IOST Partners with Japan’s Premier Web3 Media, CRYPTO TIMES, for a Workshop on Blockchain Innovation and Regional Revitalization

IOST is proud to announce its collaboration with CRYPTO TIMES, Japan’s leading Web3 media platform, for a workshop centered around innovation, the transformative potential of blockchain technology, and regional rejuvenation. This industry-academic collaborative initiative, titled “The Future of Digital: From Akita to Blockchain-Led Regional Revitalization,” is scheduled to take place on December 1, 2023, at Akita International University. Joining forces as partnering organizations are Meta Akita, an Akita Prefecture-based entity deeply involved in Web3 technologies and regional revitalization, and Platinum Egg, a blockchain gaming company contributing significantly to regional resurgence.

This blockchain education endeavor started in 2018 when IOST first engaged with students at Akita International University. Mr. Hirata, a participant in the inaugural workshop, has since assumed a pivotal role in planning and executing this collaborative event alongside CRYPTO TIMES. They aspire to further evolve this educational initiative by collaborating with Mr. Nisato, a current student (as of November 2023). This industry-academic co-creation workshop offers students the invaluable opportunity to interact with industry experts, delving into the latest blockchain advancements and market dynamics. It provides tangible insights into the real-world application of blockchain technology in business scenarios and regional revitalization efforts. Essentially, it’s a platform for students to actively engage, learn, and flourish in the realms of innovation and regional resurgence.

The 1st Educational Blockchain Workshop with IOST in 2018 “Blockchain, a technology that instills verifiable trust in the digital sphere, empowers users to collaborate online, forging entirely new values. In regions like Akita, grappling with challenges such as aging demographics and declining populations, the imperative of regional revitalization is undeniable. I eagerly anticipate the enlightening dialogues with AIU students during this workshop.” — Mr. Shota Hirata, now an alumnus of Akita International University and a prominent figure at CRYPTO TIMES “Numerous regions, including Akita Prefecture, have grappled with multifaceted challenges in recent years. With shrinking regional economies, some areas have struggled to sustain living standards, essential public services, and critical infrastructure. However, the circumstances differ from one region to another, making a one-size-fits-all solution untenable. It is imperative that we comprehend the unique circumstances and actively contribute to regional revitalization. This event presents a golden opportunity to collaborate with companies at the intersection of regional rejuvenation and Web3.0 technologies. I am thrilled to facilitate discussions during this event, as it offers us a platform to contemplate the future of our local communities.” — Mr. Tatsuya Nisato, a fourth-year student at Akita International University

This workshop marks a pivotal milestone in the synergy between industry leaders and academia, aiming to bridge the chasm between theoretical knowledge and practical implementation. Through hands-on sessions and engaging discussions, students will gain profound insights into how blockchain technology can propel innovation and offer invaluable support in tackling the distinctive challenges of regional revitalization.

About IOST

High fees and slower transaction times on the Ethereum network have left the door open for new solutions to emerge, and IOST is one such project that has been gaining traction since its mainnet launch in 2019.

Backed by significant financial and VC firms such as Sequoia, Matrix, and ZhenFund, IOST is a pioneering decentralized, high-throughput, gas-efficient Proof-of-Believability-powered smart contract platform built to tackle the scalability trilemma once and for all. For this, the concluding ranking from China’s CCID ranked IOST as the best blockchain platform under Basic Technology, better than Ethereum, EOS, and every other smart-contracting platform evaluated by the agency. This is a testament to the quality and ability to roll out a better, innovative product and reflects our genuine desire to be the best in the sphere.

Being one of the public chain leaders in adoption, performance, and utility, IOST remains committed to our mission to unleash the power of blockchain. IOST currently has an ever-expanding 500,000 members community in over 20 countries, over 400 nodes, a top-tier staking ecosystem, and symbiotic relationships with corporations dotted worldwide.

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