Global Blockchain Organisation launched in Oslo

By Jillian Godsil   Dec 16, 2019 2 Min Read

Oslo was the venue for the launch of the Global Blockchain Organisation (GBO) on December 11, 2019.  The GBO is an initiative of the Alternative Development Organization (ADO) - a not-for-profit organization dedicated to evolving the ideology of the Alternative Development Model (ADM).

The concept behind ADO was inspired by the pioneering strategic partnership of the India-Japan Global Partnership (IJGP).  Chaired and masterminded by Vibhav Kant Upadhyay, the IJGP initiative is widely regarded as the architect of the modern India-Japan relationship. This has led to mega-initiatives like the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), which was formed to re-establish the industrial culture of India.

ADO envisages blockchain as the empowering backbone of the new ADM framework. The GBO has the ambition to bring together Governments, Corporations, Blockchain Industry Experts, Blockchain Associations and other stakeholders that will shape the future of the blockchain through the process, regulation and universal compliance towards Blockchain for Humanity.

 Launched by chairman Upadhyay at the event in Oslo, he explained that capitalism in its old fashion was based on the exploitation of the weak by centralized powers.  Under the new ADO vision people would be empowered and not exploited.  “We will create our impact by establishing best practices, technical standards and model regulations for Blockchain adoption by Government and Industry.”

The secretary general of the GBO Ali Kaasab, also spoke at the event.  He emphasized the role of blockchain in underpinning the work of the GBO. “We need blockchain to work for humanity, not the other way around. We shall apply ADM principles in Blockchain applications such as environmental responsibility, energy efficiency and sustainability.

“We will bring together various stakeholders to one platform keeping the interests of humanity at top and create equal opportunity and participation for all through a democratized, distributed and collaborative system.”


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Jillian Godsil   
Blockchain Advocate, Founder, Conference Chair, Women in Blockchain Advocate, Keynote Speaker, Crypto Journalist, Broadcaster, CEO, Writer, Homelessness Advocate, Former European Parliament Candidate, Law Changer, Mother, Choir Member, Hill Walker, Dreamer Jillian has held senior positions with global PR companies in Sydney, Singapore, London and Dublin. She was PRO of Iona Technologies (Ireland’s first company to float on NASDAQ). She changed the law in Ireland in 2014 and is a former European Parliamentary candidate (as an independent). She is a co founder and journalist in the She freelances for Irish Tech News, Irish Central, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times. She has her own radio shows on DublinCityFM and EastCoastFM. Her first job after graduating from Trinity College was as a systems analyst with JP Morgan. She is advisor to a number of ICOs, has been named a Crypto Queen by In Zero Conferences as well as listed in the 50 most influential women in the global blockchain rollcall. She is named amongst the top 10 people in Blockchain in Ireland. She was voted into the top 20 global Hedera Hashgraph Ambassadors in 2018. She is a board member of EOS Dublin. She is a community leader for Algorand. She is chain agnostic while she loves blockchain. She has been shortlisted for the Image Business Woman of Year and also shortlisted for Woman of the Year by Women in IT. She is passionate about getting women into blockchain – democratising opportunity for all women. She keynotes and chairs blockchain events around the world – including Kiev, Austin, Muscat, Columbo, Dubai, Capetown, Dublin and London.

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