The Algorand Foundation announced via a blog post on Monday that it has partnered with the Italian Working Group on Distributed Ledger Technology to support the launch of the International School on Algorand Smart Contracts. According to the Algorand Foundation, the school is organized by leading blockchain experts from the University of Trento, University of Salerno, University of Florence, University of Turin, and the Sapienza University of Rome.
The students will learn about the different blockchain technologies and dive into Algorand's use of verifiable random functions, smart contracts and much more. Also, the students will develop their own projects on the Algorand network and actively contribute to the Algorand Developer Portal, the team added.
Algorand is an open-source, permissionless, Pure Proof-of-Stake (PPoS) blockchain protocol for “the next generation of financial products”. As such, Algorand ensures "full participation, protection and speed within a truly decentralized network". ALGO is trading at $0.5911 at press time, down by more than 3% in the last 24 hours.