Inaugural Singapore Blockchain Living Lab Kicks Off
The inaugural Singapore Blockchain Living Lab is underway advocating for sustainable blockchain innovations in real-world applications. SUSS and SmartMesh have collectively organized the SUSS-SmartMesh Workshops and Blockchain Challenge 2020, which kicked off on June 23rd and intended at empowering youth to learn these cutting edge technologies.
Participants will visit a series of workshops that include an introduction to blockchain technology and the SmartMesh HyperMesh Architecture. Both theory and practice are highlighted by workshop and lab, respectively, to train about blockchain within the context of education. At the end of the workshops, participants will have to recognize a problem, propose a solution, and create a smartphone application prototype in line with the principles of the core “Head, Heart, Habit” SUSS philosophy.
“At SUSS, we hope to transform students and attendees into Technology Consultants, Digital Strategists, and Blockchain Project Managers over a series of courses. By attending this event, hopefully, they will begin to get a taste of what technology can and cannot do, how nascent technology fits into the transformation strategy of the SMEs, as well how to execute the digital plans. Tokenization of participation on the blockchain is the first step.” said SUSS Professor David Lee in a statement.
Dedoco is a proud technology associate in this event and has produced a blockchain-based verification application for students to trace their workshop progress. They will earn a Certificate of Attendance at completion. “We are excited to collaborate with SmartMesh to apply our technology for the SUSS workshop, which is also used for Proofs of Employment and other Certifications. The Cert of Attendance allows students to track their progress on the blockchain and is easy to understand the application to get started with.”, said Dr. Ernie Teo, Co-Founder of Dedoco said in a statement.
“The SUSS-SmartMesh Blockchain Competition and the accompanying eight days of Workshops are built on the SUNSHINE (Singapore UNiversities Sustainable HyperMesh INfrastructure Ecosystem) Blockchain Living Lab. Students and general attendees will experience the benefits that blockchain and token technologies can bring to the world, on a decentralized blockchain network, enabled by MeshBox hardware. After the intensive, interactive lectures and hands-on activities in the Workshops, students can team up to tackle the Blockchain Challenge, which immediately follows. From the Workshops, students will be equipped to design innovative blockchain-based applications in areas such as inclusive finance, inclusive connectivity, transactive IoT, and other decentralized open systems.”, said Henry Wang, Founder, and CEO of SmartMesh Foundation in a statement.