Boris Johnson is to head to Singapore, in the latest of his post-prime ministerial travels, as the keynote speaker at a conference on blockchain.
The former prime minister, who pulled out of the race to replace Liz Truss last week and is still the MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, will deliver the keynote address speech at the International Symposium on Blockchain Advancements on 2 December.
Blockchain technology is used to provide a secure way of making and recording transactions, most commonly for the cryptocurrency bitcoin.
Dick Cheney, the former US vice-president, is also speaking at the conference. The conference website says it “aims to guide the first step in migrating to the digital economy by provoking meaningful questions and discussions that will enable all of us, builders and consumers alike, to cut through the blockchain hype and grasp a realistic view of the emerging trends and needs, and to provide a technical blueprint for innovative solutions”.
In September Johnson was paid £130,000 to give a speech at the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers in Colorado,…