24 May 2023 – Tether Operations Limited (Tether), the company operating the blockchain-enabled platform tether.to that powers the first and most widely used stablecoin announced that Business & Technology University (BTU), one of Georgia’s top business and technological universities, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote blockchain and cryptocurrency education in the region. The collaboration aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in the emerging digital economy.
Under the agreement, Tether will be involved in BTU’s education programs related to blockchain, cryptocurrency, and peer-to-peer technologies. It will help in the development of educational courses that will cover topics such as stablecoins, bitcoin, and other technologies that promote financial freedom and freedom of speech.
The course will include eight lectures from both local and international blockchain experts, guest lecturers, and a project at the end of the program. While international speakers will perform their introductory lectures in English, most of the courses will be delivered in Georgian. The course will run for a month, similar to Tether and Lugano’s Plan B summer school, and is designed to provide students with hands-on experience and practical knowledge. The collaboration also includes facilitating internship opportunities for students at companies in the blockchain ecosystem.
Commenting on the collaboration, Tether’s CTO, Paolo Ardoino, said: “We are excited to work with BTU to help foster the next generation of blockchain experts. Tether is committed to supporting education and academia, and this collaboration with BTU is an excellent opportunity to engage students in the region. This is only the start of our efforts in Georgia and we look forward to announcing more initiatives in the near future”
Professor Nino Enukidze, Rector of BTU, added: “Our collaboration with Tether is an important step towards developing a blockchain education ecosystem in Georgia. We believe that this collaboration will create opportunities for our students to learn from industry experts and gain practical skills that will enable them to contribute to the development of the digital economy.”