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Telenor Pakistan welcomes Swiss Blockchain experts to explore transformative opportunities

Islamabad, 07th February, 2022: Taking its purpose of empowering societies another step into the future, Telenor Pakistan is pleased to have hosted at its 345 campus, a delegation of Blockchain experts from the BSV Blockchain Association. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the possibilities of future collaboration in technologies that can empower every segment of society, through the potential of Blockchain.

Telenor Pakistan welcomes Swiss Blockchain experts to explore transformative opportunities

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The BSV Blockchain Association is a Swiss non-profit organization that promotes the education and adoption of Blockchain in government and enterprise sectors. The delegation was led by Founding President of the BSV Association, Mr. James Nguyen, who expressed the organisation’s interest in funding several Blockchain initiatives in Pakistan, based on creating awareness and training programs for decision makers in government sectors; advisory in formulating the nation’s ‘National Blockchain Strategy’; legal consultancy in formulating the regulatory framework for digital assets; implementation of Blockchain in a government entity; knowledge partnership and bootcamps with academia to produce Blockchain technology specialists.

Commenting on the occasion of the delegation’s visit, Irfan Wahab Khan CEO Telenor Pakistan stated, “In our position as an innovative and technologically driven, global entity, we are pleased to have hosted the esteemed delegation of Blockchain experts at Telenor 345 campus.

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We grow by learning and it is always promising to collaborate with experts in innovative fields, while building bridges to enable collaboration and fortify the economy. This opportunity and possibilities of Blockchain is bound to have a socioeconomic impact in the years to come, and we look forward to stepping into Digital Pakistan, with high hopes and positive impact.”

While still at an early stage, Blockchain technology holds the potential to enable decentralised and secure storage and transfer of information. Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) are increasingly replacing companies’ traditional modus operandi in almost every sector, ranging from energy, shipping, all the way to media. An example of Blockchain in everyday use can be making micropayments to consume entertainment. Large-scale Blockchain implementation in Pakistan would result in minimum friction, significant increase in consumer trust, and most importantly, empowered, connected people with a shared vision of a prosperous, Digital Pakistan.

About Telenor Pakistan
Telenor Pakistan is 100% owned by Telenor Group and has a footprint spanning throughout the country. With a subscriber base of over 49 million, it is the second largest mobile operator in Pakistan. Telenor launched its operations in Pakistan in 2005 and has a workforce of over 1,600 employees. For more information, please visit: www.telenor.com.pk

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