I hope this award would inspire other Indonesian students to maximize their ambitions and innovate
Jakarta (ANTARA) - An Indonesian high-school student received a gold medal in the 5th International Blockchain Olympiad, or the 2022 IBCOL, for his research and implementation in a blockchain agriculture project.

The twelfth grader, Collin Junus from Jakarta Intercultural School, successfully beat 15 other competitors from various countries across the globe in the competition’s SDG 2 category and won the gold medal on October 27, as cited from a statement on Monday.

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“I hope this award would inspire other Indonesian students to maximize their ambitions and innovate,” Junus affirmed.

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 data on transactions, he explained.

In preparation for his submission in this year’s Olympiad, Junus had experience from last year’s IBCOL in which he represented Indonesia in the finals round held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and bagged the merit award.

He has also founded a Metaverse club in his high school, which then 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.

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Additionally, he founded Cryptography4Everyone, a movement with the Indonesian Ministry of Education to create a cryptography curriculum in national high schools, set to be used in math and computer science classes.

The International Blockchain Olympiad is an annual blockchain solution design competition for students and fresh graduates from any area of study or industry.

According to its official website, this year’s competition revolved around building the foundations for peace and prosperity of the planet and people, as envisioned by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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