The Current Blockchain Landscape
According to Grand View Research, there is a projected 16x Blockchain job growth forecast in next 7 years.
2012 – 71 blockchain-related patent applications were filed in the U.S.
2016 – 469 applications filed
2017 – 834 applications filed
The Blockchain Developer Shortage Crisis
There are currently 14 open jobs for every blockchain engineer.
Synechron Survey: Out of 200 Fortune 500 Executives:
188 have plans to implement Blockchain technology
Why has the Blockchain ecosystem been slow to train new developers?
- Blockchain tech moves too quickly to be integrated into most traditional curriculum structures
- Blockchain developers are paid more to develop than to teach, so teachers are hard to find
- There's a lack of industry standards for education and certification
What happens if there's no course correction to address the crippeling blockchain developer supply vs. demand discrepancy?
- Potential for an industry-wide bottleneck
- Threat of sector implosion
- Blockchain projects stalled indefinitely
Academy is the world’s first accredited school for blockchain, and will enable the future of blockchain projects worldwide by addressing the growing blockchain developer shortage.
Academy is an award-winning education provider, and a proud member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-CASI) and is an internationally recognized higher education institution. And all of our online programs are created and designed to be SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) compatible.
SCORM compatibility sets Academy apart from other blockchain education offerings because it solves the issue of curriculum standardization through scalability. SCORM allows our world-class curriculum to be delivered by partner universities across the globe.
Academy IS The first full-circle
blockchain education solution
(Serving multiple audiences)
On the planet
Retraining existing developers and transitioning them into the blockchain ecosystem. A fully immersive six-week accredited program trains the best and brightest developers to code blockchain products and work within innovative blockchain teams.$18,000 - $24,000USD, depending on location.
A comprehensive, digitally delivered coding curriculum to train professional programmers from the ground up in 12 months, with an advanced coding 12-month on the job extension curriculumCoding Academy programs cost between $24,000 - $35,000USD, depending on location.
Gain strategic insight into blockchain technology and its power to revolutionize the way the world does business. Designed for executives looking to understand the basics of blockchain technology, the impacts and implications for blockchain across industries, and the skills needed to lead successful blockchain projects.$3,500-$10,000 USD
Industry Specific Blockchain Training & Consumer Education
From HR to Accounting to Marketing, understand blockchain’s disruptive potential across industries. Plus, consumers can understand the digital, decentralized ecosystems of tomorrow with foundational modules in blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency, and the token economy.
Advisory Node System
Guides curriculum offerings at Academy and allows expert members of the community to propose courses. The Advisory Node system is unique to Academy and allows our curriculum to reflect the needs and demands of the blockchain community. It ensures our curriculum offerings remain relevant and agile in the face of rapid industry change.
HR Marketplace Placement
Academy closes the gap between developers and employers by helping place their highly-skilled graduates into jobs after they complete an Academy course.
Academy’s Incubator Accelerator (IA) gives startups access to the latest developments in blockchain technology and assists them in writing, modifying and testing new blockchain software programs. By supporting these projects through the IA, Academy fosters the future of the Blockchain ecosystem.
With access to the best-trained blockchain developers in the world, Academy offers ‘Ninja Developer’ enterprise solutions. Teams of highly-skilled blockchain specialists can be deployed to triage, fault-find or fast-track your company’s blockchain project.
Academy is issuing an Academy token (ACAD)
on the Ethereum blockchain
ACAD will be a means of paying for immersive training programs, educational offerings, and to access online content.
Corporations looking for highly trained developers can use their tokens to bid for Academy-accredited graduates through the HR Advisory.
ACAD is poised to underpin the economic ecosystem of blockchain education by addressing the looming developer shortfall which could throw future blockchain innovations and initiatives into crisis.
Academy TOKEN SALE
Hard Cap: $50MM USD
Token Type: ERC20, Ethereum Blockchain
Accepted forms of payment: ETH, BTC, BCH, LTC, FIAT
Token Generated Event: 30 days after completion of Crowdsale and Security Audit of Smart ContractAny participant of the Academy Token Sale will be required to identify themselves to meet minimum Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF) and Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements.
Dates: Commencing March 15
Token Price: $2.00 USD per 1 ACAD
Public Pre-Sale + Crowdsale combined token issue volume (maximum): 5,000,000
Minimum crowdsale amount: No minimum purchase
40% – Sold at Token Generating Event
20% – Operations & Overhead (Legal & Compliance, Costs of Sale, Marketing, Admin)
15% – Team Tokens
10% – Incubator / Accelerator
5% – User Adoption Bounties
5% – Technology Development
5% – Reserves (Strategic Acquisitions, Research & Development)
When a token is used for payment at Academy:
70% of that token will be burned
15% of the value will be credited to a dedicated scholarship fund
15% of the value will be credited to a community development fund which provides partial funding for the Incubator Accelerator program.
ACAD Token BACKER BENEFITS
For Student Developers:
- Priority Course Placement
- Reduced Course Fees
- Gamified Learning
- Developer Job Placement
For Corporations / Governments / Organisations:
- Priority Course Placement for Staff Retraining
- Priority Access to Trained Developers
- Opportunity to Shape the Curriculum through Advisory Node System
- Back the Future of Blockchain
- Build an Effective, Sustainable Blockchain Community
- Support Future Blockchain Projects through the Incubator Accelerator
Establish Academy - School of Blockchain
Initial Blockchain Immersion Course Entrance Exams
Blockchain Leadership Summit at World Economic Forum - Davos Switzerland
Public Pre-sale for Academy Token
($45 Million Hard Cap goal reached)
Crowdsale for Academy Token
First Academy-trained Developer Cohort Graduates
Second blockchain immersion class (Singapore)
Behind the scenes
Leaders in Education, Blockchain and Decentralized Currencies
A World-Class Curriculum Designed by Developers
Enterprise & Business Initiative Advisors
Supported and Backed by Digital Leaders, Coding Authorities and Blockchain Pioneers
Emercoin Group, Polymath
Shake & Bake Productions, VALIS