On Friday 18th May, publisher of the EOS blockchain, Block.one has given out a statement saying that they are going to help the students of Virginia Tech College of Engineering to develop their skills in the blockchain technology. The Virginia Tech department of computer science is about to receive $3 million from Block.one as a part of a collaboration with them to help the students.
The Chief Technology Officer [CTO] of Block.one, Dan Larimer who is also an alumnus of the very same Virginia Tech Department of Computer Science is going to advise on curricula development of the university. He is also going to be participating in live classroom sessions, symposia, and seminars to help the students to be familiar with blockchain technology.
Virginia Tech is one of the leading colleges of engineering among the Commonwealth nations, it’s well-known for the excellence of its research and education in engineering so it comes as no surprise when they are going to include blockchain technology in their curriculum. The $300 million is going to be allocated to update the curriculum for the development of blockchain courses and to hire faculty and staff for the computer department.
Last March, Dan Larimer had led a discussion on the technical definition of blockchain technology, its impact on the world, and its uses in the world with Virginia Tech students at the Blacksburg campus of Virginia Tech. He had interacted with students in an informal Q&A session and he discussed his career on blockchain technology.
Virginia Tech is planning to provide a variety of courses like undergraduate minor courses concentrating on blockchain development, and a short course or a boot camp on blockchain technology. From the fall of 2018, these programs are going to be made available for students.
Blacksburg’s billion-dollar start-up, Block.one wants to provide blockchain technology for communication and commerce through software innovation to make the world more transparent, safe and connected.
The head of the computer science department of Virginia Tech, Cal Ribbens has explained that the university’s new collaboration with one of the leading firms in the blockchain industry is going to enable the university to develop a couple of blockchain courses and minor certificate programs and to hire more blockchain researchers. Previously, Dan Larimer had provided a scholarship to students at the university.
Dan Larimer, the co-founder and the CTO of Block.one has said that:
“Block.one is committed to creating a more prosperous society by improving the integrity of business interactions, and blockchain has that potential to do just that. And to achieve this goal, it is vital to work with one of the leading tech institutions like Virginia Tech to help the students by providing the right tools to learn.”
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