Monthly Archives: April 2020

Home/2020/April

Innovation Grant

2020-06-08T10:57:14-04:00

Submit Your Application 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 [...]

Innovation Grant2020-06-08T10:57:14-04:00

A Conversation with Commissioner Hester Peirce

2020-05-21T11:09:45-04:00

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 Peirce2020-05-21T11:09:45-04:00

The US Token Security Ecosystem

2020-05-21T11:03:51-04:00

Richard Johnson founded Texture Capital in 2019 to take advantage of the emerging opportunities in the digital securities space. Texture Capital is in the process of applying to FINRA for broker-dealer registration. Richard’s career spans over 20 years having held senior roles in electronic trading at Societe Generale, Liquidnet, and ITG. Recognizing the revolutionary potential of the technology, Richard pivoted to the cryptocurrencies and blockchain space in 2015, including as a research analyst at Greenwich Associates covering crypto, blockchain and equities market structure. Richard holds a BA in Economics and Statistics from the University of Exeter. [...]

The US Token Security Ecosystem2020-05-21T11:03:51-04:00

The Future of HBCUs

2020-05-21T11:00:46-04:00

Harry L. Williams serves as President & CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF’s 47 member-schools make up the publicly supported Historically Black Colleges (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) which represent nearly 300,000 students. Dr. Williams has served as President of Delaware State University and held senior positions at the University of North Carolina General Administration, Appalachian State University, and North Carolina A&T State University. Dr. Williams earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Appalachian State University, a Doctorate from East Tennessee State University, and is a member of Alpha [...]

The Future of HBCUs2020-05-21T11:00:46-04:00

Blockchain for Social Good

2020-05-21T11:01:42-04:00

Mr. Jai Singh Arun is a senior technology business executive and he has been driving IBM’s Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Quantum Computing related innovations, solutions and services business strategy, development and go-to-market execution. He is a co-author of the book “Blockchain for Business” published in April 2019.  Mr. Arun  earned an MBA in Strategy, Marketing and Finance from Kenan-Flagler Business School at University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering from VJTI, University of Mumbai, India and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India. He [...]

Blockchain for Social Good2020-05-21T11:01:42-04:00

The National HBCU Blockchain Webinar Series 2

2020-06-23T09:32:20-04:00

  As you move into the new world of distance teaching and learning, the Center for the Study of Blockchain and Financial Technology is right here with you. Please join us as we continue our HBCU Blockchain Webinar Series. These virtual seminars will bring you some of the leading thinkers and leaders we were planning to have at our Second National HBCU Blockchain Summit sharing their insights into how our current situation will affect the future of HBCUs and the potential uses of blockchain and FinTech in this new reality. We invite you to spend your lunch break with us for the next two [...]

The National HBCU Blockchain Webinar Series 22020-06-23T09:32:20-04:00

The National HBCU Blockchain Webinar Series

2020-06-23T09:33:58-04:00

  As you move into the new world of distance teaching and learning, the Center for the Study of Blockchain and Financial Technology is right here with you. Please join us as we kick off our HBCU Blockchain Webinar Series. These virtual seminars will bring you some of the leading thinkers and leaders we were planning to have at our Second National HBCU Blockchain Summit sharing their insights into how our current situation will affect the future of HBCUs and the potential uses of blockchain and FinTech in this new reality. We invite you to spend your lunch break with us [...]

The National HBCU Blockchain Webinar Series2020-06-23T09:33:58-04:00
Go to Top