El Salvador launches an educational program aimed at producing bitcoin and lightning developers

El Salvador seeks to generate world-class Bitcoin and Lightning engineers through a new program utilizing the university system.

By Staff

Post Feature Image

The Bitcoin Office of El Salvador has introduced CUBO+, a new six-month teaching initiative. Through the Salvadoran university system, the education program intends to generate top-tier Bitcoin and Lightning developers.

According to the Office, the program will begin in May and will consist of a relatively small group of students, under 25, narrowed down from some of the brightest students in El Salvador’s universities.

The first group will be through students at the University of Don Bosco. They will be competing for the inaugural Plan B Fellowship, funded by Tether and Fulgur Ventures. The project is a result of the recently announced agreement between El Salvador and Lugano, Switzerland for the world’s first Bitcoin Embassy in the Swiss city.

The program will be led and taught by some of the brightest minds in Bitcoin who will be announced soon. Additionally, classes will range in topics from high-level technical development specific to Bitcoin, to distributed technologies such as Holepunch, Nostr and Web5. Private funding is responsible for the program, and all students who qualify for the Plan B Fellowship will receive a stipend in order for them to cover the costs of the course.

The first two months of the curriculum will be completed online, then there will be a two-week bootcamp in San Salvador that includes demanding full-day classes. Close online mentoring sessions with the leading Bitcoin figures will be part of the remaining months.

According to Bitcoin Magazine, the curriculum will develop into a foundation that other people can use as an open-source standard for advanced Bitcoin education. The course design, which is expected to set the benchmark for other nations to follow, is being assisted by educational specialists.

Students who complete the course will be presented with various options for continuing their Bitcoin journey, including the option to take on a full-time job at reputable Bitcoin companies. Otherwise, entrepreneurial opportunities and continuing education will be available.

The name Cubo+ is derived from a project that President Nayib Bukele started in his Mayor position of San Salvador. When he was mayor, the city would erect buildings in areas that were impoverished, and these buildings served as libraries and community centers for furthering education. The program hopes to draw on this inspiration for building El Salvador’s future.

Your daily crypto news ResourceLearn more about SatsDaily
Ways to follow
Copyright © 2022 SatsDaily All Rights Reserved