Study: Most Top Universities Offer Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Courses

Study: Most Top Universities Offer Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Courses

In its recent report focused on the adoption of crypto courses in colleges, findings by the major crypto exchange Coinbase show that cryptocurrencies could be the future of money after all. The firm committed to exploring the landscape of cryptocurrency awareness and adoption, released a comprehensive report on the latest survey it has conducted on the adoption of crypto education in colleges. Drawing its data from top 50 international universities, Coinbase was able to infer…

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President Trump’s University Offers Crypto Course Despite his Anti-Crypto Stance

President Trump’s University Offers Crypto Course Despite his Anti-Crypto Stance

A growing number of universities are happily welcoming cryptocurrency and blockchain as a course of study. Despite some controversies that surround this particular financial technology, it is glaring how much positive effort is being put to understand the rather complicated new digital means of payment. Amusingly, the latest crypto-friendly university member is the alma mater of President Donald Trump: The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. If you have been following the latest crypto…

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Harvard Simulation: Hostile Nation Obtains Huge Sums in Cryptocurrency

Harvard Simulation: Hostile Nation Obtains Huge Sums in Cryptocurrency

The Harvard Gazette reported a simulation at the university’s Kennedy School that was set up to explore the dangers of hostile nations receiving large sums in cryptocurrency in secret. In the exercise, a futuristic timeline was set for the year 2021 in which North Korea had just experimented with a test missile which was powerful enough to deliver nuclear warheads to the United States. An emergency crisis was created as Washington was surprised that the…

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University of Malta Introduces Master of Science in Blockchain and DLT

University of Malta Introduces Master of Science in Blockchain and DLT

The University of Malta, located in the Mediterranean island of Malta, has initiated a master’s program that specializes in distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain topics. Malta is commonly referred to as the ‘blockchain island’ because of its favorable attitude towards blockchain technology, and especially cryptocurrencies. While the rest of the world is majorly focusing on merely understanding and even curbing the rise of digital currencies, Malta continues to see crypto as more than just…

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Ripple Broadens Blockchain Research to Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo

Ripple Broadens Blockchain Research to Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo

Ripple aims to further academic research in blockchain technology by partnering with Tokyo and Kyoto Universities. The crypto education program is now collaborating 33 institutes worldwide to develop the increasingly popular blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and decentralized digital transactions. The University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) has already established over 30 university collaborations initiating in 2018, including Princeton University, Carnegie Mellon, Pennsylvania University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Singapore National University. Ripple, the crypto firm behind the…

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Australia’s Curtin University Launches Cryptocurrency PhD Scholarship Fund

Australia’s Curtin University Launches Cryptocurrency PhD Scholarship Fund

Curtin University in Australia has introduced a new ‘Cryptocurrency Ph.D. Scholarship Fund’ designed by Curtin data scientists. Through this program, people will be able to donate cryptocurrency to fund Ph.D. students who want to pursue a degree in the fields of crypto blockchain technology, cybersecurity, data analytics etc. This program uses a Web 3.0 payment platform, which will enable real-time payments from donors to the university on both Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains. The platform has…

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University of British Columbia to Offer a Graduate Blockchain Training Path

University of British Columbia to Offer a Graduate Blockchain Training Path

The Canada-based University of British Columbia (UBC) announced a blockchain and distributed ledger technologies training program for masters and Ph.D. students. The announcement came in a press release on June 11. According to the press release, the training path is going to be focused on blockchain’s application in health and wellness, clean energy, regulatory technology, and indigenous issues. The program is supposed to run for a length of 6 years. UBC hopes to equip 139…

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Ripple’s Co-Founder Chris Larsen Donates $25 million in XRP to San Francisco State University

Ripple’s Co-Founder Chris Larsen Donates $25 million in XRP to San Francisco State University

The San Francisco State University was thrown into wild jubilation on Thursday, April 4 when it celebrated the largest gifts it ever received. This was in response to its BOLD Thinking campaign proposed to amass a total of $150 million. The State University, which was founded in 1899, boasts tons of alumni and alumnae who are leaders in their various fields. Therefore, it was a little bit less of a shocker that two alumni decided…

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Ripple has 11 New University Partners to Fund Blockchain Research and Education

Ripple has 11 New University Partners to Fund Blockchain Research and Education

Ripple is one of the most matured blockchain companies in the crypto space. They are known for their involvement in supporting academic research and development in the field as well. The firm showed its resolve to that commitment back in June 2018 by launching its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI). The intention of this program was to accelerate academic research, technical development, and innovation in the blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments space. Ripple has committed over $50…

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Facebook Acquires the Blockchain Startup Chainspace for its University College London Team

Facebook Acquires the Blockchain Startup Chainspace for its University College London Team

Social media giant Facebook has conducted its first blockchain acquisition. In May 2018 Facebook announced that they were launching a dedicated team to explore blockchain technology. The initiative was headed by David Marcus, the vice president of the Facebook Messenger app and former president of PayPal. Now it looks like Facebook is expanding its blockchain efforts by hiring the team behind Chainspace. Chainspace is a small blockchain software development company whose vision is to make…

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