Bitfury, one of the largest full-service blockchain technology companies in the world, has entered into strategic cooperation with the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics to develop a business accelerator for blockchain projects.
As per the terms of the agreement signed between the two parties, the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics will support blockchain-based projects and at the same time, introduce courses of higher and additional education for training leaders of the digital economy.
Regarding this, Dmitry Ufaev, Head of Bitfury Russia said, “The development of a new digital economy and blockchain technologies is impossible without quality education and the training of new personnel. Our cooperation is aimed at training specialists who are able to quickly create innovative projects using digital technologies and bring them to the market under the conditions of the new industrial revolution.”
The project will reportedly be backed by the Coordination Center of the Intergovernmental Commission on Cooperation in the Field of Computing Machinery under the Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media.
Identifying the benefits that the partnership will usher in, Anton Privezentsev, director of the Coordination Center of the Intergovernmental Commission on Cooperation in the Field of Computing Machinery, remarked, “We see a huge potential in the development of technologies and strive to accumulate on our sites really interesting projects that will become points of growth and drivers of the economy. These pilot projects are applicable not only in the field of public administration but also for the modernization of large corporations that need digital transformation.”
Many prominent universities around the globe are now offering and introducing crypto-related courses. According to a Coinbase study, 42 percent of the world’s top 50 universities, including Berkeley, Stanford, and Cornell, offer at least one class on cryptocurrencies and blockchain. This shows the wide popularity and acceptance of the burgeoning industry.
Last week, Tokyo University announced a course in blockchain technology. This program received the support of many corporates including Japanese banking stalwart Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation which donated $800,000.
Last month, the government of Gibraltar teamed up with the University of Gibraltar and a number of leading technology firms based in the country to create New Technologies in Education (NTiE), an advisory group focused on the development of blockchain-related educational courses.
Established in 2011, Bitfury is committed to advancing the blockchain community. It develops and delivers software and hardware solutions in an easy, fast, secure, and cost-effective manner. It helps businesses, governments, organizations, and individuals to move assets across the blockchain securely. The company offers its services in Washington D.C., London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Dubai, and Moscow while its data center operations are available in Iceland, the Republic of Georgia, Canada, and Norway.