Aeternity, Dacade Launch Blockchain Course That Rewards Students With Crypto

  • Blockchain technology enthusiasts will be able to earn Aeternity's crypto tokens as a reward for learning how to peform various programming tasks.
  • Users may also earn the tokens by responding to certain discussion questions.

Aeternity (AE), a platform that uses private state channels to manage smart contracts between multiple parties, has reportedly partnered with Dacade, a peer-to-peer online education network, to launch a blockchain course for beginners.

Getting Paid In Crypto For Learning

Students who enroll in Aeternity and Dacade’s blockchain-related courses will be paid in cryptocurrency after they have successfully completed certain assignments and tasks.

According to a blog post on Aeternity’s official website, its free course on distributed ledger technology (DLT) aims to “educate future users, entrepreneurs, and developers on the fundamentals of blockchain.”

Notably, the education initiative will also “reward students with æternity tokens for developing practical use cases of blockchain.” Aeternity and Dacade’s first course is called “Introduction to Blockchain” - which basically helps learners understand the main concepts related to DLT-based systems.

Step-By-Step Tutorials

To facilitate student learning, there are several step-by-step tutorials that need to be completed. There are also various practical challenges that are used to assess how well learners have grasped key concepts and the meaning of important terminology related to blockchain technology.

Additionally, students will be asked to complete certain computer programming tasks and their code will be reviewed - so that they may learn how to properly write code for developing blockchain-based solutions.

Focusing On Learning Material For Developers

Explaining how students are compensated for learning, Nikola Stojanow, the chief of strategy and business development at Aeternity, said:

The challenge for this learning community is to come up with a problem, where blockchain technology could be meaningfully applied. If the student submits a satisfactory response, they earn 10$ in æternity tokens. Additionally they can earn 2$ in aeternity tokens for every meaningful feedback that they provide on the submissions of their peers.

Nikola Stojanow

Going on to emphasize the need for competent blockchain developers and for more courses designed specifically for technically savvy learners, Stojanow, noted: “Our content will generally focus on developers since they are currently the scarcest resource in the blockchain ecosystem.”

"Flexibility" Of Blockchain Courses

Programmers looking to learn how write smart contracts may enroll in Aeternity’s advanced “æternity Development 101” course. Moritz Stellmacher, the founder of Dacade, remarked: 

Through our cooperation, we aim to address the challenge of providing accessible, practical blockchain education in a scalable way. We believe that a decentralized approach to blockchain education will make it not only more scalable and accessible but also flexible enough to accommodate new information, as it becomes available. I am excited to see what new blockchain use cases the students will come up with.

Dacade's Founder

As CryptoGlobe reported recently, Malta-based crypto exchange Binance also launched its own education initiative. The main goal of the exchange's initiative is to conduct market research and prepare reports for institutional investors.

Blockchain Wallet Integrates BitPay Support for User-Friendly Transactions

  • Blockchain Wallet announces the integration of BitPay into their existing service. 
  • Emphasis on allowing for "user-friendly" transactions and payments. 

Popular cryptocurrency firm Blockchain.com, which operates the Blockchjain wallet, has announced integration of payment processor BitPay

Blockchain Wallet Adds BitPay Support

In an update, Blockchain Wallet confirmed its new partnership with BitPay, which will allow for the direct spending of user bitcoin in an effort to increase the ease of crypto-based payments.

The press release states that BitPay has been “seamlessly” integrated into the existing Blockchain Wallet framework, which clients can use to make payments directly from their application. 

According to the announcement,

As the largest global crypto payments provider, BitPay and has processed more than $2.8 billion from merchants and B2B customers since 2011.

The press release continues, 

We’re excited to see this new addition connect our Wallet users to the world of merchants that accept Bitcoin (and soon other cryptos) as a payment method — one of the key ways to interact with and grow the digital asset ecosystem.

The emphasis on payments shows the direction that Blockchain Wallet imagines for the future of crypto. While the platform has created a secure cryptocurrency wallet for users to retain simultaneous control over their funds and private keys, user-friendly transactions and spending has continued to be a work in progress. 

BitPay has emerged as one of the more successful payment platforms in crypto, with a focus on establishing a relationship with merchants to accept bitcoin. The partnership with Blockchain Wallet, with its reported 41 million userbase, could go a long way in spurring greater use for bitcoin outside of a store of value asset or token for price speculation.