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Dallas College and Texas Blockchain Council Join Forces

Dallas College and Texas Blockchain Council Join Forces

(DALLAS) — Dallas College and the Texas Blockchain Council (TBC) have announced a partnership that will make the college a leading innovator in technology education for the digital economy while encouraging students to seek careers in blockchain and cryptocurrency fields. The collaboration emphasizes hands-on learning and will allow participating students a chance to earn a new Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Advanced Technical Certificate through Dallas College.

“Our collaboration with the Texas Blockchain Council positions Dallas College as a leader in technology education for the digital economy,” said Dallas College Chancellor Justin Lonon. “Dallas College has always been committed to providing our students with the most relevant and valuable educational experiences. This unique partnership with the TBC will allow us to stay at the forefront of technological innovation and prepare our students for the digital economy.”

The partnership comes at a time when Texas is becoming a leader in bitcoin mining. Under the partnership, Dallas College will also host a unique bitcoin miner installation at Richland Campus.

Steve Kinard, director of bitcoin mining for the Texas Blockchain Council, said, “Our collaboration with Dallas College isn’t just about installing a bitcoin miner; it’s about creating an environment where students can immerse themselves in cutting-edge technology. The digital economy demands a workforce with a deep understanding of high-performance computing and blockchain concepts, and we’re here to ensure that Dallas College students are ready to meet that demand.”

As the future of the economy shifts towards digitalization, Dallas College is stepping up to ensure its students are prepared for the technological changes that are revolutionizing industries worldwide and working alongside industry partners.

The installation of a bitcoin miner at Richland Campus allows students to gain firsthand experience with the technology that powers the world’s first and largest cryptocurrency. Key technical supporters of the initiative include Luxor Technologies and Bentaus Mining. The Texas Blockchain Council donated the hardware at no cost to Dallas College. And 100% of the bitcoin proceeds from the operation will go to Dallas College Foundation to support its mission.

“It is exciting to team up with Dallas College and the Texas Blockchain Council to continue to bring education and awareness of how bitcoin really works,” said Bob Davidoff, founder of Bentaus Mining. “It all starts at the academic level to provide real information regarding the technologies of the future.”

Ethan Vera, COO of Luxor Technologies, said, “Dallas College is leading the way when it comes to forward-thinking adoption of bitcoin mining and the benefits it brings to the Texas grid and society. Luxor is pleased to support this institution with our full suite of software products.”

The mining installation is being facilitated through a relationship with Coinbase Institutional. Anthony Basili, head of asset allocators for Coinbase Institutional, said, “Coinbase is a global leader in providing trusted and compliant access to digital assets and custody solutions. I am proud to be able to support this initiative and see my hometown of Dallas leading the way.”

The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Advanced Technical Certificate is available at all seven Dallas College campuses. For more information, visit the Blockchain Certificate webpage.

Empowering Future Technologists: Bentaus Energy Academy

Empowering Future Technologists: Bentaus Energy Academy

Governor Ridwan Kamil of West Java, Indonesia, recently commemorated the inauguration of the Bentaus Bitcoin Academy alongside members of the NYC Bitcoin community. This milestone event included the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a collaborative course with Florida State College at Jacksonville, marking the inception of the Bitcoin Blockchain technician course in both locations. Governor Kamil, a prominent advocate for Bitcoin, was honored with a diploma during the ceremony and is scheduled to address the Bitcoin 2023 conference in Miami Beach, sharing his vision to position Indonesia as a global leader in Bitcoin technology.

Bentaus Energy, the visionary company behind this initiative, formalized its commitment through a Master Training and Education Services Agreement to develop the comprehensive Bitcoin Blockchain technician course. Specifically focusing on bitcoin mining operations, the hands-on curriculum aims to equip students with technical proficiency in one of today’s fastest-growing emerging technologies.

Structured into five modules covering networking, electronics concepts and repair, hardware maintenance, security and finance, and philosophy, the course is tailored for high school graduates or equivalent. A prerequisite includes basic knowledge in math, science, and finance theory. Renowned industry expert Robert Davidoff, Bentaus founder and CEO of a mining company, will personally conduct the course, drawing from his extensive real-world experience.

Kicking off at the Florida State College at Jacksonville, the course will feature a state-of-the-art lab equipped with three S19s across two campuses. Thirty students will pioneer the inaugural class, setting the foundation for future cohorts. The Department of Economic Opportunity of Tallahassee, Florida, approved the course through a Fintech Grant, reflecting the program’s alignment with cutting-edge developments in the financial technology sector.

With an eye toward the future, Bentaus Energy plans to donate the course content to Indonesia, catalyzing exciting technological advancements in the country. Robert Davidoff himself will journey to Indonesia to inaugurate the first-ever course, underscoring the company’s commitment to fostering knowledge transfer.

“The goal of this course is to provide a hands-on approach, serving as an introduction to empower students with strong fundamentals in one of the fastest-growing emerging technologies today,” explained Davidoff. “It also serves as an ideal springboard for those considering vocational school or pursuing apprenticeships in fields such as electrical or HVAC technology.”

Upon completion, students will be awarded a “Blockchain Technician Certificate,” unlocking opportunities for employment in network operations centers, cryptocurrency mining farms, or as an elective for further studies in cybersecurity, programming, or systems management. Join Bentaus Bitcoin Academy on this pioneering journey to shape the future of technology education. Enroll now and become part of Indonesia’s tech revolution.


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