University of Nicosia (UNIC): Zug, Switzerland and Nicosia, Cyprus, May 13, 2023 – AlephZero partners with UNIC to advance Blockchain Technology and Education

Aleph Zero, the pioneering zero-knoweldge blockchain platform, is delighted to announce an innovative partnership with the University of Nicosia, one of the world’s leading institutions for blockchain research and education. This collaboration aims to fortify the blockchain ecosystem through research, education, and practical applications.

“We are honored to partner with the University of Nicosia,” said Antoni Żółciak, the co-founder of Aleph Zero. “This collaboration represents a significant step forward in our mission to advance blockchain research and adoption through education.”

“The University of Nicosia has been at the forefront of blockchain research and education, consistently striving to make this cutting-edge technology more accessible through our varied offerings. The challenges within the blockchain space are numerous and diverse. For instance, the disparity between the tools and development stacks of various Blockchains/DLTs can inhibit the technology’s adoption by developers. The partnership with Aleph Zero seeks to bridge these gaps. Through our joint developer program and research initiatives, we aim to cultivate an environment where students can thrive, and the blockchain ecosystem can flourish. Moreover, the practical implications of this collaboration, such as the University becoming an Aleph Zero validator node, will allow us to directly contribute to the growth of Aleph Zero’s platform, said Dr. Klitos Christodoulou, the Research Manager at DLRC”

There are several exciting initiatives that both parties will explore. Firstly, Aleph Zero is proud to provide a research grant to the University of Nicosia. This commitment underscores Aleph Zero’s dedication to fostering groundbreaking research within the blockchain sector.

Secondly, as part of the agreement, the University of Nicosia’s Distributed Ledgers Research Centre (DLRC) under the Institute For the Future (IFF) will take a significant role in becoming an Aleph Zero validator node, further contributing to the decentralization of the network.

Another significant aspect of this partnership involves the joint effort to design an educational hand-on program for developers. Aleph Zero and the University of Nicosia will jointly work together towards that direction.

A series of events, workshops, and research programs will be rolled out. Together, these initiatives will serve as platforms for exchanging knowledge, fostering innovation and promoting engagement within the blockchain community. It is the shared belief of Aleph Zero and the University of Nicosia that collaborative efforts like these are key to propelling the industry forward.

Finally, Aleph Zero and the University of Nicosia are committed to preparing joint educational materials aimed at benefiting the broader blockchain community. This move reflects the shared ethos of both organizations – to democratize knowledge and make blockchain technology more accessible and understandable to everyone.

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Source: University of Nicosia I News (