Modex, the blockchain database company, took part in the Hour of Code global movement, which unfolds yearly in more than 180 countries. We believe in the power of education, so on December 11th we’ve presented blockchain technology and its advantages to students from Benjamin Franklin High School, Bucharest.  Part of our Corporate Social Responsibility program, the course for high school students is a way to give back something to society.  

More than 40 students from 9th-12th grade came to Modex Blockchain Labs, yesterday to learn about the programming in blockchain, where it’s being used, how can this technology reshape our lives and which are its advantages. Alin Iftemi, Head of Modex, explained what the term “hash” means, also speaking about digital signatures – private and public keys – and how blockchain technology works for developers, as well as end-users. Alin also touched upon some valuable use cases where blockchain has the potential to improve the current, traditional systems – banking, healthcare, supply chain, logistics, legal and more – offering students some interesting examples. 

The Head of Modex also spoke about blockchain’s applicability in the enterprise segment. High schoolers were interested in the subject and this was visible in the debate they had with our colleague, asking relevant questions and wanting to know more about the advantages of becoming a blockchain developer. “I was delighted to see real interest from their part”, commented Alin after the blockchain class was over. “It’s encouraging to see young people passionate about new tech and about innovative solutions which can change our society for the better. Students interested in learning more about blockchain and starting a career in this field can always join us every Wednesday evening at our tech meetups or to apply for our internship program, where they can learn to code, especially in Java, and to start developing their first blockchain project using Modex infrastructure. We’re looking forward to welcoming them!”

Hour of Code, a global movement 

Held yearly during Computer Technology Education Week, the Hour of Code is a global campaign organized by over 400 partners and more than 200,000 teachers from around the world. Hour of Code aims to introduce students into the fascinating universe of computer programming, coding and developing and to teach them that anyone determined and passionate enough can master the basics. In many countries, what starts as one hour dedicated to computer tech develops into other initiatives built around students and the community.   

About Modex

Modex, the blockchain database company, is promoting the adoption of blockchain technology and strongly believes in a future built around blockchain. Modex offers fully integrated services designed to solve the last mile adoption problem of the blockchain and aims to make blockchain user-friendly for every single device or person. At Modex, we can innovate thanks to our incredible team of experts and we offer services for the entire blockchain technology ecosystem: Marketplace for Smart Contracts, community tools for developers and blockchain as database services for enterprises.

In over two years, using cutting-edge technologies and with a clear strategy, Modex has evolved from the world’s first app store for blockchain into a complex ecosystem designed for developers’ needs and enterprises looking for blockchain solutions. Our mission is to spread and facilitate the adoption of blockchain into society and to solve real-world problems using this revolutionary technology.