Sunday, September 30, 2018

PNG's Blockchain Pasifik proudly launches the Junior Blockchain Challenge

By PETER S. KINJAP

A CALL to uniquely design blockchain challenges based on real-life problems that companies and/or organizations face, thus providing true blockchain solution to solve complex situations while securing its adequate and smooth implementation are initiatives undertaken globally by various governments.

In Singapore, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), advocates for a digital economy for a smart nation and promotes a blockchain challenge that sees its participants to produce Blockchain-enabled solutions going beyond financial solutions.

The Smart Dubai Office (SDO) also facilitates Blockchain challenges to startups in Blockchain application businesses.

In Papua New Guinea, the Blockchain Pasifik, in the true spirit of inclusive, the Junior Blockchain Pasifik Challenge was launched recently, and is in full swing.

Four schools in the National Capital District, Port Moresby International School (POMIS), Kila Kila Secondary School, Don Bosco Technical Institute, and Kopkop College will participate in the inaugural challenge.

The competition requirement is for each School Team to prepare a Proof of Concept Paper on blockchain projects for PNG or the Pacific.

The teams will pitch their ideas during the PNG Leaders blockchain session on 10th October, at the grand event, and will be judged by blockchain experts from all over the world.

The top concepts will win cash prizes and possible funding from investors or government.

Outstanding individual talents will be placed in a talent pool for further development via junior internships under blockchain projects in PNG, or abroad.

All schools will undergo weekly mentoring workshops, leading up to the Main Event in October.

The Junior Blockchain Pasifik Challenge is funded by the Australian Government and facilitated by Em Stret and Blockchain Pasifik.

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