Columbia University, IBM Launch Two Accelerator Programs for Blockchain Enterprises

IBM and Columbia University have announced two blockchain accelerator programs that aim to help startups in the space innovate at scale, according to an IBM news release Nov. 19. Both programs form part of the Columbia-IBM Center for Blockchain and Data Transparency, a joint innovation center that was established by […]

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Malaysia’s Education Ministry Sets up University Degree Verification System via Blockchain

The Ministry of Education (MoE) of Malaysia is establishing a University Consortium to combat degree fraud using blockchain, the ministry announced in a tweet Nov. 8. According to the ministry’s tweet, the system is designed to issue and verify the authenticity of university-issued degrees. The new government-backed consortium will initially […]

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Three Russian Universities Add Crypto Courses and Diplomas

More academic institutions in Russia are starting educational courses and even postgraduate programs in crypto and blockchain technologies. Three universities will be teaching related subjects like cryptography and digital economy during the new academic year beginning in September. Some of the courses will be conducted in English and with guest […]

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Craig Wright Referenced as Satoshi in Chinese University Textbook

According to reports a Chinese economics textbook that’s used in some of China’s leading universities states that the notorious Dr. Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. The university textbook authored by Frederic Mishkin calls Wright an “Australian geek” who invented the cryptocurrency bitcoin almost ten years ago. […]

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Ripple Urges South Korea to Embrace Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

A lot of things are changing in South Korea’s financial sector. Regulation is negatively impacting cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, but Ripple is urging the government of South Korea to loosen regulations and focus on these industries sooner rather than later. Fostering Cryptocurrency in South Korea South Korea is a major […]

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UNDP Partners With Sun Exchange To Provide Solar Power To Moldova Universities

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has reportedly signed a contract to collaborate with a Blockchain Start-up Sun Exchange to provide solar power for one of the Moldovan Universities. To cover the costs and lack of experience with solar energy in Moldova, the Technical University of Moldova will receive solar […]

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College Students Are Using Financial Aid to Buy Cryptocurrencies

The Student Loan Report — a website that covers news on student loans — reports that more than 21.2 percent of college students use their financial aid money to invest in cryptocurrencies. If bitcoin really ends up being the next global currency as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey believes will happen, then […]

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Bitcoin Classes Are All the Rage for University Students in Chicago

Hosting the CME, the Cboe and many investment funds, Chicago is an American and global financial trading powerhouse. As such it should come as no surprise that students in the region are clamoring to learn about a major part of the economy of the future, bitcoin. Also Read: Nasdaq-Listed Marathon […]

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