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Ripple Adds 11 New University Blockchain Research Initiative Partners To Fund Research And Education

Ripple, one of the most mature companies in the blockchain space, is currently helping lead development for blockchain-focused academia and research.

The blockchain based global settlements network launched its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) in June of last year to accelerate academic research, technical development and innovation in the blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments space. Ripple has committed over $50 million in funding, subject matter expertise and technical resources to UBRI’s first wave of university partners, which includes 17 prestigious institutions from around the world.

Announced today, Ripple has added 11 new universities to the UBRI program. The company is now supporting a total of 29 partners to accelerate academic research.

The new institutions include:

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

These programs, driven by the university partners, are poised to prepare the next generation of engineers, business leaders, entrepreneurs and other professionals to apply these technologies in practice. This should  increase positive awareness of the transformative impact that blockchain technology will have across all industries, while giving back to the community as part of an ongoing philanthropic effort.

We launched UBRI back in June of 2018 to provide support for 17 different universities around the world to help progress their study of blockchain technology, cryptography, digital assets and fintech. 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. We’v...
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