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Ripple Confirms 11 More Universities to its Blockchain Initiative Program




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Ripple steps ahead to let students in universities explore interesting programs besides the existing education system. On Feb 07, 2019, Ripple adds 11 more universities to its Blockchain Initiative Program. The key aim is to spread the awareness of blockchain and making this disrupted technology as a part of education.

The University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) by Ripple is an approach to strengthen blockchain information among the upcoming generation of developers. The program is backed by $50 million investment by Ripple with the commitment to serve 17 prestigious universities across the globe. Below are the 11 new universities joining Ripple’s UBRI program;

  • 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, Tsinghua University

By adding 11 new universities, the blockchain firm Ripple is supporting 29 UBRI partners in total.
Addressing the similar context, Eric van Miltenburg, Ripple’s SVP of Global Operations said’

“Blockchain is an incredibly transformational technology and helping advance the best minds in the world, who are already showing interest in this field, is sure to benefit the entire ecosystem […] Expanding the ecosystem to a more global, diversified network of UBRI partners will only continue to enrich these projects.”

Launched in June 2018, Ripple is attempting to benefit the entire ecosystem The initiative to accelerate academic research for blockchain is quite impressing as it poised to prepare the new business leaders, developers, professionals, entrepreneurs towards disrupted technology. Beside research program, it encourages universities to host the conference, launch courses ward scholarships to faculty as well as students who are keen towards cryptography, digital payments, blockchain, and other related approaches.

We are placing full faith in these universities, knowing that the students and faculty are the most capable individuals in the field, said Miltenburg. We want to help accelerate what is already a spark by turning that into a flame to help these schools move forward,”

As reported earlier, Ripple is already collaborated with the joint venture of leading Chinese University to launch Blockchain Research Scholarship Program. Accordingly, in partnership with Ripple, Tsinghua University Institute of Financial Technology (THUIFR) debuts the Blockchain Technology Research Scholarship Program (BRSP).

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