Knowledge Sharing – Blockchains: Improving Basic Services and Economic Opportunities

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Monday (04/09), KOMPAK (Kolaborasi Masyarakat dan Pelayanan untuk Kesejahteraan), in collaboration with the Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), the Australian government (DFAT) and several local and international technological firms, held a knowledge sharing session, where the representatives from the blockchain firms and government bodies shared their perspectives on blockchain technology, the challenges with the current IT systems, and how we can have a more systematic approach for the future.
Private sector individuals who presented were:

  • Oscar Dharmawan from Bitcoin Indonesia
  • Joseph Thompson from AID:Tech
  • Ish Goel form SOMISH
  • Tata Tricipta from Exclusor Indonesia
  • Bradley Witteman from Ever ID
  • Daniel Bloch from SESO
  • Ageesen Sri from UCash

The event was attended by blockchain firms’ CEOs, government representatives, as well as a representative from ANGIN. Among the representatives from the Indonesian government were Vivi Yulaswati (Director for Handling Poverty and Social Security, Bappenas), Mirza Said Mirza Pahlevi (Head of Data and Information Center, Kemensos), and Suyanto Waspotondo (Bappeda Banyuwangi).
Oscar Dharmawan from Bitcoin Indonesia remarked that the current problem with Indonesian data management is the problem with the national identification number. Blockchain technology might not be the right solution and it will have a higher cost than a centralized database with mirror server as a backup.


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