Blockchain Education Alliance Launched By 13 Major Crypto Projects

Blockchain, Education, Group, News | October 11, 2019 By:

Blockchain accelerator MouseBelt has launched a new initiative to drive blockchain innovation through education, research, and entrepreneurship at top universities.

MouseBelt is an ecosystem that promotes blockchain innovation by supporting hands-on development for the projects, individuals, and emerging leaders that are pushing the industry forward. Its three-pronged approach spans all the touch points into the blockchain space: Its accelerator supports early-stage companies with capital and in-kind investments; its blockchain advisory supports developers and projects with open-source tools and a development shop; and its media and university projects encourage newcomers to get involved with blockchain.

Called the Blockchain Education Alliance, the new initiative aims to provide university students with the connections and knowledge needed to enter the growing blockchain workforce. The Alliance’s inaugural members include Stellar Development Foundation, TRON, Hedera, ICON, Ontology, Wanchain, Harmony One, Nervos, Orbs, LTO Network, Emurgo, NEM, and ETC Labs. MouseBelt said that it will announce an additional 15 members in the near future.

According to MouseBelt, the Alliance will cultivate a network of 20 industry and academia leaders to jointly develop educational initiatives to accelerate mass adoption of blockchain technology. MouseBelt will organize meet-ups, face-to-face meetings, hackathons, and more to support collaboration. Members can also engage with researchers to develop new use cases that will address specific challenges within their industry.

“Students are demanding blockchain education,” said Ashlie Meredith, Director of MouseBelt University. “Universities need established experts in the space to help develop curriculum and projects — and Stellar, TRON, Hedera, ICON, Ontology, Wanchain, Harmony One, Nervos, Orbs, LTO Network, Emurgo, NEM, and ETC Labs are well positioned to share valuable knowledge. We have an opportunity to have a positive impact on how blockchain technology is introduced to students, which will result in more blockchain developers, more innovative research, and higher quality companies.”