Beyond the hype around Bitcoin, there is a quieter revolution taking place as various governments and industries explore the potential uses of digital currencies and their underlying blockchain technologies. Governments as diverse as Russia, Japan, China and Dubai are developing state cryptocurrencies to supplement (and maybe even eventually replace?) their more tangible fiat currencies. Meanwhile, a whole range of industries from banking and finance to insurance and big tech are looking to streamline systems, lower costs, and explore new revenue streams by leveraging tokenized systems and public and private blockchain platforms.
As with any emerging and disruptive technologies, there are those industries and companies which sense new opportunities and want to get ahead of the game through early exploration and adoption, while others wait to see how things will shake out.
In the bitcoin and blockchain worlds the hyperbole of innovators and haters gets most of the press, but we don’t often hear about how specific industries and companies directly threatened by the bit-block revolution are responding.
The Sultanate is currently undergoing a transition to a knowledge-based economy as outlined in its economic vision 2020. Information and communication technologies are at the core of this transformation, serving as the key enabler of economic diversification.
Oman has seen significant developments with respect to blockchain technology and its integration. However, to fully exploit its potential, the industry has to position itself at the earliest. Continued organic growth will not be enough to transform the region into a leading digital economy. Unlocking the full potential of blockchain for key sector will require comprehensive, concrete, collaborative action—and it must begin immediately.
Join us, as Blockchain Oman 2018 will bring together business leaders and technology innovators to collaborate on the re-invention of technologies, processes and products through digital transformation.
The forum is designed to host 100+ senior professional across different industry verticals to discuss their strategies for blockchain implementation and digital transformation. This event will address the key issues of blockchain implementation and challenges and the future of blockchain. Through case study presentations and panel discussions the event would equally equip attendees with the appropriate strategies to perform proactively in order to keep ahead of the competition.