Switzerland’s southern city of Lugano partnered with Tether to launch the Plan ₿ Summer School, a blockchain- and cryptocurrency-focused school, in an effort “to bring blockchain and crypto education to the masses.”
“As adoption continues to drive participation in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, it is essential that educational institutions are put into place to help better inform not only traders and investors but future business owners looking to implement these financial tools into their everyday lives,”cointelegraph
Tether and Bitfinex chief technical officer Paolo Ardoino According to the school’s website, the two-week program will run in July and feature speakers including Blockstream CEO Adam Back and Tether and Bitfinex chief technical officer Paolo Ardoino. Topics include basic introductions to stablecoins and cryptocurrencies as well as blockchain analysis and regulatory policy around digital assets. Co-organized with the nearby Franklin University Switzerland, or FUS, and supported by the Università Della Svizzera Italiana and FUS’ Taylor Institute, the Plan ₿ school initiative is aimed at equipping a new generation of workers with the skills needed in the digital asset space. Other crypto-friendly countries including El Salvador — where BTC has been accepted as legal tender since September 2021 — have launched similar education centers in an effort to increase adoption.