University of Gibraltar And Government Launch Advisory Group for Blockchain Education
Gibraltar Government Launches New Advisory Group to Educate About Blockchain
There are more countries and governments that are starting to analyze the positive impacts related to blockchain technology. In this case, the Government of Gibraltar, working in collaboration with the University of Gibraltar decided to create an advisory group that focuses on the development of courses related to distributed ledger technology (DLT).
The information has been released by the news site the Gibraltar Chronicle on October the 19. This clearly shows that there is a bigger interest from governments to educate and learn about blockchain technology.
The new group is known as New Technologies in Education (NTiE) and will be working with different leading technology firms in the country. At the same time, the NTiE will be addressing the demand related to blockchain skills in both the private and public sector. Apparently, the courses are going to be launched this year and will be backed by several companies and parties that are working to become licensed by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission.
Gilbert Licudi, a minister with responsibility for the University of Gibraltar, said that these innovative courses with expert input from those using blockchain technology are very important to develop a sustainable DLT community in the country. Additionally, the university will be enhancing the expertise in these technologies. There are several platforms and companies that are searching for specialists in DLT, coding, smart contracts and more.
On the matter, the government commented:
“The launch of the NTiE advisory group continues to build momentum for Gibraltar as a hub for new technologies, following the announcement in January 2018 that Gibraltar would be the first jurisdiction globally to introduce legislation around Distributed Ledger Technology.”
According to the Minister of Education, John Cortes, just 27 per cent of universities around the world has blockchain-related courses. At the same time, half of the top 50 universities have related courses.
There are several universities that are starting to teach students about blockchain technology and smart contracts. For example, in Australia, RMIT is offering blockchain-oriented classes. In Buenos Aires, Argentina, the ITBA has also launched the career known as Bachelor’s Degree in Cryptoecnomy: Blockchain, Smart Contracts and Cryptocurrencies.
In the United States, there are also several universities offering blockchain-related courses.