Looks like Tunisia is all set to become the first country that is official embracing Bitcoin technology as a short recruitment notice has been issued to recruit interns who are specializing in blockchain technology. The advertisement specifies that the intern will research advantages and disadvantages of utilizing Bitcoin.
Some other jobs that the intern needs to do include analyzing the effects of Bitcoin on the banking system, and present blockchain applications that are being developed regarding various issues, such as privacy, security, freedom, transparency and more. Thus, a lot of things are being kept as a part of the job of the intern.
It is being noticed that the role, open to engineering students, will require the successful candidate to carry out specific Bitcoin and blockchain-related research. The job description reads:
“To determine the advantages and disadvantages of using Bitcoin, analyze Bitcoin’s impact on the banking system and present the blockchain applications that are currently being developed to respond to various issues relating to privacy, information security, freedom and transparency.”
Increasing interest in Bitcoin Technology
It appears crystal clear that the government is deeply interested in blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin. The internship offer itself is a manifestation of the intention from the government as it seemed to garner interest among various commentators on Facebook, who probed the Ministry for more details on the application process.
It must be cleared that the document does not in any way seem to show that the Tunisian government is in an advanced stage of actually developing Bitcoin-related projects as the internship merely concerns an initial exploratory phase. Nonetheless, the small step from the government can pave the way for complete Bitcoin project in the future.
A lot of people who have been observing the space for Bitcoin in Tunisia admit that the decision confirms that the Tunisian government has taken note of Bitcoin and blockchain technology, and wants to learn more about it. Indeed, this is noteworthy, especially since the governmental body seems interested in more than the involved risks alone.
However, the Tunisian government is not the first national government to show interest in the opportunities presented by Bitcoin and blockchain technology as earlier the Honduran government also confirmed that it will build a land registry initiative on the Bitcoin blockchain. Blockchain technology can provide transparency to the land owning and distribution.
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