Blockchain Collective: Empowering Students for a Future in Blockchain

An Australian-based blockchain company was here a couple of days ago. Their objective is not to launch a coin but to educate the public about blockchain. Blockchain Collective co-founder Austin Lewinsmith was passionate enough to share layman’s term about the subject matter.

You are probably aware by now that blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DTL) are being adapted into new and legacy businesses in most industries. Recognized for its ability to drive productivity, these emerging technologies address duplication, record keeping and international payment inefficiencies in today’s financial sector as well as providing better automation, traceability and transparency.

There has been immense growth in interest of the applications of blockchain and DTL in recent years as future-thinking enterprise and governments had already started taking advantage of blockchain technology. However, industry research shows a lack of skilled people in this field.

“There are lots of people who understood coding on the blockchain but when it came to actual strategic thinking on how to apply blockchain to business, that is when there’s a massive gap in the market,” said Austin Lewinsmith, co-founder of Blockchain Collective. “Currently, there are lots of universities that were doing blockchain short courses but without any certifications.”

The Blockchain Collective PH Team


Blockchain Collective, Australia’s first and only Government Accredited Advanced Diploma of Applied Blockchain, is a leading blockchain education body empowering enterprise, educators, and students for a future in blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Servicing the growing demand for qualified and skilled people in the application of blockchain worldwide, its education is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and experience to apply blockchain frameworks into the business.

Blockchain as Elective Subject

Last May 2-3, the first-ever Blockchain Accounting Workshop by the Blockchain Collective was held at the San Beda University in Manila. The said seminar was designed to prepare 200 Accounting and Finance students with a sound foundation of blockchain knowledge to confidently sit the CPA exam. The training combines theory, practical and a demonstrative approach.

The two-day intensive workshop delivered practical and relevant skills, knowledge and examples of Blockchain’s uses, benefits, and limitations as it relates to accounting and the financial sector. It guided the students through the process of understanding Blockchain’s history, evolution, terminologies, current place in the market and its potential to disrupt many industry sectors. Seminar attendees were also given the opportunity to navigate a blockchain explorer.

Included for the seminar are lifetime access to Learning Management System and resources (via an online portal), seminar kits, online examination and Certificate of Attendance that is recognized globally.

In conclusion, Joseph Chua, President of Blockchain Collective-Philippines, said that the company aims to solidify the Philippines as the leading hub for talented and employable graduates in Blockchain.


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