The Brazilian government hired a company to teach its employees about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. The contract with the company Blockchain Academy will give public servants access to exclusive content about the subject.
Politicians and Governments do still have a lot of open questions about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. And Brazil is no exception. In a note published on December 4th, the Ministry of Finance announced that public servants will undergo training held by Blockchain Academy. The company offers courses for businesses about blockchain technology.
Employess will attend cryptocurrency lectures
The goal is for public servants to become more familiar with cryptocurrencies after undergoing training. The government hired Blockchain Academy so that employees can learn about digital assets and the technology behind. The ultimate goal is to it for governmental services in the near future.
Both parties signed the contract on November 16th. The course will teach the concepts of the technology and cryptocurrencies. In addition, the classes will also teach about investments and business related to the sector in Brazil and worldwide.
76 hours, 3 Levels, 4 months
In total, the course will take 76 hours to complete. According to the description, it will be divided into three levels: basic, intermediate and advanced. Blockchain Academy will teach exclusively to members of the Brazilian government.
The employees that will participate are part of a strategic area of the Ministry of Finance. They are responsible for managing data related to the Brazilian social security. The course will be taught in up to 4 months to all employees participating in the training offered by the Brazilian government.
Besides the rather conservative stand of the Brazilian Government on cryptocurrency exchanges and trading, this step demonstrates the growing interest in the technology behind cryptocurrencies, and might be followed by governments around the world.