Colin Miles of TZ APAC: Blockchain Will Teach Classrooms in 3-5 Years


Colin Miles, the newly appointed CEO of TZ APAC, predicts that blockchain and web 3.0 curriculum will begin to become an integral part of secondary and higher education in the next three to five years.

“I think it’s a classic mid-term timeline of three to five hours,” Miles said.

Miles told Cointelegraph after the announcement of TZ APAC’s partnership. transaction On May 10, the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing and Tezos Agency will support the development of a new center for fostering the university’s computing excellence. Miles said:

“If there was a dedicated center in NUS that runs weekly blockchain courses for students… It will be part of the structure of one of the best computing schools in the world. I would imagine most other schools would model that.”

NUS currently offers an in-depth blockchain curriculum for different levels, from beginners to CEOs and middle managers. Other well-known universities offering blockchain courses include Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, Oxford University, Cornell University, and University of California, Berkeley.

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“Overall, this trend is going to be mainstream, as there will be many exciting new jobs in the Web3 environment. Therefore, it is important for educational institutions to prepare their student population for these important changes,” he said.

TZ APAC is an Asia-based blockchain adopter that supports the Tezos (XTZ) ecosystem. Tezos is an open source Proof of Stake blockchain launched in 2018 as a platform for smart contracts.

As part of a newly announced partnership, TZ APAC has been tasked with creating a Blockchain Developer Curriculum where students can participate in classes, workshops, developer hackathons, and other hands-on practices to educate students on the Tezos Blockchain.

TZ APAC will also support universities through grants. Miles said the grant will be used for administrative support to run courses for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and for their final year projects.

Miles said Singapore is leading the way in institutionalizing crypto education, especially when compared to other APAC countries.

“Singapore is starting to inject this education into the curriculum in a positive way.”

“They started adding these courses through small career courses. But I can imagine the next step would be to literally burn them into the curriculum so that undergraduates can go through these courses on their own or without having to do it otherwise.”

Led by Associate Professor Tan Sun Teck at NUS Computing, the new center will provide students with the opportunity to learn directly from experts in blockchain technology, cloud computing and data science.

Professor Tan said, “By working with a pioneering organization such as TZ APAC, students will have the opportunity to put their real-world expertise to life at a critical time in their education.

Miles said working with universities, academies and schools in the region is one of the key methods used by TZ APAC to drive adoption of the Tezos blockchain.

“Now we have a very strong offer for educational institutions in the region. in cooperation with [them]We can reach tens if not hundreds of thousands of students to help them understand the blockchain economy as well as the role of the Tezos blockchain.”



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