Mastercard, Binance X and Xpring join Blockchain Education Alliance in ‘significant’ move

Mastercard, Binance X and Xpring join Blockchain Education Alliance in ‘significant’ move

The Blockchain Education Alliance has announced the
joining of several new members, including Mastercard, Binance X, the innovation
arm of major crypto exchange Binance, Ripple’s accelerator Xpring and
cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin.

Other members to join the Alliance are smart contract
platform NEO, IoT startup IoTeX, blockchain security firm Quantstamp and big
data blockchain service Constellation Labs.

The Blockchain Education Alliance was launched
in October 2019
by blockchain accelerator MouseBelt and was first first
joined by Stellar Development Foundation, TRON, Hedera, ICON, Ontology,
Wanchain, Harmony One, Nervos, Orbs, LTO Network, Emurgo, Nem, and ETC Labs.
Before the launch of this Alliance, MouseBelt had launched a blockchain
education initiative in August 2019 at three campuses in the University of
California system.

The Blockchain Education Alliance had collaborated
with engineering departments at UCLA, UCSB, and UC Davis, through their UC
Blockchain Initiative, which comprised of more than 67 student blockchain
organisations in 14 countries. Since then, the consortium grew a network of 20
leaders in the industry as well as in academia to develop educational
initiatives together to expedite mass adoption of the technology.

Members of the Alliance work jointly to provide university students with the connections and required knowledge to enter the workforce with practicable blockchain skills to contribute to the growing industry. Hedera Hashgraph also publicly opened access to its mainnet beta to allow developers to build decentralised applications (dapps) on its platform. Any private citizen can create their account on the enterprise-grade public distributed ledger platform.

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