Co-founder & CTO Terry Wang Delivered Online Tech Talk at Japanese University

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IOST’s Japanese community has focused on training potential engineers and understanding blockchain technology at universities for engineering-minded students.

On October 28, 2020, the IOST Foundation was invited by the IEEE Kansai Chapter, an international technical organization, to provide an online technical talk on blockchain at a university in Japan. IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), headquartered in the United States, is the world’s largest professional engineering organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

In the past, the Kansai chapter has invited many foreign professors and industry experts to give lectures on advanced information and communication technologies for the purpose of student education.

Terence (Terry) Wang, co-founder, and CTO of the IOST Foundation, will give an online technical lecture on blockchain technology as a Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer at the IEEE at a Japanese university. On the day, IEEE members, students, university personnel, and members of the public interested in blockchain attended the class.

https://www.ieee-jp.org/section/kansai/chapter/coms/

What essentially is the blockchain?

Blockchain technology can be described as the value of data that makes it extremely difficult for companies to tamper with data and enables them to build systems with virtually no downtime at a lower cost than traditional databases and servers. Terry described three challenges that blockchain platformers are tackling with different approaches: security, scalability and decentralization, and the consensus algorithm or protocol that enables them to do so. He then talked about why the IOST Foundation has adopted the current consensus algorithm PoB (Proof-of-Believability).

Free lectures on blockchain technology at a total of 8 universities

Including this year’s event, the IOST Foundation’s work in education in Japan has reached eight universities and educational institutions in Japan. More than 300 students learned the basics of blockchain technology and smart contracts hands on.

At the beginning of this year, ...

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