EXPLORE THE WORLD OF BLOCKCHAIN WITH STACKS PAKISTAN’S XPLORE 1.0
Blockchain is the future of technology. Globally the blockchain market is forecasted to reach the size of US$23.3 Billion by 2023 representing a CAGR of 81%. Pakistan’s IT industry too is growing rapidly. Each year, 20,000 IT graduates on average join the tech sector. Our IT exports have hit the mark of US $2 Billion in the first quarter of the FY 2021 alone. That’s a significant indicator of what the future holds for the tech sector of Pakistan but we need to strengthen our economy further. That can only be done when our youth is actively involved in the emerging trends of the world. With a soaring youth bulge and 64% of the population falling below the age of 30, this is the right time that we accelerate the adoption of blockchain technology across industries.
Enabling our youth to equip themselves with the trends in blockchain technology and bring themselves at par with the world, Stacks Pakistan is holding the first edition of its annual blockchain conference, XPLORE 1.0, on the 15th of August at COLABS, Lahore.
The conference is being held to celebrate and discuss the latest developments in Blockchain technology in Pakistan and around the globe. The main objective is to push the agenda of rapid adoption of blockchain. With topics ranging from Clarity to Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs), XPLORE aims at keeping you abreast with the emerging trends in Blockchain technology.
Driven with the vision to see the world where you own your internet, Stacks Pakistan is the local chapter of ‘Stacks’ (an international blockchain company based out of the U.S. co-founded by Dr. Muneeb Ali) and was launched in November 2020 to revolutionise the internet.
“Globally, Stacks is a community of 16 plus chapters comprising 8,000+ members. The impact Stacks Pakistan has created over the past nine months has created ripples within the entire global community! To date we have 44 ambassadors from over 22 universities across Pakistan and a community of Clarity developers spread across 7 cities of the country and that’s a great start! XPLORE 1.0 is going to be the largest gathering of Blockchain and Clarity developers in Pakistan. Those who want to be a part of Stacks Global community, I would highly recommend them to attend XPLORE,” says Dr. Muneeb Ali, Co-founder and CEO Hiro Systems PBC.
The conference will include with distinguished speakers and industry experts from Stacks’ global community and Pakistani tech industry. These include Trevor Owen (Managing Partner, Stacks Accelerator), Yusuf Hussain (Head Venture Capital, Habib Bank Ltd.), Mohammad Raafi Hossain (CEO, Fasset), Sulmaan Hanif (Chief Revenue Officer, Fasset), Marvin Janssen (Lead Engineer, Hiro Systems PBC), Faisal Aftab (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, BitRate Venture Capital), Ali Farid Khwaja (Chairman, KASB Securities), Jenny Mith (Ecosystem Development Lead, Stacks Foundation), and Faisal Sherjan (Strategic Advisor, COLABS) to name a few.
Other than insightful discussions on blockchain, XPLORE 1.0 will be giving an opportunity to the youth to showcase their talent through Smart Contract exhibition and an awards ceremony to recognise the achievements of Pakistan’s Clarity developers, Stacks Summer School graduates, community leads and Stacks Hack for Impact hackathon champions.
Nabeel Qadeer (Country Consultant, Stacks Pakistan) says:
“At Stacks Pakistan our bigger goal is to serve Pakistan, to enable our youth, by giving them equal opportunities at par with other fast emerging economies of the world. It is for this that we are holding Stacks Pakistan’s first annual blockchain conference – XPLORE. I would urge the young developers to make the best of this opportunity.”
Stacks is an ecosystem of decentralized computing network that makes Bitcoin programmable where developers build applications, protocols and tools on blockchain technology. Standing for Pakistan’s technological progression, with Stacks Pakistan Dr. Muneeb Ali has brought his brainchild to his homeland to make blockchain and cryptocurrency mainstream in the country, creating awareness about and educating the young developers on CLARITY. Clarity is Stacks’ proprietary smart contract language powered by Bitcoin. One of the fastest growing smart contract languages in the world, Clarity is designed to better protect developers and end users.
Celebrating the changemakers in the field of blockchain, XPLORE 1.0 will be held on the 15th of August at COLABS, Lahore. Candidates interested in participating can register themselves at pakistan.stacks.co/xplore.