Students, profs go to school on Saturday for blockchain training

About 70 students and faculty members attended the blockchain training day presented by the Carolina Fintech Hub

About 70 students and faculty members attended the blockchain training day presented by the Carolina Fintech Hub.

An opportunity to learn about the rapidly evolving blockchain technology brought about 70 students – and a few professors – to a day-long workshop at Hunt Library on Saturday, February 10.

The goal of the event’s organizers – members of the Carolina Fintech Hub – was to provide students a basic understanding of the technology which is known most commonly for its role with Bitcoin, and to show its potential for creating secure networks for other types of transactions.

Participating students – a mix of primarily business and engineering students – also were invited to participate in the Generation Blockchain Challenge, an opportunity for students and recent graduates to carry out a complete blockchain project from its business case study to the development of a proof of concept. Participants will receive mentorship during the two-month competition and compete for cash prize awards.

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