MouseBelt is aiming to play a big role to promote
blockchain – not by advertising about the technology, but by making it part of
university curriculum. The blockchain accelerator and startup studio recently
announced its newest initiative, called the Blockchain Education Alliance,
which aims to drive blockchain innovation through education.
The Blockchain Education Alliance, which has
collaborated with engineering departments at UCLA, UCSB, and UC Davis, through
their UC Blockchain Initiative, is the latest development of the company’s
University Program that comprises of more than 67 student blockchain
organisations in 14 countries. This consortium will help grow a network of 20
leaders in the industry as well as in academia to develop educational
initiatives together to expedite mass adoption of the technology.
Stellar Development Foundation, TRON, Hedera, ICON,
Ontology, Wanchain, Harmony One, Nervos, Orbs, LTO Network, Emurgo, NEM, and
ETC Labs, are the Alliance’s first members that will work jointly to provide
university students with the connections and required knowledge to enter the
workforce with practicable blockchain skills to contribute to the growing
Last month, Hedera Hashgraph publicly opened access to its mainnet beta and is allowing developers to build decentralised applications (dapps) on its platform. Any private citizen can create their account on the enterprise-grade public distributed ledger platform. Developers have already been building on the network over the last few months during its closed beta.
Interested in hearing more in person? Find out more at the Blockchain Expo World Series, Global, Europe and North America.
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