Sberbank Corporate University’s Data and Technology Academy has launched an educational programme that focuses on studying blockchain technology. The number of Sberbank projects involving blockchain continues to grow. The course will help the bank’s managers to become more engaged in these projects and boost the efficiency of using blockchain technology at Sberbank.
The course includes an overview of the main blockchain factories and platforms, possibilities of applying blockchain in the financial market, legal and regulatory aspects of blockchain, and an overview of the cryptoeconomy. Students of the course will also analyse cases from the financial and banking sectors and study Sberbank’s blockchain projects.
In late November Sberbank organised the Russian banking industry’s first-ever pilot blockchain payment transaction. The transaction used the IBM Blockchain Platform on the basis of HyperLedger Fabric.
Sberbank is Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution. Sberbank holds almost one third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, it is the key lender to the national economy and the biggest deposit taker in Russia. The Central Bank of the Russian Federation is the founder and principal shareholder of Sberbank owning 50% of the Bank's authorized capital plus one voting share, with the remaining 50% held by domestic and international investors. Sberbank has more than 135 million individual customers and more than 1 million corporate clients in 22 countries. Sberbank has the largest distribution network in Russia with almost 17,000 branches, and its international operations include UK, US, CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and other countries.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina