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Binance Academy holds 1st leg of Southeast Asia University Tour in PH

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(From left) Kenneth Stern, Vienne Mari Velasco, Carlos Antonio Albornoz, and Jeannine Roxas at Enderun Colleges

Binance Academy, the educational platform of the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, has recently concluded the first leg of its Southeast Asia University Tour in the Philippines. 

From April 17 to April 20, the Binance Academy team and Kenneth Stern, General Manager of Binance in the Philippines, visited some of the country’s largest universities, including the Asian Institute of Management, the University of Batangas, National University-Laguna, Enderun Colleges, and the Far Eastern University, where they met over 1,000 students and staff. 

Adam Smurthwaite, Content and Partnerships Manager at Binance, led introductory training sessions on blockchain and cryptocurrency during these visits. 

Adam Smurthwaite conducts a training session on ‘Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency 101’ at the National University-Laguna.

At National University- Laguna, Binance Academy partnered with Yield Guild Games (YGG), which invests in NFT gaming projects, to share more about Web3 gaming and NFTs with the attendees. Some 400 students who attended teamed up to brainstorm and develop innovative ideas to gamify a learning platform, with the winning team receiving exclusive Binance merchandise as a reward. 

Binance Academy has held university tours in 75 schools across 25 countries to spread global blockchain and digital currency literacy and awareness. As Binance Academy’s first foray into the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, the Philippines has witnessed tremendous growth and interest in the Web3 ecosystem, with a proven Web3 and blockchain adoption track record. 

“By working together to build the Web3 infrastructure in the Philippines, we will be able to see more Web3 jobs being created and build a pipeline of local talents. This is an opportune time for young people to learn more about the technology and the values that it can bring,” Stern said.

“The Philippines is an obvious choice for the first stop of our Binance Academy Asia Tour as we managed to get enthusiastic responses from our university partners to visit and hold training sessions for their students. Although nascent, blockchain technology is not foreign to many Filipinos due to the popularity of GameFi in the country. By holding this tour, we hope to create a good entry point to Web3 for the younger minds,” added Smurthwaite.

Binance Academy has also partnered with Enderun Colleges in the Philippines to expand its educational reach and increase crypto literacy amongst students and educators. During the visit to Enderun Colleges, the Binance Academy team was joined by representatives from the Department Of Information And Communications Technology (DICT) and Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC).

Jeannine Roxas, CICC technology consultant, said: “Blockchain is a promising technology that is gaining more traction and usage in the Philippines. However, it is still very new, and in order to encourage more adoption among Filipinos, it is important to provide them with relevant Web3 education. I am glad there are training sessions, such as this one organized by Binance Academy, available to people.”

(If you’re ready to take the next step in your blockchain education and build the skills needed for a successful career in the industry, visit Binance Academy today. With a variety of courses and educational resources, you will gain access to the latest insights and developments in the field. Join the growing community of blockchain professionals and start your journey to success with Binance Academy. For more information, please visit https://academy.binance.com/en)

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