The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) has become a member of the Hedera Hashgraph’s council for decentralized governance.
IIT Madras is one of the top institutes for technical education in India, which falls under the direct jurisdiction of India’s Ministry of Education. As a member of the Hedera Governing Council, IITM has become one of the 39 global organizations that run initial network nodes for governing the Hedera public ledger built on distributed ledger technology (DLT).
In addition to advancing DLT’s capabilities in education and research, IITM plans to test use cases around public blockchains for payments via Hedera Consensus Service and the Hedera Token Service.
Professor Prabhu Rajagopal from IITM’s Center for Nondestructive Evaluation spoke about helping other council members identify sustainable use cases:
“I am particularly enthused by the opportunity to test and scale our solutions in blockchain-backed information systems in healthcare, industry and digital media.”
In May, IIT researchers launched a blockchain-based phone application called BlockTrack that helps