IBM, National University of Singapore partner to promote blockchain training

The IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation has teamed up with the National University of Singapore to develop a module on financial technology

IBM, National University of Singapore partner to promote blockchain training

The IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation (ICBI, a part of IBM Research) has teamed up with the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing to develop a module on financial technology.

The module, expected to be launched in January 2018, will focus on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, helping students gain insight on applications of blockchain across various areas such as digital currencies, supply chain management, and banking.

The module’s curriculum will be jointly developed by NUS faculty members and IBM researchers at ICBI, and will be taught to students by NUS and ICBI staff. Financial technology software such as Hyperledger Fabric will be used to deliver the course content.

IBM will lend technology support for the modules by offering access to the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain framework via its cloud platform.

IBM Research vice president global labs Robert Morris said: “This collaboration with the National University of Singapore School of Computing will help prepare a future workforce that is born on blockchain, ready to implement, improve and innovate: core skills required for Singapore to achieve its vision as a Smart Financial Centre and Smart Nation.”