After it had become quiet for a while to become the project from Switzerland, there are now positive news to announce. The CEO of Cardano wants to enter into a technological partnership with the country of Ethiopia.
Yesterday, Charles Hoskinson, CEO of Cardano, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia. The purpose of this agreement is to train Blockchain developers and research and use Cardano’s agricultural technology.
According to his last Twitterpost, Blockchain developers are to be trained directly in Ethiopia to use Cardano in agriculture in the future:
Just signed an MOU with the Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Technology to explore training blockchain developers and use Cardano in the Agritech Industry
Charles Hoskinson is the founder of the blockchain development company Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), which develops the Cardano platform. Founded in 2015, the company has been researching and developing Cardano’s technology and driving its development forward.
The official website of the Ethiopian Ministry of Education is headed by John O’Connor, Director of Operations in Africa at IOHK:
This year we will offer our first course in Africa, probably in Ethiopia, and expect the first cohort of Ethiopian developers to be contributing to Cardano code by the end of the year.
It should be noted that a letter of intent has no binding effect and therefore no results can be guaranteed. Nevertheless, it is interesting to pursue this cooperation further.