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Blockchain North 2019

Published: 13 May 2019

On May 9, Northern Sweden's largest blockchain conference, Blockchain North, was conducted for the second time in Boden.

The purpose of the conference was to inform players in the region about the great possibilities of the technology.

One hundred participants learned more about when to use blockchains and not in business contexts and they had the opportunity to network and create contacts.

- We want to inspire development in the blockchain technology in the region. We have research and data centers but we also need innovation and companies in the blockchain area and that is what we want to build up, says Jan-Olov Johansson, project manager at CDT.

The conference was aimed at authorities, organizations and small and medium-sized companies in Norrbotten and Västerbotten and others who were interested and wanted to learn more about the blockchain technology.

The theme of the day was world improvement, with the UN's global goals for sustainable development as the starting point. Among other things, Olof Schelén talked about the research being done on energy efficiency in block chain technology at LTU.

Another speaker was Sofie Blakstad from Hiveonline. Sofie described how blockchain solutions can help micro-businesses access reputation and capital, while freeing up global capital flows to enable sustainable security in entrepreneurial communities all over the world. She said that there are 450 million small and micro-businesses in the world, 350 million of which have no access to banking.  

There were also a presentation from the organisation regarding how they could enable democracy 4.0 and how Blockchain technology can enhance trust and transparency in a data sharing economy.

The conference was arranged by the CDT project Datacenter Innovation Region and Boden Business Park.