Blockchain innovator SIMBA Chain has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate with us through our Blockchain Education Alliance (BEA), a global network composed of industry leaders helping to shape the future of blockchain education.
Our network consists of many recognized industry leaders, including; Binance, Hedera, ING Bank, Mastercard, Rolls-Royce, Stellar, Truffle, and now SIMBA Chain. The students in our university program come from over 100+ universities worldwide to receive the skills, connections, and knowledge necessary to contribute to the global blockchain ecosystem.
Born out of academia, SIMBA Chain’s co-founders are accomplished professors at the University of Notre Dame who have created technology to democratize and foster the adoption of blockchain. Partnering with universities and student-led blockchain clubs to inspire a new generation is a priority with SIMBA Chain, who launched a dedicated education practice earlier this year.
SIMBA Chain CEO Joel Neidig said, “The new relationship with MouseBelt BEA perfectly complements SIMBA Chain’s objectives to provide any student the opportunity to learn about blockchain and how it can benefit business, government, and society. We see first-hand that MouseBelt BEA is becoming the recognized leader supporting blockchain academics, and we are honored to have our technology and team included in this movement.”
“It’s amazing to witness the pace at which blockchain education is being integrated throughout all areas of academic studies, including business, economics, finance, law, humanities, engineering, and computer science,” said David Wasson, the lead executive for SIMBA Chain’s education practice. “This diversity of learning requires breaking down the abstract concept of blockchain and delivering easily understood, high-touch, real-world learning experiences. Many universities are utilizing SIMBA Chain’s easy-to-use software to accomplish this.”
Calling SIMBA Chain “a key pillar in the blockchain community,” MouseBelt investment analyst Adam Leon said, “SIMBA Chain’s direct involvement and hands-on approach within the university community excites us to partner and collaborate further. Our mission and objectives are simple: to support the future workforce of tomorrow through blockchain in education. SIMBA Chain will join us in our efforts to help achieve our goals.”
According to Ashlie Meredith, director of MouseBelt University, there is an increasing demand for blockchain education and experts in the space from students and universities to help develop quality curriculum and lead and fund cutting-edge research. “The state of blockchain education will directly impact the number of skilled blockchain developers, innovative research, and quality companies in the space. We are very pleased SIMBA Chain is now a founding partner of our Blockchain Education Alliance, which provides industry leaders the opportunity to have a positive impact on how blockchain technology is introduced to and ultimately utilized by students who will become future blockchain developers and business professionals.”
SIMBA Chain has also been a supporter of our REIMAGINE 2020 conference series and is one of our exclusive sponsors.
About SIMBA Chain, Inc.
SIMBA Chain’s cloud-based, Smart Contract as a Service (SCaaS) platform enables academia, industry, and governments to quickly develop and deploy Web 3.0 distributed applications (dApps) across many blockchain platforms. SIMBA Chain was born in 2017 through a DARPA grant awarded to the University of Notre Dame and ITAMCO. SIMBA Chain is the recipient of TechPoint’s 2019 Mira Award for New Product of the Year and 1st Source Bank’s 2019 Commercialization Award. The SIMBA Chain platform supports Ethereum, Quorum, Binance Smart Chain, RSK, Stellar, Hyperledger, and other blockchain protocols.** Learn more.**
About MouseBelt and the MouseBelt Blockchain Education Alliance
MouseBelt is a full-service blockchain accelerator that works in partnership with MouseBelt Capital, an investment fund that has invested over $40 million (USD) across more than 60 blockchain projects and their engineering shop, MouseBelt Engineering. Launched in October 2019, the MouseBelt Education Alliance is the largest association of student blockchain organizations worldwide, bringing together over 100 institutions in 24 countries. The Alliance is committed to driving blockchain innovation by supporting education, research, and entrepreneurship at universities and beyond. MouseBelt has built relationships with administrators and faculty at these institutions to drive more cross-campus and industry collaborations.