The University of Bahrain (UoB), one of the leading technology and engineering institutes in Bahrain, and Belfrics Academy , the research, international training and skill development vertical of the international blockchain conglomerate, Belfrics Group of Companies, jointly conducted an awareness programme ‘BlockEd’ on the Blockchain technology, in a combined effort to address the knowledge-gap and the rapidly-growing requirement Blockchain Talents in the industry. Praveenkumar Vijayakumar, Founder and CEO Belfrics Group of Companies stated“We all know that Blockchain will be the technological-infrastructure context upon which further innovations and utilities will be built. Although Internet is filled with a number of online courses on Blockchain technology, the sad reality is that the quality of talent and knowledge that is out there isn’t close to what the industry needs. There is still a large knowledge-gap and void in terms of the quality and quantity of blockchain talent in the market. Such collaborations can channelize the effort to address this gap in the MENA region,”
Belfrics, a pioneer in blockchain was one of the first companies to have obtained a sandbox liccense under the Central Bank of Bahrain to set up a cryptocurrency exchange, and to pilot and implement its KYC based blockchain solutions. Belfrics is present in Malaysia, Bahrain, Kenya, Botswana, Tanzania, Mexico and India.
Belfrics Academy, the international research and skill-development vertical of Belfrics, is dedicated to customized blockchain training for universities, colleges, and training institutes. It also engages in capacity building for government bodies, regulators, and private organizations. Belfrics Academy also mentors and nurtures Blockchain talents by setting up innovation hubs within the university campuses to drive and mentor more blockchain talent and ideas.
Senior Blockchain Developer and Senior Faculty, Chary, conducted ‘BlockEd’ where students and professors from the University curiously gathered to participate. “To be honest, I think more of such sessions and talks like BlockEd are required just to clear the air and myth about the technology, even more than addressing the significance of it and the talent need in the industry. It was very pleasing to see the level of clarity and the difference we were able to achieve among the audience at the end of it!” The programme was also honored with the presence of the Management of UoB; Dr. Lamya Mohamed Aljasmi, Dean of the College of Information Technology and Dr. Abdulla Alqaddoumi, Assistant Professor.