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Computer Science Department of Stanford University has launched a Centre for BlockChain Research to promote and develop “Best Practices” for Blockchain industry. The Center will be led by ‘Professor Dan Boneh’ and ‘Professor David Mazieres’. Team will also include Computer Scientists ‘Alex Aiken’, ‘David Dill’, ‘John Mitchell’, ‘Tim Roughgarden’ and law school Professor ‘Joe Grundfest’.
On the day of Center’s launch, Professor Dan Boneh said, “Blockchains will become increasingly critical to doing business globally. Stanford should be at the forefront of efforts to improve, apply and understand the many ripple effects of this technology.”
The Center will run 5-year program that has been designed with support from Ethereum Foundation, Protocol Labs, OmiseGo, DFINITY Stiftung, The Interchain Foundation and Cryptocurrency hedge fund Polychain Capital. As per the official statement, the Center will examine how BlockChain technology can transform traditional business interactions. The Center will focus on designing a blockchain curriculum for both students and working professionals.
San Francisco-based cryptocurrency startup Ripple has committed to donating $50 million to support blockchain education at 17 universities. Last month, EOS creator Block.one donated $3 million to Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering to promote blockchain research. Block.one CTO Dan Larimer, a Virginia Tech alumnus, will advise the department on curriculum development and will also teach some live classroom sessions.