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Summary: National Strategy on Blockchain revised by MEITY

The IT Ministry plans to rope in government bodies to implement a framework for the adoption of blockchain tech.

A National Blockchain Framework (NBF) can be developed wherein different domains such as health, agriculture, education, and so on would be distributed on a common blockchain infrastructure, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) said in a 52-page report on the National Strategy for Blockchain. Initially, the NBF will be used for e-governance domains and thereafter, the transition would be made for use cases beyond its ambit, the report added.  While these applications are being implemented, MeitY suggested that laws and policies would have to be modified or amended. Certain bodies too will be constituted to provide guidance at the policy level for blockchain initiatives in the country. They are — Blockchain Advisory Council: The minister in MeitY would be the chairperson and representatives from various Union government ministries/departments, states, academia, and industry will be members of this council.…

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