By Rachel Wolfson
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
University of Kansas
University of Michigan
Morgan State University
National University of Singapore
University of Sao Paulo
Institute for Fintech Research, Tsinghua University