OK Group, a leading blockchain company and operator of OKCoin cryptocurrency exchange, has announced the launch of a new blockchain development scheme to help develop blockchain talents in China.
OK Group Launches OK Recruit
According to the press release, the initiative dubbed “OK Recruit” is a blockchain recruitment and training scheme designed to help create hundreds of job opportunities in different areas of the blockchain industry, particularly in research, development, and applications.
The San Francisco-headquartered company notes that the project consists of three parts: recruitment, training, and recommendation. OK Group further added that some of the leading roles for the talent recruitment include Blockchain Development Engineer, Senior Java Engineer (Blockchain), Senior iOS Development Engineer, and blockchain marketing and operations.
This development will see OK Group collaborating with major universities and scientific research institutes in China, which will allow the company to train more than 1000 “blockchain elites” within three years.
Special Funds For Blockchain Training
The press release also revealed that the company would establish a special fund for training people in the blockchain industry. This, according to OK Group, will encourage those with potential talents to join the industry.
Being one of the oldest blockchain companies in China, OK Group claims it is committed to fostering blockchain development, both in research and in commercial adoption.
In December 2019, OK Group announced its intention to invest $140 million in blockchain research and development in China. At that time, the company said it plans to set up the Asia Pacific Innovation Center. The establishment will have a blockchain data research institute, a blockchain innovation center, and an entrepreneurship program.
China Rapidly Becoming Blockchain Hub
China is rapidly becoming a global blockchain hub despite not being too enthusiastic cryptocurrencies. The country has become a favorite location for blockchain companies ever since President Xi Jinping endorsed the tech and urged China to invest more in the blockchain.
Just recently, Cryptopotato reported that leading cryptocurrency exchange, Binance has returned to China to establish a blockchain initiative dubbed to promote research and development in the region.
Like the OK Recruit scheme, Binance also focuses on training blockchain talents while offering related services such as blockchain technology development, research and consulting, startup project incubation, academy, and industry investment.