Turkey Moves forward with Blockchain initiatives

Turkey is moving forward with several initiatives for developing the Blockchain industry in the country. One of them is the recent opening of a blockchain center, and he formation of the Blockchain Turkey Platform. 

Turkish Bahçeşehir University (BAU) has opened a blockchain center at Boston’s Northeastern University (NEU) to provide informational support on blockchain technology. Apart from informational support, the BAU–NEU Blockchain Laboratory’s objective is to apply for funds in the United States, the European Union and Turkey, thus boosting Turkey’s presence in the blockchain market and attract specialists in the field.

Commenting on the cooperation, Chair of the BAU Board of Trustees Enver Yücel said that he would also like to start blockchain-related master and doctoral education programs in partnership with the Turkish Exporter’s Assembly. Bora Erdamar, director of BAU’s BlockchainIST Center, added, “Blockchain will directly change all sectors from logistics to trade, from education to health, from energy to agriculture where we need to keep our products and people’s information in a safe environment.”

Turkey has also launched the Blockchain Turkey Platform an initiative of Turkish Informatics Foundation as an independent non-profit organization. The vision is to secure Turkey’s regional leadership in a decentralized system, and establish a sharing platform for building sustainable blockchain ecosystem.

The platform will work to expand awareness and use of blockchain technology in Turkey, organize training programs and hosting events, producing content, supporting the design of prototypes POCs and legislations

Lara Abdul Malak

Lara has been a journalist and writer in the technology field since her graduation from AUB majoring in political science. She has had career in corporation communications in the telecom sector and was part of the launch of first 3G network in the GCC and MENA region. Since her return to journalism she has been focused with passion on blockchain, tokenization, crypto focusing on the GCC and MENA region.

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