Blockchain Education for Investors and Regulators
Education plays a critical role in our goal for widespread adoption of both digital currencies and strong consumer protections. Not only do we need to educate lawmakers, regulators, and other key decision makers, we must begin laying the infrastructure to ensure a steady stream of highly-skilled, globally competitive workers who are interested in the digital currency sector.
To effectively address both of these concerns, the Digital Currency Traders Alliance is pursuing the following:
Blockchain and Digital Currency Certification
We are working with local Community Colleges throughout California, with an initial focus on schools serving disadvantaged communities of color, to create and implement blockchain and digital currency certification pathways for students and workers, allowing them to easily enter the workforce. These pathways will be designed in collaboration with the state’s leading research institutions and the California Department of Education.
This could take the form of a vocational certificate for adult workers as well as those who already have requisite background knowledge but want to expand their skill set. It could also take the form of an Associate’s degree that high school students pursue as part of their participation in dual-enrollment programs and early colleges.
Government Education Program
We are partnering with experts in the field to develop a 1-2 day long education seminar targeted at legislators, regulators, and staff in order to educate them about the digital currency sector, its innovative and disruptive potential, and how digital currencies work.
Our goal is to arm them with the knowledge that they need to craft smart, effective regulations that provide robust consumer protections while preserving growth, innovation, and America’s continued leadership in this nascent sector.
This initial course will target government and regulatory agencies that will ultimately be responsible for oversight of the digital currency market, including the CA State Legislature, Governor’s Office, Attorney General’s Office, Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, and Department of Finance, among others.