South Korea – The South Korean arm of the Tezos Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Yonsei University for the development of unique talents and expertise in blockchain technology, according to a press release published by Tezos.
The release reads:
“Through this agreement, both sides will strengthen the expertise of the blockchain and education expertise, and discuss various cooperation opportunities to lead the blockchain field.”
The new agreement, which is between the Seoul-based Digital Society Research Center at Yonsei University and the Tezos Korea Foundation, will look into providing “blockchain cooperation, education, training of Objective Calm and experts in the development of smart contracts.”
The Tezos Foundation, earlier this year, announced a call for grant proposals before subsequently, providing aid to four separate institutions for the development of blockchain technology and smart contracts. Three other recipients were given grants for the development of tools and apps for the stability of the blockchain ecosystem last month. The recipients are Papers and Ackee and active contributor and developer Luiz Milfont.
Ackee will help to develop a Tezos development kit for the iOS platform, while Papers a crypto wallet, will use the grant money to develop an open-source library that will also be available for use as a dev toolkit.
Milfont, a Brazilian IT developer, was also selected for his contributions to the blockchain ecosystem. He developed the TezosJ SDK library, which makes it easy for Android developers to create Android apps that work well with their Tezos blockchain. He is expected to create more libraries that will help ensure a more seamless use of Tezos as a tool for software and platform development.
The Foundations also signed up one of the four biggest providers of professional services PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to conduct an external audit of its finances.
Earlier this week, Japanese bank Sumitomo Mitsui (SMBC), in conjunction with the University of Tokyo, and the Ethereum Foundation, launched an educational course called “the Blockchain Innovation Donation Course,” to be taught at the graduate school of Engineering in the university. The duration of the course is three years and it has been designed to help students who will like to start blockchain-based businesses.