• Country USA
  • CategoryEducation/ School of Blockchain

Academy is the first accredited school of blockchain development.

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Detailed description

Academy is the world’s first accredited school for blockchain, and will enable the future of blockchain projects worldwide by addressing the growing blockchain developer shortage. Academy is an award-winning education provider, and a proud member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-CASI) and is an internationally recognized higher education institution. And all of our online programs are created and designed to be SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) compatible. SCORM compatibility sets Academy apart from other blockchain education offerings because it solves the issue of curriculum standardization through scalability. SCORM allows our world-class curriculum to be delivered by partner universities across the globe.

Academy represents a new education pathway, custom-built to service the Blockchain industry. Our purpose is to educate and train the next generation of Blockchain developers, to enable them to build the infrastructure of tomorrow's economic model - cryptocurrency. Blockchain development is one of the fastest growing and most understaffed sectors of industry in 2017. 


For every Blockchain developer, there are 14 industry jobs available. With the industry predicted to grow 16 fold in the next five years, this resource problem is only going to become more acute. A regulated, agile and strategic curriculum that produces the developers the industry needs. And strategic partnerships with real Blockchain companies to place emerging developers into their dream jobs.


Academy is SCORM compliant, giving us the ability to syndicate our digital learning systems to other tech universities across the globe. We're a SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) accredited institution, eligible to receive both title 4 and title 9 Federal Government funding. Learn in your own style, at your own pace. Choose from our selection of bootcamps, online courses, executive masterclasses, conferences, and developer workshops. Our intuitive digital infrastructure makes it easy to manage your studies, seek help, and progress wherever you are.


For Student Developers:

  • Priority Course Placement
  • Reduced Course Fees
  • Gamified Learning
  • Developer Job Placement

For Corporations / Governments / Organisations:

  • Priority Course Placement for Staff Retraining
  • Priority Access to Trained Developers
  • Opportunity to Shape the Curriculum through Advisory Node System

For Everyone:

  • Back the Future of Blockchain
  • Build an Effective, Sustainable Blockchain Community
  • Support Future Blockchain Projects through the Incubator Accelerator
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  • Token details

    • Token symbol ? Token symbol — a shorten token name. It is used during an ICO and after the coin listing at the cryptocurrency exchanges. : ACAD
    • Fundrasing target ? Fundraising target — the maximum amount of funds to be raised during an ICO. When it is reached, the developers stop selling the tokens because they do not need to raise more money for the project development. : 50,000,000 USD
    • Token type ? Token type — a platform for a startup launch that influences the stability of blockchain operation, the speed of transactions and the fees. :Ethereum (ERC20)
    • Soft cap ? Soft cap — the minimum amount of funds to be raised for the project development. Sometimes when the soft cap has not been reached, the money is returned to the participants. : NA
    • Role of token ? Role of Token — type of token depending on the opportunities it offers to its owner. Utility tokens give their owners a right to use the project services, security tokens are aimed at bringing profit, and currency tokens are a money substitute. :Utility token
    • Total supply ? Total supply — a total amount of tokens that will be released by the developers. :195,000,000 ACAD
    • Escrow agent ? Escrow agent — a qualified agent who has the right of signature in a multisig wallet. An escrow agent participates in an ICO, monitors the financial operations of the developers and confirms their fairness. :No
    • Tokens for sale ? Tokens for sale — the number of tokens offered to the participants of an ICO. :5,000,000 ACAD
    • Whitelist ? Whitelist — a list of participants, who get an opportunity to buy tokens. To be whitelisted, you need to register on time because the number of participants and the registration period are usually limited. :Whitelist Closed
    • Additional emission ? Additional emission — an additional release of tokens. It can be done once after the crowd sale or on an ongoing basis. In the projects with a limited emission there is no additional emission. :No
    • Exchange listing ? Exchange listing — an assumed date when the token will be listed at a cryptocurrency exchange. The developers usually indicate it in a roadmap and a white paper. :NA
    • Accepting currencies ? Accepting currencies — cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies that can be used for buying the project tokens. :BCH, BTC, ETH, LTC,
    • Can't participate ? Can't participate — the countries where it is prohibited to buy tokens. These can be countries where ICOs are prohibited altogether, or countries that have the requirements that a particular project does not meet. :No
    • Know Your Customer (KYC) ? Know Your Customer — a verification procedure for ICO participants, during which the developers can ask for personal data, a photo and a scanned copy of a passport of a potential investor. :Yes
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  • Token and Funds Distribution

    Token distribution date

    30 days after completion of Crowdsale and Security Audit of Smart Contract

    Unsold tokens

    When an ACAD token is used for payment at Academy, 70% of token value will be burned, 15% of token value will be credited to a scholarship fund and 15% of token value will be credited to a community development fund, which provides partial funding for the Incubator Accelerator program

      • Token Distribution

        • Funds Distribution

      Sale schedule

      Round Token Price Bonus Min / Max Purchase Soft Cap Hard Cap
      Crowdsale — Ended
      15 Mar 00:00 UTC
      15 May 00:00 UTC
      2. USD No - Uncapped 5,000,000 USD
      Private Sale — Ended
      15 Feb 00:00 UTC
      15 Mar 00:00 UTC
      1. USD No - Uncapped 45,000,000 USD
      • Team

        • John Souza photo
          John Souza
          Founder, Kingsland Academy Founder, Academy
        • Jason King photo
          Jason King
          Co-Founder, Academy Founder, Unsung.org
        • Moe Levin photo
          Moe Levin
          Co-Founder, Academy Founder, Keynote
        • Robert Kim photo
          Robert Kim
          Academy, Director Global Business & Enterprise Development
        • Svetlin Nakov photo
          Svetlin Nakov
          Academy, SoftUni
        • Hristo Tenchev photo
          Hristo Tenchev
          Academy, SoftUni
        • Ivan Nenkov photo
          Ivan Nenkov
          Academy, SoftUni
      • Advisors

        • Steven Dakh
          Ethereum, Kryptokit
        • Craig Sellars
          Tether, Omni, vAtomic
        • Gabriel Kurman
          RSK Labs
        • Alex Lightman
          Millennium Energy Corporation
        • Riccardo Spagni
        • Paul Puey
          Edge, Airbits
        • Steve Beauregard
          Bloq, GoCoin
        • Jonathan Teo
          Binary, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram
        • Shawn Owen
          Salt Lending
        • Devadutta Ghat
          VideoCoin, Facebook
        • Loretta Joseph
          ADDCA, SSX
        • Chance Barnett
          CoinCircle, Crowdfunder
        • Gabriel Abed
          Emercoin Group, Polymath
        • Michael Tozoni
          Mycelium, Bitcoin100
        • Pilar Stella Ingargiola
          Stellina Capital
        • Yacine Teraï
          Startup Token
        • Lauren Selig
          Shake & Bake Productions, VALIS
        • Dawn Newton
        • Lee Fox
        • Crystal Rose
          Sensay, SENSE, ICO Governance Foundation
        • Bruce Silcoff
        • Michael J. Quinn
          Vedder Price, SEC
        • Roger Royse
          Royse Law


      • January 2016

        Kingsland University Earns Accreditation

      • July 2017

        Establish Academy - School of Blockchain

      • December 2017

        Publish Whitepaper

      • January 2018
        • Acquisition of SoftUni Announced
        • Initial Blockchain Immersion Course Entrance Exams
        • Academy School of 
        • Blockchain Developer Immersion Course Commences (120 students)
        • Blockchain Leadership Summit at World Economic Forum - Davos Switzerland
        • Academy Wins $50,000 prize at d10e - Grand Cayman
      • February 2018

        Public Pre-sale for Academy Token ($45 Million Hard Cap goal reached)

      • March 2018
        • Crowdsale for Academy Token
        • First Academy-trained Developer Cohort Graduates
      • April 2018

        Second blockchain immersion class (Singapore)