An Australian Institute, Blockchain Collective, has confirmed the launch of a fully accredited Blockchain course. The course aims to provide knowledge and experience to the professionals who can work to develop the nascent technology and existing frameworks.
To develop blockchain-related educational courses, the Government of Gibraltar has collaborated with the University of Gibraltar to create an advisory group, as reported by the Gibraltar Chronicle on Oct. 19.
Blockchain has taken the entire world by storm. The same is reflecting in the mind of young graduates as well. Now, they are diverting their attention from the general stream towards Blockchain. For them, it is more assuring, secured and rewarding than the rest.
The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM, Calcutta) has announced its plans to launch an advanced program in FinTech and financial blockchain technology. The institute will collaborate with TalentSprint, a digital platform that offers Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain courses, to accomplish the goal. It will offer the program in IIM Calcutta’s premises as well as via TalentSprint’s online platform.
Ripple has announced the expansion of its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) by adding 11 new partners, making a total of 29 members. The program is aimed at promoting blockchain-focused academia and research. The company has committed a funding of $50 million to UBRI’s first wave of university partners. The UBRI program offers blockchain related courses to people from various disciplines such as engineering, business, software development, etc.
IBM has collaborated with the National Programme on Technology increased Learning (NPTEL), an Indian eLearning platform, to educate the young masses about ‘Blockchain design style and Use Cases’, a 12-week online course. The course is funded by the Education Ministry of India. Praveen Jayachandran, Blockchain and sensible Contracts Scientist at the IBM Republic of India, and Sandip Chakraborty, a scholastic from IIT Guwahati, are said to deliver lectures on the course.
The Seoul School of Integrated Sciences and Technologies (aSSIST), has announced that it is going to offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. The program has been designed for a duration of one and a half years and intends to complete knowledge on digital currency studies, microeconomics and macroeconomics.
LinkedIn has reported a 33% increase in blockchain-related jobs in 2018. The company has stated that as compared to previous year, the demand for blockchain development professionals has gone notably high in the US. And, the top companies to hire blockchain experts in 2018 are IBM, ConsenSys and Chainyard with job locations being San Francisco, New York City and Atlanta.
KIBIS, a blockchain-based company, has announced its plans to launch a network of self-service kiosks across the globe. The kiosks will let users to make purchases and pay bills in cryptocurrencies. The company has claimed that consumers will be able to pay utility their bills, book flight tickets and check their details via these self-service kiosks.
Bitfury, a leading multisectoral blockchain technology company, has signed a partnership agreement with the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics to build an accelerator that will facilitate blockchain projects. The Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of Russia will back the project.