BlockJakarta: Indonesia’s biggest blockchain conference happens this May

Jakarta, INDONESIA – The third edition of BlockJakarta 2019 Blockchain Conference will explore the opportunities and challenges while championing Indonesia as Asean’s biggest blockchain market. Senior government officers and industry experts will congregate at The Ritz Carlton Pacific Place on May 2nd to discuss the implementations of blockchain in Indonesia.

Indonesia is the fourth largest country in the world by population and has been making great strides in terms of economic development over the last few years. The startup community has attracted at least US$3 billion in venture capital injections in 2017. And it is also a nation that has been extremely receptive of blockchain innovation that further bolsters Indonesia’s desirability as an emerging regional tech hub.

Last year, blockchain adoption was a hot topic with government regulators and financial institutions deploying resources into feasibility studies of various blockchain platforms and its use case in real world scenarios. Interestingly, there is notable traction  with the Indonesian government utilising the nascent technology for it postal services. Not to mention use case trials in e-voting and logistic solutions for the agriculture sector.

Supporters of the one-day conference include INDODAX, OIX Global, MuleChain,; as well as the  Trade Assessment and Development Agency, Ministry of Trade and Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs.

Notable speakers include Oscar Darmawan who is the CEO and founder of INDODAX, Indonesia’s largest digital asset exchange. There’s also Dr Edi Prio Pambudi who is the Assistant to Deputy Minister (Director) on Monetary and Balance of Payment (Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs) and Dharmayugo Hermansyah, who heads the Center for Domestic Trade Studies, Trade Assessment and Development Agency (Ministry of Trade) among many others.

Extensive coverage of the event will be provided by media partners such as Luxuo, BraveNewCoin, Duniafintech, Convestasi, Indonesia Crypto Network,, ICO Holder, Coinpoint, Coindaily, Digitalis, Finyear,  Blockchain Watching and Kryptomoney.

BlockJakarta also invites all blockchain startups to nominate themselves for the first Blackarrow Blockchain Series (BBS) Award. The BBS award recognises blockchain startups with breakthrough innovation, top-class execution and fast-paced growth. The winning startup will not only get the Blackarrow BBS trophy and cash prizes, but also get a chance to pitch their project to the delegates of BlockJakarta Conference. Participants and delegates will also get a chance to win exciting prizes including an all-expense paid trip to Bali and dining vouchers by solving a crypto puzzle.

The Indonesian blockchain community has also received support from industry players.  And by setting its sights on blockchain as an enabler of increased efficiency and greater transparency, the nation could be among the top blockchain economies in the near future.

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