Geneva, Switzerland, December 8, 2022, Chainwire
TRON DAO recently released TRON Academy initiative to empower young blockchain enthusiasts from top-tier universities around the world. Creators are invited to take advantage of early-stage development opportunities in the TRON ecosystem. Partnerships with existing blockchain clubs have been developed, and coaching support is available for students interested in establishing new clubs on their campuses.
TRON Academy’s industry-leading curriculum provides a comprehensive blockchain education for the next generation of leaders. Students are encouraged to create blockchain solutions that do more than just provide daily utility. TRON DAO leaders are also challenging university blockchain clubs to recognize the life-changing opportunities of decentralized applications. Instruction is provided that equips and enables teams of developers to innovate and upgrade new technologies. The hope is that resources will be created that are both essential for a decentralized future and welcome in a blockchain-based web3 world.
Blockchain clubs currently partnering with TRON Academy are thriving on seven college campuses:
- Cornell Blockchain (Cornell University)
- Blockchain at UCI (University of California at Irvine)
- Texas Blockchain (University of Texas at Austin)
- Boston Hacks (Boston University)
- Princeton Blockchain Club (Princeton University)
- Dartmouth Blockchain (Dartmouth University)
- Cryptocurrency Investment Club of Michigan (University of Michigan)
TRON Academy was officially launched on November 12-13, 2022, as part of the TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 “Hacker House” event on the campus of Harvard University. More than 270 university students formed several development teams that worked all weekend to create decentralized applications (dApps) on TRON Y BitTorrent string. Winners shared a $100K USD prize pool. However, the ultimate winners were all the teams that returned to their respective campuses to experience a rich community with their blockchain clubs.
On November 29, 2022, a TRON Academy workshop was held at the University of Texas at Austin, organized by the Texas Blockchain club in collaboration with TRON DAO. A mix of technical and non-technical components of the TRON blockchain were discussed. TRON DAO leaders onboarded UT Austin students into the TRON ecosystem, some for the first time and others as a strategic next step. The students also received guidance to create their first smart contract on the TRON virtual machine along with the implementation of their first dApp.
Workshops like this will be held on other university campuses as the TRON Academy program grows. Their goal is to partner with more and more university blockchain clubs around the world through this intentional four-pronged approach:
- There will be internship and recruitment opportunities available, both with projects in the TRON ecosystem and with partners connected to TRON DAO.
- Co-development of the community will be at the center, as TRON DAO leaders help with meetings, resources, and hackathons so that clubs and teams can continue to attract interested innovators.
- The joint development of crypto projects will also be a priority, as the TRON DAO team offers advice on strategy and development, connections for initial and pre-funding, and collaboration on projects and research papers.
- The TRON Academy endowment fund will help with funding for research and development, as well as scholarships at partner universities.
If you are interested in learning more about TRON Academy, please visit trondao.org. If you would like to apply for a partnership with TRON Academy to establish a new blockchain club on your college campus or with your existing blockchain club, please submit your application through this TRON Academy Form.
About TRON DAO
TRON DAO is a community-governed DAO dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the Internet through blockchain technology and dApps.
Founded in September 2017 by HE Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to make impressive achievements since the launch of MainNet in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the integration of the BitTorrent ecosystem, a pioneer in decentralized Web3 services that boasts more than than 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network has gained incredible traction in recent years. As of December 2022, it has more than 126 million total user accounts on the blockchain, more than 4.3 billion total transactions, and more than $9.5 billion in total value locked (TVL), as reported by TRONSCAN. In addition, TRON hosts the largest circulating supply of USD Tether (USDT) stablecoin worldwide, surpassing USDT on Ethereum as of April 2021. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a DAO governed by the community. In May 2022, the overcollateralized USDD decentralized stablecoin was launched on the TRON blockchain, backed by the first cryptographic reserve for the blockchain industry – TRON DAO Reserve, marking the official entry of TRON in the decentralized stablecoins. Most recently, in October 2022, TRON was designated as the national blockchain for the Commonwealth of Dominica, which is the first time that a major public blockchain has partnered with a sovereign nation to develop its national blockchain infrastructure. . In addition to government backing to issue Dominica Coin (“DMC”), a blockchain-based fan token to help promote Dominica’s global fanfare, seven existing TRON-based tokens: TRX, BTT, NFT, JST, USDD , USDT, TUSD, have been granted legal status as an authorized digital currency and medium of exchange in the country.
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