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Plekhanov Russian University of Economics held business meetings with an entrepreneur, international investor of Ethereum Foundation Vyacheslav Martynov.
During the meetings, the sides discussed issues of cooperation, organization and development of joint business acceleration programs, as well as the implementation of projects using the blockchain and Ethereum platform. The platform itself was developed by Vitaly Buterin and proposed at the end of 2013, the launch of the platform took place on 30 July 2015. Ethereum is designed to create decentralized online services, applications based on the blockchain, working in the framework of smart contracts. Currently, more than 70% of the ICO is based on Ethereum, the platform is rich in ease of writing smart contracts Protocol, which is based on mathematical algorithms independently conducts the transactions and controls their implementation, which contributes to its popularity among a large number of people.
"One of strategic tasks for PRUE is training skilled specialists in digital economy, therefore we have developed and ready to launch, together with the largest mining company "BitBaza", both higher education programs – Master's "Technological entrepreneurship and blockchain projects" and "Digital transformation of business", and a vocational one. All of our programs are joint ventures with major industry leaders and we are proud to have been able to add to our team of partners of joint programmes Ethereum Foundation – as the main Institute for the development of a unique blockchain platform Vitaly Buterin" – says director of Institute of management and social-economical designing Nadezhda Surova.
"I have seen the unique opportunities for Russia and realized that this technology allows our country to make economical and technological leaps forward and provide a decent future" - says Vladislav Martynov. In the spring of 2016 I organized a meeting of Vitaliy Buterin in Moscow with Russian blockchain community and further – with Vladimir Putin, who "supported the idea of establish relations with potential Russian partners".
In the first phase of a joint project with the Ethereum Foundation and "BitBaza" is the formatting of the higher education programmes of Institute of management and socio-economic design of PRUE and a program of professional retraining "Blockchain programming," confirmed Executive Director of the Board of Trustees of PRUE, head of the Rating Agency projects the digital economy Sergey Bezdelov.
This program is a business accelerator and, according to General Director of "BitBaza" Daniil Zakomolkin, "students in the learning process will write under your own project or offer business on blockchain-based application platform Ethereum and will be able to go to the ICO".
"I think that now crypto currency needs mobile programmers of a high level, those people which will develop a unique blockchain product, therefore we will gladly be cooperating with you and give students all the knowledge they need", - summed up Vladislav Martynov.