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MouseBelt Builds Education Alliance to Drive Blockchain Innovation

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Blockchain accelerator MouseBelt is putting together a network of industry leaders tasked with supporting blockchain innovation in higher education. The Blockchain Education Alliance will work to "provide university students with the connections and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce with practicable blockchain skills to contribute to the growing industry," according to a news announcement. The initiative comes out of MouseBelt's University Program, a network of more than 67 student blockchain organizations in 14 countries devoted to sharing ideas and knowledge around blockchain technology.

The alliance will work with leaders across industry and academia to "jointly develop educational initiatives to accelerate mass adoption of blockchain technology" via collaborative work such as meet-ups, workshops and hackathons. Alliance members be able to mentor students, provide educational content, fund research, host academic conferences, develop blockchain courses, deploy real-world pilots of blockchain solutions, and more.

"Students are demanding blockchain education," said Ashlie Meredith, director of MouseBelt University, in a statement. "Universities need established experts in the space to help develop curriculum and projects. We have an opportunity to have a positive impact on how blockchain technology is introduced to students, which will result in more blockchain developers, more innovative research and higher quality companies."

Inaugural members of the Blockchain Education Alliance include Stellar, Hedera, ICON, Ontology, Wanchain, Harmony One, Nervos, Orbs, LTO Network and NEM, with more members expected to join in the near future. For more information, visit the MouseBelt site.

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About the author: Rhea Kelly is executive editor for Campus Technology. She can be reached at rkelly@1105media.com.

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