Indonesian Student Wins Gold Medal at International Blockchain Olympiad
I hope this award will inspire other Indonesian students to maximize their ambitions and innovate
Jakarta (ANTARA) –
An Indonesian high school student received a gold medal in the 5e International Blockchain Olympiad, or IBCOL 2022, for his research and implementation in a blockchain agriculture project.
Twelfth-grader Collin Junus of Jakarta Intercultural School successfully beat 15 other competitors from various countries around the world in the SDG 2 category of the competition and won the gold medal on October 27, as quoted in a statement released Monday.
“I hope this award will inspire other Indonesian students to maximize their ambitions and innovate,” Junus said.
He had spent a year researching and implementing a blockchain agriculture project called “NASI Token” in the fields of Bali and Cianjur.
The project aims to make the rice supply chain transparent by collecting transaction data, he explained.
In preparation for his bid for this year’s Olympiad, Junus had the experience of last year’s IBCOL where he represented Indonesia in the final tournament held in Dhaka. , Bangladesh, and won the merit award.
He also founded a Metaverse club at his high school, which later became a blockchain innovation hub, with over 100 members. Its mission is to connect the bridges of modern technology and financial literacy among high school students.
Additionally, he founded Cryptography4Everyone, a movement with the Indonesian Ministry of Education to create a national high school cryptography curriculum for use in math and computer science classes.
The International Blockchain Olympiad is an annual blockchain solution design competition for students and recent graduates from any field of study or industry.
According to its official website, this year’s contest revolved around building the foundations of peace and prosperity for the planet and peoples, as envisioned by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.