OK Group to Train 1,000 People in China as “Blockchain Elites” 

OK Group, the operator of OKCoin cryptocurrency exchange, has launched a blockchain talent development scheme to help people develop blockchain-related skills and jobs in China.

According to Verdict’s report today, the initiative dubbed “OK Recruit” would lead to the creation of multiple blockchain-related jobs in specific areas, especially in applications, development, and research. 

The firm noted that the initiative would help mitigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic impact that is currently disrupting the global economy, including the lay off of employees across different regions, as new jobs would be created. 

Verdict noted that OK Group’s recruitment initiative has prominent job roles such as senior blockchain java engineer, blockchain development engineer, and senior iOS development engineer. 

In addition, the firm noted it would establish a fund to finance the training and development of 1,000 people as “Blockchain Elites” in China over the next three years, in order to help in acquiring blockchain-related skills to meet the industry’s job demand. 

This has prompted the firm to enter into a series of partnerships with reputable Chinese universities that would give birth to the creation of blockchain-related courses in the schools’ curriculum. 

Fostering blockchain adoption in Asia

OK Group has made significant efforts to aid the training and development of talent across the blockchain field. Despite having its headquarters in San Francisco, most of its training initiatives have been targeted at the Asia region. This is understandable considering that the firm has most of its offices spread across the Asia region, including Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and China.  

The blockchain company had earlier launched several blockchain institutions, including its landmark OK Business School and its $140 million investment in Asia Pacific Innovation Center, to facilitate blockchain adoption in China. 

Several initiatives have been launched in the past to equip the public with blockchain-related skills that would help them meet the demands of industry jobs. 

In a similar development, Coinfomania reported last year that Malta launched a blockchain-focused Masters Program, to assist the students in learning about many different crypto-related topics, as demand spikes.