There are several blockchain startups, as well as cryptocurrency organizations, which include the Ethereum Foundation, which has come together to sponsor a blockchain research and education center which was created by the Stanford University computer science professors.
Blockchain Research – a place for developing best practices.
According to the press release from the 20th of June, the Center of Blockchain Research is going to be a place which brings together industry professionals, as well as university scientists to develop best possible practices for this burgeoning and potentially transformative field.
Dan Boneh and David Mazieres are going to lead the center, both of them being professors of computer science. Some of the faculty members will also include some experts in the fields of practice physics, electrical engineering, as well as law, among others.
According to Boneh, Stanford is supposed to be at the forefront of efforts
Boneh said that Stanford should be at the forefront of efforts to improve, as well as apply and understand the many ripple effects on this technology.
Additionally, to the support given from the Ethereum Foundation, the initial five-year research program of the center is sponsored by the DFINITY Stiftung, as well as the Interchain Foundation, OmiseGO, PolyChain Capital, and Protocol Labs. Vitalik Buterin, who is actually the co-founder of Ethereum, voiced his excitement over the sponsorship of the foundation of the center in a recent tweet.
Blockchain technology – the topic of the month
The research, as well as education of blockchain, has been a topic this month. On the 4th of June, Ripple has announced that it had some plans on donating $50 million to 17 different universities in an effort to further blockchain research, as well as improve the ecosystem of payments.
It has been reported that the University of California, Berkeley, had some plans on providing a blockchain certificate program which was designed to be accessible to people of all skill levels. Recently, one more thing has also been revealed – the Universe of Luxembourg agreed to start collaborating with individual entities in order to explore the role of blockchain technology in FinTech projects.