Digital Talk on “Versatility of Blockchain Technology”

Title: Digital Talk: Versatility of Blockchain and its relevance with Research and Education Network

Date: September 30, 2020 at 10am [GMT+6]

Venue: Virtual “Using Zoom Application”

Name of the Presenters:
Prof. Dr. Md. Sadek Ferdous
Department of CSE, SUST
Email: sadek-cse[at]
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Khondkar Atique-e-Rabbani
B Tech (Hons), UK, FCA
Email: atique.rabbani[at]
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Name of the Panelists:
Mir Masud Kabir
Managing Director
Mango Telecom, Bangladesh
Email: masud.mir[at]
Mr. Habibullah N. Karim
Founder & CEO
Technohaven Company Ltd
Email: karim[at]
Prof. Dr. Muheymin-us-Sakib
IIT, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
Sami Ahmed
Policy Advisor, LICT Project
BCC, ICT Division
Email: samiahmed74[at]

Overview: Blockchain Technology has become the latest hype. What is Blockchain? Is it legal to deal with Blockchain Technology? Is it related only with Bitcoins which is yet to be legalized in many countries including Bangladesh? If it is not, then what are its usages and in which field this technology is relevant to? How is it applicable to REN community? Is blockchain secured? Is it a panacea? All these questions will be addressed in one and half hours of intensive discussion among industry renowned academicians and professionals who have wide experience on this specific field. Also, issues of the relevancy of blockchain with REN and the member institutes under REN community, particularly the Higher Education Institutes (HEI) will be intensely thrashed out in this brief discussion session. At the end, the future roadmap of Blockchain will also be looked into with a special focus on the role of this specific fDLuDCf project in taking the technology move forward.

The following areas will be covered:

  • Blockchain Architecture
  • Characteristics
  • Types of Blockchain
  • Application versatility
  • Relevance with NRENs
  • Challenges in Implementations
  • Any suggestion to move forward


Objective:  The principal objective of organizing the seminar is to delve into the basics of blockchain, its scopes and versatilities in terms of applications that can be implemented using Blockchain, and also its relevance with Research and Education Network (REN) community.


  • Presentation-1: Basics of Blockchain (30 minutes)
  • Presentation-2: Applications of Blockchain (30 minutes)
  • Comments from the Panelists
    • Panelist-1 (10 minutes)
    • Panelist-2 (10 minutes)
    • Panelist-3 (10 minutes)
    • Panelist-4 (10 minutes)
  • Floor to be opened to the audience (40 minutes)

Name of the Presenters:

  1. Prof. Dr. Md. Sadek Ferdous Department of CSE, SUST, Bangladesh
  2. Khondkar Atique –e- Rabbani, B Tech (Hons), UK, FCA

Name of the Panelists:

  1. Mir Masud, Managing Director, Mango Telecom, Bangladesh
  2. Prof. Dr. Muheymin-us-Sakib, IIT, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
  3. Habibullah N. Karim, Founder & CEO, Technohaven Company Ltd
  4. Sami Ahmed, Policy Advisor, LICT Project, BCC, ICT Division