Lattice80 To Offer Free Blockchain Programs To Singapore Studentsbr>
London-based FinTech hub Lattice80 has created a non-profit foundation to offer free blockchain education programs to local students in Singapore.
Lattice80 aims to create an ecosystem for FinTech startups, corporates/financial institutions, governments, and the public to collaborate, learn, and co-create. The hub believes in the importance of blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) to improve lives.
Lattice80 said its Singapore branch will function as a non-profit that will aim to ensure the country’s global readiness in the fast evolving blockchain ecosystem. It will help train local students with the latest understanding of blockchain technology and facilitate exchange of knowledge with rest of the world through their KAYA Network.
Joe Seunghyun Cho, co-founder and founding CEO of Lattice80, said that out of many sectors, they see huge opportunity for Singapore to play an important role in the blockchain industry.
“Since we launched the first FinTech Hub in November 2016 during the Singapore FinTech Festival, the support we received from the ecosystem was phenomenal. Singapore has became a global Fintech leader,” Cho said. “Blockchain industry is growing fast and the demand in talents is huge. We are very excited to commit Singapore branch as a non-profit organization and offer free education to students to become next generation of innovators in the country.”
The announcement came after Marvelstone Group, the private investment firm behind Lattice80, announced the opening of Smart City Innovation Lab in the Central Business District (CBD) of Singapore. The lab will facilitate the development of joint venture projects with banks, corporates, and government agencies employing FinTech solutions, blockchain technology and artificial intelligence (AI).