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Blockchain – a selection of optimal solution for real projects

By Sergey Tsuprikov, NTR Lab Blockchain specialist

Blockchain technology continues to develop rapidly both in Russia and the worldwide. According to some recruiting agencies, the demand for blockchain specialists in just the Russian Federation has grown 40 times over the past six months.

There have been conducted about 10 hackathons for blockhain solutions in Russia over the past year. Many large Russian banks, such as Sberbank, Alfa Bank, Otkritie Bank, RosEvroBank, continue pilot projects to implement blockchain in their business processes and some have already switched its to commercial operations.

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Russian programmers are the best

I am so excited I had to share the news with everyone.

Are you familiar with ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest sponsored by IBM? It is a multi-tiered programming competition held annually.

This year, the first, fourth, seventh, eighth and tenth place winners were from Russian universities.

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I was especially thrilled that one of the winner was from Ural Federal University, which is quite near to me and the top winner is from St. Petersburg State University. This is the fourth year in a row that a team from St. Petersburg has taken top honors in the competition.

I wrote about talent shortage 3 month ago.  It looks like we don’t have any difficulties to find good software engineers in Russia.