BNB Chain, a blockchain network founded by Binance and Platzi, a Latin America-focused education platform, announced the release of a Web3 development program for the region.
By the end of the year, the course hopes to have 30,000 students enrolled. According to Gwendolyn Regina, investment director at BNB Chain, this course focuses on improving developer skills.
"This will be the most important educational resource available in Spanish for Web2 developers looking to build on Web3 with BNB Chain."
This progress is part of an effort to promote the broad acceptance of blockchain technology and Web3 education in the region. Accessibility and education and unclear local government regulations are normally the most significant barriers to entry into the industry.
Even among those who have already acquired cryptocurrency, the technology's operation is frequently misunderstood. In a Motley Fool survey, nearly 10% of cryptocurrency owners don't understand how it works.
As a result, education is critical. It's even more important in places like Latin America, where cryptocurrency has the potential to empower the local population outside of traditional, inefficient financial institutions. Regina stated to Cointelegraph:
"By increasing access to resources for developing Web3 tools on the BNB Chain, we can significantly support regional development."
Efforts to educate the general public on cryptocurrency are underway in El Salvador, the first country to make Bitcoin legal tender. The country launched Mi Primer Bitcoin, or "My First Bitcoin," a grassroots diploma program aimed at increasing crypto literacy among youth.
To increase participation in the new BNB Chain course, attendees at this September's BNB Chain Developer Camp in Bogota, Colombia, will be eligible for a limited number of scholarships for the new online program.
The region is becoming a growing hub for crypto and Web3 development innovation and adoption. Binance and Mastercard launched prepaid cryptocurrency cards in Argentina earlier this month.
"Latin America must strike a balance between retail experience and building potential." "There is a large community that is aware of crypto and its utility through daily experience," Regina says.