Palak urges youths to come up with blockchain tech based innovation


State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak has congratulated the 10 winning teams which participated in the first ever Blockchain Olympiad competition held last month, reports BSS.

Addressing an online `Award Ceremony Blockchain Olympiad 2020′ as chief guest on Sunday, he urged the young talents to come up with new innovations to turn crisis into opportunity.

Palak said only the young talents could turn crisis into opportunity by offering blockchain technology based innovation for different domains including health, agriculture and education.

“Blockchain is a frontier technology and the government wants to use it to carry forward the country’s development,” he told the function.

ICT Secretary N M Zeaul Alam, Educationist Professor Zafar Iqbal, BCOLBD Convenor and Professor of Department of Computer Science and Engineering of BUET Dr M Kaykobad Kaykobad, Hong Kong Blockchain Society President Dr Lawrence Ma, Professor of MIT Alan Elderman, Project Director of LICT Project Md Rezaul Karim spoke at the function, among others.

Coordinator of BCOLBD Habibullah N Karim, who conducted the function, announced the names of the 10 winning teams for award and participating in the international Blockchain Olympiad in Hong Kong to be held in July this year.

The ten winning teams are Hyperactive Oranges, Team Leads Chain, DU_Nimbus, Team Digital Innovation, TORR, WEIB_3.1, Brogrammers, Aviato, DU_Hyperledger and Cosmic Crew.

The first prize which was announced in the name of late National Professor Jamilur Reza Chowdhury goes to champion team ` Hyperactive Oranges’ and the ICT State Minister transferred taka one lac to the leader of champion team Aniruddo’s account using Nagad, a money transfer platform.

At the beginning of the award ceremony a video clip was screened in memory of late Professor Dr Jamilur Reza Chowdhury as the speakers recalled him with rich tributes.

A stellar board of jury comprising 57 top functionaries and leaders from the government, academia and industry adjudicated the blockchain 62 projects and selected 10 teams as winners.

The ICT Division and the LICT Project of the government, the International Blockchain Olympiad in Hong Kong and Technohaven Company Ltd, a leading software company of the country, helped BCOLBD to organise the Blockchain Olympiad competition.