Wake Tech Partnering With IBM on Blockchain Education

Wake Technical Community College, North Carolina’s largest community college system, is partnering with IBM to take the lead on blockchain education in one of the nation’s premier research regions.

The college, which operates campuses and education centers throughout the state, is launching its first blockchain-focused course as a senior capstone class this fall. Blockchain is the distributed recordkeeping technology that backs cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. Just seven students, most of whom are studying computer programming and data science, will take the course, but officials are optimistic that it’s the foundation for a larger statewide course to come.

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