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Blockchain academy aims to educate the world

Users can submit material for sharing and topics will cover everything from blockchain and its applications to cryptocurrencies and security best practices

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The Academy aims to proliferate knowledge about the power of blockchain
The Academy aims to proliferate knowledge about the power of blockchain

Blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has launched an academy to try to foster a wider understanding of blockchain. It has created the open-access platform, Binance Academy, to democratise education about blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

 

The educational initiative will tackle the challenge of the currently fragmented blockchain and crypto knowledge base available on the Internet and aims to provide a one-stop-shop for relevant educational articles and videos. Binance Academy is the latest pillar in an ecosystem from the exchange, which wants to transform itself into a global hub for "all things crypto".

 

“The most elementary building block of revolution, after all, is knowledge,” said Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao. “Binance Academy’s mission is to proliferate knowledge about the power of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. By offering comprehensive and easily accessible educational content to onboard the world, one video view and one article read at a time.”

 

“Given global reach and inherent advanced nature of users we have attained through the Binance ecosystem, we have the responsibility of propagating blockchain and crypto knowledge to the rest of the world.”

 

Accessible to everyone

 

Binance Academy will be universally accessible and will cover a vast range of fundamental and advanced topics comprising everything from blockchain and its applications to cryptocurrencies and security best practices.

 

“We have taken great care in adopting a platform that is open for both consumers and producers of contents. Users are free to suggest new topics they would like to learn about and also submit their work for review and sharing alongside Binance-produced contents on Academy,” added Zhao.

 

The fast-moving nature of the industry, means that the curriculum at Binance Academy will be continuously adapted and expanded to reflect real-world scenarios and strategies. Users can also bookmark the glossary as a companion to navigate through the jargons of the fast emerging blockchain economy.

 

The burgeoning initiative has been released to the public in its early stages with the direct aim of fostering community participation from the very beginning. Besides Academy’s in-house content, submissions of community content are warmly welcomed and Binance said it aspires to actively encourage feedback from readers around the world.

 

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