Malta has been working very hard to create the regulatory structure to attract blockchain and cryptocurrency businesses to the island nation. Now, its university wants to train students to work for those businesses.
The University of Malta and the Malta Information Technology Agency signed an agreement to create a 300,000 euro fund for students who want to study blockchain and distributed ledger technology. The fund will be split over three years.
Silvio Schembri, Malta’s junior minister for digital economy, told CCN that to attract blockchain companies, you need to provide a trained workforce. “These companies need technical resources both to build and to operate by use of this technology, as well as experts in financial services, law and managerial roles,” he added. Read more here.