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TARI LABS, a con­trib­u­tor to Tari, the

South African-based blockchain pro­to­col, has launched a free on­line univer­sity to help in­cu­bate open-source projects and train blockchain de­vel­op­ers, both lo­cally and glob­ally. “Tari Labs Univer­sity aims to be­come a go-to des­ti­na­tion for eas­ily-ac­ces­si­ble learn­ing ma­te­rial for blockchain, dig­i­tal cur­rency and dig­i­tal as­sets, from begin­ner to ad­vanced level,” said Tari Lab’s se­nior con­trib­u­tor, Cayle Shar­rock. By do­ing this, it hopes to ease a grow­ing short­age of skilled blockchain and open source de­vel­op­ers. Tari Labs was launched ear­lier this year by a con­sor­tium co-founded by mav­er­ick South African blockchain and cryp­tocur­rency ex­pert Ric­cardo “fluffy pony” Spagni, with a spe­cific goal of redefin­ing the way we work with dig­i­tal as­sets – like ingame items, dig­i­tal col­lecta­bles, con­cert tick­ets and loy­alty points. The core Tari Labs devel­op­ment team is based in Jo­han­nes­burg, in line with Spagni’s view that much of the tal­ent needed al­ready ex­ists in South Africa. Shar­rock said the Tari Labs Univer­sity will play an im­por­tant role in up­skilling po­ten­tial can­di­dates.

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