Institutes from Colombia, Spain, and Korea decided to teach courses to train professionals in blockchain technology. The idea is to break the technological barrier

The National University of Colombia and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), leading university technology institute in South Korea, work in including in their curriculum of studies some content related to blockchain technology. For this, KAIST works with Theta Labs.

Students are going to have subjects like History of Bitcoin, Operation and uses of blockchain technology, Introduction, and characteristics of the cryptocurrency markets and Blockchain applications for the financial economy.

Mitch Liu, general manager at Theta Labs, says: “We are starting things off with a seminar at the school of electrical engineering, where we will offer a high-level overview of blockchain technology and current trends in development”.

Around the world, many institutes decided to include courses to train professionals in blockchain technology, such as the University of Edinburgh and the Autonomous University of Madrid, in Spain, which recently announced its association with Grant Thornton to impart knowledge within the programming of a Master of Blockchain and Cryptoeconomics.

In Colombia, Latin America, an introductory training course will be directed by representatives of the Financial Blockchain Center group. It is held until November 21st. The intention is to provide basic knowledge to people who are interested in that topic and reside in Bogotá city.

The program is organized in 10 sessions, which will be taught in the Faculty of Economic Sciences, at the National University of Colombia. The content includes theoretical and practical aspects linked to the use of digital currencies and blockchain technology to be applied in real use cases.

Juan Esteban Cepeda, Founder of Financial Blockchain Center and student of business administration says: “Among the activities that the working group carries out there are researches in blockchain (applications in the real and financial sector), free courses about blockchain and cryptocurrencies for the academic community, informative talks about the situation, applications and future of these kind of technology, as well as workshops for the development of this decentralized technology”.

Cepeda also commented that the university teachers will also start a student club focused on the Theta project, where they will work with students to start building applications in the open source Theta blockchain, along with their engineering team. “In the first quarter of 2019, our team will give a one-week course at K-School in KAIST, which is the program focused on the university entrepreneurship. This will be a powerful course to build a successful startup, from establishing a team and raising funds to marketing strategies”, added the student.

Theta Labs seeks to expand the reach of its decentralized broadcast services of the video.  For this reason, it will partner with two of the leading media companies in South Korea, called: Maekyung Media Group and CJ Hello. According to Liu, both companies understand the benefits of including new technologies for actual business and have been very receptive about them.

Providing education about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies means integrating a greater number of people who have doubts about it. Among the contents contemplated in the National University of Colombia there are: Operation and uses of blockchain technology, Mining in the cloud, Initial offers for new currencies (ICO), Specialized development in blockchain (Issuance of new active crypto, constitution of decentralized autonomous organizations, decentralized crowdfunding, among others) and Regulation and future of cryptocurrencies.

By María  Rodríguez


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