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“This program offers young graduates the chance to learn from industry experts, gain practical experience, and prepare them to have meaningful impacts on the crypto industry.”

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Bitget has announced the launch of its COO Apprentice: Web3 Leadership Program in Europe, which offers a unique chance for young enthusiasts to delve into the Web3 world under the guidance of Bitget’s senior executives, including COO Vugar Usi Zade.

Part of its Blockchain4Youth corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaign, the COO Apprentice: Web3 Leadership Program aims to cultivate the next generation of crypto leaders by providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the fast-paced cryptocurrency ecosystem.

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Vugar Usi Zade, COO of Bitget, said: “We are excited to launch the Bitget COO Apprentice program as part of our commitment to fostering talent and innovation in the Web3 space. This program offers young graduates the chance to learn from industry experts, gain practical experience, and prepare them to have meaningful impacts on the crypto industry. We believe this program represents more than just an apprentice experience; it is also a launchpad for aspiring Web3 enthusiasts and believers to make their mark on the digital finance revolution.”

The program promises hands-on training and insights, preparing participants to play significant roles in the Web3 sphere. It highlights the importance of a global, remote working experience, aligning with modern corporate practices. The initiative targets ambitious individuals passionate about Web3 and blockchain technology.

The most outstanding apprentices will enjoy a fully-funded mentorship trip to Dubai with Bitget’s COO, an opportunity ripe with industry insights and networking prospects.

Bitget committed $10 million to Blockchain4Youth initiative

Launched in May 2023, the Blockchain4Youth initiative by Bitget has committed $10 million over five years, focusing on the influential role of Millennials and Generation Z in fostering a crypto-friendly future.

Bitget’s research underlines the significant participation of these generations in the crypto world, with Millennials making up 46% of crypto enthusiasts. The COO Apprentice Program is a strategic move to immerse young talents in Web3, shaping them into future blockchain leaders.

Founded in 2018, Bitget has grown to serve over 25 million users across more than 100 countries and regions. Known for its innovative trading solutions, such as the copy trading feature, Bitget continues to empower users in navigating the crypto market.

The rebranded Bitget Wallet, formerly BitKeep, offers a suite of Web3 services, including wallet functions, swap capabilities, an NFT marketplace, and a DApp browser. Through strategic partnerships, including with football legend Lionel Messi and PGL, an eSports event organizer, Bitget aims to broaden the appeal of cryptocurrency, making it more accessible to a global audience.

CEXs are 10x more popular than DEXs, according to Bitget Research

A recent report published by Bitget Research found that the number of daily active crypto traders in Western Europe fluctuates between 1.2 million and 1.5 million, with Germany and France at the forefront of this activity. Austria recorded a staggering 70% growth in crypto trader numbers from December 2022 to December 2023.

The in-depth study reveals that the region is marked by significant trading volumes, a strong presence of DeFi (Decentralized Finance) activities, a regulated environment, and a comparatively lower inclination towards P2P (Peer-to-Peer) trading platforms.

The paper further indicates that Western Europeans’ approach to cryptocurrency investments sees them engaging in both contracts and spot trading, with a strong inclination towards mainstream assets, but also involvement in decentralized projects, NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens), and Web3 platforms.

P2P trading volumes, however, remain significantly lower than other forms of cryptocurrency transactions. Bitget Research attributes this to the prevalent method of acquiring digital assets through fiat deposits or card-linked purchases, contrasting with regions like South East Asia where P2P trading is more common.

Western European traders are found to prefer centralized exchanges over decentralized ones as CEX traffic outpaces DEXs by a factor of ten. Among decentralized platforms, PancakeSwap and Uniswap emerge as favorites, with Coinbase Wallet, Metamask, Bitget Wallet, and TrustWallet being the go-to wallets across the region.

The report concluded by predicting a rising interest in on-chain solutions, particularly NFTs, DEXes, and blockchain games, with the expectation that one to two blockchain projects led by Western European teams will emerge as leaders in their respective sectors.