Dubai launched its first Blockchain developer training course, partnering with a Brooklyn-based Blockchain company to awarded certificates to the first round of graduates of its initial program.
The program produced by Brooklyn-based ConsenSys Academy, which is among the first of plans to offer a Blockchain curriculum around the world, due to the expanding demand for Blockchain developers.
Blockchain startup founder Joseph Lubin expresses his satisfaction regarding the Ethereum Blockchain graduates by saying: “It is both very fulfilling and impressive to witness the awarding of graduation certificates to our first ever batch.”
The inaugural eight-week online course has attracted approximately 1,300 applicants from 96 countries so far, all achieving the acceptance. The session concluded with a three-day coding event in which the students work alongside the developers on real-world Ethereum Blockchain
Smart Dubai director-general Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr said in her speech at the graduation ceremony, that ConsenSys Academy’s aim to resolve the worldwide shortage of Blockchain developers aligned with their own objectives at Smart Dubai. She then added, “Dubai’s efforts to host the first graduating class is a testament to the nation’s status as a leader in future technologies.
Smart Dubai would soon be a smart-city government initiative that announced Dubai’s interest in becoming the world’s first ‘blockchain city.’ The project created by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum claims to be a favorable endorsement with the aim to process and record all documents and transactions provided by the government on a blockchain by 2020.