Japanese Banking giant and several companies donated $800K to the University of Tokyo for the blockchain course
Cointelegraph Japan reported on November 21, that prominent Japanese banking giant Sumitomo Mitsui (SMBC), Ethereum Foundation, and several other major firms donated approximately $800,000 to the University of Tokyo in order to launch blockchain course in the coming future.
According to the press release revealed on November 20, SMBC listed five more donators in addition to itself and the
The banking institution did not reveal the details of the 90 million yen donation nor did it disclose the significant contributor in the donations.
Reportedly, the course is specifically designed for the students who aspire to become blockchain entrepreneurs. The course mainly includes the studies about the development of decentralized solutions, their social execution, and human resources.
The course module will have theoretical lectures and practical labs. For example, establishing information and communications technologies service or creating a blockchain-related business model.
Earlier also, Cointelegraph reported that many of the universities globally have a keen interest in the blockchain technology. As per the recent analysis made by the Coinbase, nearly 42 percent of the top 50 universities in the world provide a minimum of one crypto or blockchain related class. Stanford and Cornell in the USA are the prominent providers of the blockchain and crypto related courses.
Recently, many of the blockchain-related courses have been introduced by the New YorkUniversity and the University of Gibraltar.