Switzerland-based startup SEBA Crypto AG has launched a blockchain-themed university education course to address the potential skills gap in emerging technology.
Based in the Crypto Valley Zug, SEBA Crypto claims to be the world’s first licensed and supervised universal crypto bank, offering transaction banking services for accounts denominated in both crypto and fiat, custody services, trading & liquidity management, asset & investment management, and full range of crypto corporate finance services.
In a press release, SEBA said that financial institutions have found that they are now competing with big tech firms for the next generation of technology talent so are increasingly looking to forge ties with academic bodies.
“The need for training in the areas of digital assets and crypto currencies is constantly increasing and with SEBAversity we are providing a dedicated platform for private individuals and companies with the aim of gaining knowledge in these areas,” Guido Bühler, CEO of SEBA Crypto.
The SEBAversity program will be run by three universities, including the University of Zurich, the Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts and the Frankfurt School Blockchain Centre. The program is aimed at both private individuals and companies and caters for both beginners and digital natives. Currently, lessons are carried out via online webinars, with plans to introduce ‘walk-in’ lessons at SEBA’s headquarters in Zug.
“The cooperation with SEBAversity enables us to connect the know-how of a crypto-bank with the academic world,” said Professor Tim Weingärtner, Professor of Computer Science at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
Swiss multinational private bank Julius Baer will be the fhe first institution to take up the educational offer.
“With this new program, we have the great opportunity to gain insights into the world of digital assets in a tangible way,” said David Schlumpf, global head, Learning and Leadership Development.
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