Huobi Group, a global digital assets and services provider, said on Friday it has teamed up with Singapore-based National Trading Union Congress Learning Hub (NTUC) to introduce a series of new courses on blockchain for cryptocurrency enthusiasts and fintech professionals in the region.
Huobi told Cryptovest, the courses will cover fundamental aspects of Bitcoin and distributed ledger technology, with an emphasis on practical uses of the cryptocurrency.
“In future courses, students will also learn about practical tips for real-life scenarios and trading strategies in addition to exploring how Bitcoin is being valued by the market, what smart contracts are and how they are being used, and how blockchain technology will revolutionize the way we live and work,” Huobi said.
The company cited studies which showed that 42% of the top 50 universities in the world already offer courses on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Even with the recent cooldown of the cryptocurrency markets, the demand for blockchain job skills grew 6,000% in just the first quarter of this year.
NTUC offers continuing education programs for professionals to keep up with the dynamic business and economic changes in today’s financial ecosystem. Huobi’s partnership with NTUC comes as a part of an initiative declared by Huobi Founder, Leon Li, who in 2017 promised to dedicate part of Huobi’s resources to educating the public on blockchain technology, its utility and real-world application.
Each seven-hour course offered through this partnership focuses on providing students with a basic understanding of the important concepts of blockchain technology, from basic theory and infrastructure to learning how to store and use cryptocurrencies.
On Thursday, Oxford research fellow Joshua Broggi announced plans to launch the world’s first blockchain-powered university in Malta. The Woolf University is expected to leverage on distributed ledger technology (DLT) to save costs, automate administrative processes, and maintain the high security of degrees.