Astar Foundation teams up with NTT Digital to build Web3 training programs

  • Astar Foundation and NTT Digital will collaborate to create Web3 talent training programs.
  • The partners will also work on initiatives aimed at enhancing network infrastructure.
  • Astar Foundation and NTT Digital began collaborating in 2022.

Astar Foundation, the developer group behind multichain smart contracts platform Astar Network, has announced a strategic partnership with NTT Digital.

Established by Japanese mobile phone operator NTT DoCoMo, NTT Digital is a Web3 platform built to offer security and accessibility to enterprises and individuals seeking to build in web3.

Support for Web3 talent and technical infrastructure

In a press release the firms published on July 11, Astar Foundation said the collaboration will focus on advancing Web3 adoption via training programs for talent looking for a career path in the industry. The partners will also work together on efforts to create an enabling environment through technical infrastructure.

Astar Foundation is Astar Network’s main contributor and source code maintainer. According to the press release, the group believes its expertise in the blockchain applications could be crucial in the partners’ effort to develop innovative products that can spark Web3 adoption.

Training programs will include initiatives such as skill development programs, while technical infrastructure enhancements will focus on cybersecurity and fraud prevention.

Sota Watanabe, founder of Astar Foundation noted in a statement:

We’re excited to partner with NTT Digital, who bring decades of experience in building tech infrastructure to drive adoption and innovation. Together, we will empower individuals and businesses to embrace the potential of Web3, enabling a more inclusive, decentralized future.”

NTT DoCoMo and Astar began their collaboration last year, with the Japanese telecommunications giant pledging $4 billion towards accelerating Web3 development in Japan. The company wants to use its subsidiary NTT Digital to achieve this goal, Aster Network wrote.

Earlier this year, Astar Network and Sony Network Communications unveiled a Web3 incubation program that ran from mid-March to June.

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