B9lab Launches Tezos Blockstars Program
LONDON, Feb. 8, 2019 -- B9lab, a leading provider of blockchain education and training with a global community of more than 14,000 students in over 160 countries, has announced a new training program for Tezos, the first liquid proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain protocol.
Tezos Blockstars, an end-to-end program supported by experienced tutors at B9lab, is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to become industry-leading Tezos developers. The Tezos Foundation will sponsor 250 seats in the program, with the aim of making learning more accessible to aspiring developers around the world.
Damien Ducourty, co-founder of B9lab, said, “As an established protocol, Tezos is at the cutting-edge of advancements in the blockchain space, and we are excited to be able to create this course with input from the Tezos Foundation, and that they share in our vision of making learning more accessible.”
Tezos gives stakeholders the ability to amend the protocol through an innovative on-chain governance mechanism. Tezos is designed to evolve, allowing it to implement future innovations without the need for contentious hard forks. The native smart contract language for Tezos was purpose-built for security and supports formal verification, which enables the rigorous testing of key security properties.
Alison Mangiero, President of the Tocqueville Group, a Tezos-focused company that the Tezos Foundation enlisted to help design the program, said, “B9lab’s Tezos Blockstars program underscores our effort to attract the best and brightest developers and entrepreneurs to build on Tezos. With the Tezos Foundation’s support of this project, a new cohort of developers will be able to build and innovate on the only major self-governing proof-of-stake blockchain operating and contribute to this growing community.”
Applications for Tezos Blockstars are open until March 20, 2019. The intake will begin on March 27, 2019, and will run for seven weeks, with approximately 140 hours of work in total. Students who receive a grade above 80% will receive an official Tezos certification from B9lab. Those interested in applying can visit tezos.b9lab.com.