Blocktech, a U.S.-based blockchain technologies company, and announced on Wednesday it is now partnering with the French University of Armenia (UFAR) to launch Armenia’s first academic Blockchain Lab.
According to the duo, this new lab will conduct interdisciplinary research into the crypto-economic implications of blockchain technologies, in collaboration with the university’s departments of Finance and Law, as well as the newly formed Department of Informatics and Applied Mathematics. It was revealed:
“The research will cover topics relating to decentralized application architectures, including smart contract development, bonding curves, token-curated registries, oracle and curation services on the Zap platform, and crypto-economic design patterns.”
While sharing details about the lab, Nick Spanos, CEO of Blocktech, stated:
“The rise of blockchain has ushered in an entirely new ecosystem of commoditized trust. Banking on Bitcoin”). “Cryptoeconomics is the umbrella field through which we study human behavior and systems design in our new decentralized world. UFAR is the perfect partner for tackling this vital area of research.”
It was also reported that through the Blocktech-UFAR partnership, the students at the University will be able to take courses in blockchain and cryptocurrency, both from technical and business angles, and will be mentored by industry technologists while working on real-world projects. Kristina Sargsyan, Ph.D., from the Department of Informatics and Applied Mathematics, who is also the university’s Program Coordinator for Industry Partnerships, then added:
“Technology is a major priority for the French University of Armenia heading into the next decade. We are honored to partner with Blocktech given Nick Spanos’s pioneering work in the blockchain industry and we are confident that this will expand opportunities for our students tremendously.”