JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 20, 2018 – Blockchain technology and the potential it has to revolutionize people’s way of life is becoming more and more recognized. Around the world, organizations are sprouting up that help facilitate its growth and adoption. Last Thursday, the capital of Indonesia saw the grand launch of the Indonesia Blockchain Hub, a space dedicated to the promotion and development of blockchain technology.
The Indonesia Blockchain Hub has the mission to bring together the different Indonesian Blockchain communities, to drive innovation, and to provide education on blockchain technology. The grand launch was not only supported by HARA, a blockchain for social impact project and the Indonesian Blockchain Association (ABI), but also by the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the government agency BEKRAF.
“This is a historical moment for Indonesia,” said Regi Wahyu, CEO of HARA, “This shows that Indonesiais ready for blockchain technology, and Indonesia Blockchain Hub will have a huge effect on how the blockchain ecosystem will grow in Indonesia.”
During the launch event, several panel discussions were held which featured a wide range of international speakers, renowned in the world of blockchain. Speakers from over six different countries flew in especially to attend the event and share their thoughts on the future of blockchain technology, and how Southeast Asia can play a leading role in its development.
The potential to serve as a center for education was widely lauded by the many attendees, in order to make sure that Indonesia would not be left behind. In fact, the general consensus was that Indonesiahas great potential to become a leader in the field through initiatives like the Indonesia Blockchain Hub.
“We believe that the set-up of a place like Indonesia Blockchain Hub will accelerate the exchange of information,” said Yos Ginting, member of the supervisory board of the ABI, “It can be used to [help] make Indonesia a country that will reap the benefits [of blockchain technology] as early as possible.”
“I think this is the time where our agency can help to support and to foster the blockchain ecosystem, and most importantly we will become the government agency that will echo the importance of the blockchain ecosystem to the other government institutions as well.” added Yos Ginting.
Even though the blockchain sector is still in its early days, already Indonesia has seen several blockchain projects aimed at making a difference and improving the lives of their countrymen sprout up and become successful.
The opening of the Indonesia Blockchain Hub is a great leap forward for the development of blockchain technology in Indonesia. Having a prime location to band together as a community and to discuss and create new ideas in the realm of blockchain will undoubtedly have a great positive impact for not only the Indonesian blockchain community, but also for Indonesia at large.
About Indonesia Blockchain Hub
The Indonesia Blockchain Hub is the gateway to the Indonesian blockchain ecosystem for all global and Indonesian projects. The mission of the Indonesia Blockchain Hub is to bring together the Indonesian blockchain community, drive innovation, and provide education to all stakeholders in the Indonesian blockchain ecosystem.