Circle Internet Financial (Circle) and Tribe, a government-supported blockchain ecosystem builder, are working together to build the developer community Singapore and Asia Pacific, and provide them with the tools and resources necessary to grow with the burgeoning Web3 ecosystem.
The partnership aims to offer comprehensive training and support programs for novice and experienced developers in Singapore and the Asia Pacific, addressing the shortage of Web3 developers in the industry, Circle said in a statement today.
"Asia is poised as the driving force behind worldwide Web3 innovations since it's home to a diverse mix of skilled tech talents. There is a massive opportunity to upskill Web2 developers to learn aspects of Web3, and Singapore is at the forefront of this learning curve as a thriving landscape for tech entrepreneurs and open-source innovations," said Yi Ming Ng, CEO of Tribe.
Calendar of events
Apart from the two-day Circle Hacker House conference taking place this weekend, which attracted over 350 registrants, including developers, founders, innovators, and Web3 enthusiasts, there was a "Learn & Earn" campaign in February, followed by a Developer Bootcamp in March.
The Hacker House also served as the launchpad for the upcoming virtual Circle Hackathon, scheduled to take place from April 25 to May 22, 2023, Circle said in an announcement today.
The hackathon aims to encourage participants to develop innovative solutions for real-world problems using Circle's APIs across various blockchains, with the goal of creating a high-quality ecosystem of projects and use cases.
"Circle is invested in building a strong developer community and providing them with the tools and resources necessary to grow with the burgeoning Web3 ecosystem," said Sandra Persing, vice president, product and developer marketing for Circle.
Circle holds an in-principle approval for a license under the Payment Services Act in Singapore, and is looking to open in Hong Kong. The firm's stablecoin, USDC, is the second-largest globally, with a market capitalization of around US$32 billion and a 24-hour trading volume of around US$4.5 billion.
Developers interested in participating in the May Circle Hackathon can register here or visit the Circle website for more information.
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