Swiss universities and crypto bank SEBA launch educational platform

Swiss crypto bank SEBA has launched a non-profit educational platform in the field of blockchain technology, digital assets, and crypto currencies in cooperation with three universities, called SEBAversity.

"The need for training in the areas of digital assets and crypto currencies is constantly increasing and with SEBAversity we are providing a dedicated platform for private individuals and companies with the aim of gaining knowledge in these areas. SEBAversity offers everyone access to practice-oriented expert knowledge combined with academic research, online and offline," says Guido Bühler, CEO of SEBA Bank. 

SEBA Bank in Zug specialises in digital assets, and provides the practical know-how, while FinTech Innovation Lab of the University of Zurich, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the Frankfurt School Blockchain Centre provide the scientific foundation and practical research.

"SEBA is one of the first fully licensed banks worldwide to work with digital assets. This motivates us to join SEBAversity," says Professor Philipp Sandner, head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Centre. 

"The cooperation with SEBAversity enables us to connect the know-how of a crypto-bank with the academic world," says Professor Tim Weingärtner, Professor of Computer Science at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. 

Thomas Puschmann, director of the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab, adds: "The need for training in the area of blockchain is enormous. SEBAversity, initiated by the first crypto-bank with a FINMA license, makes an important contribution here". 

The offer of SEBAversity is aimed at private individuals as well as companies - from beginners and people with first experiences to "natives" that already have a good knowledge of the industry.

SEBAversity is also DEC certified. "We are pleased to have won a strong partner in SEBAversity and confirm the high quality of the courses in the area of blockchain & digital assets," says Professor Georges Grivas, president of the DLT Education Consortium (DEC), which consists of several universities specialised in blockchain and digital assets and offers the Certified Digital Assets Analyst.

The education and training of SEBAversity currently takes place in online webinars and later in so-called "walk-ins" in the SEBA X Space at the SEBA Bank headquarters in Zug. Corporate training and educational events for groups are also held there. Employees of other companies can also take part in a certified course on blockchain and digital assets, which is tailored to their specific needs. 

Julius Baer was the first bank to launch the first series of courses for its employees in April. "With this new program, we have the great opportunity to gain insights into the world of digital assets in a tangible way," explains David Schlumpf, global head Learning and Leadership Development Bank Julius Baer.