“Bogota Aprende TIC” program aims to spread the word among regular citizens of the potential of blockchain.
On April 27, the capital of Colombia launched a series of free online courses that cover a broad spectrum of content on new technologies, including blockchain.
Sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Bogotá, the “Bogotá Aprende TIC” program looks forward to strengthening innovation and developing a path to the future of new technologies in the city.
The contents cover topics like cloud computing, immersive experience, big data, artificial intelligence, event-driven architecture, internet of things, gig economy and blockchain.
Blockchain course contents
The blockchain course at its basic level will discuss its meaning, advantages and disadvantages, the areas in which it exercises most strongly, its entry into the financial market, the use of Bitcoin (BTC) in the crypto sphere, and the impacts on the transformation processes in digital industry companies.
During the intermediate level, the students will learn about the operation and application of blockchain in greater depth, with the understanding that “it has potentials still unexplored,” as detailed by the Mayor of Bogotá.
The course lasts four weeks and does not have a registration deadline since it will keep indefinitely online.
Although the initiative targets people residing in Bogotá, over 14 years of age, users can enroll in the course from anywhere in the world, because it is entirely virtual.
Taking advantage of the conjuncture of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bogotá’s Chamber of Commerce will also hold a free webinar on “Fintech challenges and opportunities” on Tuesday, April 28, at 10:00 AM local time (15 GMT).
The webinar was going to be an on-site conference, but it was re-scheduled as an online meeting because massive events cannot be held in the country yet.
Colombia’s blockchain current environment
Cointelegraph Español reported in February that 2019 was a “favorable” year in Colombia for the development of blockchain-based solutions within the financial sector, according to a Koibanx report.
According to the firm, for several years, various Colombian companies have relied on the benefits of blockchain for different processes, using Qubit Labs and Ecopetrol as an example.