Collaborative Web3 developer Metacrafters.io and Yield Guild Games (YGG) have announced a pilot program that gives close to a thousand scholars access to its platform, along with top-notch curriculum design from Silicon Valley Web3 developers.
The program primarily centers around Metacrafters.io, a learn-to-earn game that gives students the skills and know-how to write both smart contracts and build on-chain.
These skills allow Web2 developers to quickly learn Web3 skills that can help them understand and take advantage of Web3, which will eventually lead them to create their first NFT, deploy their first smart contract, as well as create their first staking application.
Metacrafters.io is the first project by Proof of Learn, Inc., a Web3 education platform with a mission to unlock accessible, high-quality education across the world through blockchain and a learn-to-earn protocol. Proof of Learn raised a seed round in Q1’2021 of approximately $17M, led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and joined by Animoca Brands, GoldenTree Asset Management, gumi Cryptos Capital, Infinity Ventures Crypto, Arca, Wavemaker Ventures, Learn Capital, and Rethink Education.
How does Metacrafter.io work, exactly? Well, the premise is simple: students pay tuition for courses, but that tuition can be earned back once they complete said courses along with additional rewards. The scholars in the YGG pilot program will have their tuition covered by YGG in exchange for sharing a portion of their rewards. The grant money will be used to fund cryptocurrency rewards and incentivize students to take developer courses and learn Web3 coding skills. Course completion will also be rewarded with a Proof of Learn NFT minted as a permanent, public credential on the blockchain as well as a Treasure NFT that can be used in the game world or sold to another player in the marketplace.