The Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Transformation of Sudan has invited Bitcoin SV (BSV) to its country to learn more about blockchain technology and how it can help the African nation enter the global digital economy. The Republic of the Sudan has a long history of armed conflict, which was exacerbated by an authoritarian president who was in power for 30 years. It has debilitated the country and has prevented economic and technological growth. As Sudan transitions to a democracy, it has started its campaign for digital transformation with government on blockchain.
“In Sudan, we are in a transition period after thirty years of sanctions and thirty years of a bad regime. Now we are in a transition period in which we want to reform our country and reform the government. Digital transformation is a key pillar in this reformation. We are working on building a national strategy for digital transformation that aims to change the government from manual to digital, to make sure that the government will be more efficient, more smart, more in control and more transparent,” Hashim Hasabelrasoul Hashim, Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Transformation for Sudan, said in an interview.
BSV’s Blockchain for Government Initiative, led by Switzerland-based organization Bitcoin Association, conducted a two-day Blockchain Summit & Workshop to provide blockchain and Bitcoin education and expertise to government officials, local businessmen and university students. Learning about government on blockchain is a crucial starting point for the nation to move forward. The workshop featured talks from CEOs and founders of businesses from different industries who have successfully developed platforms on the Bitcoin SV blockchain.
“The event was very great, very informative. The first-ever in Sudan to have a blockchain ecosystem team to visit the country. People were very interactive, very excited about the event and I think that there will be many more to come after this event,” Hashim stated.
In addition to the two-day summit, separate consultations with the BSV delegates were held at offices of the Central Bank of Sudan, the Ministry of Telecommunication & Digital Transformation, the Ministry of Interior Affairs, leading telecommunications company SudaTel, and the 249 Startups hub for Sudanese entrepreneurs.
“Blockchain can help us to build a better world and our trip to Sudan left us feeling even more inspired to make that vision a reality… As we explore opportunities for initial blockchain projects in Sudan, we know that BSV’s massive scaling and focus on data network capabilities can provide the blockchain power needed to advance digital transformation for Sudan and greater Africa,” Bitcoin Association Founding President Jimmy Nguyen commented.
Bitcoin SV has restored the original Bitcoin design that allowed for a set-in-stone protocol, unbounded scalability to accommodate big and bigger data and low-cost microtransactions coupled with its capability to provide immutability, security, transparency and integrity of data. It is currently the only blockchain in production that can offer all of these services at the same time. With this kind of stable technology, developers can focus on creating next-generation platforms and applications. This is why government on blockchain is the future of nations. And if plans go as expected, Sudan may well be transitioning into the technological hub of Africa.