Tethers Stablecoin Makes Its Way to Universities

Tethers Stablecoin Makes Its Way to Universities


Tether partners with Business & Technology University to develop educational programs on blockchain, crypto, and peer-to-peer technologies, including courses on Bitcoin and stablecoin, and facilitating internship opportunities for students at blockchain companies.

Yesterday the world’s leading crypto stablecoin issuer, Tether (USDT), announced a partnership with Business & Technology University (BTU) to develop educational programs related to blockchain tech, cryptocurrency, and peer-to-peer technologies.

The Business & Technology University is based in Tbilisi, Georgia, and is one of the top institutions in the country. 

Tether (USDT) will be implicated in developing courses on topics such as Bitcoin, crypto stablecoin, and other technologies that encourage financial freedom and free speech.

In particular, the program will include eight lectures by local and international blockchain tech specialists, guest lecturers, and a final project.

Additionally, the collaboration will likewise include the facilitation of internship opportunities for the university’s students at corporations in the blockchain tech ecosystem.

Tether: the university betwixt cryptocurrency and stablecoin

BTU is a technology university that offers Georgians a wide range of undergraduate programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, and business. 

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The university’s goal to provide its students with practical expertise and knowledge that can enable them to thrive in the modern digital economy.

Universally, there are not numerous universities that already offer courses dedicated to emerging blockchain-based technologies, and they are often limited to supplying theoretical training in this regard. 

The thing is the fact that the job market instead requires specialists in the field, although often to be able to be a true expert such that the real job market is interested, experience in the field matters more in this area than training. 

As of now there is still a great imbalance betwixt the availability of jobs in this field and the demand coming from skilled personnel, so much so that the latter can go so far as to demand decidedly attractive salaries to be able to let themselves be hired. 

Universities should fill this gap, but they cannot limit themselves to doing so by  supplying theoretical knowledge. 

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For this reason, it is quite important that in addition to the classic courses taught by university professors, students have the chance to touch these technologies by having them stated to them by those who have been working in the field for years. 

Cryptocurrency and stablecoin: the BTU course in partnership with Tether

In particular, BTU’s program in partnership with Tether (USDT) is gonna come in collaboration with local digital education platform Academy of Digital Industry, and the country’s largest co-working space, Terminal.

The course will last a 30 days, and will be similar to the Strategy B summer school that Tether (USDT) already organizes in Lugano, Switzerland. 

In particular, it is designed precisely to provide students with hands-on experience and knowledge, in an industry where experience often ends up counting greater than training itself. 

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International speakers will give their introductory lectures in English, but most of the lessons will be delivered in Georgian. 

Emerging countries

Georgia is certainly not known for having an internationally established blockchain tech landscape. 

Nonetheless, there are quite several  Georgians who would be willing to go and work abroad for a time likewise, to be able to get interesting results.

Furthermore, it is frequently a bit easier in emerging countries to experiment with really new things, because they do not start from a strong system that is indeed largely crystallized, such as the traditional financial system in advanced countries. 

So for emerging countries these new technologies are a real opportunity that is not particularly difficult to seize, just by virtue of the fact that nowadays the digital job market is global. 

It is enough to mention that the CTO of Tether (USDT), Paolo Ardoino, is Italian, while Tether (USDT) is an international company with distributed offices at the top of which there are likewise a Dutchman and a Canadian.

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Italy is certainly not a country at the forefront of the technological world, but that has not stopped Ardoino, Devasini and Van der Velde from taking Tether (USDT) to the top of the world. 

Comments on the new collaboration

BTU Provost Professor Nino Enukidze said: 

“Our collaboration with Tether (USDT) is an important step towards developing a blockchain tech education ecological system in Georgia. We believe that this collaboration will create opportunities for our students to learn from industry specialists and gain practical expertise that will enable them to contribute to the development of the digital economy.”

Tether (USDT) CTO Paolo Ardoino commented: 

“We are happy to work with BTU to assist foster the following generation of blockchain tech specialists. Tether (USDT) is committed to supporting education and academia, and this collaboration with BTU is an excellent opportunity to participate students in the region. This is only the start of our efforts in Georgia and we look forward to announcing more initiatives in the near future.”

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