Ireland is booming in blockchain, and there’s more to come. The area known as “Silicon Docks” in Dublin attracts most of the attention, but technology firms are beginning to spread out to surrounding areas as well. Last year, a blockchain hackathon event in Ireland attracted more than 150 technologists and FinTech entrepreneurs collaborating on creating new apps and services using blockchain.
Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) will start issuing digital diplomas using blockchain technology. 21 students graduating on December 15 from CNM Ingenuity’s Deep Dive Coding bootcamps will receive the first digital credentials.
CNM, formerly Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute,
Sweetbridge is a non-profit, global alliance of businesses that are leveraging blockchain technology to solve issues of liquidity and resource sharing within supply chains. Sweetbridge President Mac McGary talked with Block Tribune about how the organization is using its connections to create new companies.
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has conducted a pilot project focused on issuing official documents to the blockchain.
FSMB is a national non-profit organization that represents the 70 state medical and osteopathic boards of the United States and its territories and co-sponsors the US Medical Licensing Examination.
ConsenSys Academy has awarded certificates to the first batch of graduates of its Blockchain Developer Training Program in Dubai.
The academy worked with the Smart Dubai Office and the Dubai Future Foundation to help fill the worldwide shortage of blockchain developers.
Science Blockchain is a Santa Monica, California incubator focused on sponsoring and growing leading companies in the blockchain space. It launched its own ICO and will continue the sale for the next 13 days
Science Blockchain has been selected as the first developer-pool grant recipient by BLOCKv,
Blockchain consulting and production firm ConsenSys recently held a forum with the US State Department to bring together government agencies with the private sector to explore the policy implications and potential applications of blockchain technology.
Jason Brett is the Director,
The University of Melbourne is trialing a blockchain-based record-keeping program for issuing recipient-owned credentials.
The university issued its Melbourne Teaching Certificate using the Learning Machine’s Blockcerts open source code. Blockcerts, developed by Learning Machine Technologies and the MIT Media Lab in 2016,
Australia’s Monash University has teamed with asset management company Collinstar Capital and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to open a blockchain cryptocurrency research and development lab at Monash’s Clayton campus. A node of the R&D lab is at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Swiss public vocational school Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is now accepting bitcoin for class tuition.
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is one of seven regional, public-funded universities of applied sciences founded in 1997. The university was called University of Applied Sciences of Central Switzerland until October 15,