To improve the blockchain talent pool in the country and to help companies understand and implement blockchain technology, a series of workshops are being held nationwide. Bahrain Technology Companies Society (BTECH) blockchain committee Head Fawaz Shakrallah, who is leading the initiative, told Tribune that the fact that blockchain is touted as being one of the biggest technological advancements in recent decades makes it necessary for Bahrain to focus on it.
He said that blockchain developers are now one of the highest paid professionals. The BTECH initiative is divided into two part, one is to train talents who are interested in blockchain and the other is to help companies learn about how blockchain can be implemented. Shakrallah also said that blockchain could be the answer to prevent fraud such as the fake degree scandal in the education sector. “The biggest problem we faced with educational qualification is the certificates.”
“The issue was that we got fake certificates from fake universities and masters certificates that were fake as well. “With blockchain, the university will issue the certificate and issue transactions on the blockchain network. That way it is authenticated, anybody can go on the system and confirm that this is actually original so it avoids fraud and counterfeit and malicious attackers and hackers,” Shakrallah added.