Blockchain Revolution Series: Yet Another Canadian Institute Announces Blockchain-Based Diploma Training

Very recently, Canadian-based University of British Columbia (UBC) announced a blockchain technology training program for masters and Ph.D. aspirants. 

The training methodology is reportedly designed to the fabric at competitive competency around blockchain gamut and targets exclusively on its application primarily among four public benefit areas: health and wellness, clean energy, regulatory technology, and Indigenous issues.

As per the announcement, they hope to see 139 trainees over a six-year period, and graduates should have the tools to evaluate blockchain solutions as well as identify opportunities for blockchain implementation.

In the recent past, The Irish university (Dublin City University) has joint-ventured with a tech company network technology Ireland ICT Skillnet to generate the country’s first master’s program in blockchain technology.

This is the ICT Skillnet’s attempts to recognize the skillset in potential candidates for making successful blockchain-savvy engineers driven by the blockchain educational hub Blockchain Ireland. The “Master’s in Blockchain has been announced by the Irish government’s Department of Business, Enterprise, and Innovation.

For now, a Canadian educational institute offers a blockchain-driven diploma course. The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) has collaborated with blockchain marketplace ODEM (On-Demand Education Marketplace) to cater blockchain-based copies of student diplomas for SAIT’s graduating class of 2019.
In 2019, SAIT’s class would consist of about 4,800 pursuant, will reportedly be able to use blockchain technology to share their official diplomas as needed, circumventing the need for alumni to request official documents from SAIT to send to recruiters and employers, as per the sources.

Canada has always been a frontrunner for FinTech/blockchain avenue, another national non-profit research center ‘Mitacs’ and 15 industry partners are expected to provide CAD2.44 million for 156 internships and post-doctoral training projects.

Ivy leagues like Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, Harvard, CFA institute the US, and Edinburg Napier University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Wharton and an Irish university have also been keen on extending their research on blockchain segment.

As the cryptocurrencies have resumed their bullish streaks amid the mixed bag of turbulence between constructive and adverse news. The lingering prospects among the Blockchain/FinTech space have led the keen interest continues to mount everywhere, reputed institutions from Big 4 auditing firms to the central banks of advanced economies have been investing into R&D projects of blockchain and cryptocurrency gamut.

Currency Strength Index: FxWirePro's hourly BTC is flashing at 123 (highly bullish), hourly USD spot index was at 118 (highly bullish) while articulating at (10:56 GMT).

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By Niranjan Patil
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