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Kerala to set up Blockchain academy

IANS | Thiruvananthapuram |

State-run Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) is all set to launch its proposed Kerala Blockchain Academy, the first of its kind in the country, here.

The academy is a joint initiative of IIITM-K and the Blockchain Education Network (BEN), a global network of blockchain communities, and will come up at the Technopark campus, said an IIITM-K statement on Thursday.

As the first step, Michael Gord, founder and CEO, MLG Blockchain Consulting, will launch the website on Friday. Gord is also an Advisory Board Member of BEN.

Saji Gopinath, Director, IIITM-K, said the academy plans to explore the possibilities of leveraging blockchain technology for public good, capacity building initiatives and promoting disruptive innovations and entrepreneurship with blockchain technology.

“Setting up the academy will be definitely a leap forward in Kerala’s efforts in becoming a national leader in the education, adoption and entrepreneurship promotional activities in the new age technological domains,” said Gopinath.