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Blockchain Program for Mining & Metals Industry

IBM, the global tech giant has reportedly partnered with a Russian metal producer to launch a blockchain oriented educational program.

The leading producer of Nickel and Palladium, Nornickel who is basically from Moscow has signed an agreement with the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and IBM for setting up a centre of study and training for specialists to develop digital technologies for the mining and metals industry.

The agreement was reportedly signed on June 6 at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum by IBM’s general manager in Russia, Nornickel’s VP Sergey Batehin, the MIPT’s rector Nikolay Kudryavtsev and CIS countries Iris Dzeba.

The upcoming MIPT-based educational centre includes certain challenges which includes student training, research and development of digital ecosystems in fields such as Blockchain and Internet of Things (IOT).

According to reports the university would prepare and launch master’s and post graduate programs, with the first students having “blockchain” as major and are expected to start their studies in the fall of 2019.

Recent reports suggest that even Dublin City University have joined hands with tech firm Technology Ireland ICT skillnet to launch the first ever master’s program in blockchain in Ireland.

Blockchain scholarships were awarded by Maltese Government earlier this may, worth a total of $179,000 which can again be applied to a master’s degree in blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.

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