Connecting the Dots — DREP to Become the First Blockchain Apprentice Facility for Nanyang International Technology Innovation Center
SINGAPORE, 06 September 2018 — Singapore blockchain company DREP Foundation (DREP) has become the first blockchain apprentice facility jointly supported by Nanyang International Technology Innovation Center and Nanyang International Club. Based on the technology achievements and talents pool from Nanyang Technology University of Singapore (NTU), DREP is committed to gather and support seasoned scholars, developers and aspiring university students to innovate and do experiments in the blockchain field and leave a positive impact within Asian academic circle and beyond.
Mr. Subra Suresh, President of NTU and Ms. Lien Siaou Sze, Board Member of Trustees had a cordial discussion with Momo Chang and Xiaolong Xu, co-founders of DREP. The discussion touches upon the use scenarios of DREP in NTU faculty ID system and the achievements that DREP has accomplished ever since the inception of the project. It has been recognized and agreed upon that DREP will take the leading role in the vertical areas of sharding technology, secure multi-party computing, and blockchain-based user profiling.
Ms. Tan Aik Na, Vice President of NTU, mentioned that DREP, as a lively technology force, has successfully helped proliferating the name of NTU out there and also has established itself as a blockchain name card for NTU. DREP’s execution ability and solid tech background have been recognized extensively by partners and industry friends. Within less than 1 year, DREP has been confirmed the commercial deployment of 5 DApps on DREP Chain, 4 Plugin Apps on Data layer and 2 Plugin Apps on Service layer, supporting the likes of Australian delivery platform HarkHark and Middle Eastern lifestyle platform Comebey to successfully integrate blockchain technology into their platforms.
DREP has always been privileged to have a close connection with NTU. DREP co-founder Momo Chang is a master’s degree holder at NTU. Ms. Lien Siaou Sze and Mr. Tolin Shen, Chairman of Nanyang Technological University Shanghai Alumni Association, have been advisors to DREP. DREP has maintained the synergy with NTU and networks of schools in Singapore. In the future, DREP will offer more support for the development of NTU entrepreneurial team in the blockchain field and open up the apprentice recruitment for NTU students.
On the same day, DREP Co-founder Momo and CMO Belinda got invited to NTU Shanghai Centre Corner Stone Unveiling Ceremony and got praised by President Mr. Subra Suresh for their female entrepreneurship.
At the event, Momo Chang expressed that, “As an NTU alumnus, I have always aspired to represent my alma mater by voicing industry opinions and making more contributions. Singapore has cultivated many excellent blockchain technical teams, and DREP has also started its developer community in Singapore’s colleges and universities. In the developer community, we will call for more talents in the future through Hackathons and other forms.”
In addition, DREP has also inked a cooperative partnership with Korean-based SKKU Blockchain Association and is committed to the research and development of blockchain technology, joint student activities and cultural exchanges among Korean academic circles. In the future, DREP plans to conduct worldwide hackathon roadshows in leading universities along with industry peers and institutions.
The DREP developer community Signal Lab has been open to the world for registration! Whether you are interested in the underlying development of blockchain or want to be involved in the Plugin layer of reputation protocol, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to join us and become DREP Hackers.
ABOUT DREP FOUNDATION
DREP Foundation is committed to building a performance-oriented technology infrastructure, supporting high transaction capacity for an ecosystem generating valuable reputation data. Focusing on two industry pain points: lack of user adoption and low transaction throughput, DREP Foundation aims to provide a highly scalable blockchain architecture, DREP Chain, for deployment of a reputation protocol that anyone can use.
ABOUT Nanyang Technological University of Singapore
The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is an autonomous research university in Singapore. In 2018, NTU was placed 12th globally in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. It was also ranked the world’s best young university (under 50 years old) by QS for the fifth consecutive year. In addition, NTU was named the world’s fastest rising young university by Times Higher Education in 2015.
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