Yogyakarta – October 22th, 2021
The Guest Lecture is a routine agenda for the Master of Science and Doctoral Program (MD) FEB UGM. On Friday, October 22, 2021, the Guest Lecture session I was successfully held through a Zoom meeting. On this occasion, the topic raised was also very interesting about blockchain, namely “Blockchain’s Role in Facilitating Entrepreneurial Activities in Developing Countries.” This interesting session was guided by Prof. Dr. Mamduh M. Hanafi, M.B.A., by presenting a very extraordinary speaker, namely Prof. Nir Kshetri from The University of North Carolina, USA. Prof. Nir is an academic and researcher who is active in the field of entrepreneurship, then combines blockchain systems.
On this occasion, Prof. Nir explains what blockchain is and how to use it in the business. This innovation is very applicable to streamlining business activities related to digital data access. Various problems also can be overcome with this blockchain, including the problem of recording transactions and sending information. Technological advances with the discovery of this blockchain system will make it easier for developing countries to manage their business activities.
Everything that was said by Prof. Nir in the first session of the Guest Lecture was very insightful. There was about how important blockchain is as an innovation for business. He also hopes that the blockchain system will be increasingly implemented and beneficial for many parties. In the end, there was a group photo session to capture the moment of the discussion which of course still a trending topic and aroused the participants’ enthusiasm.