DOT Desk :  For the first time, Bangladesh participated in the International Blockchain Olympiad (IBCOL) 2020, held online from July 3 to July 5. 60 teams from 15 different countries participated in IBCOL 2020 and among the top six awards, two teams from Bangladesh won two, reports The Daily Star.
 DU Nimbus, a team of four members from Dhaka University bagged the Best Prototype Award, for their project, Nimbus, a national blockchain-driven private cloud-based platform for Bangladesh, adopted in land administration.
 Tahlil Abser, Md Atiquer Rahman, Ishtiaque Zahid and Mohammad Sohrawardy of DU Nimbus participated in the International competition. Tahlil and Atiquer, from IIT, DU and Ishtiaque from CSE, DU, formed a team initially for the National round and came in third. Later, Mohammad Sohrawardy, from IBA, DU joined the team. “I participated in this competition because I was going through a tough time, since the shutdown,” shares Mohammad Sohrawardy. “I made new friends here and got the opportunity to create something that has the potential to change people’s lives.”
 “From the beginning of this competition, we tried to find a solution that will eradicate a major problem,” shares Atiquer. “So, we decided to work on a project that will digitalise the land administration system of our country.
“The land administration system in Bangladesh is quite inefficient. As it works manually, it takes up a lot of time. Currently, to register one land deed, there are 19 different physical steps to be performed, which usually takes around three months. The security and corruption issues of the current system is also a problem that needs to be solved.