Indian telecoms supplier Reliance Jio Infocomm Restricted (often known as Jio) has pledged to construct what it describes as one of many world’s largest blockchain networks.Chairman: Nodes to be energetic from day oneSpeaking on the firm’s 42nd AGM (1.01) on Aug. 12, chairman and managing director Shri Mukesh D. Ambani stated blockchain know-how fashioned one in all three important areas of enlargement for Jio. Since debuting in 2015, the corporate has turn into one in all India’s main cellular networks, with a present person base of over 330 million individuals. “Over the subsequent 12 months, Jio will set up throughout India one of many largest blockchain networks on the planet, with tens of 1000’s of nodes operational on day one,” Ambani promised. His feedback got here as India faces a backlash over its plan to ban cryptocurrency whereas championing blockchain know-how at state degree. As Cointelegraph reported, outdoors commentators have joined the anger coming from the native crypto business amid warnings from the central financial institution it might criminalize interplay with unsanctioned tokens resembling Bitcoin (BTC) in future. Buyer information owned and managed by the Indian peopleStaying away from the subject, in the meantime, Ambani targeted on blockchain’s position in empowering Indian customers.“Utilizing blockchain, we even have a possibility to invent a model new mannequin for information privateness, the place Indian information, particularly buyer information, is owned and managed by the Indian individuals and never by corporates — particularly world firms,” he stated. The precise nature of Jio’s blockchain set up stays unclear, with Ambani not going into specifics about how customers might probably interact with or monitor their information. Past India, estimates have put the potential worth of the worldwide blockchain telecoms business as reaching $1 billion by 2023.