Stanford University add Zilliqa Sharding Technology to Course Curriculum

News / 26.10.2020

Zilliqa Sharding Technology part of Stanford University Curriculum

Zilliqa Sharding technology is listed among the course scaling blockchain subjects at the prestigious Stanford University. This was indicated by  Amirt Kummer, who shared an image on Twitter.   

The Course also includes other key blockchain concepts like Ethereum 2.0 and blockchain application for transparency in governments.

Zilliqa is regarded as one of the top blockchain projects and is seen by many as scalability problems.  The blockchain platform has proven to support up to 2,500 transactions per second, with 3,600 nodes. For comparison leading smart contracts protocol, Ethereum can only handle ten transactions per second.

This excellent performance is due to its sharding technology. It divides Zilliqa’s network into shards, which can each process transactions in parallel. Therefore, sharding technology is a potential solution to the scalability problems encountered by large blockchain platforms like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH).

Zilliqa also has a unique programming language ‘’Scilla’’ and possesses one of the fastest blockchains with low transaction costs.

Rapid growth in Blockchain Education

Blockchain education continues to grow, with several academic institutions adding blockchain-related courses to their curriculum. The rise of Bitcoin has seen a shift in finances, with several companies coming up due to DLT technology. Due to the ever dynamic world of blockchain technology, there are limited qualified developers in this industry.

Several blockchain companies have invested in enlightening developers on their technology in the quest to build qualified developers. 

Cardano had earlier in February reached an agreement with the Indian government to set up a blockchain learning Institute in the Asian country.

Ontology also partnered with German university Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) to explore research and teaching initiatives centered on the blockchain industry. The recent boom in decentralized finance (DeFi) has also seen some institutions add some courses specifically for this new finance sector.

It is expected that with this increase in educational courses, students will be able to explore major blockchain concepts like smart contracts towards building better blockchain ecosystems.

Olowoporoku Adeniyi is a blockchain enthusiast and crypto evangelist. Currently he loves all things crypto and covers happenings within the blockchain space.