Mastercard, a global payment company based in New York, has joined a working group to support blockchain education in international universities.
MouseBelt, a blockchain accelerator, has announced inviting 11 members to its Blockchain Education Alliance.
They will join 13 firms that formed the alliance when it was unveiled in October.
Ashlie Meredith, director of MouseBelt University, said:
“The members all share our ethos: The best way to invest in the space is to make long-term investments in education. Thus, the better the education, the better developers and projects we will see.”
Initially, the alliance included more than 13 universities in North America. However, it expanded to include almost 70 schools across the Americas, Europe and Asia.
On his part, Warren Paul Anderson, product manager at Ripple, said joining the alliance allowed his company to provide its developers with the necessary skills and resources.
In addition, Anderson said:
“Mousebelt’s mission to promote blockchain technology at the curriculum level within universities is directly aligned with that of Xpring.”
Mastercard is one of the leading payment service providers in the world, processing payments of more than $14 trillion per annum.
Over the past year, the company has concluded several deals in the blockchain technology sector. It is one of the founding members of the Libra Association of Facebook.
Libra loses some partners
Earlier, Cryptolydian reported co-founder of Messari Company as saying that Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project would be delayed for years.
Ryan Selkis said Facebook and the Calibra team failed to recognize how much the new cryptocurrency would affect the global economy.
Moreover, the project lost its most important partners such as Visa, Stripe, Mastercard, and PayPal on intimidation from the US Congress, Messari’s co-founder said.
He added that the only solution for Libra to succeed is to move from a basket of international reserves to some local stablecoins.