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Tari Labs, a contributor to SA-based blockchain protocol Tari, has launched a free online university to help incubate open-source projects and train blockchain developers, both locally and globally.
In a statement today Tari Lab’s senior contributor, Cayle Sharrock, said Tari Labs University aims to become a “go-to destination” for easily-accessible learning material for blockchain, digital currency and digital assets, from beginner to advanced level.
“The more blockchain experts we can help develop, the better it is for the ecosystem as a whole,” said Sharrock.
“From the start, Tari Labs has been all about giving talented people the chance to develop their abilities. The Tari Labs University is a natural next step in sharing knowledge and learning from the community in turn,” he said.
Tari Labs University aims to become a ‘go-to destination’ for easily-accessible learning material for blockchain, digital currency, digital assets
Tari Labs was launched earlier this year by a consortium co-founded by SA blockchain and cryptocurrency expert Riccardo Spagni (pictured above), with a specific goal of redefining the way people work with digital assets — like in-game items, digital collectables, concert tickets and loyalty points.
Tari Labs’ core development team is based in Johannesburg, in line with Spagni’s view that much of the talent needed to help build the Tari protocol already exists in South Africa. Sharrock says the university will play an important role in upskilling potential candidates and developers even before they join the team.
“As with any open source project, we see the learning material as living or ever-evolving. The bigger picture here is to assist in constructing an ecosystem for developers and enable them to leverage the Tari protocol,” said Sharrock.
Tari Lab’s team is currently stewarding what it calls “the most useful decentralised platform that empowers anyone to create digitally scarce things people love”.
The platform will allow people to manage and transfer digital assets with more flexibility, enable true digital scarcity, and break down the industry-specific silos in which businesses currently operate.
Featured image: Tari labs founder Riccardo Spagni (Supplied)