Yearly Archives: 2020


HBCU Blockchain Research and Innovation Conference 2020


The Center for the Study of Blockchain and Financial Technology (The FinTech Center) at Morgan State University wants you to join us for  the (Virtual) HBCU Blockchain Research and Innovation Conference 2020 on Friday, November 13th, 2020 from 9:30am to 2:00pm and Saturday, November 14th, 2020 from 10am-2pm. The Virtual HBCU Blockchain Research and Innovation Conference, November 13-14, 2020 will provide a forum for the faculty, students, and administrators in the FinTech Center’s HBCU Consortium to hear and discuss the findings of sponsored research and outcomes of sponsored innovative blockchain projects at various HBCUs, such as a podcast series, blockchain [...]

HBCU Blockchain Research and Innovation Conference 20202021-03-30T15:54:56-04:00

Using Blockchain to Improve Federal Services


Craig Fischer is an Innovation Program Manager within the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service who is mainly focused on understanding the impact emerging trends and technologies will have on government finance. Craig leads the agency’s blockchain work where he and his team have carried out three proofs of concept over the past three years. Prior to FIT, Craig held positions with a “Big Four” consulting firm, the Chief Financial Officer’s (CFO) Council, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Using Blockchain to Improve Federal Services2021-03-30T15:56:19-04:00

Building an Equitable Internet


From biased algorithms and cloaked websites to digital redlining and pay-to-play advertising, today’s internet has not only left behind but further oppressed already marginalized communities. What was once a collaborative ecosystem full of possibility has evolved into a network controlled by tech monopolies that benefits only a fraction of the population. In building the Internet Computer — a nonproprietary, decentralized computing platform — the DFINITY Foundation is dedicated to making it approachable and accessible to all. We invite you to learn more about how the Internet Computer enables the next generation of builders to reboot the internet and champion web-based systems [...]

Building an Equitable Internet2021-03-30T15:57:10-04:00

HBCU Students Battle for the Cryptos


The FinTech Center and Binance. US are joining forces to present a pilot project "HBCU Students Battle for the Cryptos" this fall semester. We encourage all HBCU students to participate.  Student participants will receive funds in a Binance. US® wallet*  and use them to trade cryptocurrencies and compete for cash prizes. They will learn about cryptocurrency investing, trading, and portfolio management. First come first serve. Space is limited. Competition begins on September 14, 2020, and ends at midnight on November 8, 2020.  *Students will be required to provide identity and financial information to create a wallet in compliance with AML [...]

HBCU Students Battle for the Cryptos2021-03-30T15:58:05-04:00

BLOCKCHAIN IS HERE: Are you ready for the challenge?


  The FinTech Center presented Jessica Schultzman at The Graves School of Business on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Dr. Schultzman shared her knowledge of the "criminal activity" that may take place on the blockchain with MSU undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Schultzman is the Bureau Chief -Financial Crimes Unit for the District Attorney's office in Kingston, NY. She specializes in "Big Data", "AI", FinTech and Cryptocurrency. Member of the Blockchain Alliance - an organization of regulatory, industry and law enforcement professionals focused on minimizing criminal activity on the Blockchain.

BLOCKCHAIN IS HERE: Are you ready for the challenge?2021-03-30T15:58:45-04:00

The Fundamentals of Blockchain


    The FinTech Center presented Dawn Talbott at The Graves School of Business on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9am to 1pm. Dr. Talbott has over 20 years of finance and technology experience. Most recently, Dawn joined the RiskSpan SmartLink Lab where she provides consulting on Blockchain and DLT implementation strategies. Prior to this, she analyzed emerging technical capabilities within the Freddie Mac Single Family Innovation Laboratory and establishing its “BlockLab”. As a FinTech expert, she is familiar with risk analytics, simulations and a wide range of debt, equity and derivative instruments designed for both public and private markets. Fundamentals of Blockchain Workshop Speaker Dawn Talbott [...]

The Fundamentals of Blockchain2021-03-30T15:59:29-04:00

Turbulent Times: Why Add Bitcoin to Your Portfolio Now


Brian Estes, CIO and Managing Partner at Off the Chain Capital, has helped finance, build, and mentor 4 blockchain companies whose combined value is over $10B today. Prior to his involvement in blockchain in 2014, Brian was a leading endowment and foundation asset manager, ranking in the top 1/10th of 1% of Morningstar asset managers. Brian has his BA from the University of Illinois and MBA with high honors from Washington University. Brian also studied at Cambridge University and the London School of Economics. REGISTER HERE

Turbulent Times: Why Add Bitcoin to Your Portfolio Now2021-03-30T15:59:55-04:00

A Fireside Chat with Congressman Warren Davidson


Warren Davidson represents Ohio’s 8th Congressional District, serves on the House Financial Services Committee and the Congressional Blockchain Caucus. Congressman Davidson first enlisted in the Army after high school. He was stationed in Germany and witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall. Warren later earned an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated near the top of his class. After the Army, Congressman Davidson earned an MBA from Notre Dame, and spent fifteen years operating manufacturing companies in Ohio.

A Fireside Chat with Congressman Warren Davidson2021-03-30T16:00:22-04:00

Innovation Grant


INNOVATION GRANT PROPOSAL GUIDELINES(Downloadable Word Doc) INNOVATION GRANT PROPOSAL GUIDELINES(Downloadable PDF) The Center for the Study of Blockchain and Financial Technology at Morgan State University is pleased to announce a competitive initiative to build awareness of and engagement with blockchain and FinTech at HBCUs. The FinTech Center is offering ten (10) competitive innovation grants of $10,000 each for developing and implementing innovative educational activities and programs on HBCU campuses. Only one grant per university will be awarded; however, multiple proposals may be submitted. We are seeking creative ideas for [...]

Innovation Grant2021-03-30T16:09:23-04:00

A Conversation with Commissioner Hester Peirce


Hester M. Peirce was appointed by President Donald J. Trump to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was sworn in on January 11, 2018. Prior to joining the SEC, Commissioner Peirce conducted research on the regulation of financial markets at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. She was a Senior Counsel on the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, where she advised Ranking Member Richard Shelby and other members of the Committee on securities issues. Commissioner Peirce served as counsel to SEC Commissioner Paul S. Atkins. She also worked as a Staff Attorney [...]

A Conversation with Commissioner Hester Peirce2021-01-22T14:47:24-05:00
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