NULS Collaborates With Portland State University To Teach Blockchain Course

Blockchain, Education, News | April 14, 2020 By:

NULS Foundation has announced the conclusion of its Blockchain in Business Lab with Portland State University (PSU).

NULS Foundation, the governing body of NULS, an open-source, enterprise-grade, adaptive blockchain platform that offers fast-track business solutions for developers. NULS features microservices, smart contracts, cross-chain interoperability, and instant chain-building that aim to set a new industry standard in streamlining blockchain adoption.

NULS collaborated with PSU to educate students on the business aspects of blockchain development. The two parties designed and conducted two labs. The first Blockchain in Business Lab started in February, with a step-by-step guide to build a blockchain, utilizing the newly released NULS Chain Factory, a blockchain development kit with a warehouse to be stocked with NULS and partner provided modular solutions. The second Lab, concluded on March 25 as a part of PSU’s winter curriculum, included a step-by-step guide for blockchain user and developer activities. Also included were guides for practical blockchain applications and several instructional sessions on decentralized applications (DAPPs) and smart contract development. According to the report, 21 students completed the course under the supervision of Dr. Kristi Yuthas and Dr. Stanton Heister.

“This class was a lot of fun,” said America Tirado. “I learned a lot, and it removed my fear about blockchain technology. I heard of bitcoin and was asked to invest in it in the early 2000s. I hesitated because I didn’t understand it. In this class, I learned about the technology, what it can do, how it functions, and how to use it.”

Dr. Heister, senior instructor at PSU School of Business, said that blockchain has fast become one of the most asked about topics across several majors.

“We see an opportunity for established foundations like NULS to help shape blockchain education and inform our evolving curriculum,” Dr. Heister said. “It is important to our students and faculty that PSU stays ahead of new technologies and emerging markets. We want to thank the NULS Foundation for supporting our program and look forward to future collaborations.”

NULS said that the collaboration with PSU is only the first of many in the foundation’s plan to bring blockchain for business and technical courses to other higher education institutions, adding that their mission is to help fill the blockchain hard skills gap for future entrepreneurs.