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IOST’s Japanese community has focused on training potential engineers and understanding blockchain technology at universities for engineering-minded students.

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On October 28, 2020, the IOST Foundation was invited by the IEEE Kansai Chapter, an international technical organization, to provide an online technical talk on blockchain at a university in Japan. IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), headquartered in the United States, is the world’s largest professional engineering organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

In the past, the Kansai chapter has invited many foreign professors and industry experts to give lectures on advanced information and communication technologies for the purpose of student education.

Terence (Terry) Wang, co-founder, and CTO of the IOST Foundation, will give an online technical lecture on blockchain technology as a Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer at the IEEE at a Japanese university. On the day, IEEE members, students, university personnel, and members of the public interested in blockchain attended the class.

What essentially is the blockchain?

Blockchain technology can be described as the value of data that makes it extremely difficult for companies to tamper with data and enables them to build systems with virtually no downtime at a lower cost than traditional databases and servers. Terry described three challenges that blockchain platformers are tackling with different approaches: security, scalability and decentralization, and the consensus algorithm or protocol that enables them to do so. He then talked about why the IOST Foundation has adopted the current consensus algorithm PoB (Proof-of-Believability).

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Free lectures on blockchain technology at a total of 8 universities

Including this year’s event, the IOST Foundation’s work in education in Japan has reached eight universities and educational institutions in Japan. More than 300 students learned the basics of blockchain technology and smart contracts hands on.

At the beginning of this year, IOST jointly hosted a 2-day “Education x Blockchain” HIVEHack hackathon with the well-known private university Kindai in Japan, who provided the venue and incentivize professors and students to participate in the Hackathon. IOST and the university professor have set and achieved this clear goal to allow students (including non-technical background students) to create 4 prototypes using smart contracts. With the participation of 5 guest speakers, 1 local media, and 19 enthusiastic students, the event was a great 2-day learning and growth journey for every participant.

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IOST Foundation is glad to have launched multiple successful educational programs in Japan to empower the next generation into blockchain technology. Let’s unleash the power of blockchain, and unlock the potentials of future talents!

Terrence Wang, Co-founder CTO

Prior to IOST, he worked as a software engineer at Microsoft and Uber, where he helped grow Uber China into a $7 billion business. IOST cofounder Terry Wang holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in computer science from Princeton University.

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Supported by Sequoia, Matrix, ZhenFund and other major investors, IOST is an enterprise-level blockchain platform developed for online service providers.

The IOST project team is currently mainly composed of R&D personnel focusing on blockchain distributed technology. The team is formed by blockchain industry experts who have graduated from world top universities such as Princeton, Stanford, MIT, Tsinghua University, and Beijing University, and have more than three years of blockchain-related research experience.

With a one-year-old mainnet, IOST has swiftly risen to become a world-leading public chain renowned for its numerous government collaborations and enterprise partnerships around the world. IOST is one of the Big Four public chains with a rich user base and real applicability alongside Ethereum, EOS, and TRON. 500,000 community members, over 20 countries worldwide, and over 400 nodes, top staking economy, and growing.

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