US Lobby Launches Educational Program for Blockchain Talent

The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance tries to fill banks' demand gap for certified blockchain experts.

The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA), an American distributed ledger technology advocacy group, has announced that it is establishing a new educational structure for the field, called the WSBA Certification Framework (WCF), in partnership with Positrust LLC.

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The group explains that it is responding to its members demands for blockchain talent and that the program will cover disciplines such as business analysis, systems architecture, coding, cyber security, operational management, and system migrations.

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Ron Quaranta, CEO, Digital Currency Labs
Ron Quaranta, CEO, Digital Currency Labs

Ron Quaranta, Chairman of the WSBA, commented: “As we have often noted throughout the financial markets, one of the industry’s greatest challenges is the lack of a large pool of technical and business expertise regarding blockchain or distributed ledger technology. As this technology expands into greater use cases in financial markets, the ability to train and maintain knowledge in this evolving field will continue to become ever more important. We are very pleased to partner with Positrust to launch the WCF, and look forward to collaboratively contributing to the growth of blockchain usage in the future”.

Andrew B Kasaija, a managing partner at Positrust added: “…beyond the hype and theoretical use cases, there is a dire need for technologists who understand the product side of implementation, integration and migration. The right skills mix will deliver the anticipated deployment saves attributed to DLT in an efficient and cost effective manner. The WCF Proof-of-concept aims to mature the delivery models required for implementations in the industry, and ideally help pave the way for practical approaches to the adoption of DLT in capital markets.”

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