On 1 July 2017, the Blockchain Academy partnered with the information technology firm Anglo African, headquartered in Mauritius. Anglo African has subsidiaries in Madagascar, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and sales offices in Djibouti and Reunion.

The Blockchain Academy’s first training session with Anglo African and its clients (which include regulators, government institutions, banks, insurance and offshore companies in the FSI) will take place in Mauritius from 2-3 August 2017.

These two days of interactive sessions will cover:
– The basics of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology
– The different types of blockchains such as Ethereum, Bitcoin and Ripple
– How Distributed Ledger Technology is being used by companies such as R3CEV and how it differs from traditional blockchain technology
– How financial institutions can use blockchain technology to innovate and leverage its key characteristics of security, immutability, transparency, speed, cost effectiveness and efficiency across many use-cases varying from trade finance, capital markets, settlements and clearing, payments, correspondent banking, and many more.

The Blockchain is a digital ledger of economic transactions and can be programmed to record virtually everything of value and importance, such as: birth and death certificates, deeds and titles of ownership, financial accounts, votes, provenance of food, and anything else that can be expressed in code.

The financial services industry has been keeping a close eye on blockchain technology that can record and authenticate every transaction without a bank or broker as a third party, and without sharing any personal information.

The possibilities of blockchain technology are endless. Any industry that deals with transactions can and will be disrupted by this technology. Rather than the Internet of Information, this is the Internet of Value or the Internet of Money.