Akshi Federici (director of special projects for ConsenSys Systems) created the ConsenSys Academy.
According to nasdaq, this division is a blockchain education platform with the mission of bridging the Ethereum knowledge gap and revolutionizing education through blockchain technology. For ConsenSys, this platform responds to an urgent need: the infant Ethereum ecosystem requires a comprehensive education course so that developers can utilize it to build disruptive solutions.
Federici explained that in the current Ethereum ecosystem – particularly for developers and more technical roles – there is a shortage of people who have a blockchain development skillset. Because the blockchain space is advancing so rapidly, traditional education programs are not keeping up with the pace. So, companies must resort to hiring talented developers and training them to become adept at creating blockchain solutions.
If there isn’t a comprehensive parallel education course for Ethereum, then people in the ecosystem who are building solutions to disrupt the space will not have all of the information that they need to come up with the right solutions.
ConsenSys Academy focuses on three areas: content, delivery and incubation of education technology products that are based on the Ethereum blockchain,” We, as ConsenSys, are positioned to innovate on education content in distributed technology because we have the biggest developer base in the Ethereum blockchain space”
Because of the interoperability that Ethereum provides, Federici believes that it would be limiting for the ecosystem if developers don’t know how to effectively work with the Ethereum platform.
Over the next one to three years, Federici hopes to develop accessible end-to-end education platforms for anyone who wants to learn about Ethereum, such as developers, lawyers and regulators. ConsenSys Academy is also working to demystify complex dynamics such as blockchain interface with machine learning, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.
Federici believes that ConsenSys Academy is a driver for blockchain technology advancements.
Although blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt a variety of industries, such as supply chain management, healthcare, backend financial services infrastructure and identity management, Federici reminds CTOs to be weary of implementation.
Federici’s view on the future of blockchain technology is short and sweet. When asked about her vision for blockchains in 2030, she replied:
Today, most people use or interface with the internet in some shape or form, regardless of their interest in technology. And they might not know how it works at the granular, technical level. But it is ubiquitous. Whether they understand the technology or not, the vast majority of people will be operating on blockchains in the future.