The non-profit organization Cardano Foundation has announced a three-year collaboration with the University of Zurich Blockchain Center (UZH BCC) to further research initiatives and explore the development of blockchain education.
As part of the partnership, the foundation will work with the Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (BDLT) group at the University of Zurich to explore research topics such as the effectiveness of consensus protocols and analysis of Ouroboros-specific attack vectors, among many others.
According to Cardano Foundation CEO Frederik Gregaard, the partnership allows the foundation to provide information to the UZH BCC to expand the university’s knowledge of the Cardano platform and at the same time further develop Cardano itself. Gregor also explained that:
“As blockchain moves from the fringes to the mainstream, significantly more academic research is required to improve understanding and ultimately ensure adoption. That is why we even specifically named education as the main goal of the Foundation for the coming year.”
Dr. Claudio Tessone, professor at UZH, believes the partnership will benefit UZH, and the contribution of the Cardano Foundation is “invaluable for collaborative development of research questions and methodologies,” Tessone said.
Tesson explained that the purpose of their organization is to develop the field of blockchain. “Our goal is to link microbehavior to the global properties of blockchain-based systems,” he said.
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The importance of blockchain education was also highlighted at the recent MENA Climate Week event hosted by the United Nations and the Government of Dubai. During the event, the panel noted that informative and educational content is what the climate action community needs.
Meanwhile, a report from an intelligence firm shows that institutions are moving to the Cardano platform. Large transaction volume, Cardano (ADA) cumulative transaction volume above $100,000 increased 51 times as of March 2022.