Tether, the leading issuer of the world’s largest stablecoin by market cap, is stepping into the educational sector with the launch of Tether Edu, a dedicated arm aimed at fostering learning in blockchain technology and other digital fields. This initiative aims to build a “smart education environment,” leveraging the expertise of field pioneers and specialists to offer courses, workshops, and resources for comprehensive skills development.
With a focus on emerging markets across Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and Asia, Tether Edu plans to broaden its educational scope beyond blockchain to include design, artificial intelligence, and coding. This strategic move is designed to integrate and coordinate Tether’s existing educational endeavors, which include partnerships with the Academy of Digital Industry in Georgia and crypto exchange Bitkub in Thailand, as well as sponsorship of the Plan B Summer School in Switzerland.
Paolo Ardoino, Tether’s CEO, emphasizes the transformative potential of financial tools like USDt (Tether), viewing education as fundamental to shaping the future of economic systems. Although some of Tether Edu’s offerings may require payment, the initiative is currently in the phase of staffing up, seeking professionals to lead its ambitious projects.
Tether’s educational efforts place it among a growing list of crypto firms and tech giants, including IBM and Google, offering resources to meet the increasing demand for blockchain expertise. This trend is mirrored in academia, with prestigious institutions like MIT and Harvard, along with online platforms such as Coursera, providing blockchain-related courses to a global audience. As the digital landscape evolves, Tether Edu aims to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the burgeoning field of digital technologies.