockchain will affect to all aspects of life: seminar

Monday, Nov 26, 2018 19:03

Blockchain is a technology with many useful applications in many fields. — VNS Photo Hoang Nam

Blockchain technology is set to have an increasing impact on society and businesses, a seminar heard in HCM City on Saturday.

Eric Ong, founder and CEO of Relianz, spoke using blockchain solutions for electric car charging platforms at the Blockchain for Sustainable Development Goals Tour Summit 2018/19 organised by the European Blockchain HUB.

Ice Ong, business development manager, World of Sharing (WOS), talked about how WOS applied blockchain together with IoT and AI to solve the challenges of big data through a streamlined and efficient project fundraising solution.

It contributed to the mutual goal of sustainable development and integrity globally by covering geographical, ethical, cultural and language differences, she said.

Tony K Tran, CEO and chief architect of Alfa-Enzo Foundation and former art director of Microsoft, presented a keynote on the topic “Blockchain’s Last Mile”.

He presented the applicable opportunities for Distributed Ledger Technologies, the nature of building a startup in this space, his methods to identify and qualify high-quality projects, and how it will apply in the context of Viet Nam’s blossoming technology sector.

Le Thanh Cong, deputy general director of Viettel Business Solutions Corporation, spoke about local perspectives on blockchain.

“Blockchain is a technology with many useful applications in many fields such as banking, education, economics, healthcare, gaming, e-commerce and even agriculture.

“However, in the current market in Viet Nam, the development of blockchain is still limited and narrow.”

Collaborating with Government and enterprises, Viettel empowers private blockchain technology to solve problems of society while saving costs and reducing risks, he said.

Health, education and agriculture are given priority because these fields have very few IT solutions providers and also face a shortage of IT human resources, he said.

Blockchain could transform the travel industry by allowing faster, deeper, more meaningful interactions between customers and travel service industry providers like hotels, tour companies and booking agents.

Hai Ho, co-founder & CEO of Triip, spoke about how blockchain adoption can court the traveller of the future and how Triip can work with its partners to realise their goals by activating Triip as a blockchain ally.

Nguyen Van Cong, co-founder and CTO of Imprint Blockchain Services, shared a vision about the rise of the new platform to transform the way the world does business.

He showed how he is using the technology 4.0 stack and blockchain to create a new hospital information system that would enable patients to pre-pay for their scheduled services using e-wallets.

At the event, European Blockchain HUB and Viet Nam Node signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop an international standard for blockchain technology.

“Viet Nam Node is to become an independent initiative to effectively connect the key players,” Blaz Golob, president and CEO of EUBC Hub, said.

“This can bring seamless sharing across the eco-system, especially between influencers, SMEs, businesses, government, NGOs, start-ups, IT, technology and blockchain communities.”

Doan Kieu My, chairwoman of Viet Nam Node, said: “The objective of this first-ever event in Viet Nam is to focus on the social impacts and business values of blockchain and how it is being utilised in various industries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”

Around 500 delegates from various industries engaged in networking for possible future blockchain-related projects to achieve SDGs. — VNS

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