Former Alibaba, Baidu Chief Architects To Launch Blockchain AcademyFormer Alibaba, Baidu Chief Architects To Launch Blockchain Academy
Alibaba's ex-chief architect, Jianxiang Mo, will team up with the former chief architect from Baidu, Haiyang Xu, to co-found a blockchain technology academy with $100 million worth of angel investor funds in hand.
According to Mo, "There are only a few hundred people in China who can write public-key codes," which leaves a lot of room for demand. This is something that the academy hopes to change by training 50-100 "generals" to lead teams on blockchain development.
Xu and Mo have doubled-down on their prediction that 2018 will be a breakout year for blockchain technology by creating an educational platform to help developers, and in turn blockchain startups, to thrive in China.