The Swiss city Of Lugano drives crypto awareness with developmental program for students

May 20, 2022

By Anjali Kochhar

The Swiss City of Lugano along with Tether Operations, the company supporting the blockchain-enabled platform that powers stablecoin Tether, have announced the launch of Plan B Summer School.

“The Plan B Summer School has been conceived to bring blockchain and crypto education to the masses, shaping a new generation of business owners, students, researchers, and more,” Tether said in a statement Thursday.

Co-organized with Franklin University Switzerland (FUS), the initiative is supported by FUS’ innovation centre The Taylor Institute and the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), academic partners.

Paolo Ardoino CTO of Tether said, “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.”

In March, Tether and The City of Lugano together launched the Plan B initiative, which would make Bitcoin, Tether, and LVGA the legal tender in the City. This initiative is only the beginning of a larger objective to drive cryptocurrency adoption in Europe.

The Plan B Summer School is an extension of the Plan B initiative and will allow participants to work with leading industry minds on developing blockchain prototypes and garnering a further understanding of how the technology works.

According to the statement, course topics will focus on Bitcoin, The Lightning Network, consensus mechanism, AML and compliance procedures, DeFi, and more.
Prominent industry leaders Adam Back, CEO at Blockstream, Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Tether, and Oleg Mikhalsky, Partner at Fulgur Ventures will be giving lectures at the school.

“We strongly believe in the key role of education to shape the next generation of innovators and position Lugano as a global blockchain hub; with this new summer school we hope to make a tangible contribution to the sector” said Lugano Mayor Michele Foletti.

Plan B will also be providing scholarships for all students to participate in the program equipping them with both theoretical and practical backgrounds thanks to the combination of world-class industry practitioners and professors.

About the author

Anjali Kochhar covers cryptocurrency stories in India as well as globally. Having been in the field of media and journalism for over three years now, she has developed a sharp news sense and works hard to present information that goes beyond the obvious. She is an avid reader and loves writing on a wide range of subjects.

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