The International Blockchain Olympiad (IBCOL) was founded in 2017 by a group of students and young professionals based in Canada and Hong Kong with the goal of catalysing the adoption of blockchain through solution design, as well as providing a platform for students and recent graduates to launch their careers. IBCOL has since reached over 10,000 students worldwide and catapulted many former blockchain olympians to top academic programmes and careers.
Blockchain technology is a decentralized, distributed, digital ledger that enables trust and transparent peer-to-peer transactions. Blockchain's debut with Bitcoin captured the imagination of the world, with many looking to a future of decentralized finance and others at a future of decentralized computing. IBCOL invites students to widen their worldview to explore how blockchain can be used as the backbone of a new digital era.
A blockchain-enabled solution leverages blockchain as a technology as well as other technologies and cryptographies to provide a single truth for an ecosystem of stakeholders that may otherwise not be able to cooperate and collaborate: a zero-trust environment. Blockchain solutions have quietly taken over many corners of the internet in the form of industry-specific or government-led digital economic infrastructures.
There are a variety of careers available in the field of blockchain technology. Here are some examples:
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