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The Institute For the Future (IFF)at the University of Nicosia has joined R3’s collaborative initiative to develop innovative applications and solutions on its Corda blockchain platform

R3, an enterprise blockchain software firm, recently launched Corda Enterprise, a commercial distribution of Corda specifically optimised to meet the demands of complex institutions. Corda is an enterprise-grade blockchain platform that removes costly friction in business transactions by enabling institutions to transact directly using smart contracts, while ensuring the highest levels of privacy and security.

Objectives of this partnership include joint research and contribution towards Corda’s code base, construction of Corda-oriented professional certification material, and co-organizaton of Corda Bootcamps. A joint Corda bootcamp will be organised at Decentralized 2019, the University of Nicosia’s annual blockchain conference taking place on 30 October – 1 November 2019. The bootcamp is a full-day session for those wishing to learn the fundamentals of the Corda blockchain platform and start developing their own CorDapp.

UNIC’s IFF is proud to join R3’s global network of more than 300 of the world’s largest financial services firms, technology companies, central banks, regulators, and trade associations working together on Corda.

“We are delighted to join forces with R3 and work together toward expanding the boundaries of our knowledge in enterprise blockchain platforms”, remarked George Giaglis, General Director at the Institute For the Future. “Together with R3, we plan to implement a number of educational and research activities, the first of which is a co-organised educational workshop on Corda (the Corda Bootcamp) that will take place on 30 October 2019 in Athens, just before UNIC’s flagship annual Blockchain conference, Decentralized 2019”, continued Prof. Giaglis. 

“We’ve always known that the success of Corda doesn’t lie only in the platform itself, but in the depth and ingenuity of the ecosystem of developers and applications built around it. That’s why introducing developers to Corda is one of the most important things we do”, explained David E. Rutter, CEO of R3. Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Rutter added: “Working with the IFF gives us an opportunity to collaborate with sector leaders to greatly enhance the Corda ecosystem, as well as help the IFF’s members engage more deeply with the incredible potential of blockchain”. 


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