Dr. Ali Emdad is the Associate Dean of the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. He oversees all daily operations in the Graves School and assists the Dean in setting the vision and strategic priorities for the School. He is the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Blockchain and Financial Technology (The FinTech Center) where he manages a multi-year, multi-million dollar grant received from Ripple in February 2019. Previously, he served as the Founding Chair of the Department of Information Science and Systems in the [...]
Conference Agenda The Annual National HBCU Blockchain and FinTech Conference is the FinTech Center’s premier event for connecting with university leaders, faculty, and students discussing today’s challenges and opportunities, and shaping the future of FinTech education and research. The Annual National HBCU Blockchain and FinTech Conference, November 06-08, 2022 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. Last year President David K. Wilson welcomed more than 600 faculty, students, [...]
You don’t want to miss this! DEMYSTIFYING THE METAVERSE The National FinTech Center at Morgan State University and The Hyperledger Foundation invite HBCU faculty, students, and alumni to attend a four-part webinar series this Summer and Fall. The first event titled The Path to the Metaverse (Visions, History, Orientation & Components) will be a virtual panel discussion on Thursday, July 28, 2022, from 12:00-1:00 pm ET. The panel will feature members of The Hyperledger Foundation Community. You don't want to miss this panel discussion and interactive Q& A session following the panel. Sandy Aggarwal is a technology leader with expertise in systems development, enterprise [...]
Crypto Capstone (Downloadable PDF) The National FinTech Center is delighted to invite HBCU students to participate in a unique opportunity to learn about blockchain technology, web 3.0, and cryptocurrency. This 4-day intensive certification program also offers students a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Chainalysis, one of the industry's leading companies, offers this program at no cost to HBCU students. Faculty should identify and encourage their students to apply to the program. Space is LIMITED to the first 30 students who apply, act now. The brochure provides the program requirements and benefits. Although the program calls for computer science, information systems, engineering backgrounds, we believe business and economics students [...]
Build Your Own NFT with Hyperledger Fabric Time: Thursday, March 24 from 11 AM to 1 PM Eastern https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyEegXLrNr4 Thursday, March 31 from 11 AM to 2 PM Eastern https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGXOM3KxDyw For more information...
All About Blockchain Diversity and Inclusion in the Blockchain - Crypto Space | Ali Emdad FEBRUARY 22, 2022 SEASON 4 EPISODE 1 How do we lower the barriers to people of color having access to strong education on blockchain? How do we train people to better qualify for this space flooding with job opportunities? Holding annual competitions like "Battle for Crypto” that actively teach students how to buy, sell, and trade digital assets in an engaged learning lab is one step forward. A discussion between Ripple software engineer Nathaniel Rose and Dr. Ali Emdad, Executive Director of The National FinTech Center, developing expertise in [...]
Interview with Dr. Ali Emdad, Director of the National FinTech Center at Morgan State University with Mirtha Donastorg, HBCU Innovation Reporter at The Plug on LinkedIn January 26, 2022 https://www.linkedin.com/video/event/urn:li:ugcPost:6891462404539330561/