SOUTH AUSTRALIA AIMING TO BE BLOCKCHAIN LEADER

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  • First international Summit on blockchain in Australia.
  • Potential to generate millions of dollars in the economy.
  • World blockchain leaders to highlight enormous opportunities for Australia and business.

South Australia is positioning itself as the blockchain leader in Australia with the potential to generate millions of dollars of economic activity.

The South Australian Government and ADC Forum are collaborating with world leading blockchain entrepreneurs, financiers and regulators on the first ADC Global Blockchain Summit in Australia. The Summit will be held in Adelaide on 18-19 March 2019.

South Australian Premier, Steven Marshall, said the Summit will play a major role in strengthening South Australia’s reputation as a leading innovator and present another opportunity to further showcase the government’s vision for Lot Fourteen.

ADC Forum CEO Anton Roux said blockchain was rapidly moving into the mainstream of business and government, but there was a need for a better understanding of the opportunities, as well as the pitfalls.

“Governments and international standard setters will also need to share the policy and regulatory frameworks to ensure integrity of processes, while letting innovation thrive,” he said.

ADC Forum will collaborate with the OCED, Austrade and industry associations to bring international blockchain leaders to the Summit.

The Summit will showcase how businesses have successfully adapted to blockchain technology and will share the insights of international investors, technology leaders, senior international regulators, innovators and business leaders on how they are expanding their businesses using blockchain and hackathons to focus on opportunities.

Among the leading organisations that will be part of the Summit are OECD, CSIRO’s Data 61, Kingsland University School of Blockchain, Shyft, SALT Lending, Paradym Global, and The Ethics Centre.