BNB Chain Partners with the University of Zurich to Boost Blockchain Education

Binance-backed smart contract platform BNB Chain has announced a new partnership with the Blockchain Center of the University of Zurich to participate in the forthcoming three weeks of the University’s International Summer Schools for blockchain education.


With a central theme to explore a “Deep Dive into Blockchain,” students will be educated on the essentials of crucial blockchain concepts,, including the Consensus Model, assets in the ledger, data storage in blocks, identity, governance, and smart contracts. Per the announcement, BNB Chain will be represented in the program by Alvin Kan, its Ecosystem Coordinator for Games and NFT and Director of Data & Research.

“BNB Chain wants to accelerate the development of blockchain technology and empower students to build innovative projects. This collaboration is an opportunity for the students to dive deeper into blockchain technology and contribute to the future of Web3, as well as for us to amplify the mass adoption of blockchain,” said Alvin in a statement.

Specifically, Alvin will help in designing a section of the course on fundamental blockchain concepts and host an NFT workshop for students. He will also help develop a use case that will see a group of 5 students collaborate on projects utilising BNB Chain’s strength. 

Participation in the program will be accompanied by an issued certificate and a Proof-of-Achievement certificate in the form of NFT. The broader Binance ecosystem is well in tune with the inherent innovations of blockchain as a disruptive technology in several areas of the economy. 

The exchange raised $500 million earlier this month to drive blockchain innovation and Web3 adoption, with education a crucial element of this vision. The trading platform also recently signed a pact with the government of Kazakhstan in which it will look to foster blockchain education as the country seeks to align more with digital transformation.

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Cardano Integrated into University of Zurich’s 2021 Blockchain Curriculum

The University of Zurich has announced that a course on Cardano will be integrated into their 2021 Blockchain Curriculum.

Although highly uncommon, blockchain classes have slowly made their way into the academic agenda of universities across the world. This trend is likely going to continue, with the emergence of blockchain and cryptocurrencies as the future of digital innovation.

The University of Zurich has a curriculum centered on blockchain, dubbed “Deep Dive into Blockchain. For that course, guest lecturers from the Tezos Foundation and IOST have been called in. Charles Hoskinson, the CEO of Cardano, will also be a guest lecturer for the course. The course is part of The University of Zurich’s summer semester and is a part of the ‘Linking Economics, Technology and Law’ program at the University of Zurich.

The integration of Cardano into the curriculum signifies that the blockchain network’s worth in the cryptocurrency sector is highly recognized. It also indicates that many view the Cardano ecosystem as a serious contender on a larger scaler than personal use. With Cardano being taught at the university level, thiswill also cement its role in the blockchain industry.

Cardano is a decentralised public blockchain and cryptocurrency project built by the blockchain engineering firm, Input Output (IOHK). It is fully open-source and hosts its native token ADA. Cardano is developing a smart contract platform that seeks to deliver more advanced features than any protocol previously developed. It is the first blockchain platform to evolve out of a scientific philosophy and a research-first driven approach. Cardano describes itself as a third-generation blockchain platform, aiming to significantly improve shortcomings of the first generation, Bitcoin, and the second generation, Ethereum.

Blockchain courses at the university level are not common, but in the future, it may become a viable subject that is increasingly taught, as the innovative technology gains even more traction. Currently, aside from the University of Zurich, academic institutions that offer blockchain courses include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cornell University, and Harvard University.

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