Yearly Archives: 2019

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HBCU Blockchain Curriculum Development Institute 2019

2019-11-18T12:18:45-05:00

Our HBCU Blockchain Curriculum Development Institute brought together 45 faculty from over 30 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. They synthesized the latest research, trends, and breakthroughs in the blockchain space by working with mentors, brainstorming and sharing resources.  As a result of the Institute, over 1,000 students will  be taught simultaneously about blockchain and FinTech in the  Spring Semester of 2020. Many thanks to our mentors: Lee Reiners, the Executive Director, Global Financial Markets Center at Duke Law School Andrew Wu, Faculty Director, FinTech Initiative at the University of Michigan Luke Kowalski, Professor at UC Berkeley. [...]

HBCU Blockchain Curriculum Development Institute 20192019-11-18T12:18:45-05:00

UBRI Connect at UC Berkeley

2019-11-13T14:28:29-05:00

Dr. Emdad, Dr. Bapna, and Dr. Ghodoosi presented at the first annual conference of UBRI Connect at the University of California, Berkeley.  Two other HBCUs, Southern University in New Orleans and Morehouse College were part of the FinTech Center delegation. The event featured 150 participants showcasing the activities of 30 worldwide universities through lectures, presentations, and chats amongst industry keynotes. We had the opportunity to network with fellow scholars and Ripple engineers to accelerate our research and curriculum development in blockchain, cryptocurrency, and FinTech. In February 2019, Morgan received a multi-year, multi-million dollar grant from Ripple, a Silicon Valley technology company and joined Ripple’s [...]

UBRI Connect at UC Berkeley2019-11-13T14:28:29-05:00

Inaugural Annual HBCU Blockchain Summit 2019 

2020-04-13T09:46:18-04:00

Our Inaugural Annual HBCU Blockchain Summit 2019 attracted 130 faculty and students from more than 30 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The two-day conference included speakers from academia, government, and the private sector.  Participants heard from industry representatives including Conduent, Ripple, Ourobors, LLP, Vanimals and Pundi X. Our keynote speaker was Kevin Werbach, Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and author of "The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust" Lee Reiners, the Executive Director of the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke Law School spoke about the laws [...]

Inaugural Annual HBCU Blockchain Summit 2019 2020-04-13T09:46:18-04:00

Student Blockchain Clubs 

2019-09-12T16:40:33-04:00

The FinTech Center promotes and encourages students to get together and create student blockchain clubs on all of our network campuses. We seek to engage students on HBCUs in building the talent pool of the next generation of entrepreneurs to educate and empower students who are interested in and excited about learning more about blockchain technology. The Student Blockchain club at Morgan State University welcomes students from all majors. The Club meets on Mondays at 4:30 PM in room 207 of the Morgan Business Building The Morgan Student Blockchain club is a  student-run organization dedicated to engaging students and professors [...]

Student Blockchain Clubs 2019-09-12T16:40:33-04:00

Blockchain Ventures

2020-05-16T08:02:24-04:00

The faculty has developed mini-cases that feature organizations using blockchain technology to innovate. Akon’s plans for a mobile-friendly cryptocurrency and platform for entrepreneurs in Africa to create, market and monetize their own decentralized applications or DApps A firm specializing in full-service supply chain management and compliance for the cannabis marketplace with tracking technology to ensure each seed, clone, tissue, vegetative and flowering plant, oil extract, and the derivative product is traceable A firm using blockchain technology to connect banks and payment providers via RippleNet to provide one frictionless experience for sending and receiving money globally For each mini [...]

Blockchain Ventures2020-05-16T08:02:24-04:00

Morgan State’s HBCU Blockchain Summit convenes researchers to discuss future of fintech

2019-09-12T17:31:13-04:00

Blockchain and cryptocurrency are still early in development, so those who are involved now can help shape where they’re going. That was among the messages delivered in Baltimore by Kevin Werbach, a professor of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School of theUniversity of Pennsylvania who specializes in blockchain. He was speaking to a group of faculty and students from historically Black colleges and universities over the weekend. Morgan State University organized the first HBCU Blockchain Summit held May 3 to 4, which brought together 120 researchers from 35 universities across the country, as well as students. The Baltimore university’s Earl G. Graves School of [...]

Morgan State’s HBCU Blockchain Summit convenes researchers to discuss future of fintech2019-09-12T17:31:13-04:00

Morgan State University Announces Multi-Year Financial Technology Program With Silicon Valley-based Firm

2019-07-26T16:28:03-04:00

Ripple Partners with MSU to Fund Education and Research in Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity and Related FinTech Disciplines   Bolstering its position as a preeminent public urban research institution, Morgan State University (MSU) has received funding from Ripple, a leading Silicon Valley financial technology (“FinTech”) company. The funds will underwrite a five-year academic partnership bringing advanced education and research programs to the University. Morgan joins a select number of institutions now participating in Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI), a global effort designed to further accelerate academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments. The UBRI program fosters increased engagement and participation [...]

Morgan State University Announces Multi-Year Financial Technology Program With Silicon Valley-based Firm2019-07-26T16:28:03-04:00