The Maltese government has awarded 19 college students blockchain scholarships price a complete of 160,000 euro ($179,000), native publication the Malta Independent reports May 23.

The scholarships had been granted by Silvio Schembri, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, utilizing the $351,000 scholarship fund that was set up by Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MITA) and the University of Malta in August 2018.

According to the Malta Independent, all of the awardees will additional apply for a Master’s diploma in blockchain and distributed ledger applied sciences (DLT), with separate teams of scholars specializing in blockchain research regarding law, finance, enterprise, and ICT.

The scholarships had been announced through the ongoing Malta AI and Blockchain Summit, with Schembri claiming that the given scholarships signify the primary awards of its form.

Along with the scholarship announcement, Schembri additionally acknowledged that the Malta Financial Services Authority will challenge the primary licences to blockchain corporations this yr. He famous that by the top of 2018, the quantity of blockchain companies working from Malta reached 800.

In April, the MFSA accepted the primary 14 crypto belongings brokers out of greater than 250 entities that utilized beforehand. The approval adopted the adoption of the Virtual Financial Assets Act enforced by Maltese authorities in summer time 2018.

Recently, Turkish Bahçeşehir University launched a blockchain middle at Boston’s Northeastern University to supply informational help on blockchain tech.

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