India Stack- find out more about India’s new blockchain strategy
India Stack refers to the ambitious project of creating a unified software platform to bring India’s population into the digital age. According to their website “IndiaStack is a set of APIs that allows governments, businesses, startups and developers to utilise an unique digital Infrastructure to solve India’s hard problems towards presence-less, paperless, and cashless service delivery. The Open API team at iSPIRT has been a pro-bono partner in the development, evolution, and evangelisation of these APIs and systems.”
A “stack” comprises all the technologies required to operate an application: computer languages, architecture, libraries or lexicons, servers, user interfaces and experiences, and software – the apps themselves – and tools used by developers, such as APIs, which connect databases and software.
They plan to make this even bigger, the Indian government has drafted a National Strategy on Blockchain. This could be the next big step in the India Stack – an ambitious technology project Indian government embarked upon over 10 years ago.
According to the Ministry of Electricity and Information Technology (MEITY) the draft of the National Strategy on Blockchain has been evolved in consultation with various stakeholders including academia, industry and government.
The draft of the National Strategy on Blockchain is put up for public consultation.