Alibaba Billionaire Jack Ma’s Hupan University Gets $1.5 Million Donation from Tron’s Justin Sun
Justin Sun is drowning in money with the success of the Tron network. If you doubt that, you should know that the CEO of the Tron Foundation and BitTorrent has just donated $1.5 million USD to the Hupan University.
This university was founded by Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, the e-commerce giant of China in 2015. The announcement was made via a press release. The goal of this university is to help young entrepreneurs to learn the most important skills to launch their businesses and to make them successful in the Chinese market.
According to the reports, the donation made by Sun will support the next class of the university, which will have 41 students. Around half of these students hail from the internet sector while the other half comes from more traditional industries.
Justin Sun used the opportunity to comment on the importance of the university in the sector. According to him, Hupan University was very important for his career as well as the career from a lot of people. Without the university, he believes, Tron would simply not be what it is, as his entrepreneurship skills were “enlightened” there.
In fact, Sun was a student and had a close relationship with Jack Ma himself. He was handpicked by the founder of Alibaba as one of the most promising students and it looks like that turned out pretty well so far.
Tron is currently rising a lot in price and in influence and the Tron Foundation has recently acquired BitTorrent, the largest torrent company in the world, last year.
Universities Are Teaching Blockchain Courses
While Hupan University is not a blockchain-focused university, it will certainly pay more attention to this new technology after the donation. Several universities from the whole world are already starting to create blockchain courses.
The demand for this kind, of course, was highly increased last year, as several companies started asking for employees who were knowledgeable of these skills. Universities from China, the United States and Europe are some of the ones leading the new courses.
Another usage of the technology can be seen in many companies who are putting diplomas on the blockchain, something that Sony has united to Fujitsu to make, for instance, since documents being falsified are a very big problem for companies.