[VIDEO] A Highlight of the Kenya Blockchain & AI Taskforce Report Launched by Cabinet Secretary, ICT, Joe Mucheru

The Kenya Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Taskforce, instituted on February 2018 to study emerging technologies and their use case in the country, has finally released the long-awaited report.

Speaking during the launch of the report, the cabinet secretary, ICT Kenya, Joe Mucheru, said he was excited to finally receive the report and confident that it was well researched and ready to be presented to the President.

While handing over the report to Mucheru, the Chairman of the taskforce, Bitange Ndemo, highlighted the core areas where the team felt these technologies would be of greatest impact and ensure these use cases were added in the comprehensive report.

Of particular interest was the recommendation by the team for a digital sovereign cryptocurrency by the government that is accessible and can be tradable globally in line with the G20 Summit recommendation on the need for digital currencies to further enable financial inclusion globally.

The report has been made available to the public and for download here: http://www.ict.go.ke/blockchain.pdf

The report includes a number of key recommendations where blockchain & AI use in government will enable for more efficient service delivery. These include:

The report highlights key players and contributors in the blockchain and AI report and space in Kenya some of whom include:

The launch of the long-awaited report is proof that Kenya and East Africa is once again leading in Africa when it comes transitioning onto the blockchain space as it did by pioneering mobile money with MPESA.