Ripple enacting its University Blockchain Research Initiative

During the last 6 months, Blockchain platform Ripple has been enacting its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI). Launched in June 2018, UBRI by Ripple has for goal to spread blockchain technology and knowledge throughout universities around the globe.

Additionally, the program aims to further academic research, innovatíon, and development in all aspects of blockchain technology.

So far, Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative includes 29 schools which are Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Duke University, Georgetown University, University of Kansas, University of Michigan, Morgan State University, National University of Singapore, Northeastern University, University of Sao Paulo, Institute for Fintech Research, and Tsinghua University.

The UBRI program offers a wide variety of courses relating to the fields of business, software development, engineering, and other fields where data transparency, security, and immutability are needed.

For example, UBRI program at the University of California Berkeley has allowed and facilitated the access to courses, funding for research projects, and as well as backing student-led activities like a blockchain UI/UX Hackathon.

This is good news for blockchain enthusiasts worldwide and a positive sign for blockchain technology. The University Blockchain Research Initiative by Ripple is among many programs adopted by universities worldwide to ensure a good blockchain education for everybody.

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Henry-Claude Madiba

Renewable energy engineer in training. I am only interested in two things, blockchain technology and contributing to making the world a livable place for the next generations.

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