Blockchain Olympiad Bangladesh 2021

The Blockchain Olympiad Bangladesh (BCOLBD) 2021 is a platform for university students to solve real-world problems with decentralized applications, built with blockchain or distributed ledger technology.

In a nationwide hunt for blockchain talent, Blockchain Olympiad Bangladesh combines the practicality of case competitions with the open-ended problem-solving culture of hack-a-thons, where participants first write a whitepaper to describe a complete solution and are required to create a poster board and pitch a presentation. This competition structure rewards the students who can critically think about a problem and explain the solution to others in a coherent manner.

Why Join Us

The policy makers, teachers, industry executives and students will benefit from participating in Blockchain Olympiad Bangladesh and attending exhibits, seminars, keynotes, and networking events besides observing the actual competitions. This will foster a genuine interest in blockchain technology and make everyone ready for this important pillar of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).   


State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP

Advisor & Chief Patron
Blockchain Olympiad Bangladesh

Prof. Muhammed Zafar Iqbal

Advisor (BCOLBD)
Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST)

Professor Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam

Chairman, Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC)

Prof. Dr. Md. Kaykobad

Convener & Juror (BCOLBD)
Brac University

Mr. Habibullah N Karim

Coordinator & Juror (BCOLBD)
Founder & CEO, Technohaven Company Ltd.

Prof. Dr. Syed Ferhat Anwar

Juror (BCOLBD)
University of Dhaka

Prof. Alan Edelman

International Advisor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

Dr. Lawrence Ma

International Advisor & Juror
President, Hongkong Blockchain Society

Prof Co-Pierre Georg


Mr. Abdur Rouf Talukder

Senior Secretary
Finance Division

Mr. Vivek Gupta

Head of India
R3 Corda

Dr. Hans Kuhn

Wicki Partners Ltd., Switzerland

Dr. Mosharraf Hossain


Mr. N M Zeaul Alam, PAA

Senior Secretary
ICT Division

Mr. Ashadul Islam

Senior Secretary

Ambassador Md Abdul Hannan

Juror (BCOLBD)

Mr. Parthapratim Deb

Executive Director
Bangladesh Computer Council

Mr. Md. Tofazzel Hossain Miah

Prime Minister’s Office

Mr. Sheikh Fazle Fahim

Advisor (BCOLBD)
President, FBCCI

Mr. Sam G Samdani, PhD

International Advisor & Mentor (BCOLBD)
Senior Industry Knowledge Expert, McKinsey & Company

Mr. Dr. Arif Dowla

ACI Group

Mr. Ahmed Jamal

Deputy Governor
Bangladesh Bank

Mr. Syed Almas Kabir


Mr. Schezade A. K. Khan

Chairman, BUILD and MD
AK Khan Telecom

Mr. Md. Rezaul Karim

Digital Security Agency

Mr. Sabbir Nasir

Swapno, ACI Ltd.

 Mr. Julian Weber


Dr. Bikorno Kumar Ghosh

Additional Secretary
ICT Division

Mr. Rumi Ahmad

Founder & Chairman
Magnum Management Consulting

Prof. Md. Asif Hossain Khan


Mr. Naser Ezaz Bijoy

Chief Executive Officer
Standard Chartered Bank Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Rokonuzzaman

North South University

Dr. Ahsan H. Mansur


Mr. Ashraful Alam

Ex. Country Coordinator, UNCDF & GM
Bangladesh Bank

Mr. K Atique-e-Rabbani, FCA

Managing Director
The Computers Ltd (TCL)

Mr. Yves Gogniat, L.L.M.

Partner, Wicki Partners ltd., Switzerland

Mr. AKM Humayun Kabir

DG, NID, Election Commission Secretariat

Mr. Manik Lal Banik

Registrar Gneral, Birth and Death Registration
Local Government Division

Brigadier General Md. Saidur Rahman Khan

Project Director

Mr. Mominul Islam


Mr. H.E. Amb. Mosud Mannan

People's Republic of Bangladesh to Turkey

Mr. Mezbaul Haque

Bangladesh Bank

Tahsan Rahman Khan

Musical Event Singer

Who Should Attend

  • Industry CXOs
  • Faculty members from engineering and business schools
  • Government officials  
  • Policy makers
  • Students
  • Other

Agenda details

25th February, 2021

Opening Ceremony Speakers

09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
By State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP, Dr. Lawrence Ma, Mr. Parthapratim Deb, Prof. Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, Mr. Sheikh Fazle Fahim, Prof. Dr. Md. Kaykobad, Mr. Habibullah N Karim, Mr. Syed Almas Kabir, Mr. Dr. Arif Dowla

Central Bank Digital Currency

03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
By Prof Co-Pierre Georg, Mr. Abdur Rouf Talukder, Dr. Lawrence Ma, Mr. K Atique-e-Rabbani, FCA, Mr. Ashraful Alam, Mr. Mezbaul Haque

26th February, 2021

Reimagining Trade Finance

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
By Mr. Vivek Gupta, Mr. Sheikh Fazle Fahim, Dr. Ahsan H. Mansur, Mr. Mominul Islam, Prof. Dr. Rokonuzzaman, Mr. Naser Ezaz Bijoy

Transforming RegTech

03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
By  Mr. Julian Weber, Dr. Bikorno Kumar Ghosh, Mr. Rumi Ahmad, Prof. Md. Asif Hossain Khan, Mr. Yves Gogniat, L.L.M., Dr. Hans Kuhn, Dr. Mosharraf Hossain

27th February, 2021

Self-sovereign Identity

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
By Dr. Lawrence Ma, Mr. N M Zeaul Alam, PAA, Mr. Schezade A. K. Khan, Mr. Md. Rezaul Karim, Mr. Dr. Arif Dowla, Mr. Sabbir Nasir

Award Ceremony Speakers

05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
By State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP, Mr. N M Zeaul Alam, PAA, Mr. Md. Tofazzel Hossain Miah, Mr. H.E. Amb. Mosud Mannan, Mr. Parthapratim Deb, Professor Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam, Prof. Alan Edelman, Mr. Sam G Samdani, PhD, Prof. Dr. Md. Kaykobad, Mr. Habibullah N Karim, Prof. Dr. Syed Ferhat Anwar, Ambassador Md Abdul Hannan

Musical Program

08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
By Tahsan Rahman Khan

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