Tunisian Universities’ Hackathons to Boost Understanding of Distributed Ledger Technology

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Two Tunisian universities working in collaboration with the blockchain company Dar Blockchain and the Hashgraph Association are set to hold three-day hackathons. Hackathon participants are set to learn how decentralized finance (defi) can help revolutionize and make financial services widely available to Tunisian and African communities.

Driving the Youth’s Adoption of Web3

Two Tunisian universities, ESPRIT University and SUP’COM University, are set to hold concurrent hackathons from Jan. 26 to 28. The objective of the hackathon is to boost the adoption and understanding of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). The hackathons are a collaborative effort between the two universities, the Tunisian company Dar Blockchain, and the Hashgraph Association.

According to a press statement released on Jan. 8, the two events will provide participants with a platform to learn, collaborate, and contribute to the transformation of industries. Mohamed Mnif and Jaafar Saied, the co-founders of Dar Blockchain, said they expect the hackathon to help drive the adoption of Web3 by Tunisia’s youth.

“We are proud to be launching the first Hedera Hackathon at two reputable universities as part of our aim to set up chapters in local universities and offer training as we lay the foundation for a real understanding of DLT and blockchain. Tunisian youth and university students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to foster Web3 adoption, not only in MENA but globally,” the two co-founders said.

Empowering Future Generations

According to the statement, participants in the hackathon will learn how decentralized finance (defi) can revolutionize and make financial services available to Tunisian and African communities. They will also learn about decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs).

Participants will be grouped into teams of 3 to 5 members whose applications must be submitted no later than Jan. 20, 2024. However, the statement specifies that at least one team member must be a certified Hedera developer.

Commenting on the announcement, Kamal Youssefi, President of The Hashgraph Association, said: “Through the utilization of the Hedera Network and distributed ledger technology we can empower future generations to build enhanced economies, technologies, and societies.”

Youseefi stated that his organization feels privileged to work with the two higher learning institutions, which he described as “future-driven universities.”

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