Brussels, May 3rd 2023 – The Education Working Group of the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) released its latest report titled Adapt and Flourish: Web 3.0 Utility & Required Skills for Individuals, which provides practical guidance on adapting to the rapidly evolving blockchain industry.
The report, which is available for download through the form below, emphasises the importance of education and training in reducing the technology gap and defending democratic values, especially for individuals and citizens. The report highlights the significance of Web 3.0 and blockchain technology in empowering individuals with better connectivity, financial inclusion, and access to trade and public services.
“We are excited to share this report with anyone who is interested in education, skills and their development,” said Chiara Ventura, Co-Chair of the INATBA Education Working Group and Project Manager at Blockchain Italia. “As the industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, it is important for individuals and citizens to stay up-to-date and adapt to changes. We believe this report will provide valuable guidance for individuals and organizations seeking to navigate the industry landscape.”
The report includes contributions from a range of individual authors and reviewers, whose expertise has been invaluable in shaping the report’s content. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to these contributors for their hard work and dedication, namely: Katarina Adam (INATBA Academic Advisory Board and HTW Berlin), Mar Meneses (Meneses & Partners and Centre Blockchain de Catalunya), Joyce O’Connor (INATBA Academic Advisory Board Member and Founding President at National College of Ireland), Simone Ravaioli (Parchment/W3C VC EDU), Lisa Short (INATBA Academic Advisory Board and Tshwane University of Technology), Wim Stalmans (The Blockchain Academy®), Lorena Stanescu (Lorena Stanescu Law Office), Roberto Tonelli (INATBA Academic Advisory Board and University of Cagliari), Chiara Ventura (Blockchain Italia), Stefan Brunnhuber (INATBA Academic Advisory Board and World Academy of Arts and Science), Almudena de la Mata (INATBA Academic Advisory Board and Blockchain Intelligence Center of Excellence), Paolo Giudici (INATBA Academic Advisory Board and University of Pavia), Gustavo Prieto (INATBA Academic Advisory Board and Ghent University) and Inon Schenker (INATBA Academic Advisory Board and Tel Aviv University School of Management). Our sincere thanks goes to the whole Academic Advisory Board of INATBA for their feedback and valuable suggestions.
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Abstract of the report:
Web 3.0 and blockchain technology, as the infrastructure on which Web 3.0 technologies are built, must be accessible and useful for all – as INATBA’s Education Working Group highlighted in the paper Blockchain Education: A Prerequisite for Socio-Economic and Technological Advancement, knowledge is the key to preventing an even deeper digital divide by adding a new layer of exclusion in society. Such knowledge should not only be offered to students through education but also to all members of society.
Our target audience focuses firstly on citizens/individuals. We see them (and us) as actors in the functioning of the global society and economy. This paper wants to point out to individual citizens how blockchain can be of value to them and which skills they need to acquire to profit from the new blockchain setting. We all need to understand the tools offered by this dynamic digital development. With the use of PPBs – public permissionless blockchains – the authors of this report believe in allowing more democracy without dependencies on big tech giants and their services.
As a secondary audience, this paper also targets public and private business-oriented decision-makers (policymakers, legislators, boards, investors, managers, C-level), universities and research centres to acquire an awareness of the thought experiment in this paper and integrate its understanding in the current exploration of how to make the global digital economy sustainable in the next decade.
The goal of this paper is to conduct a reflection and create awareness of what possibilities a hypothetical public permissionless blockchain environment can offer to the individual/citizen and what high-level skills the individual will need to acquire to profit from that public permissionless environment.
In light of the above, and with the objective of focusing on skills, in our dissertation we have decided not to include any legal consideration or discussion on current frameworks, even though we acknowledge that our discourse on a public permissionless blockchain society indeed has legal implications and generates regulatory questions.
By focusing the thought experiment only on a hypothetical public permissionless environment, we exclude any potential interactions with private or public permissioned environments. We consider that such blockchain environments are mainly associated with corporate activities. As such, we imagine a hypothetical world in which the decision and execution centre lies with the individual and not with the corporations.
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